September 23, 2021


Portage's Soirée des Grands Philanthropes is an opportunity to pay tribute to an outstanding individual from Québec’s business community. Since 2004, Portage has honoured leaders, entrepreneurs and major philanthropists who contribute to Québec’s economic development and its influence in Canada and beyond.  These extraordinary individuals cultivate excellence and promote the progress and well-being of society through their commitment and vision. All profits from this popular event go to helping Portage fund its drug addiction rehabilitation programs.

Both the 11th and 12th editions of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes won the award in the category Best Fundraising Event for a community-based organisation in Canada at the Canadian Event Industry Awards in Toronto. Winning this award two years in a row in the same category is a tremendous honour. Members of the Jury selected the winner among hundreds of entries across Canada.

If you would like to attend this event or obtain more information about it or any other Portage fundraising activities, please contact the Portage Québec Foundation at 514-939-0202 or by email

The people who have been honoured at this high profile Montréal event are:

2021 - Alain Lemaire et Robert Tessier

2020 - Philanthropists

2019 - Louis Audet

2018 - Isabelle Marcoux et François Olivier

2017 - Daniel Lamarre

2016 - Monique Leroux

2015 - Jean-Guy Desjardins

2014 - Louis Vachon

2013 - Paul Desmarais, jr

2012 - Laurent Beaudoin

2011 - Serge Godin

2010 – Lino Saputo Sr.

2009 – Raymond Royer

2008 – Alban D’Amours

2007 – Michael Sabia

2006 – Rémi Marcoux

2005 - André Chagnon

2004 - André Bérard

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