Women's Centre of Montréal

The Foundation

Since its creation in 1987, the Foundation has been committed to supporting the programs and services offered by the Women’s Centre of Montreal. The Foundation channels the vitality and commitment of its board members to contribute meaningfully to the Centre’s impact in the surrounding community. The Foundation is also the owner of the building where the Centre is based.

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A great impact

The Foundation makes a real difference in the Centre’s operations and in the lives of the women who use its services. Cash donations and planned giving are wonderful ways of helping women help themselves. Read more

Annual Benefit Evening

The Benefit Evening of the Foundation is the annual event that raises funds to support the services and programs of the Women's Centre of Montréal.  The 25th edition took place under the theme "From Spark to Light"… Read more

Foundation's Board of Directors

  1. Marie-Claude Frigon, President

    Marie-Claude Frigon, President

    Partner, CPA, CA,

    Richter S.E.N.C.R.L./LLP

  2. Johanne Bélisle, Secretary and Ex-officio member

    Johanne Bélisle, Secretary and Ex-officio member

    Executive Director,

    Women’s Centre of Montréal

  3. Brigitte Dagnault, Member

    Brigitte Dagnault, Member

    Chief Communication and Marketing Officer 

    VIA Rail

  4. Marie-Hélène Ferrer Delonca , Member

    Marie-Hélène Ferrer Delonca , Member

    Corporate Banking Operations 

    National Bank of Canada

  5. Annik Desmarteau, Member

    Annik Desmarteau, Member

    Vice-president, Quebec Offices

    Ivanhoé Cambridge

  6. Alexandra Généreux, Member

    Alexandra Généreux, Member

    Associate Vice President & Assistant General Counsel / Major Projects 


  7. Catherine Newman, Treasurer

    Catherine Newman, Treasurer

    Finance Vice-president, financial report

    Industrielle Alliance

  8. Angela Onesi, Member

    Angela Onesi, Member


  9. Ashee Sarin, Member

    Ashee Sarin, Member

    Partner, Technology and Transformation


  10. Joëlle Thibault, Ex-officio member

    Joëlle Thibault, Ex-officio member

    Lawyer and dispute resolution consultant

Governor members

  1. Christiane Bergevin, Governor member


  2. Anne Boutin, Governor member


  3. Verna Cuthbert, Governor member

    Corporate Director

  4. Dominique Fortier, Governor member

    Managing Director - Sales and Relationship Management


  5. Louise Fourès, Governor member

    Vice president, Finance

    La Vie en Rose

  6. Denise Tessier, Governor member

    Advisory Partner,

    Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Previous editions

2023 BENEFIT EVENING In 2023, the benefit evening marked the 50th anniversary of the Centre with the theme "50 years supporting women. Let's continue to work together".  Thanks to the dynamism and exceptional… Read more