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Fall 2020 FAQs

Please click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which  cover how we will welcome our community back to the Centre this fall.

ELDOA Flow Stretching

Wednesday 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. Gym ELDOA is an osteopathic stretching technique, learned through specific body positions, to assist in creating micro-millimetres of space between the joints and vertebrae. Proven to reduce pain, prevent back pain and joint issues, reduce compression on the spinal column, improve nerve function, and increase the overall sense of body-wellness. Taught through a flow of positions, this practice allows for increased clarity and body awareness; bringing health to our spine, improving our posture, and increasing confidence and well-being. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Important information: The WIWC childcare ...


Monday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gym A great way to gain flexibility and leaner, stronger muscles while discovering your artistic side! No dance experience required. Have fun and get fit in an all-inclusive non-judgmental environment. Classes taught with an individualized approach to suit your personal needs and goals. Important information: The WIWC childcare service is not available during evening courses. Please wear ballet slippers or bare feet and bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Jessica Cumberbirch, Diploma from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Register for Balletvolution.  

Welcome Event

Every fall, we invite new and returning members to get together with other members, instructors and staff for tea, coffee, treats and lively conversation! A great opportunity to find out more about what's happening at the Centre! For more information: events@wiwc.ca  

Spring 2020 Dates to Remember

• Week of March 2 Course List will be posted to website.
March 6, Deadline to become a member to pre-register.
• Pre-Registration for members starts March 9 at 7 p.m.
• Open registration March 16 at 7 p.m. Non-members are invited to join the Centre and register for the spring session.

Summer Break

As we close out the past Centre year, we would like to thank all our members, participants, instructors, facilitators, supporters, volunteers, committee members, staff, and our Board. Your support means the world to us! The West Island Women's Centre closes for the summer on June 23 and re-opens on August 23. Our fall schedule will be available on the week of August 2, and registration will begin on August 27. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Schedule at a Glance – Winter 2018

Check out our new shedule!

Still time to register!

It's not too late to sign up for the winter 2018 session. Registration continues during office hours (8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.) and courses start the week of January 15th. The winter session takes place from January 15 to March 30, 2018 (10 weeks) Note: There are no classes from March 5 to 9 (Spring Break). Click here to see our Winter 2018 Schedule

Winter 2018 Registration Coming Soon!

Looking for something to do this winter? Why not some daytime and evening courses at the Centre? There will be something for everyone -- fitness and yoga classes, mom and child classes, personal development courses, and some fun leisure courses too! Find out when you can register and more here.

Free Childcare

The Women’s Centre’s free childcare service is highly valued by our members. It enables mothers with preschool-aged children to participate in our daytime courses and activities. The service is available for all registered children from birth to 5 years. When space permits, the service is also available for school-aged children up to 8 years of age on board-wide pedagogical days. Suggestions are always welcome! Written suggestions can be left in the office for the Childcare Director. If you have any questions about our childcare service, please call the office at 514-695-8529.

Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women in Quebec? The Ministry of Health and Social Services offers free breast cancer screening to all women aged 50 to 69 who have never had breast cancer. The programme is called the Programme québécois de dépistage du cancer du sein (PQDCS). Participants are entitled to a free mammogram every two years. If you are between 40 and 49, you can have one free screening mammogram a year provided you have a prescription from your doctor. The mammograms take place at designated screening centers. On the West Island, the location is: Centre de radiologie West Island ...

NOVA West Island

NOVA West Island offers palliative and oncology care, adult and children bereavement support groups, home support services, and an adult day centre. The services are provided by a team of registered nurses, health aides, programme specialists and volunteers.  Nova West Island is located at 447 Beaconsfield Boulevard, H9W 4C2. For more information, please call 514-695-8335 or e-mail info@novawi.org. Visit their website www.novawi.org

Family Resource Centre

Located at 9665 Gouin Boulevard, the Family Resource Center offers a number of services to help children achieve success – both academically and socially. Programmes include individual social and/or study skills sessions, monthly workshops for pre-teens, a girls’ social and study skills group, and parent strategy workshops. For more information, call 514-685-5912 or e-mail info@familyresourcecenter.qc.ca Visit their website www.familyresourcecenter.qc.ca

Body Factory – Medium Intensity

Thursday 9:50 - 10:50 a.m.  Gym This is an overall strength and endurance class. Using weights, tubing, and the step, this will help sculpt muscles and enhance conditioning. This class will be a workout from head to toe. Important information: Hand-held weights are required. Tubing and steps are provided by the Women’s Centre. Instructor: Sue Jollimore, CAN-FIT-PRO Register for Body Factory - Medium Intensity.

Circle Time with Mom (12 – 24 mos. with Mom)

Thursday 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom This class will introduce toddlers to a variety of play materials where they can learn, grow, and discover the world around them. Sensory activities that include touching different textures and handling different types of items will be involved. Each week is theme based and will include songs and finger plays, a fun learning activity, an art project and a hands-on activity. Moms will be provided with ideas and/or activities to take home with them to foster their child's growth, development, and senses. Time will also be set aside for Moms to discuss popular baby topics. Children must be 12 months of ...