PROGRAMS

The Parenting Program

Smart Start  Children’s Corner

Food Security

Nutrition counts

* Note: This program is currently halted due to the COVID Pandemic Restrictions

Art for Moms

* Note: This program is currently halted due to the COVID Pandemic Restrictions

Excursions

* Note: This program is currently halted due to the COVID Pandemic Restrictions

The Parenting Program

The Parenting Program is a support-group that meets twice a week for mothers with children between the age of 0 to 5 years old. Hands on workshops, one-on-one counselling, networking and skills exchange provide a platform for empowering members to confidently navigate parenting and more.  Workshops vary week to week, and may focus on:

● Exercise, workout and dance 

● Health and wellbeing 

● Housing and rental rights and obligations 

● Security: personal, internet, fraud & environmental

● Implementing French in an Allophone setting 

● Strengthening families and relationships through communication 

● Job opportunities or going back to school

Smart Start-Children’s Corner

Smart Start | Children’s Corner is a unique early childhood education program that addresses the needs of the children and mothers in a holistic manner. The teaching approach encourages curiosity, develops autonomy and exposes the children to new wonders of the world in a playful manner. Our curriculum is based on Quebec’s Jouer C’est Magique Program. The children engage in different learning opportunities, including bilingual storytelling, developing social skills through sharing and playing in groups, and exploring and identifying their emotions.

Food Security

In addition to the healthy weekly cooking through the Nutrition Counts program, Women on the Rise also offers emergency food relief for families. Thanks to Moisson Montreal, À Votre Santé (organic) and the Generation Foundation, we are able to provide monthly food baskets with nutritious items, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as snacks to families in need.

Nutrition counts

With the support of our parent animator, our members learn how to prepare affordable, nutritious meals which are shared with the group twice weekly.  Members acquire skills and confidence that they can bring home to their families.  This is a pre-employability program that has supported many members as they successfully enter the workforce.

* Note: This program is currently halted due to the COVID Pandemic Restrictions

Art for Moms

This year we have introduced a group art program for our members that has become very popular.  Facilitated by an accredited art therapist, members are encouraged to explore their ideas and express themselves through different artistic mediums in a friendly and social setting at this weekly workshop.

* Note: This program is currently halted due to the COVID Pandemic Restrictions

Excursions

 Women on the Rise go the extra mile to bring some magic and fun into the lives of the families with whom we work. Outings to the Biodôme, Botanical Gardens and holiday parties including Mother’s Day makes for special social opportunities and memories. We are always looking for sponsors for these events!

* Note: This program is currently halted due to the COVID Pandemic Restrictions

Our team offers one on one time via phone and in person, as well as occasional accompaniments to government agencies and court. Whether mothers need support with surviving abuse, housing, children with special needs or integration challenges, finding work, or returning to school, our team is there with a warm welcome and lists of resources.

Individual support and References