26 results for author: Donna Pare

Courses begin on September 21st!

We are excited to announce that the West Island Women's Centre will reopen for classes starting on September 21st! We will have courses at the Centre with physical distancing measures put in place, as well as outside classes. We will also offer a great selection of online courses. For weekday daytime courses at the Centre, our free childcare service will be available with all safety protocols put into place. Stay tuned for the launch of the course schedule and descriptions on Wednesday August 26th. Pre-registration for current members begins on September 8th, and open registration for new members begins on September 11th. We can't wait to see you ...

Participate in our Seniors’ Social Hour on Fridays

Are you, or a senior in your life, in need of some social contact this fall? We are very pleased to have a Senior Social Hour every Friday at 1pm at the West Island Women's Centre. It will start on Friday, September 25th. All physical distancing measures will be in place, with the group meeting outside as much as possible. This activity is free and anyone interested can register with Nadia at outreach@wiwc.ca or by calling 514-781-8529.Come join us for informal discussions, a chance to meet others in similar situations, and a relaxed atmosphere that is safe. Register today!

Become a Member Online

Join by March 6th, 2020, to be eligible to pre-register for the Spring 2020 session!


Open Registration for new and returning members begins September 3rd ONLINE

Courses begin the week of September 16th.

Free seminar: Laughter Wellness

In this workshop you will learn about the incredible benefits laughter has on the mind and body. You will be guided through warm-up exercises and during the workout will alternate between laughter exercises, rhythmic clapping, and deep breathing exercises. They are designed to simulate laughter in a group setting with eye contact, childlike playfulness allowing for real, contagious hearty laughter to flow from the body. Throughout the exercises, positive energy builds and positive feelings emerge. Come and experience this very fun and interactive workshop in a safe space that allows you to feel more joyful and connected! Come dressed in comforta...

Separation – Women’s Wealth and Wisdom Seminar Part 2

January 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ravit Rose, Mother, Divorce Broker, Divorce Coach and Author of Unwanted Nasty Divorces: One passionate mother's quiet revolution of discovery. How to end the struggle of divorce and survive the journey. Part II - Dr Gagnon will talk about strategies towards Financial Independence and how Financial Health affect our Lifestyle Choices Please register for the seminar and childcare by calling the office at  514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca

2nd Annual Spring Bazaar

Saturday, April 28
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is open to rent tables at the Bazaar! Please contact Judy at events@wiwc.ca or call the office 514-695-8529.

The Auction Item List is Here!

Here is the list of items and their donors for our November 10th Silent Auction! This list will be updated as more items come in.  Buy your tickets at the door for $15.00 New this year, our door prizes include a free course at the WIWC! Win your next course for free just by coming along to the auction!   Category Name Company Item Children Funky Toys & Co. A selection of Lego items Funky Toys & Co. A selection of Lego items Funky Toys & Co. A selection of toys Funky Toys & Co. A selection of toys Funky Toys & Co. A selection of toys Funky Toys & Co. NHL ...

Watch this space for upcoming support groups!

We will be running two new support groups as well as Healing Together and the New Moms meetings. Watch this space for details about the groups and information on how you can join starting next week!

Information for West Island Resources Available Online!

  Visit the new West Island Resources Facebook group to see what resources are available on the West Island for you and your family and, alternatively, add your own resource!

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance. We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.

Living Your Life with Emotional Intelligence

Learn how to strengthen your emotional intelligence (EI) with this 8-week support group. Topics covered include the five aspects of EI; why we act-react in various situations; the role of the past; and how we share our feelings with others. Come share your personal reflections and challenges, participate in group discussions, and learn how to use your EI skills in different aspects of your life. The group is facilitated by Yasmina E. Jimenez, founder, coach and speaker at M.Y. WORK-SHOP and senior business coach at The Achievement Centre of Montreal. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on April 13. The groups are ...

Support Group: Unlock Your Potential, Find Your JOY

What do you think the journey of life is all about? How well does your journey reflect that definition? Using the energy leadership theory developed by Master Certified Coach Dr. Bruce Schneider, this 8-week support group explores how our specific energy level affects how we think and act. Learn how you can shift your thinking and bring a new level of awareness, joy and satisfaction into your life. It is time to unlock your unlimited potential and be who you came into this life to be! The group is facilitated by Sherry Nash, a certified professional coach and Reiki master. Meetings will take place on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on April ...

West Island Lakers Basketball

The West Island Lakers Basketball Association (WILBA) is a non-profit organization which was started in the 1960’s. WILBA is committed in doing what is right for the players. Membership has grown to over 900 members, starting at pre-novice, 6 years of age, up through juvenile,18 years of age (house league). A girls league was started in 1999. Coaches and assistant coaches receive training through clinics. The referees and minor official staff are developed from within the organization. The association offers an excellent house league as well as a competitive intercity program. The house league season starts in October and goes through till the ...

Fall 8-week support groups starting soon!

Join one of our 8-week support groups this fall!  Registration is now open for "Dealing with Separation and Divorce" " and "Cultivating the Habits of Supremely Happy People."  The groups get underway the week of September 26, so act now! For more info, click here.