Respite and recreation programs

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Following an accident, it is not only the person who sustains a head injury that suffers, but everyone around them as well. Throughout the years, the Fondation Martin-Matte has become the key reference for assistance to those living with a head injury. In addition to the Martin-Matte Homes, the Fondation Martin-Matte finances, among other things, therapies, day camps and sports and art workshops specially adapted for people living with a head injury or a physical disability.

Respite programs, which are indispensable, give caregivers a well-deserved break, while the people they care for take part in activities designed for them. These programs break the social isolation that families suffer from, significantly improving their daily lives and helping increase the self-esteem of participants.



Greater Montreal

Association Québécoise des Traumatisées Crâniens (AQTC)

Association québécoise des traumatisés crâniens (AQTC)

“Traumatic brain injury does not affect a specific population, social class or group in particular, as no one is sheltered from an accident.”

The AQTC offers respite services to combat exhaustion among families and provide a setting for socialization and integration adapted to the needs of the person suffering from a head injury. The Foundation contributes annually to funding different activities to offer these families a well-deserved break.


Centre Philou

Centre Philou

“Making a difference in the lives of families with children with multiple disabilities.”

The Centre Philou helps families with severely disabled children under 12 by offering respite and early development services. The Foundation allows them to offer families more hours of respite.


Association québécoise de voile adaptée (AQVA)


“Leave your wheelchair behind. Anyone can sail, regardless of physical disability.”

The association contributes to the rehabilitation of children age 10 and older and adults with physical or sensory disabilities through one of the few sports that can be practiced independently by people of all levels of physical disability, including those who are severely disabled. The Foundation funded new equipment and a sailboat to better meet the clientele’s needs.




Projet équestre Goldie

One child, one horse: a friendship words can’t express.”

Organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding services to children with a physical disability. The foundation helps sponsor horses to allow families to enjoy riding therapy services as affordably as possible.


Laura Lémerveil

Laura Lémerveil

Dare, create, discover, surprise and innovate: these are words Laura Lémerveil uses every day.”

The organization’s mission is to support and guide families who have a child with multiple disabilities, age 4 to 25. The Foundation supports respite services that help the parents of young people with multiple disabilities achieve greater balance in their lives.


Mauricie - Centre-du-Québec

Fondation TCC 

Fondation TCC - Plateau de travail

“The Fondation TCC fosters dignity, respect, integrity and work ethic.”

This organization’s mission is to allow people with a head injury who are unable to work to find fulfilment through workshops that reflect their needs, in addition to offering respite for their loved ones. The Foundation is pleased to offer these workers regular schedules. 


Association Renaissance des personnes traumatisées crâniennes du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean


This organization’s main objective is to support people with a head injury and their families by creating a sense of belonging in the form of a mutual support network. Services and activities are based on the values of respect, independence and integrity. The Foundation is pleased to help offer respite to association members.



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