Mission and Vision2023-05-24T18:18:08-04:00


“Provide meaningful support to children with heart disease and their families.”

Did you know that in Quebec, 1 in 100 children is born with a heart disease or defect that will require medical care?

This represents 900 new families who must deal with this diagnosis each year.

The En Cœur Foundation has therefore given itself the mission of helping children with congenital heart disease and their families by offering them information and support services. En Cœur also aims to raise public awareness about the importance of supporting children with heart disease and their parents.

As part of its mission, the En Cœur Foundation organizes several events and makes available various publications (books and brochures) aimed at facilitating families’ access to relevant and reassuring sources of information.



We want to offer as many services as possible to children with heart disease and their families. The Foundation also aims to extend its support to young people during the transition from pediatric to adult care.

Our services complement those provided by the health care system by meeting certain needs. Our offer includes:

  • Support during hospitalizations;

  • Support through the mobile pediatric cardiology clinic;

  • Information and home care equipment;

  • Psychological support;

  • And much more…






  • 1984 – Creation and registration of the En Cœur association
  • 1992 – Creation of the Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières sections
  • 1994 – 1st edition of the book Why my child?
  • 1998 – Creation of the mobile pediatric cardiology clinic throughout Quebec
  • 2000 – Creation of the Sherbrooke section (Eastern Townships)
  • 2001 – The En Cœur association is now called En Cœur Foundation
  • 2001 – Acquisition and inauguration of the Résidence En Cœur Nathalie Duclos
  • 2002 – 2nd edition of the book Why my child?
  • 2005 – First edition of the Soirée Jacques Demers, which will become the Soirée En Cœur
  • 2009 – 25th anniversary of the En Cœur Foundation
  • 2011 – The Soirée Jacques Demers becomes the Soirée En Cœur
  • 2012 – Sale of the Résidence En Cœur Nathalie Duclos while maintaining and improving existing accommodation services. Implementation of hospital reception service at the Centre mère-enfant Soleil in Quebec City.
  • 2014 – 1st edition of the Courir 6H En Cœur signature event
  • 2019 – The En Cœur Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary and celebrates the 15th edition of the Soirée En Cœur. Redesign of the Foundation’s website.
  • 2021 – New brand image
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