Ball 2020: Le bal… Autrement

June 3, 2020

While we are going through an unprecedented period of instability, women in situation of economic or social vulnerability are particularly affected. More than ever, they need to be supported in their commitment so that they can achieve financial independence in a sustainable manner, with pride and confidence. Thus, the Lise Watier Foundation's Let’s Start Up program is more relevant today than ever. Pending the return of the Ball to its original formula in 2021, the Foundation...

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October 21, 2019

On October 17, at Windsor Station, we held Odyssey: The Underwater Ball, an immersive voyage through a fascinating undersea world, which took place under the honorary presidency of Mr. Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray. This journey to the depths of the ocean allowed us to raise the generous sum of $850,000 net for the Lise Watier Foundation and our Let’s Start Up program. Thank you to all of our ambassadors and partners for...

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2019 Graduation Ceremony

September 5, 2019

On September 4th, the 2018-2019 Let’s Start Up graduation ceremony was held at Concordia University. This year, 148 women completed the program, including 131 in entrepreneurship. The event was infused with emotions and pride, and was also the occasion for National Bank to officially confirm its commitment to the Foundation, becoming the main partner of the Let’s Start Up program. The bank’s significant contribution of $500,000 will allow even more women living in vulnerable social and economic...

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Let’s Start Up program helps women in need gain financial autonomy

August 15, 2019

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The Lise Watier Foundation’s Let’s Start Up Program aims to help women in need gain financial autonomy through an action plan centred on entrepreneurship, education and workforce reintegration. The program provides hybrid-style training by combining online and classroom training and individual support. “We work every day to help women gain financial autonomy. It changes not only their own...

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$120,000 raised for the Foundation!

June 7, 2019

On May 28, the Guy Côté Family Wealth Management Team, National Bank Financial, welcomed 380 guests to the sixth edition of the “Pour un avenir meilleur” event. Under the honorary chairmanship of Ms. Isabelle Paquet, Managing Director, Global Equity Derivatives at National Bank of Canada, this memorable evening allowed us to raise an astounding $120,000 for the Lise Watier Foundation for Education. Thank you so much for your support year after year! ...

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$132,315 at Cocktelle!

June 7, 2019

On May 9, the fourth edition of the Cocktelle de Québec took place, benefiting the Lise Watier Foundation. Replete with spring colours, this festive evening was held under the honorary chairmanship of Ms. Caroline Lacroix, Vice-President, Communications and Marketing, Cominar. Thank you to our partners, sponsors, ambassador committee, and the 400 guests who enabled us to raise the record sum of $132,315 net. Your generosity will help change the lives of women who want to...

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$790,000 net raised at the Lise Watier Foundation Ball

October 23, 2018

  On October 11, the “Lights of Marrakech” Ball benefiting the Lise Watier Foundation took place under the honorary co-chairmanship of Ronald Dahms, Executive Chair, Optimum Talent, and Nancy Paquet, Vice-President, Investments, National Bank of Canada. This escape into the lavish world of Marrakech allowed us to raise the generous record sum of $790,000 net for the Lise Watier Foundation. It was an evening filled with magic, human warmth and...

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