The Foundation gets a makeover - Pediatric Research Foundation
Make a donation

A wind of change is blowing through the Foundation. We have new colours, a new name, a new image, but the same mission!

From now on, the Foundation of Stars is the Pediatric Research Foundation. And it has a new signature: Accelerating cures for kids! The Foundation’s focus is on pediatric research and the medical advances, both large and small, fueled by this research.

Over the past ten years, research has made giant strides at breakneck speed; and yet, some diseases remain stubbornly incurable. In this context, funding for pediatric research is vital, because achieving our ambitious goal is more realistic than ever.

Curing the incurable

The Pediatric Research Foundation is a driving force for pediatric research, funding the most promising research projects with a view to curing more children, faster.

Beyond our new name and image, which have gained focus and maturity—our new brand identity places innovation at the core of our actions, allowing us to connect with new donors and give our community the chance to be more involved with the cause.

We are committed to this promise, and today, we launch an invitation to anyone who wants to get involved with the movement: let’s help accelerate the pace of discoveries in pediatric research and cure every last sick child.

Thank you for being part of the adventure!
Josée Saint-Pierre
esident and CEO

Why is the Foundation of Stars changing its name and image, and why now?
In 2019, the Foundation of Stars decided it was time to take a careful look at its identity, and began exploring various hypotheses with help from branding experts. The process took three years (including some pandemic disruption) and was exhaustive: comparative study of other foundations, consultations with groups of experts (a strategist, a donor, the Board of Directors, the strategic committee, the entire Foundation team), a survey of select donors, and more.


  • A brand whose impact is largely unknown, not very distinctive after 45 years
  • A competitive industry
  • An abstract universe from the public’s point of view
  • A need to stick more closely to our core mission, which is more vital than ever

OUR POSITION: We are a driving force in pediatric health funding the most promising new research projects that, thanks to the Foundation’s financial support, will help cure even more children, faster.

Accelerate the pace of discoveries in pediatric research, to cure every single sick child.

The Foundation is wholly committed to this promise, and is launching an invitation to Quebecers of all ages and all walks of life to join the movement: to accelerate the pace of discoveries in pediatric research, to cure every last sick child.

Make a donation

Children are our collective wealth, our reason for being. Research is constantly striving to find solutions to enable them to lead a healthy life! Support research into children’s diseases with a donation.

Share on your networks

Recent articles

Open letter – Johany Gauthier, proud mother of Jordan

« Imagine being told by doctors: “We cannot guarantee that your baby will survive.” My little Jordan was a fighter right from the beginning, and I know that without research, without your generosity, we would have lost him. My little one’s entry into the world got off to a very rocky start. Born at only 28 […]

28 February 2024 News

Hope for a cure – TVA Nouvelles

We are pleased to share with you the TVA Nouvelles report on the hope of recovery for 6-year-old Livia. It’s thanks to the teams at CHU Sainte-Justine, supported by the Pediatric Research Fondation, and above all to you – your donations – that she’s moving on to better days. Testimonial from her mother, Joannie Dupuis […]

09 June 2023 News

2.9 million awarded to a group of researchers funded by...

At the Pediatric Research Foundation, each of your donations can be multiplied by 5 to 20 times, and sometimes even up to 75 times, as in the case of this exceptional project! A team of 14 researchers from Université Laval and Université de Montréal, in collaboration with Quebec’s pediatric research centers, which received financial support […]

09 June 2023 News