Community Sector News
Cookbook for Sale
Bread Basket’s Simple Local Fare invites you to discover enticing appetizers, fresh delicious salads and mouth watering and simple to prepare mains. All funds raised support food security programming. Buy here.
West Island Community Shares
The first Marché des fêtes de DORVAL, benefiting Community Shares is an 11-day outdoor event on weekends from December 3rd to the 19th that encourages community unity, supports local artists and vendors. Read more.
The Cummings Centre Products are inspired by members and curated with love by dedicated staff and volunteers. All proceeds support the Cummings Centre and the JEM Workshop. Shop here.
Red and White Gala
After 2 years, West Island Community Share’s annual Red and White gala is back! Save the date- January 31st 2022. More details coming soon!
Join NOVA for the 2nd Annual Holiday Market organized by “Les Amis du Village Beaurepaire”! A raffle to raise funds for NOVA will be sold on site. Learn more here.
For this Giving Tuesday, WICA’s goal is to provide their clients with a chance to reintegrate through social outings. Their clients have expressed what they miss the most, and a list was compiled of the most common wishes. Grant a wish here.
Tim Hortons Fundraiser
On Saturday November 27th, 2021, donations for the West Island Women’s Shelter can be made at Tim Hortons (2380 boul. Hymus & 4750 boul. St. Jean). A free coffee will be given to those who donate and all donations will be tripled! Learn more.
This Holiday Season give a gift that keeps on growing! Offer a wonderful miniature tree as a gift or to add a touch of greenery to your holiday table setting. All proceeds will be going to our West Island Community Shares Environmental Fund. Pre-order here.
Virtual Job Fair
A virtual job fair for young adults where several employers will be present with many job opportunities. Two workshops will be offered in advance (registration required): to help create a CV (November 30) and prepare for interviews (December 1) Register here
December 3 & 10
Bread Basket offers community kitchens, which are groups of people (4 to 6), accompanied by a kitchen animator, who, together, prepare a balanced, appetizing and economical meal in three steps (cooking, eating and sharing portions). Register today!
Hosted by the CRC, Jingle & Mingle is the chance for everyone that works in the West Island community sector to come together, network and celebrate the holidays together. Register here
The West Island Mission will be providing Holiday JOY to registered families in our community with their TOY GIVEAWAY and Christmas food baskets. Please consider donating non-perishable food items, new toys or click here to donate.
Cleaning, hygiene, pet care, school, and beauty products are always a necessity and are encouraged as donation items at West Island Assistance Fund. Learn more.
Donate A Car Canada
The Great Forgotten
Support La Sortie! Funds raised as a result of this campaign will be used to meet the urgent needs of victims and survivors of sexual exploitation at both La Sortie’s residence and on the streets. Donate here.
For a Silent Night this Christmas
The West Island Women’s Shelter is seeking gift card donations to be given to the women who used their services this year for the holidays. Learn more.
WIBCA is partnering with the Black Business Atlas for a giveaway to help give families toys and food for the holidays. For more information and how to donate, click here.
Did You Know?
NOVA West Island is launching their annual campaign by inviting you to visit their NEW website! Become a NOVA ambassador and share the link.
The YMCA offers a confidential, voluntary and free community mediation service. Click here for more information.
Free Adult Tutoring
Literacy Unlimited offers free, confidential, online (and limited in-person) tutoring for English-speaking adults in the West Island. For information: 514-694-0007 or [email protected]
WIAIH has been offered Christmas tree stands as a donation and has more to share with the community. Should you know an organization or family who could benefit from a Christmas tree stand please contact WIAIH at 514-694-7090 or [email protected] Available on a first come first served basis.
40 years of service!
Friends for Mental Health offers support and other resources to those close to a person with a mental health issue. Learn more.
Cheers to 10 years!
A place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, two-spirit, and people of other sexual orientations and gender identities are welcomed with open arms. Learn more.
25 years in the Community!
Providing work to individuals living with a mental health issue in a positive and supportive environment, with the goal of helping them improve their work skills and enhance their self-esteem. Learn more.