Honours and Awards

The philanthropic and business communities alike have repeatedly saluted the achievements and humanitarian commitment of this highly respected businessman and pioneer of technological innovation. In 2002, André Chagnon was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to Canada's economic growth.

In 2003, he was named "Grand bâtisseur québécois des technologies de l'information et des communications" (Quebec pioneer in information and communication technologies) by the Fédération de l'informatique du Québec. That same year, he was a recipient of the Medal for Exceptional Contributions to Early Childhood Development, awarded by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, an organization founded by Health Canada.

Also in 2003, André Chagnon was named Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, adding to honours bestowed on him in 1993, when he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, and received the Édouard-Montpetit medal of excellence.

In 2004, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec awarded the Prix du mérite philanthropique (award of merit in philanthropy) to Lucie and André Chagnon. That same year, André Chagnon was named a Great Montrealer by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

In 2005, Ernst & Young granted him the Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 Lifetime Achievement award.

In 2007, the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation was awarded the gold medal of the Order of Merit by the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec.

In June 2008, André Chagnon was granted an honorary doctorate by HEC Montréal in recognition of his remarkable success and exceptional generosity.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame.

In 2010, the Chagnon family received the BNP Paribas Prize for Personal Philanthropy. Awarded during the second edition of the Philanthropy and Sustainable Development meetings by a jury of international experts from the university, artistic, cultural, entrepreneurial and community milieus, the Prize for Personal Philanthropy was originally created to promote dialogue between the business community and its environment.

In 2015, André Chagnon was awarded the Medal of Honour of the National Assembly. (Lucie Chagnon was awarded the Medal posthumously.) The Medal of Honour (Médaille d'honneur) is bestowed on public figures who have distinguished themselves through their career, actions or commitment, and who are deserving of recognition by the Members of the National Assembly and the people of Quebec.

Finally, in 2016, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGPPO) recognized André Chagnon's exceptional economic success and social engagement by naming him a major contributor to the Quebec economy: Grand bâtisseur de l'économie du Québec.







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