mrs.adleren Seniors in the West Island, Standing Up for Their Rights

Abuse, isolation and discrimination are common issues that seniors and those living with a handicapping condition or a mental health issue face on a daily basis. At West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA), we try to improve the quality of life and defend the rights of those who are disadvantaged in the community by supporting them and matching them with competent volunteers. To better understand

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meet lorraine MYTHS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING IN THE WEST ISLAND

Including an interview with Lorraine, volunteer at WICA Lorraine has been an active volunteer at WICA for the last seven years. In this time, Lorraine has truly embodied WICA’s philosophy of “people helping people”; this can be seen in the meaningful and lasting friendships she has developed with her protégés. I don’t have the time to volunteer. Only retirees do. At WICA, half of

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web43-1 A Sneak Peek at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue’s Most Beautiful Gardens

In spite of the threat of rain, WICA’s 24th annual garden tour was a wonderful success! Thank you to all those who participated to our fundraising event! Despite the clouds surrounding the city center, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue offered enjoyable weather for our visitors! This year’s fundraiser in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville featured seven privates gardens as well as two gardens on the Macdonald campus (the community gardens, and the MSEG).

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summer-sun-yellow-photography Meet WICA’s summer students!

We are thrilled to announce that three students are joining West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA)’s team for the summer. Thanks to the financial support of the federal government, WICA can offer a unique experience in the community sector to these three young women. For several years now, WICA has benefited from the contribution of students from diverse educational backgrounds. Their knowledge is put toward

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web 11 Exciting Highlights of WICA’s 24th Annual Garden Tour

The Annual Garden Tour is a tradition of West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA). After 24 years of discovering the most beautiful gardens of the West Island, WICA is ready to wow its visitors once again. The Garden Tour is an important fundraiser for the organization. In order to continue providing essential services to the most vulnerable people in the West Island, WICA relies on the

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