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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 2021-2022 DONORS

Donors emeritus

  • The Watier Rocheleau Family

$100,000 $ and more

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

$50,000 – $99,999

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Jacques Bourgeois Estate
  • The J.A. DeSève Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • SuccessFinder
  • The Rossy Foundation
  • The Wood Family Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Champlain Financial Corporation
  • Côté Rocheleau Family
  • National Bank Financial
  • Power Corporation of Canada

$10,000 – $24,999

  • BDC
  • Capital A. Couture
  • Cascades Canada
  • Desmarais, Sophie
  • The F. Catania Foundation
  • Groupe Jean Coutu
  • Groupe Park Avenue
  • KPMG
  • Médicart Epiderma
  • Ninepoint Partners
  • Sagard
  • Société en commandite services S&E
  • Telus
  • Veilleux, Étienne

$5,000 – $9,999

  • Biron, Geneviève
  • Brunet, Johanne
  • Chiara, Vincent
  • Entreprises Émile Crevier
  • Fabi, Christian
  • Ferron, Gilles
  • The Henrichon-Goulet
  • The Lanouette Foundation
  • The Libermont Foundation
  • Freedom International Brokerage Company
  • Girardin, Dave
  • Groupe Aldo Inc.
  • Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
  • Lemay
  • Lagassé-Savard Family
  • Maurice, Jacques
  • McCarthy Tétrault
  • Pomerleau Inc.
  • Québécor
  • Rivard, François
  • Scotia McLeod
  • Shorcan Brokers Limited
  • Télésystème Ltée
  • Transcontinental
  • Tremblay, Stéphane
  • Ville de Montréal
  • Zakaib, Debbie

Our donors talk about their involvement

Martin Couture – Sanimax
Martin Lavigne – National Bank Financial

Goods and services

  • Bicom communications
  • Concordia
  • Émilie Desrosiers
  • La Luz Portraits
  • Sophie Legendre

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

Support local women today

Do you want to help women take the path to financial independence? Are you 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 I am today and I 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

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