Supported by the Foundation from 2001 to 2011

In 2001, when the Foundation was just starting up its activities, it was interested in health-related issues. The Internet was seen as the perfect vehicle for reaching the general public in order to raise awareness and provide information.

It was therefore for that reason that the Foundation acquired the Proteus network. Created by journalist Christian Lamontagne in 1998, Proteus was a sort of medical encyclopedia that had earned an excellent reputation as being a serious, scientific resource whose content was originally focused on alternative health care.

In 2005, the site was renamed "PasseportSanté.net" and its editorial position was revised to focus more on promoting health and healthy lifestyle habits in general from a preventive point of view. Existing content was retained and expanded with practical, accessible information on such topics as nutrition, physical activity, stress management, smoking, etc. Over the years, the site has seen many additions, including new entries, blogs, dossiers, healthy recipes, videos and podcasts. Subscribers also receive a weekly information e-bulletin.

As PasseportSanté.net was originally 100% funded by the Foundation, the site was ad-free. To assure total independence of editorial content and provide trustworthy, accurate information, the site had established partnerships with various Quebec universities. The information presented on the site was also verified by a panel of scientific experts, which further enhanced its credibility.

Over the years, PasseportSanté.net has become the definitive online Quebec health resource. Its popularity has even crossed the Atlantic: in 2010, of the site's three million visitors every month, 1.8 million were from France.

In the same year, which marked its tenth anniversary, and in spite of the success of the health-related projects it was currently supporting (university chairs, among others), the Foundation decided to concentrate its efforts on preventing poverty by focusing on the educational success of all children living in Quebec.

As a result, in 2011 the Foundation logically decided to sell all the rights to the PasseportSanté website and to cease financing its operations and content.

We believe

"We believe" is a short video that uses images to illustrate our constantly renewed desire to prevent poverty for the good of future generations in Quebec.


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