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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. 

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Thursday, October 17, 2024 | Windsor Station

Experience an evening in the hidden alleyways of Tokyo, where neon lights illuminate the night, blending tradition and modernity, and where every encounter is captivating.

Past fundraising events

The Cocktail

On April 4, 2024, the Lise Watier Foundation held its third annual The Cocktail 2024. Under the honorary presidency of Claudine Blondin Bronfman, 625 guests gathered at Théâtre St-James to support the financial independence of local women. Their generosity enabled us to raise a record net result of $300,250!

The “Électrique Glam” Ball

On October 12, 2024, chaired by Marie-Claude Dumas, President and CEO of WSP Canada, this 10th edition raised over $1,130,000 in net profits. Immersed in a glamorous universe recalling the creative spirit of Prince and Bowie, over 750 guests attended the event. 

The Cocktail for a Better Tomorrow à Toronto

On May 31, 2023, The Cocktail for a Better Tomorrow was held at the Shangri-La Hotel. Over 200 guests turned up for this first-ever benefit event organized by National Bank Financial Markets and National Bank Financial Team Guy Côté in support of the Let’s Start Up program in Toronto.

Katie Tabesh, Managing Director, Institutional Equities at National Bank Financial Markets, and Guy Côté, Senior Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Manager at National Bank Financial Team Guy Côté, achieved the impossible by raising an incredible net amount of $102,500!

« 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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