Participate in the Foundation’s annual Habanera Ball! ! To learn more

EcoMaris and the Lise Watier Foundation join forces

EcoMaris and the Lise Watier Foundation join forces to offer entrepreneurial mentoring for women on the waters of the St. Lawrence  The sail training ship EcoMaris continues its social mission with the 2022 edition of its Opportunity Road program dedicated to women starting or developing a business. This year, EcoMaris is collaborating with the Lise

The Let’s Start Up Cocktail, an event that really gives wings!

A $150,000 profit, an incredible success! On June 14, the Let’s Start Up Cocktail took place in a festive atmosphere and under the magical decor of the New City Gas. More than 400 people were present, and thanks to their generosity, $150,000 were raised to support the Let’s Start Up Program of the Lise Watier

The take off Celebration

The Take Off Celebration, an emotional moment!  On May 12, the Let’s Start Up program participants of the Winter 2022 cohort took part in the Take Off Celebration. This event marked the successful completion of Step 1, which focuses on the development of entrepreneurial skills and attitudes.   During the celebration, the women received a Certification

Epiderma raises $21,820 for the Lise Watier Foundation’s Let’s Start Up Program

For a third year, Epiderma partnered with the Lise Watier Foundation during Let’s Start Up month. This year, Epiderma raised $21,820. What a remarkable achievement! In April, a special operation was set up in the 30 Epiderma medical-aesthetic clinics in Quebec and in a virtual clinic. For each laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, peeling, cellulite treatment

TD Bank Group joins forces with the Lise Watier Foundation

Through the TD Ready Commitment program, which focuses on financial security and income stability, TD has chosen to support the Lise Watier Foundation. Together, we are proud to enable more women to gain greater confidence in their financial abilities through skill development through the Let’s Start Up Program.

The Believing in her Campaign, raises over $ 122,000

The Believing in her campaign is a real success! The Lise Watier Foundation is proud to announce that the Believing in Her campaign has raised over $122,000. This means that nearly 25 women will be able to receive support in their journey towards financial independence. What an exceptional success for a first edition! A special

The Let’s Start Up Cocktail

The event that gives you wings! The Lise Watier Foundation invites you to its new signature event The Let’s Start Up Cocktail for the next generation of philanthropists who support local women’s journey towards financial autonomy. In a festive atmosphere conducive for reunions and new encounters, this event will highlight the mission of the Lise

April, Let’s Start Up with Epiderma

The Lise Watier Foundation is proud to team up with Epiderma for a third year. Committed to making a difference in the community, the Quebec-based company is once again partnering with our cause to support the women of the Let’s Start Up Program. In April, for every laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, peeling, cellulite treatment or body contouring package

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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.


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“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.


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