Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions

Who is the program for?

The Let’s Start Up Program is for you if:  

  • you are a woman over the age of 18  
  • You want to become financially independent, but you need a helping hand to launch a professional project to get there
  • AND you are ready to take action 
How much time should I spend on my project per week?


The program requires an involvement of 3 hours per week in class and approximately 3 hours per week to complete assignments, homework, and individual meetings.

Am I eligible even if I am working or on last resort assistance or unemployment insurance?

Yes, the program is free even if you are working or receiving last resort assistance or unemployment insurance.

I am not in a vulnerable situation; can I join the program?

The program is offered to all women who wish to undertake professional activities in order to achieve financial independence. If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact the service point nearest you and a program counsellor will verify if you are eligible.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the frequently asked questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

“ The Let’s Start UProgram allowed me to get out of an unfavorable situation. It enabled me to structure my project and to feel good about myself as a woman. Today, can dive headfirst into my entrepreneurial adventure, and it’s exhilarating! ”

LINA
Let’s Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

Partners of the program

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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.

SONIA

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.” 

ANDRÉE-ANNE

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.

SYLVIE

Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

Major donors

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National Bank
Sanimax
Fondation J.A. DeSève
RBC
CDPQ
Power Corporation of Canada
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