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 24th Benefit Evening. , organized by the Foundation of the Women’s Centre of Montreal, will be held on April 26th, 2023. , at Grand Quay, Port of Montreal under the theme « 50 years of supporting women. Let’s… 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. Louise Fourès, Treasurer

    Louise Fourès, Treasurer


    Vice-President, Finance

    La Vie en Rose

  3. Johanne Bélisle, S.W. Secretary and Ex-officio member

    Johanne Bélisle, S.W. Secretary and Ex-officio member

    Executive Director,

    Women’s Centre of Montréal

  4. Brigitte Dagnault, Member

    Brigitte Dagnault, Member

    AVP, Canadian Marketing

    Sun Life

  5. Annik Desmarteau, Member

    Annik Desmarteau, Member

    Vice-president, Quebec Offices

    Ivanhoé Cambridge

  6. Dominique Fortier, Member

    Dominique Fortier, Member

    Director of Customer Service,



  7. Alexandra Généreux, Member

    Alexandra Généreux, Member

    Associate Vice President & Assistant General Counsel / Major Projects 


  8. Catherine Newman, Member

    Catherine Newman, Member

    Finance Vice-president, financial report

    Industrielle Alliance

  9. Angela Onesi, Member

    Angela Onesi, Member


  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. Marie-Josée Lamothe, Governor member

    Founder, Tandem International,

    Professor, Desautels Business faculty of Mc Gill University

  5. Johanne Lépine, Governor member

    Corporate Director

  6. Denise Tessier, Governor member

    Advisory Partner,

    Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

  7. Manon Hamel, Governor member

    Partner and Executive Director

    Excell Transport 


  8. Marie-Hélène Sicard, Governor member

    Executive Vice-President Sales, Business & Industry

    Sodexo North America

Previous editions

2020 BENEFIT EVENING. Due to the global pandemic, the Montreal Women's Centre Foundation had to postpone its 22nd benefit event. Finally, after careful consideration in the face of the uncertainty of the coming… Read more