Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie



The mission of la Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of populations through quality education. In Canada, the Foundation contributes to the mobilization of citizens in the face of international solidarity issues and to the promotion of the French language.

Our areas of intervention

Basic education
Training and professional integration
Empowerment and socio-economic development
Health and food security
Education for global citizenship
Sustainable development and respect for the environment
Gender equality and respect for human rights

Our Values

Accompaniment and respect

We contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the populations by reinforcing the competences of our partners according to an approach by accompaniment in a process of change. This approach is based on a process of proactive reflection and action that respects cultures, traditions and individuals.


We contribute to a more just and equitable world in which women and men, groups and communities, can exercise their rights, maintain their dignity and realize their full potential. All interventions ensure that gender equality and human rights are promoted.


We contribute to the development of new approaches, building on past learning, responding to today’s needs and anticipating future opportunities. Environmental protection and the emergence of a fulfilled youth are at the heart of our interventions.


We contribute to the achievement of results that are beneficial to local communities, sustainable and in line with the Foundation’s mission and the major international development objectives. The quality of our interventions and the optimization of our resources in order to achieve the best possible results for our beneficiaries are our priorities.


Our Impact

La Dictée P.G.L.

Recognized by La Francophonie, La Dictée P.G.L. is one of the educational projects with the greatest impact in schools here and abroad. The project contributes to the mobilization of young people and the general public to global issues and to the promotion of the French language.

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International Projects

Through its international programs, the Foundation supports the populations and partner organizations in our countries of intervention in the development of their communities and focuses its activities and initiatives on the areas of education, training, and capacity building, out of a concern for social justice, equity, and improvement of living conditions.

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Charity Number

118924448 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Thanks to your invaluable support, our projects contribute to making basic education more accessible, fostering the employability of youth, ensuring women’s literacy, as well as the socio-economic development of communities on the African continent and in Haiti.

In order to carry out these missions, the Foundation develops programs aimed at strengthening the capacities of the inhabitants of the communities where it intervenes.

We are grateful to have donors like you who enable us to participate in improving the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, especially women and girls, through quality education.


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