30 results for author: Donna Pare

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.

Creating a Calm and Meaningful Life

Do you sometimes feel like life is moving too fast and getting stuff done takes precedence over purposeful being? It's time to slow down, tune in to yourself, and get back to the essence of who you really are.  In this 8-week support group, you will join a circle of women devoted to redefining what makes us feel whole and alive. We will draw on visualization and the power of a circle to actively work on creating meaning -- even in our busy lives.  The group will be facilitated by Isabelle Sayed, juicy living coach. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on September 30, 2015. The group is free of ...

Map Your Journey to Reach Your Goals

Trying to find direction in your life? Join this 8-week support group to discover yourself, find out what you really want to accomplish, and navigate the path to achieving your dreams. Learn how to recognize and break down the barriers within yourself and in your life that are preventing you from achieving these goals. This support group uses unique tools to help you structure the pathway to your accomplishments. You can apply these same methods to many other situations in your life.  The group will be facilitated by Khnsa Khera, B.Sc. (Psychology).  Meetings will take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on Septe...

Pointe-Claire Block Parents

We are proud to announce the re-establishment of Block Parents in our community, thanks to the initiative of one parent planting a seed and watching it grow into public interest on the West Island and, finally, into community groups. In Pointe-Claire, we started as a few parents interested in developing and maintaining our small-town feel of community while dealing with a larger-city population. Seeing as knowing thy neighbour is not always that easy, particularly when there are 31 000 of them, we had to look to other ways we could bring the community together to create a safe and pleasant environment for the people of Pointe-Claire. By bringing ...

Game afternoon!

Hey come and join us for a fun afternoon this year!

Please join us for the Polytechnique Vigil

Please join the West Island Women’s Centre and St Columba-by-the-Lake Church for our 25th Anniversary  December 6 Vigil for the victims of the Polytechnique massacre and all victims of violence.   Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church 11 Rodney Avenue, Pointe-Claire   Reflection by Ann Papayoti Musical Performances by Kerry-Anne Kutz and Friends   All are Welcome

Around The Centre

News from the Women’s Centre Welcome to the beginning of a very special year at the West Island Women’s Centre! This year, we celebrate our organization’s 40th anniversary. We have arrived at this important milestone thanks to a huge number of women. From the small group who worked together to create our organization back in 1975 to last year’s stellar team of volunteers and staff, the Women’s Centre’s story is filled with hardworking and inspiring women. And with the help of our members and staff, our story will continue for many more years to come. Let the celebrations begin! The Last Time We Met... But before we make that leap ...


Check out our Fall 2015 Courses! Click here to see the Fall 2015 course schedule.

Centraide of Greater Montreal

Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent philanthropic organization that raises donations from the public to support a vast network of community agencies that help individuals and families in a situation of poverty and social exclusion in Laval, on the Island of Montreal, and on part of the South Shore.

April Activities in Childcare are here!

Week 1: It will be a busy Monday through Thursday with making baskets, bunny hats, and hatching chicks as well as making Passover place mats and Seder cups. There will also be an Easter egg hunt on Thursday! Week 2: In honour of Earth Day on Tuesday we will be learning how to recycle using things found on the ground ( sticks, acorns etc.) and turn them into creative art. It would be great if each child brought in one or two small items that they found to turn into their own creation or collage. The latter part of the week we will paint and decorate Cherry blossom trees and learn about the importance of taking care of trees and our ...

Gift certificates now available!

The West Island Women's Centre now has gift certificates available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100! These would make a perfect holiday or birthday gift for any woman. To purchase one just come into the office during regular hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We accept cheques and cash only. Our gift certificates can be used for membership and course fees. Gift certificates are non-refundable and unused balances cannot be exchanged for cash but can be applied to courses in future sessions. In the case of course cancellations, used amounts will be re-applied to the certificate.

Flex Workshop 1: You and the Importance of a Notarized Will and Mandate

We all want our best for our families and strive to keep them safe and protected. What happens if you become incapacitated? How can you protect yourself and your loved ones? How do wills and mandates differ? In this informative workshop, notary Sabrini Crespi will review the benefits of having these documents done and touch on some of the consequences of not doing so. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 9th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.