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Become a Member

Anyone who directly participates in the activities of Women on the Rise is invited to become a member!  Note that the majority of our activities are open to all women, although there may be specific criteria to be eligible for certain programs and services.

Want to become a member?

  • Support the mission and values of Women on the Rise

  • Receive our calendar, regular updates and special invitations

  • Participate to certain activities reserved only for members

  • Vote at the Annual General Assembly and General Meetings

  • Join opportunities for mentorship and peer supports

 

Responsibilities of members

  • Treat others with respect and ensure that WOR remains a safe space for all

  • Please respond to staff emails and calls if we request a reply!

  • Please let us know if there are significant changes to your needs, family composition, or contact information

  • Please show up on time and call ahead if you are running late or need to cancel

  • Share your feedback, attend our AGM and find other ways to contribute your ideas to the whole

  • Understand that resources are limited and membership does not guarantee access to material items or subsidies

 

If you support the mission of Women on the Rise, but do not participate directly in our activities, you are still welcome to join us as an Associate Member!  Associate members do not have voting rights, but can get involved in our organization in other ways, such as volunteering, collaborating on activities, making donations, and more!  Associate members can request to receive regular updates from our team, and we value the ideas and feedback of all associate members!

 

You can become a member at any time.  Note that our membership renewal happens every year in April. 

 

To request a membership form, please email us at info@womenontherise.ca.  Thank you!

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Collaborate

Do you have a project that you would like to see reach a diverse range of women in NDG? 

 

We are always happy to partner with inspiring organizations and individuals to make an impact!

 

Please contact us to share your ideas at info@womenontherise.ca

 

Thank you!

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Material Donations

Women on the Rise operates a fabulous, free boutique which we call 'The Distro Room'.  This service is volunteer-run and open to all.

Please consider donating your gently-used clothes, shoes, and outerwear for babies, kids, and women.  Cribs, strollers, pack & plays, and other supplies for young children are always appreciated!

 

To address our mandate of encouraging accessibility and breaking down barriers of isolation, we are now accepting donations of tech devices like phones, tablets, and laptops that will be distributed on a needs-based priority system.

Donations can be made during regular office hours.  Please call ahead to confirm your delivery.  Thank you!

Volunteer

Volunteering with Women on the Rise is a great way to make a difference in your community. We are always grateful for folks to help us with:

 

  • Helping with deliveries of food and supplies (specifically during COVID-19)

  • Sorting and organizing our clothing donations*

  • Helping with our monthly Moisson Montreal food baskets- with both deliveries and organizing on-site*

  • Translating documents from English to French and other languages

  • Light administrative duties in our office

  • Lending your expertise to our programming- if you have an idea for a workshop, please let us know!

  • Helping to plan our events and fundraisers

  • Become a Board member!

 

For any inquiries about volunteering, please contact us at info@womenontherise.ca.

*Because our regular programming has been suspended, we are not currently in need of volunteers to help on-site with donations.  Although our doors are closed, we are still operating at a high capacity, and your support during these difficult times is greatly appreciated!

Please fill our volunteer survey to get involved!