Régine Chassagne – KANPE Co-Founder

Régine Chassagne was born in Montreal. Her parents, born in Haiti, fled the dictatorship of François Duvalier in the ’60s.

Régine and Dominique Anglade co-founded KANPE with the goal of bringing the diaspora and friends of Haiti together to develop customized solutions to empower the neediest Haitian families to become autonomous.

Régine is also the co-founder of the Montreal independent band Arcade Fire. Acclaimed by critics throughout the 2000s, Arcade Fire has been nominated for multiple Grammys, and won Album of the Year in 2011 for The Suburbs.

Since the beginning of her career, Régine has used her voice to speak for Haiti. A song titled “Haiti” appeared on the first Arcade Fire album, Funeral, released in Fall 2004.

Arcade Fire has donated $1 per ticket, both to Partners In Health and KANPE for every concert since 2005. To date, Arcade Fire has raised over $3 million for Haiti, trained thousands of volunteers and signed up over 40,000 fans.

Régine supports many initiatives for Haiti, small and large.

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