The Foundation in Action


Mark Motors : more than just a neighbor to Montfort

M. Yves Tremblay, en tant que président du cabinet de la campagne de collecte de fonds pour le Carrefour santé d’Orléans (CSO), accepte, un chèque de 250 000 $ pour le Carrefour remis par Michael et Liza Mrak de l’entreprise Mark Motors.

Ottawa, January 10, 2022 – Last Friday, Liza and her brother Michael Mrak presented to the Montfort Foundation, a cheque for $250,000 on behalf of their family. Their donation supports the Montfort Foundation’s fundraising campaign for the new Orleans Health Hub, which officially opened last June.

This generous contribution is reflective of the close and trusting relationship that has existed for years between the Mrak and Montfort families. In addition to being literal neighbors – the two are located just a few metres apart on Montreal Road – the bond that unites them is even greater: that of supporting their community.

For Liza, “…it goes back to the basic principle that the health of your community depends on what you give back,” she says.” That can be financial or volunteer. Everyone has the opportunity to do it.”

The Mraks are regulars at Montfort, both as patients over the years and as donors, as this is not their first financial contribution. In the past, they have made financial contributions to the Foundation’s annual golf tournament, a fundraising event.

This time it was Paul Bélisle, former owner of Belisle Chevrolet Cadillac and member of the Hub fundraising campaign cabinet, who was the first to bring the Mraks’ attention to the Orleans project. Campaign Cabinet Chair Yves Tremblay was very pleased with this exceptional gift from the Mrak Family: “A contribution that confirms that our volunteer efforts are relevant and unifying. We are nearing our goal and Liza and Michael are inspiring us to continue our efforts for Montfort!”

Michael and Liza are respectively President and Executive Vice President of the Mark Motors Group, which sells and services high-end cars from European manufacturers such as Audi, Porsche, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Land Rover. Mark Motors Group has been a supporter of various community causes for many years.

About the Mrak Family
Founded in 1959 by Louis Mrak, Mark Motors opened its doors as a European car service center in Ottawa. Today, Mark Motors is Ottawa’s premier luxury car dealership with an impressive inventory of Porsche and Audi models in its showrooms.

With a proud 58-year history and a long history of growth from humble beginnings, this family-owned business was founded on hard work and dedication, values that have played a key role in their success.

About the Montfort Foundation
Incorporated in 1986, the Montfort Foundation receives, maintains and administers funds for the development, expansion and promotion of the mission of the Hôpital Montfort and the Institut du Savoir Montfort in the areas of health, education, research and community well-being. To learn more about the Montfort Foundation, visit

About the Orléans Health Hub Campaign
The Orléans Health Hub is a unique and innovative model that brings together a range of specialized and community-based care under one roof. Ottawa residents, from newborns to seniors, will be able to benefit from integrated, needs-based programs offered in both official languages and close to home. For more information and to participate in the Orléans Health Hub’s fundraising campaign, visit

Yamil Coulombe, Manager of Communications and Philanthropic Relations
613-746-4621 x 2037

Photo and text credit
Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal