Marie-Claude Trudeau

Each donation makes it easier for women to succeed in their new professional project.

“Nearly half of working women in Canada – 46% – earn less than $30,000 a year.  This reality highlights the urgent need for action to transform the relationship between women and money. From my point of view, it’s not just a question of believing in these women, but of encouraging them to recognize and value their own strength and potential. Their success is not just an equity issue, but a powerful lever for building a more innovative, prosperous and balanced society. That’s why this cause is so close to my heart.”

Marie-Claude Trudeau
MCT Stratégie

Notice to donors

Donations over $1,000

Please note that for all donations over $1,000, pre-authorized debit is the default payment method, as it is secure and free of charge. However, you can click on Other payment methods to pay by credit card, cheque or Apple Pay.

Platform costs

Unlike other donation platforms, Zeffy allows 100% of your donation to go to the Lise Watier Foundation, with no transaction fees. In return, it offers you the non-obligatory option of adding a tip for maintaining its services. If you do not wish to participate, please select Other from the drop-down menu in section 03, then enter $0.

Write an encouraging message

The participants of the Let’s Start Up program of the Lise Watier Foundation have experienced situations of vulnerability. They are now working hard to find their way back to financial independence. Help them believe in themselves and spread their wings by writing them an encouraging message! 

$5 will be donated by our partner la Vie en Rose for each message written. 


Graduate of the Let’s Start Up Program

The Lise Watier Foundation offers the Let’s Start Up program in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, the Laurentians and Montérégie. More than 200 women a year are committed to taking action through the Let’s Start Up program. They graduate with a better understanding of their strengths and skills, as well as the knowledge and tools to implement their professional project. Women thus begin a new journey towards financial independence through entrepreneurship, a return to school or a more fulfilling job.

Major donors

See all our donors
Fondation J.A. DeSève
Succes Finder