It was from 1937 that Thérèse Tanguay Dion was introduced to philanthropy by her father, Achille Tanguay. During all these years, she continues the tradition by helping families in need through her generosity and her expertise. In 2006, helped and encouraged by her children, Thérèse Tanguay Dion created the Fondation Maman Dion to support the education of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Since then, “Maman Dion” helps children from all over Quebec so that they all have equal opportunities to succeed in their lives.
Thérèse Tanguay Dion
FROM THE GENERAL DIRECTOR
& SPOKE PERSON CLAUDETTE DION
“Since it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a Fondation such as my mother’s to help all the children of Quebec.
At the Fondation, we believe that, since school is mandatory, it is important that all children in Quebec, regardless of their region, their economic status or the context of their parents’ lives, have in hand, and this, from the month of August each year, all the articles and material necessary for their academic success.
I love what I do at the Fondation. I feel useful and I find it rewarding to help poor and vulnerable children. “
Chief Executive Officer & Spokesperson