Forming a whole
Le Groupe Maurice’s entire existence is based on continuously seeking ways to improve the lives of all seniors, not only those living in its residences. To achieve its mission, it supports organizations, companies and initiatives that share this deeply-held value, for the well-being of older people, but also for the betterment of society as a whole. And that requires community involvement.
A social conscience
Any major construction project will have a considerable impact on the region it goes up in. The local economy, employability and the inhabitants’ quality of life and comfort—all elements crucial to a sector’s vitality—have to be taken into consideration. Le Groupe Maurice is careful to design its residences to be in harmony with the communities they will be joining. Wanting to maximize the benefits of its presence in a neighbourhood, the company has always been driven by the desire to take part in and give back to the community.
Led by an inherently philanthropical person who lets his social conscience guide every decision he makes; Le Groupe Maurice cannot help but give back to the communities that so generously welcome its residences.
“It’s thanks to the communities that gravitate around our residences that we exist. When the community flourishes, so do we. We all need one another to survive: we are an interdependent whole. I’ve always believed in strength in numbers, in mutual aid, because when everyone lends a hand, everyone benefits. There’s nothing more powerful than a community in which each member supports the others.”
Luc Maurice, Founder and President of Le Groupe Maurice
This is why Le Groupe Maurice strives to join forces with regional groups, businesses and organizations when one of its residences goes up in an area.
From idea to impact
What good is an intention if no action is ever taken? Le Groupe Maurice’s mission—to make seniors feel safe, free, self-reliant, well-surrounded, happy and involved—is an extension of what it hopes to contribute to society. But having a good idea is not enough. The world’s best intentions mean nothing without concrete action. It is this conviction that pushes the company to surround itself with partners who share its values, to bring about real social change.
Le Groupe Maurice has been involved in several causes and organizations from the very start. It strives to be a model corporate citizen that is active in Quebec society, whether at the local level, by taking part in community activities like Un Vélo une ville, Le Cinéma en plein air (movies in the park) or Défis du parc, or contributing to fundraisers and financially supporting organizations like hospital foundations and NPOs.
Le Groupe Maurice’s community programs exist to broaden its mission and to help the people who gravitate around it feel even more motivated, rewarded and, ultimately, happy. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”: that’s the deep conviction that pushed Le Groupe Maurice to form its own foundation, to benefit a larger number of people. The company has passed the torch to this new organization, whose mission is to continue what Le Groupe Maurice has started, by supporting various foundations, like the Fondation Institut de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM), and contributing to many other philanthropic projects.
Our reason for being and our future
Innovation and some risk-taking. At Le Groupe Maurice, it’s our way of being. We strongly believe that society, and everyone in it, have the power and ability to find the solutions to the big social and environmental challenges we are currently facing. Community and philanthropic involvement is a way not only to pay it forward, but also to stay vibrant, active, informed, involved, sensitive, forward thinking, attentive, humble, open, realistic, up-to date and… happy.