Support for communities

From now until 2018-2019, the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation will be embarking on a period of progressive implementation that will allow it to update the forms of its philanthropic support based on what it has learned from its experiences of the past several years.

By establishing respectful relationships with different sectors that take into account their realities and evolution, the Foundation hopes to: 

  • Concentrate its support in disadvantaged areas
  • Support different territorial configurations and strengthen actors' ability to take action on the ground
  • Ensure its support is part of a comprehensive, integrated and ongoing approach.


Behind the picturesque landscapes "between river and mountain" of Quebec's Charlevoix region lies a complex socio-economic reality. Charlevoix has the highest deprivation index in its administrative region of Capitale-Nationale. 

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In spite of the challenges presented by devitalization and poverty, however, the region possesses a strong social capital and is known for its culture of mutual aid and community spirit.

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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.