The foundation

in the service of education since 1996

The Foundation's mission is to support students at Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles in their learning process, to accompany them towards their academic success and their greatest aspirations, by providing them with additional resources that are otherwise inaccessible.

The Foundation supports and supports educational and extracurricular projects and awards a wide variety of scholarships.

The Foundation transforms the generosity of its partners and donors into support for the college community.

Taking into account the reality of its Gaspé and Madelinot campuses:

  • Through its choices and actions, the Foundation aspires to be an essential and mobilizing partner of the college community. 
  • The Foundation aims for equal opportunities for all students and seeks to encourage the emergence of their talents and passions.
  • The Foundation wants to be a major philanthropic player in education, surrounded by committed donors and business partners.

Rigor and transparency​

  • Through sound governance and integrity practices, the Foundation ensures ethical and responsible management of its investments.​



  • The Foundation encourages and recognizes those who make small and large gestures that have an impact on the daily lives of the college population.



  • Building on the feeling of belonging to the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, the Foundation contributes to its influence.​



  • Commitment and partnership are at the heart of the collaborations essential to the realization of the various projects financed by the Foundation.​

Objectives of the Foundation


Facilitate access to college studies and support students in precarious situations.


Recognize commitment at the academic, community, political, cultural, artistic, sporting, entrepreneurial, scientific and sustainable development levels.


Financially sustain educational projects, extracurricular activities, research and educational experimentation.


Care about harmonizing the objectives of the Foundation with those pursued by the Cégep.


Increase and cultivate a vibrant philanthropic network.


Ensure the sustainability of relations with Cégep graduates.


Develop a partnership with other potential gaspesians and national donors.


Mr. Cornélius Brotherton was a key figure in post-secondary education in Gaspésie. 

Prefect of studies at the Séminaire de Gaspé in the early 1960s, he then served at the Cégep as assistant to the DSP from 1968 to 1971 and as DSP (Director of Educational Services) from 1971 to December 1982. 

His journey was unfortunately interrupted by multiple sclerosis.

Died suddenly in October 1994, he asked the board of directors of the Cégep, in the expression of his last wishes, to create a foundation dedicated to promoting the education of young people in the territory.

Having received its Letters Patent in December 1996, the Cornélius-Brotherton Foundation became, in April 2002, the official foundation of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, while retaining its name. 

In 2023, it will bear the usual name of Fondation du Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles.