Who we are

In 2010, according to the Institut de la statistique du Québec, 161,000 children under 18 (10.7%) were living in poverty based on the Low-Income Measure (LIM) after tax. Today, too many children are still affected by this situation.

"We refuse to accept the inevitability of poverty. In a society such as ours, it is unacceptable that many, many children are still living and growing up in  disadvantaged conditions. The poverty that affects these children and their  families concerns all of us: theirs is not the only development that is  compromised. The development of our society as a whole is at stake. […] It is by constantly working to combine all our efforts that we will create the human chain needed to prevent poverty and ensure that the children of Quebec enjoy success in school and in life."

Claude Chagnon
  Message from the President - January 8, 2014

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Our mission and our approach

The mission of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation is to prevent poverty by contributing to the educational success of young people living in Quebec from conception to age 17 by helping them to develop their full potential. The Foundation has established partnerships with the Quebec government in order to support local and regional mobilization in areas that are critical to educational success: early childhood development, healthy lifestyle habits and student retention. The Foundation also provides support for awareness activities and tools for parents and Quebec society as a whole.

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The meaning behind our logo

History of the Foundation

The Chagnon family's extensive involvement in charitable causes is concrete evidence of the deeply-help commitments that led the family to create and play an active role in the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation. The first 10 years of the Foundation's activity resulted in many different initiatives: research, projects, partnerships, awareness activities and tools, and more.

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Portrait of the Chagnon family


As the Foundation considers itself a trustee of the assets it manages, it is committed to keeping the general public fully informed on its governance and its investment and funding policies. Intent on maintaining transparency, the Foundation provides pertinent information and applies rigorous standards of management.

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pour un Québec en Forme

Ensemble pour un Québec en Forme (Together for a Québec en Forme) presents the strategic alignment of Québec en Forme (in French)