Good luck to RVA coordinator Natasha Martel

WICA sadly said goodbye to Natasha Martel earlier this month. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Thanks Natasha for all you have done for Rendez-Vous Arts (RVA). Your gentle spirit will be greatly missed. Niki Firman will take over the Rendez-Vous Arts coordinator position. For the past six months, Niki and Natasha have been working together on the RVA exhibition that

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WICA launches new project: Seniors Liaisons

West Island organization comes to aid of local seniors Aging is inevitable. For some, the golden years are anything but golden. West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) has launched “Seniors Liaisons”, an outreach project aimed at providing much-needed practical support to under-served, vulnerable seniors, especially those in multicultural communities isolated by language and societal barriers. “We have found that there are still many West Island

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YOGA for NOVA – Save the date


Save the date! NOVA West Island is pleased to collaborate with EnergiZen for the 5th edition of YOGA for NOVA Come enjoy some sun salutations by warming your hearts to a good cause! Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 10 am to 11:30 am Centre Harpell, 60 St-Pierre, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue H9X 1Y6 Minimum donation: $15 per person All level yoga one hour class for adults –

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RVA Exhibition series – Part 2


For the past three years, Geneviève has conducted art classes on a regular basis in a retirement house. As part of the Rendez-Vous Arts (RVA) program, she introduces participants to painting and water painting. At the end of the year, the finished paintings are collected and some are chosen to be presented at our Annual Rendez-Vous Arts exhibition. This year’s exhibition will be held

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RVA Exhibition series – Part 1


In less than a month, Gaby will attend her first Exhibition and Sale of the Rendez-Vous Arts (RVA) program as a Coach artist. A young 22-year-old artist, Gaby devoted her time last year to the RVA program which aims at improving the quality of life for people living with a handicap or mental health problem, through creativity and community integration. “I just feel like

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Fraud Against Elders: Conference with SPVM


  RENCONTRE SPVM – FRAUDE ENVERS LES AÎNÉS – LES ENJEUX À L’EXTÉRIEUR September 14th, 2016  Contact 514 428-4460 Rencontre SPVM – Fraude envers les aînés – les enjeux à l’extérieur Refreshments – Door prizes Fraud involves causing the public or a person to incur a financial loss, lose property or provide a service through trickery, a lie, breach of trust or any other similarly

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Thank you for your June donations!


During June, each dollar donated to West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) earned us a chance to win a $10,000 donation through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Even though we did not won the big price, we still received precious donations thanks to your support. With that contribution, WICA can continue to offer services to the most vulnerable citizens of the West Island community.The Great Canadian Giving

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Like a day at the beach!

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On a hot summer day, Chuch Apartment Program (CAP) residents and West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) staff put their swimsuit on and headed to the Cap St-Jacques beach! The CAP program provides permanent housing with daily living support and seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals who struggle with long-term mental health problems. Volunteering can be like a day at the beach!

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Free Legal Clinic at the CRC


Free Legal Clinic Friday August 12th, 2016  Confidential service               Free consultation           By appointment only Good afternoon community partners, The West Island Community Resource Centre’s next legal clinic will be held on Friday, August 12th. The 15 minute consultations could provide information on a variety of topics, including: Damage claims  Divorce  Child custody  Employment law  Estates

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