Women's Centre of Montréal

About us

The Women’s Centre of Montreal is a non-profit organization created by women, for women. Our mission is to provide educational and vocational training, as well as information, counselling and referral services to help women help themselves.



Since 1973, we have been guiding women on the path toward personal and professional fulfilment. The community we have built in the years since is strong, resilient and united. From our humble beginnings serving in a… Read more

Board of Directors

  1. Louise Béchamp, President

    Louise Béchamp, President

    Lawyer in labor and employment law

  2. Joëlle Thibault, Vice-president

    Joëlle Thibault, Vice-president

    Lawyer and dispute resolution consultant

  3. Roxane Côté, Treasurer

    Roxane Côté, Treasurer

    Auditor, CPA CA,


  4. Caroline Lacroix, Secretary

    Caroline Lacroix, Secretary

    President of her firm in communication, marketing and public relations

  5. Johanne Bélisle, T.S., Ex-officio member

    Johanne Bélisle, T.S., Ex-officio member

    Excecutive Director,

    Women’s Centre of Montréal

  6. Marjorie Petit, Employee member

    Marjorie Petit, Employee member

    Assistant director, front-line services

    Women’s Centre of Montréal

  7. Shadi Rohani, Participant member

    Shadi Rohani, Participant member

    MBA student and polymer engineer

  8. Émilie Paquin-Holmested, Member

    Émilie Paquin-Holmested, Member

    Labour, Employment and Human Rights Lawyer

  9. Christiane Garant, Member

    Christiane Garant, Member

    Continuous Improvement Counsellor,


  10. Mary-Dave Guiateu, Member

    Mary-Dave Guiateu, Member

    Social worker

    Laval Center for Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders Rehabilitation

Our team

The Women’s Centre of Montreal is a team of 50 passionate staff members and over 200 volunteers dedicated to providing women with the tools they need to take control of their future and lead a productive, fulfilling… Read more

Employment opportunities

Interested in putting your expertise to work for women in Montreal? Do you have a background in counselling, social work, job training, community organization or another similar field? We are frequently  on the… Read more

Internship opportunities

We are proud to play a role in training the next generation of social services professionals. For many years now, we have been offering internships of varying lengths to college and university students in several… Read more


Our new annual report is online!

Our new annual report is online!

In memory of the 215 Indigenous children

In memory of the 215 Indigenous children

Volunteer Week: Let's thank these people with big hearts!

Volunteer Week: Let's thank these people with big hearts!

News list


Want to learn more about what we do at the Women’s Centre of Montreal? Be sure to have a closer look at our annual report and read the thought-provoking testimonials of women who have taken part in our activities and… Read more