$1,125,000 raised at the Lise Watier Foundation Annual Ball

The Lise Watier Foundation’s annual ball raised a new record of $1,125,000 on October 13, during a colorful evening of Cuban rhythms. Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Pascal Tremblay, President and CEO of Novacap, the event welcomed over 700 guests. For the past 5 years, the Let’s Start Up program of the Lise Watier Foundation has been helping local women achieve financial independence through their professional development. Over the years, more than 600 women have been trained and accompanied by the program, and this amount will allow us to continue to help more women in their journey.

A special thank you for the generosity of our corporate partners as well as sponsors and donors who have enabled the Foundation to raise this record amount!

Revisit the Habanera Ball in pictures


Graduate of the Let’s Start Up Program

The Lise Watier Foundation offers the Let’s Start Up program in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, the Laurentians and Montérégie. More than 200 women a year are committed to taking action through the Let’s Start Up program. They graduate with a better understanding of their strengths and skills, as well as the knowledge and tools to implement their professional project. Women thus begin a new journey towards financial independence through entrepreneurship, a return to school or a more fulfilling job.

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