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$120,000 raised for the Foundation!

On May 28, the Guy Côté Family Wealth Management Team, National Bank Financial, welcomed 380 guests to the sixth edition of the “Pour un avenir meilleur” event. Under the honorary chairmanship of Ms. Isabelle Paquet, Managing Director, Global Equity Derivatives at National Bank of Canada, this memorable evening allowed us to raise an astounding $120,000 for the Lise Watier Foundation for Education. Thank you so much for your support year after year!

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Do you also want to help women take the path to financial independence? You are convinced that with help and support, women can achieve a transformative professional project that will ensure a better future for them and their children?

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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 am today and know that my children are too…and you can’t put a price on that.” 


Let's Start Up Program, Education stream

“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.


Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

Major donors

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National Bank
Fondation J.A. DeSève
Succes Finder
Power Corporation of Canada