rom August 31 to September 30, Watier will donate $5 to the Foundation when you buy a Love My Lips Caring Lip Oil! Visit a point of sale or buy online!

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Great events to support the professional development of women here.

Take part in our fundraising events

Are you looking to combine a good deed with pleasure? In addition to being great opportunities to meet other donors who share your concern for the cause of women, our events will allow you to concretely measure the impact of the Let’s Start Up Programs. Please check back here often to find out about our upcoming events. 

Our next events


May 31, 2023 | 6 to 9 pm | Shangri-La Hotel

Chaired by Katie Tabesh, Managing Director, Institutional Equities
at National Bank Financial Markets and Guy Côté, Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager at National Bank Financial _ Team Guy Côté, this event will highlight the mission of the Lise Watier Foundation and support the financial independence of local women. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Toronto philanthropic community to celebrate the inspiring professional achievements of the women in the Let’s Start Up program.


October 12, 2023 | from 6 pm | Windsor Station

Chaired by Ms. Marie-Claude Dumas, President and CEO, WSP Canada, this 10th edition of the annual Ball of the Lise Watier Foundation will be electrifying.

For one evening, let yourself be drawn into the rebellious and fiery universe of glam rock, where emotions will play at the top of your heart. This will be a memorable evening celebrating the women of the Lise Watier Foundation’s Let’s Start Up program and their achievements.

Past fundraising events

The Cocktail

On April 13, the second edition of the Lise Watier Foundation Cocktail was held. Under the honorary presidency of Ms. Isabelle Langlois, SVP Performance, Management l Business Intelligence at Rodeo FX, more than 550 guests attended the event. Thanks to their immense generosity, we raised a net amount of $150,000

The Habanera Ball

On October 13, the Foundation organized the Habanera Ball, a grandiose evening that allowed us to raise more than $1,125,000 in net profits. Under the honorary presidency of Novacap, this event took our 700 guests on a journey to the heart of Havana, under the flowers and palm trees and lulled by the Cuban rhythms.

« Pour un avenir meilleur » event

For several years now, the Guy Côté – National Bank Financial – Family Wealth Management Team has organized the « Pour un avenir meilleur » event to benefit the Lise Watier Foundation.


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.

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