In support of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation (MCHF), Déjeun’aide – Breakfast with Leaders – provides an opportunity for ambitious young professionals to network with business, social and community leaders over an intimate breakfast, once a year.

Déjeun’aide is the ONLY student-led charitable breakfast event in Montreal However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Déjeun’aide committee has decided to host the fifth edition of Déjeun’aide in the form of an online webinar series. A total of four webinars will take place throughout the month of November & December 2020, on Friday mornings.

This unique networking event is organised by the Young Leaders Circle. Déjeun’aide has established itself as a sought-after event for students and young professionals to interact with, and be mentored by, senior executives and management from many of Montreal’s top firms.

In 2020 the Déjeun’aide team will raise funds for the Febrile Young Infant Research Program led by Dr Brett Burstein for the second year in a row. This program began in September 2019.

Since its inception in 2016 Déjeun’aide has raised over $150 000 for the Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and $46 000 for the Febrile Young Infant Research Program.

This year, our target is to raise $20 000.

Please join us to help shape pediatric care for our community, and to meet some of Montreal’s brightest minds.

For more information about this event, contact Alessia.

Event Chairs

  • Thomas Sinclair
  • Ronald Vincelli

Operating Committee

  • Joyce Abou-Merhi
  • Dimitri Antonopoulos
  • Sandra Bancerz
  • Emmanuelle Brodeur
  • Jérôme D. Cauvier
  • Lise Hemeryck
  • Sarah Pineau
  • Léna Pougis
  • Johan Saba

More information coming soon...

For more details about this event, contact Alessia.

Keynote Speaker

Sean Finn
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer

Sean Finn was appointed Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer in December 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory, public affairs, risk mitigation and security matters. 


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