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Mission, vision and values

As member-institutions of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network (CIUSSS) for West-Central Montreal, CLSC René-Cassin, CLSC de Benny Farm, Richardson Hospital, Catherine-Booth Hospital, St-Andrew Residential Centre, Father-Dowd Residential Centre, Henri-Bradet Residential Centre, St-Margaret Residential Centre are committed to fulfilling the ideals outlined in the CIUSSS's Statement of Mission and Values and Code of Ethics.

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal makes this commitment in the interests of providing all recipients with the highest quality of health care and social services.

When the healthcare network came into existence in 2015, a shared Statement of Mission and Values was developed by a team representing all of the departments and programs, in collaboration with patients’ representatives.

This initiative, undertaken in order to create a unified vision for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, was led by the network’s ethicist under the supervision of the Department of Quality, Evaluation, Performance, Ethics and Archives.


The mission of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Cavendish (CSSS) is to improve the health and well-being of the population of its territory, which includes the boroughs of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Snowdon-West and the cities of Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal West and Hampstead.

The population of the territory is mainly Anglophone and composed of a large immigrant presence and a significant percentage of families with young children and seniors over 65 years of age.

Enriched by the diversity and strengths of its community and staff, the CSSS is committed to the principle that each individual should have access to health and social services that respond to his or her needs at every stage of life.

The CSSS offers health and social services to the community through its rehabilitation hospitals (CHRs), local community services centres (CLSCs), and residential and long-term care services centres (CHSLDs).

As a centre affilié universitaire en gérontologie sociale, it also has a teaching and research mandate.


The CSSS Cavendish aims to improve the quality of life of the residents of its territory, promote accessibility, continuity, quality and safety of health care and services, and demonstrate leadership among its partners in the public and community networks.

The CSSS is committed to ensuring excellence in its services by promoting continuous quality improvement and encouraging the professional development of staff and volunteers. In addition, the CSSS aims to become a leader in social gerontology and geriatric rehabilitation.


Our raison-d’être is to respond to the needs of the population. As such, our five fundamental values are: 

  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Compassion
  • Responsibility