Our Impact

A DIRECT IMPACT ON WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY

  • Targeted investments for women who have demonstrated a desire to take action for themselves, maximizing their chances of success.
  • Our unique intervention method was developed in collaboration with recognized social intervention professionals.
  • Each intervention features clear, precise and measurable quantitative and qualitative objectives, with a specific and personalised strategy for each participant.

A SUSTAINABLE IMPACT FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Our program is designed to have a long-term impact on our society. By supporting the Let’s Start Permanently lift women and their children out of poverty.

  • Restore dignity, confidence and self- esteem, which every woman should be able to count on.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship and education for women in Quebec.
  • Help develop women’s full professional potential.
  • Protect past investments for women in need by reducing the chance that they and their children fall back into poverty.
  • Support women in need who, with their ideas and talents, will make a great contribution to our society.

Since the beginning of the program in 2017

  • 215 women have finished the Let’s Start Up program in four regions of Quebec.
  • 180 of them have chosen the entrepreneurship path or have started or finished the process of writing their business plan.
  • 33 businesses have officially been launched.
  • 35 women have engaged to return to the workplace or have chosen to pursue their studies.
  • 13 women have received financial support to further their post-secondary education.

 
 
The Lise Watier Foundation aims to support 350 women annually, in 8 regions across Quebec and in Toronto, by 2022.

By September 2020 the program will be offered, in English, in both Montreal and Toronto.