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Job Posting for WIWC Executive Director

The West Island Women's Centre has an opening for an Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the West Island Women’s Centre. The Executive Director leads a professional team to ensure the administration, program deliveries, and execution of the strategic plan of the organization, allowing the Centre to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of women. Other key duties include coordinating fundraising, marketing, and community outreach efforts. For the job posting, click here.

WIWC 2022 Annual General Meeting

Register Today for our Upcoming 2022 WIWC AGM Thursday, June 16, 7:00pm/ Online via Zoom Register today! Mark your calendars for our upcoming 2022 Annual General Meeting for the West Island Women’s Centre. We are looking forward to having you join us online through Zoom! Come hear about what we have accomplished over the past year, elect the Board of Directors, review our financials and Annual Report, and learn more about how we are planning on adapting and growing our programming in the fall.  Closer to the date of the AGM, we will then send you the secure link to the AGM meeting on Zoom.  Some of the important ...

Holiday Closure Reminder

Please note that the West Island Women's Centre will be closed and there are no classes on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th.

WEST ISLAND WOMEN’S FORUM 2022

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th AT 7:00 P.M. FREE ON ZOOM REGISTER NOW Join us as we mark International Women’s Day during this engaging and informative webinar. This is an opportunity for our community to come together. We will welcome Wanjira Njenga who will tell the tale of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Our other speaker will be Liane Berry, who provides women with a safe housing alternative after completing an addiction treatment program, empowering them to become self-sufficient through learning, leadership, companionship, and service. Both speakers will focus on this year’s theme of “A world free of bias, stereotypes ...

New Free Course! Employment Connections Workshop

Are you looking to get into the workforce but don’t know where to start? Are you working an unfulfilling job, and dreaming of finding something better? This 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 Important information: There will be no workshop on ...

Informations importantes sur nos cours d’hiver

COURS EN PERSONNE À L'INTÉRIEUR :Compte tenu de l'évolution rapide de la situation en termes de santé publique, le conseil d'administration du WIWC a décidé de transférer tous les cours intérieurs en personne du Centre en ligne pour le mois de janvier. Nous réévaluerons la situation à la mi-janvier, dans le but de ramener ces cours en personne dès que possible. Nous confirmerons toutes les informations relatives au zoom en ligne le 6 janvier (lorsque le bureau du Centre rouvrira après les vacances). Tous les participants inscrits auront reçu aujourd'hui un avis du Centre concernant ces ajustements. COURS EXTÉRIEURS :Nous allons ...

Important Information about our Winter Session (February Update)

Public Health Guidelines for In-Person Programming: With a return to in-person programming, please make sure that you do not attend your class if you are exhibiting any Covid-related symptoms or you have come into contact with a positive case. Please follow public health guidelines before returning to the Centre.When you enter the Centre and you are moving around the building, please ensure that you are wearing a mask. Specific masking guidelines for each type of programming have been sent to participants before in-person classes begin.Please ensure that you respect the physical distancing guidelines of 2 meters If you test positive and have ...

WIWC Holiday Baskets 2021

Thank you for your support! Our Centre is putting together Holiday Baskets for five families in our community this December (through the West Island Assistance Fund and Nourishment for Hope) and we are donating additional items to support women and children with the West Island Mission. We greatly appreciated all your contributions and donations. Thank you for supporting families in our community!

WIWC Participant Code of Code

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 1.1          Participants (both members and non-members) in West Island Women’s Centre activities shall conduct themselves with integrity and respect the Centre’s values of fostering a community for women which is open to all — without regard to age, race, or socio-economic background. 1.2          Participants in West Island Women’s Centre activities shall refrain from unacceptable behaviour including but not limited to: harassment of Centre staff, volunteers, members, and activity participants; disregarding the Centre’s ...

Spring 2021 Outdoor Fitness Classes

Join us for some safe outdoors exercise this spring! Starting in May we will be offering three outdoor fitness classes: - Running Group: Tuesdays at 6:15 pm from May 4 until June 8 ($31) - Outdoor Stroller Fit: Thursdays at 10 am from May 6 until June 3 ($25) - Fresh Air Fitness: Fridays at 9 am from May 7 until June 11 ($31) Pre-registration starts on April 20 at 9 am and open registration starts on April 21 at 9 am. Each class will have a maximum of 8 participants. Masks are not currently required by government health directives provided that a 2-metre distance from others is maintained at all times. Please note that wearing a ...

Happy Holidays!

The Centre will be closed from December 18th until January 4th. However, you can access our registration platform during this time to sign up in time for your courses. We wish you and your family a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable holiday.  We really look forward to coming all back together in the new year.

12 Days of Holiday Fun

Each day on Facebook, we will post a new opportunity to discover the wonderful and amazing parts of our lives. For those not on Facebook, we wanted to share with you what we will post each day. Day 1: There are many parks and green spaces around the West Island - send us a photo of your favourite place! Day 2: What's your favourite holiday treat? Send us a photo of what you most enjoy during this season. Day 3: What was your favourite winter activity when you were young? Snow angels, snowmen, discovering holiday lights in your neighbourhood? Share with a photo of you enjoying your favourite childhood winter experience! Day ...

Monday Playgroup

Come join us for our small free mother and child WIWC Playgroup with Iva on Mondays @10:30a.m. Register today to make sure that you get a place for you and your child - maximum 6 children will be in this playgroup.http://bit.ly/IvaPlay Mondays @10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30 (no group on Thanksgiving Monday) Each child will get a free art kit, generously donated to us by our friends at the African Canadian Development and Prevention Network-ACDPN! Each family must follow all Centre health and safety protocols. We will hold this activity outdoors, weather permitting. To learn ...

WIWC Update: October 6th

Dear West Island Women's Centre members, We have received new regulations from the Quebec government regarding in-person gatherings. As of today, all fitness and recreational in-person activities at the Centre will be paused until October 28th. All our online classes will continue as scheduled. A majority of our in-person classes at the Centre were developed with the possibility of potentially going online in the case of a required shutdown. Our team will be contacting all in-person class participants to explain how we will proceed going forward. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we adapt our programming during this period. ...

West Island Women’s Forum: Speakers

PAULA M. TOLEDO, Singer-songwriter, writer, speaker and mental health facilitator Paula M. Toledo is a Social Entrepreneur; singer-songwriter, writer, speaker and mental health facilitator using the power of wonder, play and art to promote mental well-being. She is a Canadian Mental Health Association Advisor for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and appears as a correspondent on GlobalTV News Montreal. She is Founder of The SocialWell Collective, a community that encourages in person ‘net-playing’; a form of truly connecting with each other face-to-face, as a means to support social bonding and well-being. She is a TEDx ...