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2022 Holiday Baskets

This year our Centre will be supporting 3 organizations during our Holiday Basket Campaign: West Island Assistance Fund, West Island Women’s Shelter and West Island Mission. We invite all our members, volunteers and supporters to contribute to this campaign and help us, help our community in need! How you can help: Volunteer to help shop, sort, wrap, and/or deliver donated items. Donate NEW toasters for women who are transitioning into apartments from domestic abuse situations. Donate new items for a single mother and her 4 children Drop off non-perishable food and household necessities at the Centre. All donations must be ...

2022 Holiday Baskets Form

All donations must be dropped off at the Centre by Tuesday, December 13th. 

Welcome Event

Our annual Welcome Event returned this year! WIWC staff, board and members came together to toast to new season! It was a chance to meet other members, learn about the Centre's programs, and exchange books and puzzles.

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.  

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 ...

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.