Who we are

In 2012, 165,770 children under 18 were living in poverty. Today, too many children are still affected by this situation.

"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."

Claude Chagnon,
Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Message published on January 8, 2014 >>>>>

Our mission and our approach

Our mission is to prevent poverty by contributing to the educational success of young Quebecers (from conception until the age 17) by helping them develop their full potential. In order to fulfill this mission, we provide long-term support for organizations and associations that are working together to actively develop their capacity for sustainable initiatives aimed at promoting the educational success of all children living in Quebec.

Our vision

Our vision of Quebec is that of a supportive, equitable and inclusive society that enables every child and every family to realize their full potential and play an active role in that society.

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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.  



History of the Chagnon 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 Foundation. The first several years of the Foundation's activity resulted in many different initiatives: research, projects, partnerships, awareness activities and tools, and more.




* Calculation based on data from the Institut de la statistique du Québec (tables in French only):

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)


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