Please note: you must go to two platforms to bet and to attend the closing party. Betting will continue until the end of the closing event.

1. To access the auction and bid, go to:

2. To attend the closing night of the live auction which will take place on March 25 at 7 p.m., go to:

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Virtual auction from February 8 to March 25, 2021


Official presenter


Gold Ally


Ally Silver

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Diamond Ally

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Under the co-chairmanship of Mrs. Danièle Henkel , President of Entreprises Danièle Henkel, and Mrs. Suzanne Bergeron , President of Sodexo Canada, Fondation Émergence is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a virtual auction for two weeks from February 8 to March 25, will culminate in a live event on March 25 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The organization of the virtual auction will be done in collaboration with the firm Éclipse Interactif .

The profits from this event will be used to support the various programs of Fondation Émergence, which aim to support the development of its mission internationally, in the workplace, with seniors, with family caregivers, etc. in order to promote the inclusion of LGBTQ + people in these different environments. The funds raised will finance training on the realities and issues of LGBTQ + people, the production of tools (information guides, exhibitions, etc.) as well as the organization of events and visibility.

Closing evening of the Fondation Émergence art auction: come and live the exciting experience of the latest auctions on works by internationally renowned artists with the multi-talented artist Joël Legendre at the animation and the talented Geneviève Leclerc with the golden voice who will perform several of her songs. In addition to getting your hands on a magnificent work, you could win one of our door prizes!

To access the auction and bid, go to:

Honorary co-presidency

Daniele Henkel

Honorary co-chair

I am deeply touched and happy to join the Fondation Émergence in order to participate in its influence.


Being a woman, immigrant and in business, I feel connected to Émergence's mission because throughout my life, I have advocated the values of equality, openness and inclusion. And because I fundamentally believe in human beings, today I give myself the mission of inspiring, raising awareness and educating the population to various realities which affect me and which I am passionate about.


Suzanne Bergeron

Honorary co-chair

I am honored to add my voice to the defense of the rights of LGBT + people. I sincerely believe that Fondation Émergence, which has been working in this field for more than 20 years, is making an important difference in all fields,  human, social and political. A lot of work has already been done, but unfortunately a lot of work remains to be done.


I therefore invite you to join me in making a difference and showing your generosity by purchasing a work of art. You will be able to achieve several objectives: support Fondation Émergence, encourage the visual arts community and ... treat yourself !

Honorary committee


Karl Blackburn

President and CEO of

Quebec Employers Council

"It is with enthusiasm that I join Fondation Émergence in promoting the 2021 Art Auction. By participating, I wish to affirm the importance of the fight against homophobia and transphobia for the Quebec Employers Council (CPQ) and employers in Quebec. I am of the opinion that one of the ways for the CPQ to support the mission of Fondation Émergence is to facilitate, promote and favor the access of members of the LGBT + community to management and leadership positions within Quebec companies. "

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Bethanie Cloutier

Engineer and President of

CPA Structural Glass Inc.

“Recently admitted as Governor within the Foundation, I am proud to contribute to the training of the ProAllié program by sharing my life journey.

I am very grateful for this trust. "

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Mathieu Desjardins

Management analyst

information at BDC

“We have to get involved and support Fondation Émergence. Thanks to organizations like Émergence, we are making a difference for the future of our LGBTQ2 + communities. "


Bastien Poulain

Founder and

chief executive officer of 1642

Bastien Poulain has always been challenged by this quote from Laurent McCutcheon, founder of the Fondation Émergence; “I must have been 13 or 14, I felt something wasn't working properly. Something was wrong. No, actually something worked differently. "



Genevieve Leclerc


Joel legendre


Participating artists

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Auction rules

  • Auctions begin on February 8, 2021 at noon and end on March 25, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Quebec time.

  • By wagering on a lot, you certify that you have read and understood the auction rules in full and that you agree to comply with these rules.

  • At the close of the auction, the last recorded bet will determine the highest bid and the purchase price of the work.

  • The person who submitted the highest bid will be informed by SMS of the work (s) won within minutes of the auction closing. If this person is connected to the site, a window will open with a payment link. If you don't have a cell phone, we'll send you an email the day after the auction ends.

  • Following receipt of the SMS or email, the Bidder must then proceed to online payment by means of a Visa or MasterCard credit card within 48 hours. All prices are in Canadian currency

  • In the event of non-compliance with the payment deadline, Fondation Émergence reserves the right to offer each unpaid work to the Bidder preceding the winning Bidder.

  • Once payment has been made on the payment site, the Bidder will receive an email confirmation detailing the title of the work and the amount of the sale.

  • The prize is sold as is and must be accepted as awarded. It is neither exchangeable nor refundable. No compensation or other compensation will be granted. No substitution will be allowed.

  • Some works were donated by donors / artists already framed, others were donated by the specialized Montreal company Encadrex and others were not for aesthetic reasons. The auctioned price includes framing where applicable.

  • By taking part in the Auction, any participant releases the Fondation Émergence and its employees, officers, members, directors and its agents and representatives from any liability, from any damage, damage or loss that could result from its participation, acceptance or use of the prize.

  • Participants must be 18 years of age and over.

  • Foundation staff and administrators can purchase products. These purchases are made on a strictly personal basis.




To bid, the participants in the auction must be “connected” and must visit the page of the work that interests them.

Two options are available:

  • Bet: a minimum bidding up is proposed. Just click on the "Bet" button or the "+" to increase the bet.

  • Automatic bet: The person indicates the maximum amount they wish to bet for a prize. She will have to confirm her choice and agree to pay the amount she has determined if, at the end of the auction, her bet is the highest for that lot.



  • Before taking possession, each work must have been paid for and the payment honored.

  • Proof of identity will be required when taking possession.

  • The winners must contact the Foundation in order to make the necessary arrangements to collect their work (s) at our offices by appointment at 3155 rue Hochelaga, Montreal, Quebec, H1W 1G4. Possession must be taken within one week of the end of the auction.

  • Reservations will be possible, on weekdays, from March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our offices will be exceptionally open on the weekend of Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to take possession of the works on site.

  • If you are unable to come, we can organize packaging and delivery. It should be noted that the costs of packaging and delivery will be borne by the person who acquires the goods.

  • The winners must respect health regulations when taking possession.


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