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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! 


Donors emeritus

  • The Watier Rocheleau Family

$100,000 $ and more

  • Groupe Marcelle
  • The Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Unilever, Kruger, Metro

$50,000 – $99,999

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Fasken
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Godin Family Foundation
  • Gowling WLG
  • J.A. DeSève Foundation
  • KPMG
  • Novacap
  • Plusgrade
  • RBC Foundation
  • Rossy Foundation
  • Stingray
  • SuccessFinder
  • Syntax
  • TD Bank

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Banque de développement du Canada
  • BMO Financial Services
  • Champlain Financial Corporation
  • Davies
  • Desjardins
  • Rocheleau-Côté Family
  • National Bank Financial
  • Goulet, Richard
  • Lemay, Louis
  • Médicart Epiderma
  • Ringuet, Michel
  • Sanimax
  • Veilleux, Étienne
  • WSP

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Alfar Capital
  • BCF Business Law
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Cascades Canada
  • Catsima
  • CIBC
  • Couche-Tard
  • Dalaroy Conseil
  • Deloitte
  • Désormeaux Patenaude Inc
  • Desrosiers, Éric
  • F. Catania Foundation
  • Fiera Capital
  • Frank Lareau Inc
  • Groupe Financier Securvie Inc
  • Henrichon-Goulet Foundation
  • Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
  • Jean Coutu Group
  • Louise & André Charron Family
  • M&H
  • McCarthy Tétrault
  • Métro Richelieu  Inc
  • Pepin Industries 
  • Pomerleau Inc
  • Previan Technologies
  • Propulia Capital
  • PwC
  • Québecor Media Inc.
  • Sagard
  • Scotia Bank
  • Stikeman Elliott
  • The Kent Group of RBC Dominion Securities
  • Transcontinental
  • Tremblay, Stéphane
  • Wood Family Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

  • Aldo Group
  • Bédard, Éric
  • Boisclair, Philippe
  • Boyko, Peter
  • BRK
  • Carbonleo
  • Chiara, Vincent
  • Corriveau, Stéphane
  • Desmarais, Benjamin
  • Dobrin, Ronny
  • Entreprises Émile Crevier
  • Estridev
  • Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
  • Gestion Paul Gaulin Inc
  • Groupe Park Avenue
  • Laflamme, François
  • Lemay
  • Leonoff, Joël
  • Lex Chevrette
  • Ménard, Maxime
  • Montrusco Bolton
  • Moreau, Sébastien
  • Ninepoint Partners
  • Patard, Nicolas
  • PBSC Urban Solutions
  • Sabbatini, Luc
  • Salvaggio, Victor
  • Savard, David
  • Vilcek, Catherine

Our donors talk about their involvement

Martin Couture – Sanimax
Martin Lavigne – National Bank Financial

Goods and services

  • Air Canada
  • Aliments Green Brothers
  • Banque Nationale du Canada
  • BCF Avocats d’affaires
  • Bicom
  • Cava Rose
  • Concordia
  • Dandurand
  • Diane Carey
  • Distillerie Mariana
  • Les Enfants Terribles
  • Estiatorio Milos
  • Kaufmann de Suisse
  • La Luz Portraits
  • Louis Boudreault
  • Nespresso Canada
  • New City Gas
  • Odessa Poissonnier
  • Paragraph
  • Ristorante Beatrice
  • Rodeo FX
  • Sirco
  • Unilever

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