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Staying Power – A Black Women’s Support Group.

STAYING POWER is a support group for women of African/Canadian and Caribbean descent who are interested and committed to coming together twice a month to share their experiences, challenges, and ways they are both living and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
First meeting via Zoom is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th @ 8pm.
 
Online registration form below with Zoom link details available upon its receipt.
 

Gift A Meal Christmas Program.

Jamaica Association of Montreal Foundation & West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) in association with SNS Catering presents the ‘Gift A Meal Christmas Program’.
 
Purchase a meal for your family or a family in need and support a business while doing so.
 
Delivery dates, December 24th & 25th with orders to be placed on or before December 15th.
 
For more info:
info@jamfoundation.ca
admin@wibca.org

WIBCAs 2020 Annual General Meeting – Friday, December 11th 2020 via Zoom.

 

Topic: WIBCAs 2020 AGM

Time: Dec 11, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 979 2491 2424
Passcode: 809500
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aer5SwloZW
 

Volunteer Tutors Needed.

Become a volunteer tutor, change a life!
If you would like to join WIBCAs longstanding Homework program assisting children in our community with their homework and/or assignments please email our coordinator at education@wibca.org or call our office 514.683.3925 today.
 

Holiday Giveaway!

The creators of BLACK MTL – Building Our Community (a Facebook platform)
has partnered with the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) organizing a wonderful initiative to give back to Black families in need during the Holiday season.
 
With your generosity, we hope to give each family presents, food and a gift card to either Walmart or their local grocery store.
 
Given that the Holiday season is fast approaching and we want to ensure a perfect execution, we ask that everyone who is interested in our Holiday giveaway send an email to blackmontrealboc@gmail.com on or before Saturday, November 14, 2020 noting collection/drop off details will follow.
 
Please state if you would like to give a present, food or a gift card in your email.
 
With love, Black Montreal 🖤
 

Drive-in Fundraiser, Friday, October 30th 2020.

A movie and entertainment from the seat of your car, what more can you ask for!
 
Celebrating Halloween for grown folks on Friday, October 30th @ Royal mount drive-in.
 
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Summit School providing special needs education since 1963 as well as the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) serving the community since 1982.
 
Tickets:
$49 per car (without tax receipt)
$99 per car (with tax receipt)
$250 per car VIP
 
For tickets and information go to driveinmtl.com 
 
For those who can’t make the event but wish to still contribute, you may participate in the raffle.
$10 gets you 10 chances to win two tickets anywhere in North America, the Caribbean, Mexico or Hawaii.
 
Click the link below.
 
 

WIBCA honors 2020 Scholarship Awards.

 

WIBCA is proud to announce that despite our financial challenges due to COVID-19 which contributed to our inability to fundraise, we were still able to honor our annual mandate providing scholarships to deserving students in our community.Congratulations to Vanessa Manroop, Jessica Williams-Daley and Jasmine Aujla, all deserving/outstanding students accepted into College and University. We would also like to thank our volunteer Scholarship Coordinator, Joan Lee and Education Committee Coordinator, Petal Steele for managing the application review process.Lastly, we would like to thank our judges Erene Anthony and Yvonne Sam for taking the time out of their busy schedules partaking in the selection process.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. – Malcom X

WIBCA proudly presents, SENIOR SURF – Empowering seniors in our community to use technology in their everyday lives.

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2020
TUESDAYS 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
CLASSES COMMENCE ON SEPTEMBER 15TH 2020.
VIA Zoom
 
Links to register for one or more modules below noting space is limited.
 
For more information: admin@wibca.org

Confronting Racism Discussion Group

CRDG is a discussion group committed to confronting racism in ourselves, our community, and our world by listening to BIPOC voices in anti-racism literature, films, podcasts, etc., with the ultimate goal of empowering Black, Indigenous and people of colour. To avoid learning in a white vacuum, we have our partner group of BIPOC community members who cover the same material and are available to answer questions that may arise, but do not attend the Zoom discussions. CRDG is hosted by the West-Island Black Community Association Inc.

FOUNDATIONAL IDEAS

  1. This group is not a place to pat yourself on the back for being a “good white person.” The ultimate goal is always about empowering the BIPOC community, rather than focusing on alleviating our own white guilt. 
  2. Educating ourselves with existing resources, instead of relying on oppressed persons to do the work of teaching us.
  3. Always listening, questioning our own thoughts, and understanding anti-racism is life-long work.
 
WHO
White folx and those who may have not experienced being part of a minority group who are invested in working towards racial justice, beginning by confronting their own biases through education. The discussions are held in English and for those over 18 years old.
 
WHAT
Set up like a book club, but not limited to books. Monthly content is voted on by the group with material ranging from documentaries, anti-racism books, biographies, articles, films, podcasts, etc. We recommended first reading White Fragility or White Supremacy and Me to bring a level of self-reflection to the other material covered – but this is not required before starting!
 
WHERE & WHEN
Zoom meetings on the first Tuesday of every month from 18h30-20h
 
COST
Membership to the West-Island Black Community Association ($20 for students/seniors, $30 for adults) and providing your own copy of the material covered for the month. If you are unable to make this financial contribution but are interested in the group, please still register and reach out to us via crdg@wibca.org.
 
REGISTER
bit.ly/CRDGregistration or on our Facebook Group facebook.com/CRDGmtl
 

WIBCA’s 2020 VIRTUAL Quarterly General Meeting – Sunday, August 30th 2020 @ 7pm via ZOOM.

 

The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) invites all members, partners and friends within the community to attend our 1st 2020 Quarterly General Meeting where you will have the opportunity to meet our diverse team of volunteers and be the first to hear all about our upcoming activities, workshops, and programs planned for the remaining of the year and 2021.

1. Want to join our dynamic & diverse team?
2. Want to give back to your community by making a difference in someone’s life?
3. Interested in hosting an educational/empowerment workshop at WIBCA?
4. Ever thought of becoming a mentor to a Youth?
5. Interested in tutoring a student with their homework and/or studies?


….If you have answered yes to any of the above listed questions then make it a point to join us this Sunday.
 
WIBCA Administrator is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Quarterly General Meeting
Time: Aug 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 985 5549 2902
Passcode: 656382
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