What is Déjeun'aide?

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 corporate leaders over an intimate breakfast.  In addition to providing students and young professionals the opportunity to meet with business leaders, the event will also allow leaders to mentor and engage with the next generation of enthusiastic professionals.

Run by a team of volunteers from the Young Leaders Circle, supported by the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Déjeun’aide aspires to surpass its fundraising targets of the previous years’ editions. In its first two events, Déjeun’aide has managed to raise over $100 000 for the H.B. Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit department.

Déjeun’aide is the ONLY student-led charitable breakfast event in Montreal centered to connecting young professionals with business, social and corporate leaders.

On Friday October 26th, 2018, motivated students, young professionals and leaders will gather once more at the Centre Mont-Royal for the 3rd edition of Déjeun’aide.


  • 7:00am Networking for the “Early Birds”
  • 7:50am Welcome from Thomas Sinclair, Founder of Déjeun’aide, and Michèle Boisvert, Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Quebec Edition of Déjeun’aide
  • 7:55am Interview with Michèle Boisvert of Siegfried Usal, Group Thalès and CortAIx
  • 8:15am Breakfast and discussions (participants will be seated with their leaders of choice)
  • 9:10am Presentation from Dr. Mirko Gilardino, Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • 9:15am Closing words from Renée Vézina, President of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • 9:30am End of the event


  • 21 tables of 8-9 participants featuring 25 leaders
  • Speech and Q&A from our Keynote Speaker: Martin-Luc Archambault, AmpMe & Dans l’oeil du dragon
  • Over $62,000 raised for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation


  • 18 Tables of 8-9 participants featuring 20 leaders
  • Speech from our Keynote Speaker: Marie-Claude Elie, Google Canada
  • Over $37,000 raised for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
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