Campaigns and events

Annual fundraising campaign

 The annual fundraising campaign is in full swing. Donors and supporters of Le Chaînon are asked to make a donation to support assistance and shelter services for women in difficult situations. One-time and monthly donations are very welcome.

 You can also be part of this spirit of generosity.


3rd gala for Le Chaînon – A resounding success

 The third annual charity gala event held on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was a tremendous success in every way. With 600 people attending, the event raised a net amount of $320,000.

Hosted by Pénélope McQuade and Geneviève Borne, the gala was broadcast simultaneously at the shelter. Accompanied by Andrée Lachapelle, the residents at the shelter were served the same menu as at the Queen Elizabeth and they were able to watch the show featuring Manon Brunet and other presentations. Artist and broadcast celebrity Marie-Lise Pilote expertly led the live auction, along with Line Racette, the Foundation's President.  

2015 Gala Honourary Committee

Sophia Bennaceur, Administrator
Josée-Christine Boilard, Executive Vice President, Corporate and related services – Réseau Sélection
Paule Bouchard, Partner – Richter
Mario Cavalancia, Tax Expert  
Sophie Ducharme, Vice President, Trust and Advisory Services, Private Banking 1859, National Bank
Ody Giroux, President – Carat Montréal
Philippe Halley, Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounting and Control – Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Karen Laflamme, Executive Vice President, Corporate Management and Institutional Affairs, Acting Chief Financial Officer – Ivanhoé Cambridge – CDPQ
Ginette Maillé, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Yellow Pages Group
François Perras, Video Director Producer
Diletta Prando, General Counsel – Société Générale
Line Racette, Corporate Director
Lise Rochette, Partner – Fasken Martineau
Franziska Ruf, Partner – Davies
Nathalie Soucy, Senior Vice President, Sales, Specialized Corporate Services – Mouvement Desjardins
Oona Stock, Partner – KPMG

Thanks go out to the many partners in the gala!


6th annual S’élancer pour elles golf tournament

Held in the delightful setting of La Prairie Golf Club, the sixth year of this event was completely sold out again this year. Marie-Claude Houle, President of EBC, partner-presenter, along with many other companies and supporters attended this event. A total of $123,000 was raised.

The participation of 41 big names at the auction facilitated by Gino Chouinard truly contributed to the tournament's success. The brunch provided another emotional moment when a former resident gave a moving tribute to Le Chaînon.

Tournament Honourary Committee

Linda Simard
Sylvie Bégin
Yvon Leblanc
Jean-Pierre Bégin


Big Bazar de luxe in partnership with MEMORIA

Generosity was in the air on June 18, 2015 at the third Big bazar de luxe benefiting Le Chaînon, held at MEMORIA on St-Laurent. Our partners had put their networks to work, resulting in over 120 items available for the silent auction.

The cocktail event was kindly donated by Groupe Geloso and by Salon B traiteur (MEMORIA). The event was immortalized by photographer François Perras. Close to $20,000 was raised through the combined efforts of the organizing committee, the MEMORIA team and our volunteers. The organizing committee is meeting to plan the 2016 event.