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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.

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 ...

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 Participant Code of Conduct

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 ...

Time for Two

Stay tuned to find out when our Time for Two Playgroup will resume! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this activity, please contact childcare@wiwc.ca.  

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. ...

Social Engagement: How to use the power of play for resilience and recovery

3-4 p.m. Session Are you looking for ways to become more present and energized in your life through building personal connections? Is it getting more difficult to find ways to connect with people in your own community? This session will explore the power of in-person and face-to-face connections to build resilience, reduce social isolation, and improve mental well-being. Presenter: Paula M. Toledo 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 ...

Supporting women in the West Island: Services that strengthen our community

Are you interested in learning more about services that support women in the West Island? Do you want to learn about how you can be more engaged in our community and further strengthen causes that support women? Discover how West Island organizations are improving the quality of life for women across our community. 2-3 p.m. Session

Finding the strength to continue being strong: Caregivers of children with challenging needs

3-4 p.m. Session Raising a child that has challenging needs can mean drawing upon a lot of personal strength and resources. This session will cover how to take care of yourself so that you can continue to be strong for your own child. Presenter: Lyne Charlebois A McGill University graduate, Lyne Charlebois has been working in early childhood with a disadvantaged population for over 15 years. She began her financial career at Laurentian Bank, where she remained for eight years, before devoting herself to educating her two young sons who were born with Tourette Syndrome. Treasurer and bookkeeper for a nursery school for many years, Lyne ...

Finding the support that you need as a caregiver for a senior

2-3 p.m. Session Are you looking after a senior family member or friend? Is it becoming harder to find ways to get support for yourself in a challenging situation? Whether you are providing emotional or physical support to someone in your life, this session will explore how you can find the support that you need and the resources available for caregivers. Presenter: Anne Mackay Anne Mackay is the medical transport coordinator for the N.D.G. Senior Citizens’ Council. She is also the NDGSCC representative for “One Voice” Community group, a group of ten different community organizations working collectively to share information to improve ...

Navigating the world of social media: How to build an online community

3-4 p.m. Session Whether you are using social media for fun or for your professional life, this session will cover how to become more engaged online with your community. This session is for anyone looking to discover how to promote your ideas, causes close to your heart, or your business online through the experience of a professional blogger and media personality. Presenter: Rhonda Massad It is with dedication, heart and boundless energy that master connector, Rhonda Massad can be seen all over the West Island, camera in tow, meeting new people, covering local events, highlighting people, businesses and charities. Rhonda always brings a ...