$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

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” I felt exhausted, so I questioned my future. The program changed my life!  It allowed me to refocus on my needs and visualize where I wanted to go. I met women who gave me confidence and shared their knowledge to help me start my own business.


Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship Stream

I am so grateful for the Lise Watier Foundation’s financial aid for studies. Thanks to this support, I have the tools I need to become professionally accomplished and to live again. I am proud of where I am today and I know that my children are too… and you can’t put a price on that.


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Go ahead, believe in your dreams because anything is possible, really, ANYTHING! Never, at 60, would I have thought it was possible… But thanks to the Let’s Start Up program, I have come out of my shell; I now realize how much potential I have, and I know I will make it. 


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