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
Christmas is a festive season. Generosity is rampant with organizations bringing Christmas baskets to those in need and volunteers donating their time to spread holiday cheer. But now that the presents are unwrapped, the paper recycled, the tree put to the curb or back in the box, the turkey and sweets consumed and the new year rung in, those people will still be in
Check out an article we wrote that was published on the West Island Blog: We would like to share with you a story of dedication and kindness that features a unique character. In some ways, this story is similar to the one of a white-bearded man in red suit who wanted every child in the world to get a gift at Christmas. And so
Great stories start with kind-hearted people like Peter and Ron. Beside the fact they are brothers-in-law, both men share something very special: The two retired men are volunteering on a regular basis with isolated seniors. It all started with Peter who first enrolled as an advocate with West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) a year ago. “It’s just that if you have the time, patience,
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 –
During June, each dollar donated to West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) earned us a chance to win a $10,000 donation through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Even though we did not won the big price, we still received precious donations thanks to your support. With that contribution, WICA can continue to offer services to the most vulnerable citizens of the West Island community.The Great Canadian Giving
This year marks WICA’s 40th anniversary in the community. Forty years of providing much-needed practical and emotional support for the most vulnerable members of the West Island community. WICA continues to match proteges one-to-one with volunteers who fulfill a number of needs, whether it’s breaking isolation through social visits and outings, or enabling a person to retain their independence by accompanying them to
A warm thank you to the students from St. John Fisher junior and senior who took to the street to raise over 7,600$ for local charity… WICA is one of the recipidient. Good job, kids!
Exciting news! Hockey legend Guy Lafleur will be attending WICA’s 6th annual wine tasting event, “In the Spirit of Advocacy” as a special guest of Frank Lyman Design. The event takes place this Thurday, April 7 at Sarto-Desnoyers Centre in Dorval. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw as well as fine wine, good food,fun and fashion! Don’t miss out! Tickets
WICA staff and board members fêtes Mary Clare Tanguay and Hélène McGregor on the occasion of their retirement…but WICA plans to keep them busy as volunteers in their spare time!