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Concordia University recognizes the Let’s Start Up Program

An important step for the first graduates of The Lise Watier Foundation’s Lets Start up Program: Concordia University recognizes as part of continuing education.

“This partnership with the program makes a substantial contribution to our mission: helping the most vulnerable women achieve financial independence” adds Marie-Lise Andrade, General Manager of the Lise Watier Foundation. “Earning a certificate from Concordia is an accomplishment for the women we support that will have a major impact of their confidence.”

“When the Lise Watier Foundation contacted Concordia to discuss the partnership, we seized the opportunity to support the program as it’s deeply rooted in our university values of “going beyond” for members of our community” explains Isabel Dunnigan, Concordia’s Executive Director, Centre for continuing Education and Associate Vice-President, Lifelong Learning. “We are very proud to lend our expertise to the certificate team in order to help ensure that the program continues to assist women in difficulty reach their fullest potential and realize their dreams with confidence and a sense of pride.”

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