Our history



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.

August, 1998
Le Groupe Maurice - Les Belles-Soeurs

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.

March, 1999
Le Groupe Maurice - Bruny Surin

Sprinter Bruny Surin turned in a career-best performance at the World Championships in Athletics in Seville, Spain, running the 100-metre final in 9.84 seconds.

May, 1999
Le Groupe Maurice - Julie Payette

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

May, 2000
Le Groupe Maurice - Maurice Richard

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

September, 2000
Le Groupe Maurice - Décès Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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

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.

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.

September, 2002
Le Groupe Maurice - 50ème Anniversaire de Radio Canada

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

November, 2002
Le Groupe Maurice - Journée des Patriotes

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.

March, 2003
Le Groupe Maurice - Marche pour la paix à Montréal

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

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.

February, 2004
Le Groupe Maurice - Les Invasions Barbares

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

September, 2004
Le Groupe Maurice - Les Expos de Montréal

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

January, 2006
Le Groupe Maurice -Les conservateurs de Stephen Harper arrivent à la Chambre des communes à Ottawa

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

May, 2006
Le Groupe Maurice - Le Québec à l'Unesco

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

May, 2008
Le Groupe Maurice - Inauguration du stade Saputo

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

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.

December, 2009
Le Groupe Maurice - 100ème Anniversaire des Canadiens des Montréal

Several former Montreal Canadiens players gather to mark the occasion.

January, 2010
Le Groupe Maurice - Centième anniversaire du journal Le Devoir

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

October, 2010
Le Groupe Maurice - Canonisation du Frère André

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

September, 2012
Le Groupe Maurice - Pauline Marois

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

October, 2013
Le Groupe Maurice - Décès de l’homme d’affaires et philanthrope Paul Desmarais

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

April, 2014
Le Groupe Maurice - Victoire du Parti Libéral Québécois aux élections

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

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”.

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.

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.

April, 2015
Le Groupe Maurice - Le Cirque Du Soleil

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

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!

November, 2016
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.

February, 2017
Le Groupe Maurice - THÉIA

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

April, 2018
Le Groupe Maurice - Les Mercuriades 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.

October, 2018
La résidence Caléo reçoit le prix INOVA de l'IDU

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

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.

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

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

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.