Outreach

Outreach/Sensibilisation


Free Seminars

All of the Women’s Centre’s seminars are free and open to the general public HOW TO MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR BUDGET Post pandemic economy. Rising interest rates. Rising cost of food and essentials. How do you manage your budget in these tough financial times?! Barbara Cieply retired several years ago as a senior account manager at RBC. The most rewarding part of her job was explaining and teaching clients about their banking options, so they could make the best possible informed decisions for themselves. This is what she would like to bring to you ...

Read More


Free Breastfeeding Drop-In

Nourri-Source Ouest de l'Île
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 January 13th until June 18, 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 (nurse, ...

Read More


Winter 2023 Free Community Outreach Schedule

Click Here to Register 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. Click on the group to ...

Read More


Converse in French

Intermediate 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 relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Instructor&nb...

Read More


Free Support Groups

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

Read More


Time for Two South

Free/ In-person at the WIWC, 11 Av. Rodney, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4L8 Fridays, 9:00-11:00 Jan. 13, 20, 27Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24March 3, 17, 24 To register: https://bit.ly/TimeforTwoWIWCW23v2 New Partnership 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: info@nourrisourcemontreal.org All required health ...

Read More


Infertility Support Group – Winter 2023

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.

Read More


Employment Connections Workshop

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 ...

Read More


55 Up! Women’s Group – Winter 2023

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 5, 2023 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! Fridays, 1:00-3:00 Jan. 13, 20, 27Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24March 3, 17, ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


New Baby Conversation and Support Group – Winter 2023 AVAILABLE ONLINE!

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

Read More


Time for Two North

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 Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00  Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28March 14, 21To register:https://bit.ly/TimeforTwoN23v2 All required health and safety regulations from Quebec Public Health will be in place.  

Read More


Dealing with Separation and Divorce – Winter 2023

Support Group Separation & Divorce
This discussion-based support group offers hope and healing as it examines the realities and stages of separation and divorce.

Read More


Making New Connections Workshops this Fall

Women who are new to Canada are invited to join our 5-week Making New Connections workshops on Tuesday afternoons at Place Cartier's Riverdale Campus this fall. Here are the dates and topics: November 5: Sharing Your Story Coming to Canada November 12: How YOU Can Make a Difference with a special guest from Volunteer West Island November 19: Job Searching CV writing, interview skills November 26: Women's Health What you should know December 3: Discover Your Community! Leisure, health and social services These free workshops take place from 1 to 2 ...

Read More


Healing Together Online Support Group – Winter 2023

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

Read More