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

Join us for the first ever Déjeun'aide Webinar Series!

November 13, 2020 - The financial industry in the age of COVID-19

Sponsors: Davies, Dynamic Funds, RPIA 

Olivier Désilets - Davies
Roger Rouleau - Dynamic Funds
Geneviève Brouillard - Scotiabank

Moderated by: Vickie Joseph

November 20, 2020 - Science & COVID-19

Sponsors: BioQuébec, CorealisPharma

Frédéric Leduc - Immune Biosolutions
Dr. Brett Burstein - Montreal Children’s Hospital

Moderated by: Renée Vézina

November 27, 2020 - Creativity during COVID-19 in the Entertainment World

Sponsors: Bell Media

Nick Farkas - Evenko
Bruce Hills - Just for Laughs

Moderated by: Martin Spalding - Bell Média

December 4, 2020 - Transport Industry during COVID-19

Sponsors: Bombardier, CN, EY

Yana Lukasheh Couture - Bombardier
Paul Butcher - CN
Milad Jawabra - EY

Moderated by: Déborah Cherenfant

*Panelists subject to change.