The Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation receives the majority of its funding from individual donors and fundraising events.


 Different ways to contribute to research 



There are different ways to support ARSACS research. You can make a donation via on-line or by mailing a cheque. You can also make a donation:  In Memoriam, a will or planned donation or a shares donation. 

Organise a fundraising event or activity

Be creative and organize your fundraising event. It could be a virtual event or a challenge for the cause, celebrating a birthday with a donation to ARSACS, dance events, diners, baking sale, selling stickers and merchandises.  Every penny counts. 

Le Dîner des Producteurs

Diner des Producteurs 2023 raised $1.1M for ARSACS !

The funds raised will play a crucial role in funding research projects and paving the way for a clinical trial. Therefore, bringing us one step closer to providing hope and relief to those affected by ARSACS. We want to express our deepest gratitude to our donors, partners and dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event a success. This achievement would not have been possible without each and every one of you. The Diner des Producteurs, the Foundation’s  major fundraising event, was held in Montreal on November  16, 2023.

Photos by Vincent Morreale

Photo  1:  Mrs. Jean Groleau (president), chef Normand Laprise (Toqué), Patrick Huard (auctionner), invited chef William Fragot, Sonia Gobeil  co-founder, Stephen Courey ( Honorary president) and Jacques Farcy (président SAQ)

Photo 2 : The chefs Normand Laprise and invited chef William Fragot

Photo 3 and 4- Diner preparation

Photo 5 – Auctioneer Patrick Huard

Photo 6- Partner Veuve Cliquot




Honorary president : Mr. Stephen Courey, President and Founder of Quickstyle Industries inc. and Quintessence boutiquee hotel

Guest grand chef: William Frachot
Wine producer: Eve Faiveley, Domaine Faiveley

Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot


Honorary president : Mr. Vincent Chiara, President and Founder of Group MACH.

Guest grand chefs: Emmanuel Renaut
Wine producer: Michel Chapoutier

Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot


Honorary president : Mr. Marc Bédard, Founder and President of Lion Electric Co.
Guest grand chefs: Colombe St Pierre, Daniel Vézina, Marc André Jetté, Normand Laprise and Raphael Vézina
Wine producer: Castello Di Ama

Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot


Honorary president : Mr. Jacques Foisy, Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner, Novacap
Guest grand chef: Pierre Gagnaire
Wine producer: La Maison E. Guigal

Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot

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Honorary president : Mrs. Erin Slater Battat and Mr. Joseph Battat, Maison Battat
Guest grand chef: Massimiliano Alajmo
Wine producer:  Domaine Castello del Terriccio & Rossi di Medelana

Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot

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Honorary president : Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman and Chief executive Officer, Fiera Capital,
Guest grand chef: Eric Ripert
Wine producer:  Domaine François Villard and Yves Cuilleron, Cave Cuilleron

Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot

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Honorary president : Mr.Sylvain Corbeil,Groupe Banque TD and Mrs. Nadine Renaud-Tinker, Banque Royale
Guest grand chef: Corey Lee, chef-owner of the Benu Restaurant in San Francisco (Michelin 3 star rated)

Wine producer: Domaine Jacques Prieur
Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot

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Honorary president : Mrs.Sylvia Soyka, president, Soyka Holdings Inc
Guest grand chef: Normand Laprise, David McMillan and Martin Picard
Wine producer: Virginie Taupenot-Daniel, Domaine Taupenot-Merme (France)
Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot

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Honorary president : Mr. Jacques Bougie
Guest grand chef: Michel Rostang, France
Wine producer: Claude Chevalier, Domaine Chevalier Père et Fils (Bourgogne)
Participation: Maison Veuve Clicquot


Honorary president : Mr. Andrew Molson, Chairman of the board of NATIONAL
Guest grand chef: Andoni Luis Aduriz, Spain
Wine producer: Pablo Alvarez, Maison Vega Sicilia


Honorary president : Mr. Lino A. Saputo Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, Saputo Inc.
Guest grand chef: Massimo Bottura, Italy
Wine producer: Maison Poderi Aldo Conterno, Italy


Honorary president : Mrs. Isabelle Hudon, President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec
Guest grand chef: Anne-Sophie Pic, France
Wine producer: Maison Joseph Drouhin, France


Honorary president: Mr. Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of CGI
Guest grand chef: Daniel Boulud, France
Wine producer: Maison Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio


Honorary president: Mr. Laurent Verreault, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, GLV
Wine producer: Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana, Castello Del Terriccio, Italy


Honorary president : Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec

Wine producer: Podere Castorani
Special guest: Jarno Truli, Formula 1 Toyota driver