Starting on Friday May 7th at 1pm
We are pleased to announce that we will host a free drop-in women’s group twice a month for women 55 years and up!
Guided by our bilingual facilitator and surrounded by your peers, you will be able to openly exchange about topics 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! http://bit.ly/55UpS21R
The 55 Up Women’s Group will meet outside of the West Island Women’s Centre. We have ...
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 ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Dealing with Separation and Divorce
Women in Isolation
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, ...
Having less social contact due to restrictions of the pandemic is having a profound effect on many of our community members' mental health.
This discussion-led support group is to help women in isolation connect in a meaningful way, learn coping skills and strategies to create balance, find happiness and feel peace in their current reality and beyond.
Day and Time: Mondays, 1:00-2:30
April 19, 26May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31June 7
Facilitator: Ann Papayoti, PCC (Professional Certified Coach) and co-author of the soon to be released self-help book, The Gift of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 email@example.com 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.
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 ...
Join us for our monthly online support group for new moms. Come talk, share, and connect with other new moms. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Healing Together is an evening online support group for women dealing with miscarriage, still birth or infant death.
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 ...
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 ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org