Support adapted to your situation

We tailor our support to the phase you have reached in your development. Whether you have just launched your initiative or are already setting an existing plan in motion, we can adapt to your needs.

Below are a few phases of development that we may refer to during our discussions with you. These should not be viewed as mutually exclusive steps in a linear process, but rather as markers to help us better understand what phase you are at in your development and how we can support you accordingly.

Our guiding principles 

  • We establish relationships based on cooperation, mutual respect and trust that take our partners' realities into consideration. The Foundation also takes into account and recognizes the participation of other funders.
  • The Foundation presents itself as a learning organization, constantly listening to its partners and working with them to agree on evaluation methods that will encourage ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.
  • There must be agreement at the outset on the duration of our support and the relative share of our financial contribution, even if it will last for several years, so that our partners can maintain their independence and prepare for financial autonomy over the long term. This allows the Foundation to offer its support to a greater number of partners.




Initial dialogue  


  • You initiate a dialogue in your community and with the Chagnon Foundation, agreeing on the need for action, identifying potential partners and establishing contact.
  • You open a discussion on issues, possible solutions and strategies for action.
  • A new relationship is created with the Chagnon Foundation based on cooperation, mutual respect and trust. In certain cases, it may be the Foundation that initiates this dialogue.

Getting started

  • Your coalition mobilizes to take on an ongoing or emerging issue, identifies a response to a need, or works on updating a plan at the end of an implementation cycle.
  • You document the issues and needs as well as the conditions you want to takle together and possible solutions.








  • You draft your vision, roadmap or plan to realize the desired changes.
  • You identify the conditions and actions most directly linked to the prevention of poverty through educational success.
  • You determine your priority objectives for the conditions you want to work on, strategies for change and means of action, learning and evaluation frameworks, etc.
  • You determine where innovation is needed.
  • You mobilize a larger number of partners.
  • You structure your governance and organizational model, etc.
  • You identify other funding bodies as well as other needs that will require resources.



  • You carry out the actions in your plan.
  • You set up and carry out the follow-ups specified in your learning and evaluation framework.
  • You participate in activities designed to share knowledge and lessons learned.
  • You make plans for project ownership and sustainability (including termination of the Chagnon Foundation funding). 



  • You prepare a review of your processes, implementation and outcomes, and identify lessons learned.
  • You update your planning for the future.
  • You work on making actions, financing, acquisitions or outcomes sustainable.


Support objectives

These can be multiple: 

  • A common vision of change (leadership, working together, continuum, citizens playing an active role in development)
  • Initiatives linked to the prevention of poverty through educational success
  • Access to networks and resources (consultation, analysis, expertise, planning, support, advisory services, partnerships, acquisition or development of tools or training, data) aimed at developing a capacity for action:
         - Changes in practice
         - Collaborative effort
         - Communication and advocacy
         - Innovation, learning, sharing and evaluation
         - Etc.
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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