1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Columba Church Hall (adjacent to the kitchen)
Breastfeeding moms, new moms, and expectant moms are invited to drop by the weekly breastfeeding clinic run by our local health service (CIUSSS ODIM/MWI IUHSSC). It’s a great opportunity to meet other moms, weigh your baby, and discuss your health questions with a nurse. Different topics will be discussed, depending on the needs of the group. A nourishing drop-in for mom and baby/child! Spouses supporting their breastfeeding partners are welcome too!
For more information, please ...
Visit the new West Island Resources Facebook group to see what resources are available on the West Island for you and your family and, alternatively, add your own resource!
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.
We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.
Volunteers Needed for St. Columba's Window Marché
Every Friday, volunteers from St. Columba Church set up a lovely window market in our shared hallway where they sell fresh baked goods, soups, and conveniently-packaged meals to go. Members who participate in Friday classes have no doubt seen and enjoyed the Marché! St. Columba considers the Marché an outreach and fellowship activity with the Women's Centre and the community at large.
St. Columba is looking for more volunteers to help with this initiative. Volunteers are needed:
Thursday afternoons from 1-4 ...
The West Island Lakers Basketball Association (WILBA) is a non-profit organization which was started in the 1960’s. WILBA is committed in doing what is right for the players. Membership has grown to over 900 members, starting at pre-novice, 6 years of age, up through juvenile,18 years of age (house league). A girls league was started in 1999.
Coaches and assistant coaches receive training through clinics. The referees and minor official staff are developed from within the organization.
The association offers an excellent house league as well as a competitive interc...
The CALACS de l’Ouest de l’Île is a non-profit feminist organization with a mission of supporting female victims of sexual assault and providing prevention services to the community.
For more information about the support and services available at this organization, please get in touch with the West Island CALACS:
Tel : 514-684-2198
Fax : 514-684-4703
4894 Boul. Des Sources
CP 43536, Roxboro, DDO
We are proud to announce the re-establishment of Block Parents in our community, thanks to the initiative of one parent planting a seed and watching it grow into public interest on the West Island and, finally, into community groups.
In Pointe-Claire, we started as a few parents interested in developing and maintaining our small-town feel of community while dealing with a larger-city population. Seeing as knowing thy neighbour is not always that easy, particularly when there are 31 000 of them, we had to look to other ways we could bring the community together to create ...
The West Island Community Resource Centre (CRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving individual and collective well-being in the West Island. It provides an information and referral service and strengthens and supports the development of the West Island community in collaboration with community partners.
CRC services and activities include:
A community information and referral service by phone, in person, and on-line at www.crcinfo.ca
Publication of specialized resource guides (for seniors, and youth).
A community event calendar and complete ...
On Monday, November 3rd, the McGill University Health Centre's My Tool Box "Chronic Pain Self-Management" workshops start at the Pointe-Claire Library from 1:30-4 PM. These fun, free, informative 6-week workshops are taught by certified volunteer leaders who have chronic conditions themselves. Learn to live well despite your chronic pain! There are a few spaces left in the workshop series. Register by calling 514-934-1934, ext. 71585 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent philanthropic organization that raises donations from the public to support a vast network of community agencies that help individuals and families in a situation of poverty and social exclusion in Laval, on the Island of Montreal, and on part of the South Shore.
Growing Together/Grandir Ensemble (formerly known at the Early Childhood Network of Lac St-Louis/Dorval) offers a number of activities for parents. They include parent meet ups and free workshops for parents of children 0-5 years.
In the coming months, the Women's Centre will be hosting:
How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
A FREE 3-Part Parenting Workshop
Workshop 1: Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings on Saturday, November 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Workshop 2: Engaging Cooperation on Saturday, December 3 from 9:30 ...
West Island Citizen Advocacy is a registered charitable, non-profit community group whose mission is to recruit, screen, train, match and follow-up volunteer citizen advocates who work one-to-one or on a team with persons who are handicapped or are disadvantaged in our community.
Website: volunteerwica.com (English) and benevolepcbo.com (French)
Address: 68, Prince Edward, Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9R 4C7
Tél: (514) 694-5850 Fax: (514) 694-1867
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 ...
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 email@example.com.
Visit their website www.novawi.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit their website www.familyresourcecenter.qc.ca