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Concordia University recognizes the Lets Start up Program

September 13, 2018

An important step for the first graduates of The Lise Watier Foundation’s Lets Start up Program: Concordia University recognizes as part of continuing education. "This partnership with the program makes a substantial contribution to our mission: helping the most vulnerable women achieve financial independence" adds Marie-Lise Andrade, General Manager of the Lise Watier Foundation. "Earning a certificate from Concordia is an accomplishment for the women we support that...

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Let’s Start Up program’s first graduates

August 21, 2018

In July, the Let's Start Up program’s first graduations took place in Montreal and Quebec City! The Foundation is proud to celebrate and recognize the perseverance and hard work of the program’s graduates. The graduation ceremonies of this very first cohort were held at the YWCA in Montreal and the Centre Étape in Quebec City. To see photos of the events, click here: Montreal* and Quebec...

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$103,000 NET RAISED

June 20, 2018

On May 29, the Guy Côté Family Wealth Management Team from National Bank Financial presented the 5th edition of their “Summer Starts May 29” fundraising evening under the honorary chairmanship of Dominique Perras, Director, Structured Solutions Group, National Bank of Canada. This wonderful evening brought together more than 350 people at New City Gas, and allowed us to raise $103,000 for the Fonds Lise Watier for education. Thanks to the entire team for their generous support! Read more

Reserve your ticket for the fundraiser on October 11

June 20, 2018

On October 11, the Lise Watier Foundation invites you to discover the wonders of the Ochre City at the “Lights of Marrakech” fundraising evening. The event will take place under the co-chairmanship of Ronald Dahms, Executive Chair, Optimum Talent, and Nancy Paquet, Vice-President, Investments, National Bank of Canada. Join us to share a magical evening and make a concrete contribution to supporting the long-term financial independence of women...

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May 29 National Bank Financial event

June 20, 2018

On May 29, the Guy Côté Family Wealth Management Team from National Bank Financial will present their 5th edition of “Summer Starts May 29” to benefit the Lise Watier Foundation’s s’Entreprendre program, under the honorary chairmanship of Dominique Perras, Director, Structured Solutions Group, National Bank of Canada. We invite you to this cocktail party that will launch the summer season while supporting the financial independence of women in...

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The Cocktelle de Québec in image

June 20, 2018

  “At last September’s ‘Cocktelle Libre et Pétillante’ (free and dazzling cocktail) in Quebec City, our donors were treated to an event that featured Lise Watier presenting the s’Entreprendre program. Listen to what our honorary chairman and a few of our ambassadors had to say. It will inspire you!”

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A record sum of $695,000 net!

June 20, 2018

FLW-ALSKAR2017 On October 12, the Älskar – Lise Watier Foundation Benefit Gala was held under the honorary chairmanship of Martin Couture, President and CEO of Sanimax. The event welcomed more than 700 guests and allowed us to raise the historic net sum of $695,000. The money raised will be used to fund the Lise Watier Foundation’s new s’Entreprendre program, which helps women in need achieve long-term financial independence. We would...

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105,000 THANK YOUS!

June 20, 2018

FLW-Coctelle2017 On September 28, the 3rd edition of the Cocktelle event benefiting the Lise Watier Foundation took place under the honorary chairmanship of Claude Sirois, President, Shopping Centres, Ivanhoé Cambridge. With the theme of “Libre et Pétillante” (free and dazzling), more than 350 guests took part in this grandiose event that allowed us to raise the significant net sum of $105,000. We would like to thank Claude Sirois for being honorary...

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