Free Seminars

Join us for a Free Seminar!

Offered once or twice a month, our Tuesday afternoon seminars are free and open to all — so bring a friend!

  • Registration is required, spaces limited.
  • Free childcare for preschool-aged children is available. Please reserve your childcare spot by 3 p.m. the day before the seminar takes place by signing up on our website or by calling the office at 514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca.
Free Seminar: Reiki

Reiki

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Reiki is a Japanese technique that can be used to access the life force energy to balance our energy and our bodies. In this seminar you will learn about the use of Reiki to create spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.

Our presenter, Christine Samne, is a graduate of the Gabriela Embon Life Coaching Academy and a Reiki Practioner and Certified Theta Healer.

Free childcare for preschool-aged children is also available, but you must register for this service by 3 p.m. the day before the seminar takes place.

Please register for the seminar and childcare online, by calling the office at 514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca.

Free Seminar: Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages: The Transformative Power of Fair Trade

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Fair trade has become a common term in our world with a variety of meanings. Dix Mille Villages/Ten Thousand Villages has worked for 38 years in Canada to pay fair wages to artisans, who are often women. From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time honoured skills. These long term, fair trade relationships improve the lives of artisans by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income, which allows them to support their families and their communities.

Come and learn about gifted artisans, and how your purchases can make a difference! Hear individual stories. Enjoy activities and discussion about the transformative power of fair trade.

Our presenters Lara Scholey and Marie-Josée Drouin are Board members of Dix Mille Villages Pointe-Claire. Lara is the minister of St Columba by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church and a mom of 3 teenagers. Marie-Josée is an interior designer and a mom of two boys.

Free childcare for preschool-aged children is also available, but you must register for this service by 3 p.m. the day before the seminar takes place.

Please register for the seminar and childcare online, by calling the office at 514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca.

Free Seminar: Literacy Unlimited

Literacy Unlimited: Never Too Late to Learn

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading, writing, and education? Are you looking to become a volunteer adult tutor? Do you want to learn about creative ways to integrate literacy into your home, family life, or community? Are you interested in improving your reading, writing, numeracy, or computer skills? If so, this session will be of interest to you.

Literacy is said to be the foundation of all learning. An adult’s individual literacy level impacts their success in all areas of life, including home, work, and community. During this session we will learn more about the importance of adult literacy and how it impacts our daily lives. We will explore creative and interesting ways to incorporate reading and writing into everyday life. We will also provide information about our free one-on-one adult tutoring program, our library and resource centre, and how to get involved as a volunteer adult tutor. Participants will be entered into a draw to win a $10 Chapters gift card.

Our presenter, Tracey Walsh, is the Outreach & Community Programming Coordinator at Literacy Unlimited. Literacy Unlimited is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to changing lives through improved adult literacy.

Free childcare for preschool-aged children is also available, but you must register for this service by 3 p.m. the day before the seminar takes place.

Please register for the seminar and childcare online, by calling the office at 514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca.

Free Seminar: Challenges for Aging Women in Society

Challenges for Aging Women in Society

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1-3 p.m.

Daring to follow one’s desires, create, initiate, engage with life, choose oneself… these are the gifts of maturity. A video presentation shown during this seminar documents seven women of diverse origins between the ages of 50 and 75 sharing their life stories with wit and audacity through music, poetry, dance, images and words.

Presenter Lesley Charters Cotton was one of the original co-founders of the West Island Women’s Centre whose lifestyle counselling work is dedicated to holistic health and personal growth.

Free childcare for preschool-aged children is also available, but you must register for this service by 3 p.m. the day before the seminar takes place.

Please register for the seminar and childcare online, by calling the office at 514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca.

Free Seminar: Hypnosis

Hypnosis

*Rescheduled from March date

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
1-3 p.m.

Come to this seminar to find out about how hypnosis works and the difference between the conscious and subconscious mind.

The presenter, David Bernstein is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Free childcare for preschool-aged children is also available, but you must register for this service by 3 p.m. the day before the seminar takes place.

Please register for the seminar and childcare online, by calling the office at 514-695-8529, or by e-mailing womenscentre@wiwc.ca.

Countdown to Abundance Seminar

 

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 1pm – 3pm our free Tuesday seminars continue. Join the first one for 2019 when we will explore why building lasting wealth is more accessible than you think – as well as more necessary than ever before. Presenter Anjali Pradhan is an investment coach and her goal is to financially empower women.

The event will be held at the West Island Women’s Centre, located at St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Avenue, Pointe-Claire (Enter by the parking lot entrance on Vincennes).

Free and open to all. Free childcare is available. Call 514-695-8529 to register for the event and childcare if needed.

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