The early years

During its early years of operation, the Chagnon Foundation has contributed to many varied projects and initiatives that have advanced its mission at different levels:

  • Children and their families
  • Their community and environment
  • The practitioners who work with them (as well as certain tools they use)
  • Society in general.

The examples of projects listed below illustrate the diversity of these activities. 

 Les ateliers cinq épices

Les ateliers cinq épices

A community organization that has developed expertise in promoting healthy nutrition through its cooking and nutrition workshops for children from 2 to 12 years of age. >>>

Bien dans mes baskets

The Bien dans mes baskets  Program

A preventive psychosocial development program that uses extracurricular basketball as an intervention tool. >>>


Centre d'aide et de soutien aux intervenants et organismes en petite enfance (CASIOPE)

A social enterprise that provides support for early childhood practitioners and organizations throughout Quebec. >>>



Fondation de la Visite

Fondation de la Visite offers free at-home support for pregnant women and parents (both mothers and fathers) of newborns in six Montreal sectors. >>>


Initiative ami des bébés

Baby-Friendly Initiative

An initiative whose goal is to increase the rate and duration of exclusive breastfeeding. >>>

 Jouons avec Cornemuse et ses amis

Jouons avec Cornemuse et ses amis

An early language stimulation program to spark preschoolers' interest in reading and writing. >>> 


The gift of reading

The purpose of this program is to encourage a love of reading in children under 12 whose families have little or no relationship with books by giving them a new book of their own. >>>


Machines distributrices

Health-promoting vending machines at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre

A concept developed to create healthy nutrition environments in the hospital. >>>



A website that, over the years, has become the definitive online Quebec resource for health promotion and healthy living habits. >>>



Portage's Mother and Child Program

A social rehabilitation and reintegration program for substance-dependent mothers and their children. >>>


Programme pour les enfants de la Presqu'île (PEP)

A program whose ultimate goal is to help local youngsters get off to a good start at school by providing a variety of activities for children from birth to 5 or 6 years of age. >>>


Programme scolaire adapté pour les mères adolescentes et leurs enfants (PSAME)

A program enabling adolescent girls who were pregnant or who had already given birth to attend a secondary school in their neighbourhood that provided on-site daycare. >>>


Le Service d'information spécialisé sur le tabac et la santé

A service that provides Quebec media with accurate, pertinent and accessible information on all aspects of nicotine addiction. >>>

 Vers le Pacifique

The Vers le Pacifique program

An age-appropriate program that teaches children about conflict resolution and mediation. >>>


Forces Avenir and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation
Proud promoters of student engagement

Students on a winter camping experience learn that they can surpass their limits and develop new skills. (in French)


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