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Les étudiants de chimie
Réussite éducative soutenue par la Fondation W.

Our mission

Contribute to equal opportunities and enable vulnerable populations to have real access to educational success*.

*Educational success means the process that encompasses academic success and allows for personal, social and professional development of the individual (Higher Education Council, 2008).

l'éthique est une valeur clée de la Fondation W.
La cllaboration est une valeur importante de la Fondation W.
La transparence est une valeur importante de la Fondation W.

Our values

Le bénévolat est une valeur clée à la Fondation W.
  • Volunteering

La justice sociale est une valeur fondametale de la Fondation W.
  • Social justice

  • Ethics

  • Collaboration

  • Transparency

prévention de la pauvreté par l'éducation à la Fondation W.

Our vision

Preventing and reducing poverty through education.

Governance and teams

We are fortunate to be surrounded by an excellent team. We are a meritocratic team of administrators, employees and volunteers who share common values and mobilize towards a common vision.

Members of the Board of Directors

Jasmine Dupont, Eng.


Director a team of large construction sites within the material resources department.


Montreal School Services Centre



Jasmine Dupont, Eng.

Noor Al-Haiek, CPA 


Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions




Noor Al-Haiek, CPA

Hussein Wissanji, MD, MPH, FRCSC


General and Thoracic Pediatric Surgeon


Montreal Children's Hospital


McGill University Health Centre



Hussein Wissanji,

Jessica Dufresne, LL.M. LL.B.



PH.D Candidate in Law


Specialist in food accessibility and diversity law 



Jessica Dufresne,
LL.M., LL.B.

Tasheen Wissanji, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC


Internist and Intensivist


University of Montreal



Tasheen Wissanji, MD, M. Sc., FRCPC

Our team

Alisha Wissanji, Ph.D.


Professor and researcher at the Cégep Marie-Victorin


Founder of the School of the Greats


Founder of la Fondation W.

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Executive Director
Alisha Wissanji

Aurélie Dussenne

Master of Liberal Arts, Harvard


Data Scientist - Founder, Data Science Company

Formerly data analyst at the United Nation


Data external consultant for data analysis

Aurélie Dussenne


Valérie Sagine Toussaint

Candidate for master's degree in political science, Université du Québec à Montréal

Executive assistant

Valérie S. Toussaint



Former member of the Board of Directors of the W Foundation.

Stéphanie St-Jean

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Manager, Business Planning and Strategies



Former member of the Board of Directors of the W Foundation.

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Director of finances


Aldex Chemical co.Ltd.

Former member of the Board of Directors of the W Foundation.

Friends of the Foundation

Josyane Fortin

Al Karim Dhanji, CPA, CA

Volunteer Experts

Volunteering is a key value of the Foundation W. We are fortunate to have a team of disciplinary experts who contribute to the Foundation W. mission through their generosity in time and knowledge.

Mélissa Goulet, Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Education and Specialized Training at the University of Quebec in Montreal.


Researcher, School Environment Research Group (GRES)


Researcher, University Institute Young In Difficulty-CIUSS-Of-Centre-South-Of-Montreal


Mélissa Goulet, Ph.D.

Research Specialist

Isabelle Archambault, Ph.D.


Professor at the School of Psychoeducation at the University of Montreal


Canada Research Chair in Children's School, Well-being and Educational Success


Myriagone Co-Chair McConnell-UdM in Youth Knowledge Mobilization.


Director of the School Environments Research Group (GRES).


Isabelle Archambault, Ph.D.

Research Specialist



Assist elderly by offering home support aimed at the autonomy at the CLSC of Mercier-Est and Anjou 

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Sarah-Lourdes Tejada-Cuerno

Social service worker

Manon Laferrière,


B.E.E.I. Bachelor of Education in Inadequate Childhood, special needs sector,

University of Quebec in Montreal.


Practice in child psychiatry Founding member and consultant of the Association of Orthopedic Teachers of Quebec.


Manon Laferrière, Remedial teacher

co-author of the mentor training guide for the School of the Greats program

Marie Beaumont, Erg. 

Occupational therapist working with various clients, including children with various developmental problems or difficulties in their daily activities.


Marie Beaumont, Erg.

Consultant in educational content development

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is a consultative body that meets three times a year and is made up of disciplinary experts who share the values and mission of the Foundation W. The committee's mandate is to take a critical and constructive look at the various facets of the Foundation W. and to inform the President and Executive Director of their recommendations.

Lony Tehini, Eng.


Global Product Manager


Hitachi ABB Powergrids


Lony Tehini, Eng.

Julie Veilleux



Director of Communications CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

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Julie Veilleux

Josée Desjardins


Executive Director - Phoenix de Sherbrooke


Former Vice-President, Development and Government Relations - Breakfast Club of Canada 

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Josée Desjardins

Our leaders

We are grateful for your contribution to the development of the W.

Alessandro Sartor, BEng


Computer Engineering student at Polytechnique de Montéal


Contributes to the development of the computer programming curriculum as well as data capture and consolidation for impact measurement.


Alessandro Sartor

Ana-Virginia Tejada-Cuerno


Student in the Department of Specialized Education and Training, University of Quebec in Montreal


Former participant of the School of Greats

contributes to the development of the sciences curriculum of the School of the Greats.


Ana-Virginia Tejada-Cuerno

Shirley Vuong


Graduated from Cegep Marie-Victorin.


Former participant of the School of Greats.

contributed to the development of communication for the School of the Greats.


Shirley Vuong

Leslie Grah


Student at the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Quebec in Montreal


Former participant of the School of Greats

contributed to the Foundation W as an Administrative assistant.

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Leslie Grah

Mégane Francoeur


Student in microbiology, infectious diseases, and immunology at the University of Montreal.


Contributes to the development of the science curriculum as well as the capture and consolidation of data for impact measurement.


Mégane Francoeur

Sabrine Lyna Hamouni

Graduated from Cegep Marie-Victorin in Natural Science.


 Participant of the School of Greats since 2016

contributed to the development of technology as a technology coordinator for the School of the Greats.


Sabrine Lyna Hamouni

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