West Island Community Calendar for the week of November 25

Groups and clubs

The Lakeshore Camera Club welcomes photographers of all levels who wish to learn and exchange ideas with others. Meetings are held every Monday evening (until June 6) at 7:30 pm They will begin with online meetings, but plan to return to Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire when conditions permit. Presentations by professional photographers, hands-on workshops, field trips and many other activities. Visit lccphoto.org or email [email protected]

Self-help and support

Alzheimer Groups inc. (AGI) offers therapeutic programs to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. They provide supportive services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while raising awareness in the community through education and awareness. Send an email to [email protected] or call 514-485-7233.

The West Island Committee Against Elder Abuse note that several helplines are available. If anyone reading this feels like someone is handling their finances without their permission, is trying to isolate them from others, or is touching or making them feel uncomfortable in a way that they don’t. dislike or neglect them, call: Elder Abuse Help Line 1- 888-489-2287; Social info 811; CLSC Pierrefonds 514 626-2572; CLSC Lac St-Louis 514-697-4110; CLSC Dorval-Lachine 514-639-0650; Canadian Anti-Fraud 1-888-495-8501.

ABOVAS – An essential support towards health, is a non-profit organization that offers accompanied transportation for West Island residents going to medical appointments on the Island of Montreal. If you need help and want to use our service, contact us for more details. If you have a few hours to give, access to a car and would like to volunteer, call 514 694-3838, email [email protected] or visit abovas.com.

Compassionate friends is an international support group for parents of bereaved children. Call the Montreal chapter at 438-257-0881.

Unlimited literacy, a community-based organization dedicated to empowering adults through improving literacy, offers free, confidential and one-on-one tutoring for adults in reading, writing and basic computer skills. Call 514 694-0007 or visit literacyunlimited.ca.

Anonymous overeaters, a 12-step recovery group for compulsive eaters, anorexics and bulimics. No weighing, membership fee or fees. Zoom or telephone meetings are organized during the pandemic. Call 514 488-1812 or visit oamontrealenglish.org/meetings.


Becket players are looking for volunteers (aged 18 and over) for their next spring show. Positions include ticket sales, waiter, waitresses, kitchen staff. Visit [email protected] or dial 514-465-3029.

Defending the rights of West Island citizens is an organization funded by Centraide / West Island Community Shares that matches people in need with volunteer advocates. Call 514 694-5850 or visit Volunteerwica.com.

West Island Volunteering is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of volunteers as well as organizations and community groups in need of volunteer help. Call 514 457-5445 or send an email to [email protected]

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