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


“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. “

Claudette Dion
Chief Executive Officer & Spokesperson


Our Directors

Claudette Dion
Director General and

Martin Deschênes
Chairman and Treasurer

Benoit Girard
Vice President
President of Fit-Fit Nature Nutrition

Rodger Brulotte
Animator and Chronicler at the Journal de Montréal

Denise Robert
President Cinémaginaire

Julie Lamoureux
President Lamoureux and Co & Factorie l’Agence

Dominique Bohec
President and CEO, Boulangerie Humanité

Kristel Louboutin
Gestion Les Bâtisseurs
Vice President Sales
Marketing & Communications

Mia Dumont
Strategic Advisor

Patrick Vincent 
General Director


‘’A small team, who does great things.”

The permanent team of the Fondation Maman Dion is very small, which does not stop it to see big! It is because it is surrounded by faithful partners and dedicated volunteers that it achieves its goals.

”A small team, accomplishing big things.”

The Foundation’s permanent team is very small, but that doesn’t stop it from thinking big! With the support of loyal partners and dedicated volunteers, it achieves its goals.

Liette Dion

Coordinator, program
back to school



Devenez ambassadeurs dans votre région pour venir en aide aux enfants de chez-vous

Organize a fundraising activity to benefit children in your area.

The Fondation invites you to organize a benefit activity. All the funds raised on this occasion will be used to provide school materials to underprivileged children in your area to allow them to live proudly every school year. Here are some suggestions of things to do that might be of interest to you:
– Auction – Lave-o-thon
– Dance-o-thon – Benefit evening
– Sports tournaments (golf, hockey, baseball, soccer, etc …)

Organize a fundraising event to benefit local
children in your area.

The Foundation invites you to organize a fundraising event. All funds raised will be used to provide school supplies to underprivileged children in your area, so they can go back to school with pride. Here are a few suggestions for activities that might be of interest to you : Auctions, Wash-a-thon, Dance-a-thon, Benefit evenings, Sports tournaments
(golf, field hockey, baseball, soccer, etc.)