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Foyer Richelieu Welland is a non-profit institution that provides French-speaking people with superior quality services for long-term care needs.

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to our Foundation

The Fonds Foyer Richelieu Welland needs financial help from dedicated people like you to ensure the future of the Foyer Richelieu. By donating, you can make a big difference in the lives of seniors in your community.

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our team
of volunteers

We ensure that the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and recreational needs of each resident are attended to on a daily basis.

About Foyer Richelieu

Bilingual Care

Foyer Richelieu Welland is the only bilingual long-term care home in Southern Ontario. We are dedicated to ensuring that our residents are able to communicate with other residents, caregivers and medical staff, as well as volunteers and visitors.

People who live with dementia often revert back to their mother tongue. Being in a fully bilingual French and English environment avoids : social isolation and reduces depression, avoids miscommunication that can cause diagnostic errors in treatment, medication errors and increase preventable health risks.

Follow this link to view personal stories about how important it is for a resident to be able to communicate in their mother tongue.

Core Values

Foyer Richelieu Welland is committed to four core values, defined as follows:

Mutual Aid: Cooperation by everyone at all levels ensures the development of an institution focused on teamwork and partnership to enhance mutual trust and confidence.

Respect: Empathy, compassion, and respect for our  values and promote individual well-being.

Pride: Personal and group commitment to living in a French environment fosters a sentiment of belonging that increases the quality of life.

Loyalty: Treating each other with honesty and accountability is the cornerstone of quality services.

Welcoming: Welcomes the various French-speaking ethnic and cultural groups.

Institutional Culture

“Foyer Richelieu Welland is committed to the inherent human dignity of each of its residents and to the respect of all his or her rights. Foyer Richelieu Welland works in cooperation with the community to deliver quality care in a peaceful francophone environment espousing our faith and shared values.”

The history of Foyer Richelieu Welland

The Foyer Richelieu Welland is a product of the efforts of the members of the Club Richelieu Welland.

Foyer Richelieu Welland was incorporated on January 1, 1988 and the first admission took place on May 15, 1989. In June 1996, the Province of Ontario said that the Foyer Richelieu Welland was an official provider of services in French. In 2013, Bishop Gerard Bergie from the Diocese of St. Catharines designated Foyer Richelieu Welland as an official catholic service provider.

Since 1993, following the Ministry of Health of Ontario reform, our original mission has evolved into that of a capacity of 65 long-term care nursing home, which includes 3 interim beds.

Come Visit the Foyer Richelieu

A guided tour is possible provided that an appointment is scheduled with the administration.

This first meeting will allow you to get to know our business and get answers to your questions in view of future accommodation.

The available rooms are:

  • 37 private rooms
  • 2 semi-private rooms
  • 26 basic rooms

Visiting Hours

Residents’ family members and visitors are always welcomed. The main entrance is open from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM.

We prefer that you visit your loved ones at reasonable times of the day such as afternoons and evenings. For the security of our residents, the Foyer personnel may ask a visitor to provide identification.

During flu season, if you are sick, please wait until you are feeling better to come and visit your loved one so that our residents remain healthy.

During an outbreak, you must respect the requests established by the Foyer’s management.


Visitors are asked to park at the front of the Foyer Richelieu Welland. The rear parking lot is reserved for the employees and the residents.

The court at the main entrance and along the fire route of the Foyer is reserved for ambulances and fire trucks. This restricted area is monitored by the Regional Police and the Foyer Richelieu Welland is not responsible for the cost of towing and/or fine.

Temperature Control

Foyer Richelieu Welland Central Air Conditioning includes any mechanical cooling system that is capable of maintaining the temperature at a comfortable level for residents during periods of hot weather.

Foyer Richelieu Welland shall ensure that the home is maintained at a minimum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.

Each room has a thermostat mounted on the wall beside the entrance to the room to provide control for heating in the room.

Drone video – Progression
Video creation and editing by Gérald Lachapelle

Virtual Visit

Some testimonials

of our resident are very satisfied


On behalf of the Board, the management team and all staff, we welcome you to the Foyer Richelieu Welland. We are pleased to welcome you in a warm and calm atmosphere, filled with French and Catholic ambience. Have a pleasant stay at the Foyer Richelieu!