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WIWC Participant Code of Code

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 1.1          Participants (both members and non-members) in West Island Women’s Centre activities shall conduct themselves with integrity and respect the Centre’s values of fostering a community for women which is open to all — without regard to age, race, or socio-economic background. 1.2          Participants in West Island Women’s Centre activities shall refrain from unacceptable behaviour including but not limited to: harassment of Centre staff, ...

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Registration Now Open – Fall 2021 Course Schedule

***Click here to register starting August 27 @ 9 a.m.*** Important information on our upcoming Fall 2021 session: Our Fall 2021 courses will take place online via Zoom and in-person at the Centre.Spaces for Childcare are limited. If you need Childcare for your daytime, weekday course, make sure that you register for a Childcare space when your register online for your course.When you register for a WIWC activity, you will be asked to agree to the WIWC Participant Code of Conduct. The full WIWC Participant Code of Conduct can be found here.When you register for ...

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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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Happy Holidays!

The Centre will be closed from December 18th until January 4th. However, you can access our registration platform during this time to sign up in time for your courses. We wish you and your family a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable holiday.  We really look forward to coming all back together in the new year.

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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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UPDATE – March 30, 2020: Closure of the Winter 2020 Session and Cancellation of the Spring 2020 Session

We would like to begin by thanking all our community members for your support. Your health and safety during this difficult time is very important to us and we recognize the challenges of maintaining social distancing. We very much appreciate your understanding as we evaluate the Centre operational considerations due to the COVID-19 situation. As per government directives, we have officially closed our Winter 2020 Session and cancelled the Spring 2020 Session. However, if we receive directives that we can reopen operations in May, we will evaluate how we can offer a ...

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Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Pre-registration for current members begins on March 9 at 7 p.m. Open registration for new and current members begins on March 16 at 7 p.m. THE PRO-RATED SPRING MEMBERSHIP FEE STARTING MARCH 16 IS $10.00 Courses begin April 14. There are no daytime classes April 21. There are no afternoon classes May 12. There are no classes and the Centre is closed May 16 and 18. Free childcare is available for most weekday daytime classes. To read the course descriptions, please click here.Note: Courses written in red are full - inquire about our waiting lists. For more information, ...

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Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Pre-registration for current members begins on March 9 at 7 p.m. Open registration for new and current members begins on March 16 at 7 p.m. THE PRO-RATED SPRING MEMBERSHIP FEE STARTING MARCH 16 IS $10.00 Courses begin April 14. There are no daytime classes April 21. There are no afternoon classes May 12. There are no classes and the Centre is closed May 16 and 18. Free childcare is available for most weekday daytime classes. To read the course descriptions, please click here.Note: Courses written in red are full - inquire about our waiting lists. For more information, ...

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West Island Women’s Forum: Speakers

PAULA M. TOLEDO, Singer-songwriter, writer, speaker and mental health facilitator 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 well-being. She is a Canadian Mental Health Association Advisor for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and appears as a correspondent on GlobalTV News Montreal. She is Founder of The SocialWell Collective, a community that encourages in person ‘net-playing’; a form of truly connecting with each other ...

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West Island Women’s Forum: Speakers

PAULA M. TOLEDO, Singer-songwriter, writer, speaker and mental health facilitator 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 well-being. She is a Canadian Mental Health Association Advisor for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and appears as a correspondent on GlobalTV News Montreal. She is Founder of The SocialWell Collective, a community that encourages in person ‘net-playing’; a form of truly connecting with each other ...

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West Island Women’s Forum: Speakers

VANESSA HERRICK, Communications and international development professional Vanessa is an award-winning journalist, communications and international development expert. Her background is in community engagement and has worked on development projects in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bolivia, Peru, and other countries.  Vanessa's expertise in content creation, story telling and working with vulnerable communities has led to projects that have empowered people to improve their quality of life.

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West Island Women’s Forum: Speakers

SONALI KARNICK, CBC Montreal Radio One and TV host Known to the Quebec audience as the host of All in a Weekend on Saturday and Sunday mornings on CBC Radio One, she is also the host of the CBC-TV program Our Montreal. Karnick joined CBC in 2000, working in various roles in radio from researcher and traffic reporter to story producer for federal and provincial elections. In 2005, she took on the role of sports reporter on Daybreak. She built a solid reputation in radio and television sports, reporting both locally and nationally on professional and amateur sports, ...

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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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