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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 months, we found it impossible to hold our Foundation's annual event in 2020.

The funds raised as part of this annual event, help support the operations of the Centre and are even more necessary in the current context! Thus, thanks to the contribution of the Foundation's partners, since the start of the crisis, the Centre has been able to maintain its essential psychosocial follow-up and crisis intervention services by telephone, including for situations of domestic violence and help with job searches by phone, videoconference and social media, as well as improve its services by offering more food assistance, diapers and food basket deliveries.

In order to thank its partners for their unwavering financial support, the Foundation has decided to set up a public recognition campaign between mid-September and mid-October, on various digital and print platforms.


Thank you to all our patrons, our partners, donors and all those who participated in the 21st edition of the benefit-evening which was in full swing at the Parquet of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on March 21st.

Under the theme "A constellation pour Elles", the evening was copresided by Ms. Lorena Biason, Vice-President, Financial Planning, Quebec, RBC Royal Bank and Mr. Simon Lauzier, Senior Vice-President, Investment Optimization and Capital Markets, Ivanhoé Cambridge.

Ms. Myriam Fehmiu lent her legendary spirit and her talents as a host to make this evening a special moment of generosity, talent and emotion that generated a record net income of $ 340,000. These funds will allow the Women's Centre of Montréal to continue to provide a warm welcome, a listening ear, and the many and essential resources needed to ensure that thousands of women and their families live a better life and hope for the future.

Congratulations and thank you again to our copresidents and patrons:




The 20th benefit evening took place at the Parquet of the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and was co-chaired by Kim Thomassin, Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank.

Hosted with brio by Pénélope McQuade, this 20th edition allowed us to collect 305 000$ in net proceeds for our good cause.