Services for women and their families
The YWCA’s Community Services aim to develop community action and foster personal and collective well-being, while addressing the needs of women in the community.
We offer programs, activities and workshops aimed at developing skills, social integration and improving the overall well-being of women of all ages and horizons.
Activities – Women
Year-round activities and workshops (Fall, Winter and Spring), ranging from meditation, yoga and dance to community art, bilingual conversation workshops, community cooking sessions and more !
Activities – Families
- As of June 30th, 2020, family activities will no longer be offered by the YWCA Montreal.
Information and Support
The YWCA offers personalized services aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills, building self-esteem, developing autonomy and improving the living conditions of women.
- Learning development (link to come)
- Low cost legal information with lawyers and volunteer notaries
- Family caregivers support program
The YWCA has always been able to count on the support of many dedicated volunteers to accomplish its mission while providing them with a fertile ground for their social integration and the development of their skills.
- Volunteer center
- Corporate volunteering (information to come)
References and contact
“My husband is 83, and is 25 years older than me. He is totally dependent on me. It’s so hard to lead a healthy and balanced life, and I felt alone and isolated. When I called the Family Caregiver Support Program I was very upset. The counsellor was immediately available to listen to me. She listened without judging me. I was given the addresses of organizations that can help me with some of my tasks. They also suggested music therapy. Now, I have someone to talk to and I’m trying out a different kind of approach. In June, they held a wine and cheese reception. It was a fantastic initiative to help family caregivers reduce their isolation and decompress, releasing all their built up emotions and frustration. The service, counselling, and availability of the workers is very helpful and supportive. I can count on the Family Caregiver Support Program and it gives me hope.”
Community Services News