Our Mission

Created in 2009, propelled by the continual drive of entrepreneur Lise Watier, the Lise Watier Foundation offers concrete means to women in need to take control of their lives.

By providing the appropriate tools and support, we offer women here the possibility of developing their talents and aspirations, for a better future for themselves and their children.

We offer training, individual and personalized professional counseling, financial support and microloans in the aim of helping these women acquire the pride and confidence of being financially autonomous.

Still today, the face of poverty in Quebec remains mostly feminine. Women are occupying the majority of the precarious jobs and are at the head of 85% of single-parent families. 21% of these mothers live under the poverty benchmark.

The pillars that guide our actions


Encourage women who decide to become financially autonomous by stimulating confidence in their means.

Financial Support

Financially support initiatives of women who don’t have access to bank credit, to pursue their post-secondary education or to start their own  business, in a purpose of self-subsistence.

The Reach of Their Full Potential

Permanently help women come out of a cycle of financial dependence that prevents them from reaching their full potential.

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