His Legacy

andré chagnon (2015)
Photo credit : Bénédicte Brocard


A lifelong innovator and entrepreneur, André Chagnon helped build Québec’s strong expertise in telecommunications. He led the expansion of a vast and reliable cable television network built to service a wide range of users throughout every region of the province. He also spearheaded countless technological innovations over the years, laying the foundation of a major company that remains one of Quebecers’ most treasured businesses.

André Chagnon also took the concept of synergy to a whole new level by investing in content with the acquisition of Télé-Métropole. Committed to producing French-language content that would appeal to Quebecers, he helped grow TVA, now an unrivalled media giant in Québec.

Clip from Pierre Bruneau’s and Jean-Paul Galarneau’s interview, Cercle des Grands entrepreneurs du Québec – only available in french


André Chagnon’s philanthropic legacy could also be described as innovative. The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation reflects his forward-looking approach. This charity seeks to prevent poverty by promoting educational success in children, helping to improve the lives of thousands of young Quebecers.

The Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon team (2019)
Photo credit: Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon – Nicolas St-Germain

André Chagnon is a man who is
fundamentally drawn to help others.

Henri-Paul Rousseau, Associate Professor, HEC Montréal
and Guest Professor, PSE / École d’économie de Paris

Even today, André Chagnon stays abreast of recent scientific and technological advances. Working with his grandson, Marc-André Chagnon, he recently initiated Lucilab, a mobile application for promoting healthy lifestyle habits to prevent the developing of Alzheimer and cognitive decline.

Clip from Marc-André Chagnon’s and André Chagnon’s interview, Cercle des Grands entrepreneurs du Québec – only available in french