Our foundation

Samcon is inspired by the ideal of an island where life is good. Since its beginnings, Samcon has extended this ideal outside of its job sites by giving to many associations and foundations that contribute to the well-being of our population.

  • Mcgill.  Donation of $300,000.

    Mcgill. Donation of $300,000.

    Samcon’s $300,000 donation Contributes to the new MBA building. 

  • 100,000$ donation to the Westmount Recreation Centre

    100,000$ donation to the Westmount Recreation Centre

    Published on Il Cittadino Canadese, this article is about a generous donation of 100,000$ given by Sam and Diana Scalia to the Westmount Recreation CentreLocated at 4675 Ste-Catherine West, this multidisciplinary complex includes a pool and an arena. Other donator includes the Molson foundation and the Desmarais family.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Scalia donate $100 000 to IRCM

    Mr. and Mrs. Scalia donate $100 000 to IRCM

    Well-known for his involvement in the community, Mr. Sam Scalia is especially active with the Institut des recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) Foundation. Thanks to the Fonds Diana et Sam Scalia sur les maladies cardiovasculaires et métaboliques and their $100,000 donation to the IRCM, the Institute was able to create a brand new integrative and molecular physiology research unit. Headed by Dr. Mathieu Ferron, this research laboratory seeks to better understand the physiological mechanisms linked to diabetes and obesity in order to develop new treatments for these diseases. 

    ‘'It is important to contribute to tangible projects. This is why our IRCM’s fund has been created. We’ve put in place infrastructure that can accelerate the discovery of new medication against diabetes and obesity’’ said Mr. Scalia, President of Samcon.

    Research at IRCM is done both in laboratory and clinically-tested on patients. Diabetes and obesity researchers are scrutinizing nutrition, genetics, biochemical, pharmacological and molecular components

  • Building a better future at Concordia, $300,000 donation

    Building a better future at Concordia, $300,000 donation

    Samcon’s $300,000 donation launches sustainable real estate program at the Concordia university

    http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/offices/vpaer/aar/2015/08/17/building-a-better-future-at-concordia.html

  • Reveal of Mission Old Brewery Café.  $250,000. Donation

    Reveal of Mission Old Brewery Café. $250,000. Donation

    The October 16, Mr. Scalia attended at the reveal of Mission Old Brewery Café. Samcon has commited to donate $50,000.00 per year, and this for five years, for a total of $250,000.00. Some Samcon employees worked to serve the meal to homeless clients at the opening. The Café Mission : homeless people are welcomed by counsellors in this Internet Café place, opened for everybody and which will certainly help to brake the exclusion of the homeless community.

  • 5 à 7 of La Maison du Partage d'Youville

    5 à 7 of La Maison du Partage d'Youville

    The last October 11, La Maison du Partage d'Youville held his 5 à 7 and accumulate $20 000 in the evening. Mr. Gareau, Vice-president Development at Samcon offered a generously donation of $15 000 from Samcon and delivered a touching testimonial to encourage people to support the organization.  

    Left to right : Ariane Truong, president LMPY, Ann-Édith Daoust, CEO interim LMPY and Maurice Gareau, MBA - Vice-president development.

  • CHUM 12th Annual Golf Classic

    CHUM 12th Annual Golf Classic

    The 12th Annual Golf Classic of CHUM Foundation was held on September 10th at the Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

    Mr. Scalia was copresident of Honor of this golf tournament where Samcon gave an amount of $25 000 to the CHUM Foundation.

    On the picture, left to right : Ékram Antoine Rabbat, CEO of CHUM Foundation; Gilles Dulude, Chairman of CHUM Foundation; Judi Richards et Yvon Deschamps, spokeman of CHUM Foundation; Dr Guy Leclerc, copresident of honor, cardiologist at CHUM and president of AccelLAB; Sam Scalia, copresident of honor and president of Samcon Inc.; Alain Cousineau, president of CHUM.

  • 2012 Golf Tournament of The Lung Association, Québec

    2012 Golf Tournament of The Lung Association, Québec

    The Quebec Respiratory Health Foundation of The Lung Association held their 2012 Annual Golf Tournement. Mr. Maurice Gareau, Vice-president Development at Samcon, was present on behalf of Mr. Scalia, president of Samcon, who could be there for the event as the President of Honor.

  • Gourmet Dinner for CHUM Foundation

    Gourmet Dinner for CHUM Foundation

    Samcon attended the "Souper Gastronomique" for the "Fondation du CHUM” on June 22th at the Parquet a huge glass-walled atrium, part of the Centre de la Caisse de Dépôt in the Jean-Paul-Riopelle public square.

  • Sam Scalia at Marie-Clarac Hospital Foundation

    Sam Scalia at Marie-Clarac Hospital Foundation

    Samcon has committed to donate to Marie-Clarac Hospital Foundation another $40 000 for events in addition to $32 000 per year for 5 years.

    Sam Scalia, Samcon's President, participated at the Super Tirage of Hospital Foundation the last November 30th 2011.

    The picture on the right was taken at this event showing the Hospital Foundation's Team-surronded by other generous donors who participated at the event and administrators. Rodger Brulotte (left), Sam Scalia (third), Sr Pierre Anne Mandato (center).

  • Mr. and Mrs. Scalia donate $100 000 to Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

    Mr. and Mrs. Scalia donate $100 000 to Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

    Sam Scalia and Diana Ferrara Scalia has generously donated $100 000 to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation for a new children's room at the new hospital that will open in 2015. The new, single room, will be spacious for the child and his family, even allowing a sleeping area for parents that want to visit and/or stay overnight with their sick child. In addition, the room will have a window and an ambient lighting system that provides a tranquil environment a better healing. The family may be hosted in privacy and cosiness. Nurses and doctors will have easy, direct access to diagnostic devices, allowing them to keep a close eye on the progress of their patients and to avoid transfers onto stretchers. The room will take the name of Sam & Diana Scalia.

  • Fundraising evening « Défi Sportif 2012 »

    Fundraising evening « Défi Sportif 2012 »

    Sam Scalia, Samcon's President, was Honorary President of the evening earnings of "Défi Sportif 2012" Event, organised by AlterGo, last Wednesday. Mr. Scalia played Chef for a part of the evening. This event was hosted by Jean-Marie Lapointe and Chantal Petitclerc, the event's spokesperson. Named "Plus qu'un simple repas" (more than just a meal), this evening has shown a cooking demonstration by the Italian Chef Pasquale Vari. Guests were all amazed by this wonderful evening that raised $85 000! Thank you to all donors and organizers!

  • FCCI.  Donation of $325,000.

    FCCI. Donation of $325,000.

    We have accepted to give a $200,000 donation to FCCI and an additional $125,000 to the Leonardo da Vinci center.