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Community Outreach – Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Community Outreach Coordinator Type of Position: Contract, 6 hours/week Duration: Immediately to March 31, renewable after evaluation  Location: Pointe-Claire (West Island)  Summary of Position Reporting to the Community Outreach Coordinator, the Community Outreach- Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for all community outreach programs. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for researching the needs of the women of the community and developing new outreach activities that are in keeping with the WIWC’s ...

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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 ...

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Holiday Closure Reminder

Please note that the West Island Women's Centre will be closed and there are no classes on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th.

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New Free Course! Employment Connections Workshop

Are you looking to get into the workforce but don’t know where to start? Are you working an unfulfilling job, and dreaming of finding something better? This 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 explore how to use itFigure out what kind of ...

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WIWC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The office is open until Tuesday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m., when the West Island Women’s Centre will close for the holiday break. The office will re-open on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and most courses will begin the week of January 10th. Our online course participants will receive their login details during the week prior to the start of classes. For our in-person courses, if there is a need to move them online, we will be ready to do so. For any urgent inquiries, please email womenscentre@wiwc.ca. For all other inquiries, we will respond once the office is open ...

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Important Information about our Winter Session (February Update)

Public Health Guidelines for In-Person Programming: With a return to in-person programming, please make sure that you do not attend your class if you are exhibiting any Covid-related symptoms or you have come into contact with a positive case. Please follow public health guidelines before returning to the Centre.When you enter the Centre and you are moving around the building, please ensure that you are wearing a mask. Specific masking guidelines for each type of programming have been sent to participants before in-person classes begin.Please ensure that you respect ...

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Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Click here to register Important information on our upcoming Spring 2021 session: Our Spring 2021 courses will take place online, mostly through Zoom.The membership fee for programming from January to June 2021 is $5.Courses begin April 12. There are no classes May 22 and 24. This year some of our fitness and yoga courses, marked below with an asterisk, will be offered in a virtual drop-in class bundle. The price of the bundle is $40 if you register by April 12 and $45 after April 12. Please see the course descriptions for more details.This spring we will offer a ...

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Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Click here to register Important information on our upcoming Spring 2021 session: Our Spring 2021 courses will take place online, mostly through Zoom.The membership fee for programming from January to June 2021 is $5.Courses begin April 12. There are no classes May 22 and 24. This year some of our fitness and yoga courses, marked below with an asterisk, will be offered in a virtual drop-in class bundle. The price of the bundle is $40 if you register by April 12 and $45 after April 12. Please see the course descriptions for more details.This spring we will offer a ...

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12 Days of Holiday Fun

Each day on Facebook, we will post a new opportunity to discover the wonderful and amazing parts of our lives. For those not on Facebook, we wanted to share with you what we will post each day. Day 1: There are many parks and green spaces around the West Island - send us a photo of your favourite place! Day 2: What's your favourite holiday treat? Send us a photo of what you most enjoy during this season. Day 3: What was your favourite winter activity when you were young? Snow angels, snowmen, discovering holiday lights in your neighbourhood? Share ...

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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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Social Engagement: How to use the power of play for resilience and recovery

3-4 p.m. Session Are you looking for ways to become more present and energized in your life through building personal connections? Is it getting more difficult to find ways to connect with people in your own community? This session will explore the power of in-person and face-to-face connections to build resilience, reduce social isolation, and improve mental well-being. Presenter: Paula M. Toledo Paula M. Toledo is a Social Entrepreneur; singer-songwriter, writer, speaker and mental health facilitator using the power of wonder, play and art to promote mental ...

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Supporting women in the West Island: Services that strengthen our community

Are you interested in learning more about services that support women in the West Island? Do you want to learn about how you can be more engaged in our community and further strengthen causes that support women? Discover how West Island organizations are improving the quality of life for women across our community. 2-3 p.m. Session

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Finding the strength to continue being strong: Caregivers of children with challenging needs

3-4 p.m. Session Raising a child that has challenging needs can mean drawing upon a lot of personal strength and resources. This session will cover how to take care of yourself so that you can continue to be strong for your own child. Presenter: Lyne Charlebois A McGill University graduate, Lyne Charlebois has been working in early childhood with a disadvantaged population for over 15 years. She began her financial career at Laurentian Bank, where she remained for eight years, before devoting herself to educating her two young sons who were born with Tourette ...

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Finding the support that you need as a caregiver for a senior

2-3 p.m. Session Are you looking after a senior family member or friend? Is it becoming harder to find ways to get support for yourself in a challenging situation? Whether you are providing emotional or physical support to someone in your life, this session will explore how you can find the support that you need and the resources available for caregivers. Presenter: Anne Mackay Anne Mackay is the medical transport coordinator for the N.D.G. Senior Citizens’ Council. She is also the NDGSCC representative for “One Voice” Community group, a group of ten ...

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Navigating the world of social media: How to build an online community

3-4 p.m. Session Whether you are using social media for fun or for your professional life, this session will cover how to become more engaged online with your community. This session is for anyone looking to discover how to promote your ideas, causes close to your heart, or your business online through the experience of a professional blogger and media personality. Presenter: Rhonda Massad It is with dedication, heart and boundless energy that master connector, Rhonda Massad can be seen all over the West Island, camera in tow, meeting new people, covering local ...

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