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Lifting Women Up Event

June 1st , 7pm
Registration 6:30
Atwater Club

Here are the three charity finalists who were drawn at random & vetted from our members' nominations


Les Scientifines

Up With Women

Dress for Success

Please scroll down to learn more about each of the finalists.



With more than 30 years of experience in popular science, Les Scientifines' mission is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to girls aged 8 to 17 from underprivileged urban areas to enable the development of various competencies, thus countering school drop-out and poverty among women.

We motivate girls to pursue their dreams and to consider higher education in areas still viewed today as more masculine.  Our participants attend our activities for more than a year, which allows us to have a long-lasting impact on the development of their skills and their interest in science. To date, Les Scientifines remains the only organization in the Greater Montreal region to offer activities free of charge to girls aged 8 to 17 that promote staying in school, exploring an interest in STEM and the development of transversal skills.  

Annual revenue:  $877 173

Years in operation: 36 years



We are a national charity on a mission to help recently homeless and at-risk women and gender diverse individuals build a sustainable pathway out of poverty.  Up With Women clients undergo a year-long intensive program of career and entrepreneurship-based one-on-one customized coaching, in-depth personality and emotional assessment tools, group-support sessions, and soft-skills development. We partner clients with International Coaching Federation-certified professional coaches for twice-monthly career coaching. All coaches provide their services at pro-bono, thereby allowing Up With Women to deliver high quality service at a very low cost. Talented people are falling through the cracks. Many Canadians experience career interruptions due to life events – but the longer one is out of the job market, the harder it is to get back in. The cycle of homelessness and poverty can be extraordinarily difficult to escape. Up With Women gives the skills and opportunities to break the cycle.  They currently serve clients in four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and BC. If elected, all funds will go to the local Montreal program.

Annual revenue:  $1,654,508

Years in operation:  8 years



The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

With help from its volunteers, Dress for Success Montreal provides each client with professional attire to secure employment and a network of support to help them achieve their goals. In tangible terms, it is a team that accompanies women throughout their journey, from the moment they secure a job interview all the way to achieving professional success. When they are referred to Dress for Success Montreal, not only do our clients work with a stylist to select their professional outfit, but they also receive coaching and advice as they prepare for their interview. As they take their first steps into the workplace, our clients will have access to a network of support, career development tools and training to help them retain their employment and thrive in their career.

Annual revenue:  $351,136.00

Years in operation:  9 years

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