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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

The Let’s Start Up Cocktail

The Let’s Start Up Cocktail is intended for the new generation of philanthropists who care about the financial autonomy of local women. Held every June, this event is designed to bring people together and encourage reunions. Stay tuned, registration will open in the spring!

Past fundraising events

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.

Support local women today

Do you want to help women take the path to financial independence? Are you convinced that with help and support, women can achieve a transformative professional project that will ensure a better future for them and their children?

Be part of the solution!

” 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.


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 I am today and I 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. 


Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship Stream

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