Community Sector News


Bread Basket

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

Holiday Market

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.

Cummings Centre

On-line Boutique

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.

West Island Community Shares

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!

NOVA West Island

Holiday Market

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.

West Island Citizen Advocacy

Giving Tuesday

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.

West Island Women’s Shelter

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.

West Island Community Shares

Miniature Trees

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.


Carrefour Jeunesse d’Emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’Île

Virtual Job Fair

December 2nd

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

Bread Basket

Community Kitchen

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!

West Island Community Resource Centre

Jingle Mingle

December 10

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


West Island Mission

Holiday JOY!

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.

West Island Assistance Fund

Items Needed

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.

On Rock Community Services

Donate A Car Canada

Donate your used vehicle and support On Rock Community Services. Check it out on On Rock’s donation page or learn more on the program here.

La Sortie

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.

West Island Women’s Center

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.

West Island Black Community Association

Holiday Giveaway

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

New Website!

NOVA West Island is launching their annual campaign by inviting you to visit their NEW website! Become a NOVA ambassador and share the link.

West Island YMCA

Mediation Service

The YMCA offers a confidential, voluntary and free community mediation service. Click here for more information.

Literacy Unlimited

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]

West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped

Tree Stands

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. 


Friends for Mental Health

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.

West Island LGBTQ2+

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.

L’Équipe Entreprise

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.

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