The Women’s Centre endeavors to provide support to all of the women who seek its services – mothers, women with part-time or full-time jobs outside the home, seniors, and women in financial difficulty. Our free outreach initiatives include support groups, Moms & tots activities, seniors groups, language classes, female adolescent programs and programs for women who have recently immigrated to our country.
The groups are free of charge, but donations are welcomed. Registration is required. Space is limited.
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Classes are open to all, with priority given to Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents.
More to come!
All of the Women’s Centre’s seminars are free and open to the general public
Hot and Bothered/ What No One Tells You About Menopause
How to feel like yourself again!
Alexandro Zarruck MD, MSC, FRCP(C)
Dr. Alexandro Ricardo Zarruk has been practicing in the West Island and Hudson for close to ten years. He graduated from Boston University where he completed a Residency in Internal Medicine with interest in Endocrinology. He also completed training at the University of Ottawa. He is associated with the Lakeshore General Hospital and has ...
Nourri-Source offers free Breastfeeding Drop-Ins at the Centre with nurses from CLSC Lac St. Louis and a IBCLC lactation consultant.
Weekly on Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30am
beginning September 8th until December 15th, 2023West Island Women's Centre,11 Av. Rodney, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4L8, Canada
What is a breastfeeding drop-in?
A friendly place where mothers-to-be, young mothers, fathers and siblings are welcomed to share their breastfeeding experience and receive the support they need.
Allows you to meet breastfeeding mentors or health professionals ...
Time for Two playgroups
Since October 2005, we have been offering Time for Two, an arts and crafts program for young families in the CLSC Lac St. Louis territory. The purpose of this activity is to break isolation and support all families.
Time for Two encourages a positive and joyful experience to share between mother and child. An additional benefit of the project is the opportunity for mothers to interact with each other and to have a very positive mother-child relationship. Mothers help to create an enriching environment in which their child can learn and ...
Converse in French for Intermediates
NOW IN TWO LOCATIONS!
Comment allez-vous aujourd’hui?
This FREE course is designed for women wanting to improve their skills in French, helping to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The aim of this class is to improve listening and speaking skills for conversation. A large amount of time is dedicated to addressing your specific needs (professional conversation, informal and formal conversation, etc.) that each participant can benefit from.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to improve your French in a ...
The Women’s Centre’s support groups offer women the psychological and emotional support they need to take up a new challenge, handle a problem, or further develop as individuals. Participants share their experience, support each other, and receive information and advice.
The groups are free of charge, but donations are welcomed.
For information and to register:
Dealing with Separation and Divorce
Healing Together Perinatal Loss Support Group
Infertility Support Group
New Baby Conversation and Support Group
Free/ In-person at the WIWC, 11 Av. Rodney, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4L8
April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9
Nourri-Source will be hosting their Halte-allaitement during Time for Two South.
Do you need help with breastfeeding? Come meet our breastfeeding support volunteers and a lactation consultant IBCLC to ask all of your questions and meet with other parents.
For more info about Nourri-Source: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The hope of this group would be to bring together women who know each other's struggles and to make it known that they are not alone.
NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED SHORTLY
Are you looking to get into the workforce but don’t know where to start? Are you working at an unfulfilling job, and dreaming of finding something better? This free online 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 ...
The format for this free group is social and conversational. We sometimes just chat, but we also have facilitators lead us in crafts, or present on a topic of interest. Once per month we get together in the kitchen and make a meal which is donated to a local food security organization such as the West Island Mission.
Come and enjoy connecting with other women from our community and breaking out of isolation. Join us for coffee, tea, and company!
April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9
Info: Nadia Prevost, WIWC Outreach ...
On-going, from September to May
Every session, the West Island Women's Centre offers both weekly and monthly support groups to all women of the larger community.
We are currently accepting proposals for 8-week support groups.
Our support group facilitators provide content, guidance, and encourage discussion and sharing. It is crucial for the facilitator to create a safe space for women participating to be heard and feel validated.
Examples of support groups that have been offered in the past:
Journey of Self-DiscoveryHealing RelationshipsParenting a ...
Join us for our monthly online support group for new moms. Come talk, share, and connect with other new moms. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Free / In-person at 4902 Saint-Charles Blvd, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 3E3For women residing in Pierrefonds, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, and L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève
April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13
This discussion-based support group offers hope and healing as it examines the realities and stages of separation and divorce.