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Thanksgiving Closure Reminder

Friendly reminder that the Centre will be closed and there will be no online classes this Saturday October 7th as well as Monday October 9th. Have a lovely long weekend surrounded by family and friends!

Fall 2023 Community Outreach Schedule – Free Activities

The Women’s Centre endeavors to provide support to all of the women who seek its services – mothers, women with part-time or full-time jobs outside the home, seniors, and women in financial difficulty. Our free outreach initiatives include support groups, Moms & tots activities, seniors groups, language classes, female adolescent programs and programs for women who have recently immigrated to our country. The groups are free of charge, but donations are welcomed. Registration is required. Space is limited. Click on the activity to see the description. Call the office at 514-695-8529 to inquire about waiting lists for FULL activi...

Free Mini-Session – New Satellite Location

Classes are open to all, with priority given to Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents. Registration required More to come!

Free Seminars

All of the Women’s Centre’s seminars are free and open to the general public Hot and Bothered/ What No One Tells You About Menopause How to feel like yourself again! Presented by: Alexandro Zarruck MD, MSC, FRCP(C) Dr. Alexandro Ricardo Zarruk has been practicing in the West Island and Hudson for close to ten years. He graduated from Boston University where he completed a Residency in Internal Medicine with interest in Endocrinology. He also completed training at the University of Ottawa. He is associated with the Lakeshore General Hospital and has offices in both Vaudreuil and Hudson. He is a member of the American College ...

Moms & Tots Playgroups/Conversation and Support Groups

Time for Two playgroups Since October 2005, we have been offering Time for Two, an arts and crafts program for young families in the CLSC Lac St. Louis territory. The purpose of this activity is to break isolation and support all families. Time for Two encourages a positive and joyful experience to share between mother and child. An additional benefit of the project is the opportunity for mothers to interact with each other and to have a very positive mother-child relationship. Mothers help to create an enriching environment in which their child can learn and grow. With the help of the instructor, they also learn to incorporate reading and ...

Language Courses

Converse in French for Intermediates NOW IN TWO LOCATIONS! Comment allez-vous aujourd’hui? This FREE course is designed for women wanting to improve their skills in French, helping to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The aim of this class is to improve listening and speaking skills for conversation. A large amount of time is dedicated to addressing your specific needs (professional conversation, informal and formal conversation, etc.) that each participant can benefit from. Don’t miss this great opportunity to improve your French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Instructor : Hasnaa Rzouzi, Baccalauréat ...

Free Support Groups

The Women’s Centre’s support groups offer women the psychological and emotional support they need to take up a new challenge, handle a problem, or further develop as individuals. Participants share their experience, support each other, and receive information and advice. The groups are free of charge, but donations are welcomed. For information and to register: Dealing with Separation and Divorce Healing Together Perinatal Loss Support Group Infertility Support Group New Baby Conversation and Support Group

Time for Two South

Free/ In-person at the WIWC, 11 Av. Rodney, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4L8 Fridays, 9:00-11:00 April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9 Register Here New Partnership Nourri-Source will be hosting their Halte-allaitement during Time for Two South. Do you need help with breastfeeding? Come meet our breastfeeding support volunteers and a lactation consultant IBCLC to ask all of your questions and meet with other parents. For more info about Nourri-Source: info@nourrisourcemontreal.org All required health and safety regulations from Quebec Public Health will be in place.

Infertility Support Group – Spring 2023

The hope of this group would be to bring together women who know each other's struggles and to make it known that they are not alone.

Employment Connections Workshop

NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED SHORTLY Are you looking to get into the workforce but don’t know where to start? Are you working at an unfulfilling job, and dreaming of finding something better? This free online workshop is for any woman that’s looking for employment, needing help to prepare for interviews, and would like guidance through the job search process The WIWC Employment Connections Workshop is designed to guide you through the job search process by helping you:Create a dynamic CV and cover letterPractice your interview skillsCreate a Linkedin profile, and explore how to use itFigure out what kind of work is best for you Thanks to ...

55 Up! Women’s Group – Spring 2023

The format for this free group is social and conversational. We sometimes just chat, but we also have facilitators lead us in crafts, or present on a topic of interest. Once per month we get together in the kitchen and make a meal which is donated to a local food security organization such as the West Island Mission. Come and enjoy connecting with other women from our community and breaking out of isolation. Join us for coffee, tea, and company! April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9 Register Here Info: Nadia Prevost, WIWC Outreach Coordinator outreach@wiwc.ca.

Support Group Facilitators

On-going, from September to May Every session, the West Island Women's Centre offers both weekly and monthly support groups to all women of the larger community. We are currently accepting proposals for 8-week support groups. Our support group facilitators provide content, guidance, and encourage discussion and sharing. It is crucial for the facilitator to create a safe space for women participating to be heard and feel validated. Examples of support groups that have been offered in the past: Journey of Self-DiscoveryHealing RelationshipsParenting a Child with Learning DifficultiesCaring For an Aging Parent To submit a proposal, ...

Time for Two North

Free / In-person at 4902 Saint-Charles Blvd, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 3E3For women residing in Pierrefonds, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, and L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30  April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13 Register Here

Dealing with Separation and Divorce – Spring 2023

This discussion-based support group offers hope and healing as it examines the realities and stages of separation and divorce.

Making New Connections Workshops this Fall

Women who are new to Canada are invited to join our 5-week Making New Connections workshops on Tuesday afternoons at Place Cartier's Riverdale Campus this fall. Here are the dates and topics: November 5: Sharing Your Story Coming to Canada November 12: How YOU Can Make a Difference with a special guest from Volunteer West Island November 19: Job Searching CV writing, interview skills November 26: Women's Health What you should know December 3: Discover Your Community! Leisure, health and social services These free workshops take place from 1 to 2 p.m. at Riverdale High School, 5060 Sources Boulevard, Pierrefonds. Bring your ...