Outreach

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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 outreach initiatives are an opportunity to reach women who are not served in great numbers by our core women’s program. These groups include female adolescents and women who have recently immigrated to our country.

 


55 Up! Conversation Group

Starting on Friday September 17th at 1pm 55 Up! is back with a new facilitator! Join us for this open-topic conversation group, where you will be able to exchange about subjects and issues that you face in your day-to-day lives. Come and enjoy connecting with other women from our community; break out of isolation and create friendships. REGISTER TODAY! https://bit.ly/ConvGrFall21Reg The 55 Up Women’s Group will meet outside of the West Island Women’s Centre. We have installed a tent that will provide an open and airy space while having outdoor ...

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Time for Two – Online!

NEW! Online Time for Two. An online version of our popular free Time for Two program begins Friday, April 9, 2021. During this fun activity, you and your child will make a craft, read a story and have time together with other local mothers! Join us each Friday morning from 10 to 11am online via Zoom. A free craft kit will be prepared for each family every month. That way you will have access to all the materials that Iva will use during each session. In addition to stories and crafts, there will be engaging educational activities for your little ones each ...

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Support Groups

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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. Registration is required. To join a group, please call the Women’s Centre’s Outreach Line at 514-781-8529 or e-mail outreach@wiwc.ca. Space is limited. Dealing with Separation and Divorce Women in Isolation New ...

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WIWC Connection Program Survey

The Centre has heard from women looking for volunteer opportunities. Some wish to support the organization, while others are hoping to relieve their feelings of isolation. As part of our search for innovative measures through which community members can remain engaged, we are launching an intergenerational connection program. With their life experiences, seniors represent an untapped source of support. Be it personal or professional, we could all benefit from their knowledge. Conversely, women of other generations can provide support and companionship, ...

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Dealing with Separation and Divorce – Fall 2021 Dates

Day and Time: Mondays Jan 18, 25- Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22- March 8, 15 Facilitator: Ann Papayoti, PCC (Professional Certified Coach) and co-author of the soon to be released self-help book, The Gift of Shift. This 8-week discussion-based support group offers hope ...

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Support Group Facilitators

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 ...

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Courses begin on September 21st!

We are excited to announce that the West Island Women's Centre will reopen for classes starting on September 21st! We will have courses at the Centre with physical distancing measures put in place, as well as outside classes. We will also offer a great selection of online courses. For weekday daytime courses at the Centre, our free childcare service will be available with all safety protocols put into place. Stay tuned for the launch of the course schedule and descriptions on Wednesday August 26th. Pre-registration for current members begins on September 8th, and open ...

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Participate in our Seniors’ Social Hour on Fridays

Are you, or a senior in your life, in need of some social contact this fall? We are very pleased to have a Senior Social Hour every Friday at 1pm at the West Island Women's Centre. It will start on Friday, September 25th. All physical distancing measures will be in place, with the group meeting outside as much as possible. This activity is free and anyone interested can register with Nadia at outreach@wiwc.ca or by calling 514-781-8529.Come join us for informal discussions, a chance to meet others in similar situations, and a relaxed atmosphere that is safe. ...

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West Island Women’s Forum

Participants can choose to attend just one session or any number of the sessions throughout the week On Saturday March 13, 2021, the West Island Women’s Centre will launch the West Island Women's Forum. Throughout the week (March 14 to 17), we will hold daily webinars and online discussion forums that will cover a range of topics related to supporting women during this new reality. Digital Launch of the West Island Women's ForumSaturday, March 13, 2021: Welcome messages, information, and resources will become available on March 13th. Then, throughout the week ...

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New Moms Online Support Group – Fall 2021 Dates

Join us for our monthly online support group for new moms. Come talk, share, and connect with other new moms. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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Young Families

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, especially those headed by young mothers, low-income families, or recent immigrant families in Canada. 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 ...

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Healing Together Online Support Group – Fall 2021 Dates

Healing Together is an evening online support group for women dealing with miscarriage, still birth or infant death.

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Free seminar: Laughter Wellness

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In this workshop you will learn about the incredible benefits laughter has on the mind and body. You will be guided through warm-up exercises and during the workout will alternate between laughter exercises, rhythmic clapping, and deep breathing exercises. They are designed to simulate laughter in a group setting with eye contact, childlike playfulness allowing for real, contagious hearty laughter to flow from the body. Throughout the exercises, positive energy builds and positive feelings emerge. Come and experience this very fun and interactive workshop in a safe ...

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Fertility Awareness Seminar

Serena Quebec is the only organization dedicated to natural fertility in Quebec. Recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services and supervised by consulting physicians, supported by a network of volunteers in several areas, the non-profit organization founded in 1955, specializing in the Symptothermal Method is offering a Free Seminar at WIWC. Come to learn about Fertility Awareness and ask all your questions. Free Seminar : Tuesday, February 19, 2019  @ 1 to 3 p.m. Free childcare for preschool-aged children is also available, but you must ...

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Separation – Women’s Wealth and Wisdom Seminar Part 2

January 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ravit Rose, Mother, Divorce Broker, Divorce Coach and Author of Unwanted Nasty Divorces: One passionate mother's quiet revolution of discovery. How to end the struggle of divorce and survive the journey. Part II - Dr Gagnon will talk about strategies towards Financial Independence and how Financial Health affect our Lifestyle Choices Please register for the seminar and childcare by calling the office at  514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca

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