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 $154,000 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 November 22nd, 2019, motivated students, young professionals and leaders will gather once more at the Centre Sheraton for the 4th edition of Déjeun’aide.


  • 7:00am Arrival of guests and “Early-Bird Networking”
  • 7:50am Opening statement by Thomas Sinclair, Founder of Déjeun’aide
    Speech by Dr. Brett Burstein, Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • 8:00am Video and Keynote speech by Sean Finn, CN
  • 8:15am Breakfast and mentorship of participants with their respective leaders
  • 9:15am Closing Statement by Renée Vézina, President of the Foundation
  • 9:30am End of the event


  • 26 leaders
  • Keynote Speaker: Michèle Boisvert, La caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Siegfried Usal, Thalès
  • Over $54,000 raised for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation


  • 25 leaders
  • Keynote Speaker: Martin-Luc Archambault, Founder and CEO of AmpMe
  • Over $62,000 raised for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation


  • 20 leaders
  • Keynote Speaker: Marie-Claude Elie, Google Canada
  • Over $38,000 raised for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
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