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Our generous donors

Since 2009, the Lise Watier Foundation is pleased to be able to count on the support of valuable donors who are committed to the professional development of women here.


Together we are making a difference… one woman at a time

Among our generous benefactors are well-known companies, both large and corporate citizens who are committed to our cause. Some of them are the official sponsors of our fundraising events, while others have supported us in a multitude of ways since the Foundation’s inception. 

We would like to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment of these companies to the Lise Watier Foundation. Thanks to their contributions, we can have a positive and tangible impact on the lives of the women we help. We thank each one of our benefactors for joining forces with us to make a difference… one woman at a time! 

OUR 2020-2021 DONORS

Donors emeritus

  • The Watier Rocheleau Family

$100,000 $ and more

  • National Bank
  • Groupe Marcelle
  • Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation
  • Sanimax

$50,000 – $99,999

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • The Guy Côté – Family Wealth Management Team, National Bank Financial
  • Jacques Bourgeois Estate
  • The J.A. DeSève Foundation
  • Optimum Talent
  • RBC Foundation
  • The Rossy Foundation
  • Wood Family Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Yanik Blanchard
  • Champlain Financial Corporation
  • Côté Rocheleau Family
  • Medicart/Epiderma Network
  • Power Corporation of Canada
  • Ville de Montréal

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Biron
  • Bernard Laperrière Family
  • Cascades
  • André Couture
  • Sophie Desmarais
  • Christian Fabi
  • Daniel Rochon Design
  • Fondation F. Catania
  • Groupe Park Avenue
  • KPMG
  • Ninepoint Partners
  • Stikeman Elliott
  • Stingray
  • Telus
  • Unilever
  • Étienne Veilleux
  • WSP

$5,000 – $9,999

  • Geneviève Biron
  • Johanne Brunet
  • Catsima
  • Vincent Chiara
  • Gilles Ferron
  • Dave Girardin
  • The Henrichon Goulet Foundation
  • Lanouette Foundation
  • Freedom International Brokerage Company
  • Girardin
  • Gowling WLG
  • Groupe Aldo
  • Maurice Jacques
  • Jarislowsky Fraser
  • Lemay
  • Montrusco Bolton
  • Pomerleau
  • Québecor Média
  • François Rivard
  • Angela Saputo
  • Shorcan Brokers
  • Telesystem
  • Transcontinental

Our donors talk about their involvement

Martin Couture – Sanimax
Martin Lavigne – National Bank Financial

Goods and services

  • Bicom communications
  • Cava Rose
  • Concordia
  • Edgenda
  • La Factry
  • La Luz Portraits
  • Management Savvy
  • Sophie Legendre
  • Janylène Turcotte HypnoCoach
  • V3 Digital

*** Please note that this list is updated in June of each year.

Support women here today

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?

Be part of the solution!

” 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