CelebratIng 30 years

Women on the Rise is grateful for the support of Concordia’s SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation for making this project possible

A look back on WOR's celebrations: a photo essay

Here at Women on the Rise, we never miss an opportunity to celebrate. From personal milestones and birthdays, to Christmas parties and Black History Month, we always make sure to mark these occasions with flair! Below we share some snapshots from festivities past, and a sneak peak at our upcoming Gala in May!

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a SNAPSHOT INTO OUR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 A story from a major player in the success of our children’s programs, Sylvie Laferrière. 

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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

 We want to launch our project by featuring a well-known name amongst our members and supporters – Grace Campbell. 

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30 years of adventures

We had the opportunity to invite Merley Cumberbatch and Louise Leibner, former Parent Programming coordinator and Early-Childhood educator respectively, as well as Debbie Defreitas, former member and board president, to Women on the Rise to talk with Grace and reminisce about their time together. 

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cELEBRATING 30 YEARS WITH JAMES OLWELL

We are continuing our retrospective on the past thirty year at Women on the Rise with James Olwell.

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We have always been focused on helping mothers in our community, so we are excited for the opportunity to highlight the many amazing stories of Women on the Rise from the past 30 years. Throughout this project, we will feature the journeys of people who have been foundational in the creation and the thriving of Women on the Rise, like our staff, our board members, and especially our members. Our members are the people who breathe life into this organization, and we are eager to share their stories of resilience, triumph, success, and friendship. From our humble beginnings, we are proud to say we have stayed committed to our mission of helping mothers to help themselves and meeting them where they are at. Follow along as we look back on what our history of holistic, mutual community support has looked like.

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