PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

REGISTRATION PERIOD

July 12th – September 1st
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Confronting Racism Discussion Group

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.

GROUP DETAILS

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 Legal Clinic

Providing legal resources to members of the community.

Contact admin@wibca.org

Maasai Mentoring Group

Maasai Mentoring Group is a Mentorship program for Black young men between the age of 7-18 yrs with the goal of creating a positive space assisting with placing participants in the best position possible for future success.  The mentorship program will incorporate leadership, skills training, podcasting, gaming, mentoring, book club, music, poetry, health & wellness, journaling, photography and much more. 

The guidance provided by this initiative will inspire the next generation to impact their own lives, their families and their community. These participants will soon become leaders and role models sustaining the project for multiple generations

Maasai Mentoring Group has been produced in partnership with Svens Telemaque. 

Contact admin@wibca.org or (514)683-3925 for more information.

The 2022 Application Period is now open!

A program facilitating fitness classes for seniors via Zoom

WHEN
Thursdays at noon.

COST
Free

For more information, contact admin@wibca.org

A program teaching Seniors technology offered via Zoom

Learn everything from the basic parts of your computer and/or tablet to navigating the internet.

No previous computer experience required!

Courses are free for WIBCA members.

REGISTRATION

Registration for this session is currently closed. Please contact admin@wibca.org or 514-683-3925 for more information.

CURRENT STUDENTS

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A support group for women of African/Canadian 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. 

WHERE
Zoom meetings until regulations allow meetings of larger groups. 

WHEN
The first and second Wednesday of every month from 8:30pm-9:30pm.

COST
Free

For more information, contact admin@wibca.org

Our mission is to engage, encourage and empower youth through educational programming and workshops promoting leadership and mentoring opportunities as well as community activism. 

For more information contact: youth.mentoring@wibca.org