• KANPE is looking for a General Manager

    May 23, 2012

    The KANPE Foundation (a Creole word meaning “to stand up”) was launched in July 2010 by a group of Quebec citizens, including singer and leader of the group Arcade Fire, Régine Chassagne, and businesswoman Dominique Anglade. KANPE’s goal is to fight the cycle of poverty in Haiti and to promote financial autonomy for the families

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  • A new Chair to lead KANPE in September 2012

    April 20, 2012

    Mrs. Madeleine Féquière is part of the core pioneers who helped to create KANPE. She developed and implemented the foundation’s comprehensive program with great energy and dedication. She has worked in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and has acquired vast management and operations experience in business credit administration, credit and business

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  • KANPE and the International Women’s Day

    March 11, 2012

    On March 8, KANPE supported a local organization, l’Organisation des Femmes pour l’Avancement de Thomonde (OFAT) which organized different activities to mark the International Women’s Day at the Soeurs Saint-Joseph de Cluny auditorium in Thomonde. KANPE wishes to thank OFAT for their efforts in empowering women who are pillars of the Haitian society.

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  • KANPE’s Board of Governors is growing

    January 11, 2012

    KANPE is pleased to announce the arrival of two new members to its Board of Governors: Mrs. Monette Malewski and Mrs. Priscilla LeBlanc. These two influential figures of the Montreal business world are the newest addition to KANPE’s base of high-profile decision-makers from their respective backgrounds. Mrs. Monette Malewski chairs the M. Bacal Group, an

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  • KANPE unveils its achievements in 2011

    January 9, 2012

    KANPE begins the new year filled with optimism after coming closer, in 2011, to its goal of ensuring the financial autonomy of families in Baille Tourible in order to create a ripple effect in the community. Here are the 11 steps taken in that direction in 2011 : On the ground 1. KANPE, Partners In Health and

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  • An interview with KANPE’s coordinator on site

    November 27, 2011

    The summer of 2011 proved to be a crucial season for KANPE, as it intensified its presence on the ground. Speaking from Baille Tourible, Fritz Louis, the coordinator of the program, provided an update on KANPE’s operations during this period. Having identified the families in need at the beginning of last summer, there are now

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  • A word from our partners

    November 26, 2011

    Since its creation, KANPE has been faced with the challenge of breaking the cycle of poverty, using a more global approach to the socio-economic development of the people of Baille Tourible. This method relies on the expertise of our partners Fonkoze and Zanmi Lasanté. Here is an email from the CEO of Fonkoze, Anne H.

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  • A totally KANPE launch

    October 4, 2011

    On September 22nd, KANPE highlighted the release of Tracy Kidder’s book Soulever les montagnes – L’oeuvre du docteur Paul Farmer (Éditions du Boréal), which features a preface by KANPE Grand Ambassador Régine Chassagne. The day began on a reflective note, with the conferenceUn nouveau regard sur l’aide humanitaire (A New Look at Humanitarian Aid) at

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  • A new financial partner for KANPE: BMO Financial Group

    September 23, 2011

    KANPE is proud to announce that the BMO Financial Group is joining its effort to assist in the development of Haiti’s most vulnerable families and communities. In this scope BMO will donate $250,000 to KANPE over a five year period. Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, the president of the BMO Financial Group’s Québec office and member

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  • KANPE and DAVIDs TEA present KANPE’s new herbal tea

    September 22, 2011

    Inspired by the use of natural herbs in Haitian culture, Montreal company DAVIDs TEA has collaborated with KANPE to create the unique taste of the KANPE herbal tea, prepared from the hibiscus flower so prized by Haitians and blended with a mix of organic ingredients. This new creation will be launched today, at Arcade Fire’s

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