Our history



May, 2019
L'Initial open its doors

L'Initial, the 1st residence of Le Groupe Maurice at Gatineau, welcomed the first residents on February 1, 2019.

April, 2019
Vu - Gala Reconnaissance Estrie 2019 - Le Groupe Maurice - Résidence pour personnes âgées

The residence Le Vu receives the Innovative Business Award at the Gala Reconnaissance Estrie organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Sherbrooke and the Estrie Regional Chamber of Commerce

March, 2019
Seva - Prix Construire de la ACQ - Le Groupe Maurice - Résidence pour personnes âgées

The Seva residence is the winner of the Construire Prize of the Quebec Construction Association in the category Unregulated residential project, residence for retired persons - Western Quebec

December, 2018
Début du chantier de la résidence VAST - Sainte-Julie - Le Groupe Maurice

Construction of VAST, Le Groupe Maurice’s new retirement home scheduled to open in 2020, has started.

October, 2018
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This award recognizes the thoughtful implementation that respond in the best possible way to the needs of the elderly.

April, 2018

Thanks to SOFI, its software solution for residents’ health records, Le Groupe Maurice wins the prestigious business contest Les Mercuriades 2018 in the Increased Productivity category.

February, 2017

With just one click, residents and visitors can consult the weekly menu and monthly activities or look through photos of the latest party!

December, 2016
Le Groupe Maurice - Ouverture du Floréa

Following the opening of two residences (Le 22 and BORÉA), Le Groupe Maurice finishes off the year in style with the inauguration of FLORÉA in Terrebonne.

November, 2016
May, 2016
Le Groupe Maurice -Ouverture Le22

The first, Le 22, is located in Saint-Leonard. And yes, it gets its name from the fact that it’s the company’s 22nd residence!

April, 2015
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Founder/owner Guy Laliberté sells Cirque du Soleil as US-based investment firm TGP becomes the majority owner.

March, 2015
Le Groupe Maurice - Vente de la résidence Le Vivalis

This facility exclusively offered care services for non-autonomous individuals and, as such, did not reflect Le Groupe Maurice’s core business. This sale ties in with our decision to reposition our business mission: to offer Quebecers outstanding places to live throughout their retirement years.

June, 2014
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The National Assembly approves a law setting out conditions enabling individuals to obtain medical assistance with dying and specifying requirements that must be met before physicians can provide any such assistance.

May, 2014
Le Groupe Maurice - Xavier Dolan, prix du Jury à Cannes

Young Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan wins the Jury Prize for his feature film “Mommy”.

April, 2014
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Philippe Couillard’s Liberals win the April 7 provincial election with 41.5% of the votes.

October, 2013
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Philanthropist Paul Desmarais, one of Canada’s richest men, dies at the age of 86.

September, 2012
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The Parti Québécois (PQ), led by Pauline Marois, wins the provincial election with 31.9% of the votes.

October, 2010
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Thousands of people gather in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square for the canonization of Brother André (Alfred Bessette).

January, 2010
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The Montreal-based daily played a key role throughout the 20th century.

December, 2009
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Several former Montreal Canadiens players gather to mark the occasion.

October, 2008
Le Groupe Maurice - Ouverture de la résidence Le Quartier Mont-St-Hilaire

Thanks to a direct connection to the Pavillon Jordi Bonet community centre, residents have access to a wide range of exhibitions.

May, 2008
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The Montreal Impact inaugurates its new home. The facility, with a 13,000-person seating capacity, reflects soccer’s growing popularity in Quebec.

May, 2006
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Quebec’s permanent representative will be a member of Canada’s delegation to the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

January, 2006
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Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) wins the federal election with 36.4% of the votes.

September, 2004
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After 36 seasons of Major League Baseball, the Montreal Expos play their final home game.

February, 2004
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Directed by Denys Arcand, “The Barbarian Invasions” wins three Césars and four Jutras prior to picking up Hollywood’s best foreign film award.

September, 2003
Le Groupe Maurice - Ouverture de la résidence Les Verrières du Golf

Surrounded by green spaces, it is the ideal setting for retirees seeking peace of mind.

March, 2003
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With war looming between the USA and Iraq, close to 200,000 people gather in Montreal for a peace march.

November, 2002
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During the annual commemoration of the 1837-1838 Rebellion, Quebec premier Bernard Landry announces the creation of a new statutory holiday, to be celebrated on the same day as Victoria Day in the rest of Canada.

September, 2002
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Founded in 1952, Canada’s leading TV network marks its 50th anniversary.

June, 2002
Le Groupe Maurice - Adoption du projet de loi 84 sur l’union civile

This legislation, which was adopted unanimously by Quebec’s National Assembly, grants gay and lesbian couples in civil unions the same rights and privileges as married heterosexual couples, particularly in the area of adoption.

January, 2002
Le Groupe Maurice - 750 soldats canadiens sont déployés en Afghanistan

Some 750 Canadian soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan as part of a peacekeeping mission.

September, 2000
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Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau dies from prostate cancer at the age of 80.

May, 2000
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A national funeral is organized for Montreal Canadiens’ former number 9, Maurice Richard, one of the club’s most emblematic figures.

May, 1999
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In Cape Canaveral, Quebec astronaut Julie Payette blasts off on board Space Shuttle Discovery.

August, 1998
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Various actresses who previously performed in stagings of Les Belles-sœurs (including Denise Filiatrault, Janine Sutto, Michelle Rossignol and others) gather to pay tribute to playwright Michel Tremblay.

January, 1998

Very close to his grandparents, Luc Maurice always cared deeply about their happiness and well-being. After seeing a residence under construction that left a good deal to be desired and determined that his family would never live in such conditions, he founded Le Groupe Maurice. The company’s watchwords are the art of living and seniors’ freedom and happiness.