Early Childhood Education
Children between the ages of 2-5 are welcomed to join us twice weekly in this program that supports children’s natural development through socializing and introducing routine. Activities include crafts, reading, singing, and free play (indoors and outdoors). Our early childhood educator takes a personal approach to meet the needs of each child holistically. This program serves as a respite for mothers as well, affording them the opportunity to prioritize their needs.
Post-Partum Mental Health Support Group
This group is a space for parents to freely share their experiences of new parenthood, pregnancy, childbirth, infant loss, miscarriage, and more. Join us and find support through community. It's free and drop-ins are welcome!
Every Tuesday and Thursday, we come together to learn something new while sharing tea and snacks. Every month we offer a broad range of topics, so make sure to ask for a copy of our calendar!
Tea time is from 12:30 pm to 1 pm, and activities are from 1 pm to 3 pm. Children are welcome, as long as they stay with you. If you need childcare, please tell us 1 week in advance.
Stronger Together: Conjugal Violence Support Group
At this support group, we collectively strive to uphold a safe(r), judgment-free space for support and discussion on a variety of topics related to conjugal violence such as the violence itself, trauma, resilience, and the process of recovery. This group will be hosted for 2 hour sessions on Monday nights at a wheelchair accessible location in NDG. Each week will alternate between a French session and an English session.
J'Empote! (I Can!): Food preservation within reach
Participants are introduced to several different preservation techniques (canning, fermentation, drying, etc) over the course of a growing season, using fresh and local bounty. Our summer food preservation sessions will be running for the third consecutive season starting this July, and will operate on site.
Women, Power, Action Group
This club is for women and people of other marginalized genders who want to make a difference! We will exchange ideas about current events and social concerns, and collectively build strategies to take on injustices we witness in our day to day lives. Hosted by our amazing facilitator Estefania Vargas, the group will be full of learning opportunities, guest speakers, and creative projects. New participants are always welcome! Childcare available with advance notice.
We work with multiple partner organizations to provide emergency food relief for families. The first step is to contact us for an appointment with our food security officer.
Women on the Rise go the extra mile to bring some magic and fun into the lives of the families with whom we work. Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our next outing.