Free Online Seminars

Join us for a Free Seminar!

During this period of physical distancing, the Women’s Centre is taking its free seminars online.

All of the Women’s Centre’s seminars are free and open to the general public. This seminar will take place online via the Zoom application. Upcoming seminars and registration details below.

COVID communication: Communication and expectations

Wednesday, June 17 @ 1 pm
**To register sign up here or email Nadia at

This session will help people become more aware of their emotional and personal needs and wants under these conditions of restriction and limitations. Covering exercises for yourself and others which will present a path to better understanding boundaries and a protocol for communication. A guided meditation will end this session.

Register for a free evening or daytime webinar through these links.

No participation is required during the webinar, just come and learn more about managing the many different aspects of living through a pandemic.

We hope that you can join us!

Presenter: Psychologist Marianne Van Oyen

Parenting Older Children During A Pandemic: Dealing With Anxiety And Emotions

Thursday, June 18 @ 1 pm
**To register, sign up here or email Nadia at

Part I: Understanding Anxiety

Part II: Responding to your child’s anxiety and helping your child manage anxiety

*We are happy to be able to add this to our offering of free webinars this month. Due to the popularity of the Anxiety Webinar for Younger Children last week, we are now able to offer one more webinar focusing on older children. Please note that if you attended Laura’s previous seminar, the base content regarding anxiety will be similar to our previous webinar. Laura will tailor this information for your older children.

Presenter: Laura Iuhas has completed a bachelor’ degree in psychology and a Masters in Child Studies at Concordia University. Laura has been supporting diverse families through her work as a child interventionist and community developer in multiple community organizations and mental health clinics. She is an experienced interactive workshop designer and facilitator and has a certificate in higher-education teaching. She has previously facilitated a 9-week course titled “Parenting Highly Sensitive Children” at the West Island Women’s Centre.