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


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

Territorial recognition

We recognize that the Women's Centre of Montreal is located on the territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka Nation and we recognize it as its custodian. The region named "Montreal island” is identified as Tiohtiá:ke in the… Read more

Board of Directors

  1. Joëlle Thibault, President

    Joëlle Thibault, President

    Lawyer and dispute resolution consultant

  2. Louise Béchamp, Past President

    Louise Béchamp, Past President

    Lawyer in labor and employment law

  3. Caroline Lacroix, Vice-president

    Caroline Lacroix, Vice-president

    President and CEO - Boutique firm in communications, marketing and public affairs

  4. Roxane Côté, Treasurer

    Roxane Côté, Treasurer

    CPA Auditor, Principal Director 


  5. Christiane Garant, Secretary

    Christiane Garant, Secretary

    Continuous Improvement Counsellor,


  6. Johanne Bélisle, S.W. Ex-officio member

    Johanne Bélisle, S.W. Ex-officio member

    Excecutive Director,

    Women’s Centre of Montreal

  7. Yveline Delma, Member

    Yveline Delma, Member

    Coordinator – Home care rehabilitation Direction,

    CIUSSS de l’Est de l’île de Montréal

  8. Émilie Paquin-Holmested, Member

    Émilie Paquin-Holmested, Member

    Labour, Employment and Human Rights Lawyer,


  9. Kaouther Sfar-Felfoul, Participant member

    Kaouther Sfar-Felfoul, Participant member

    Research Officer, Conseil Québécois du loisir

  10. Janie Tougas Laverdière, Employee member

    Janie Tougas Laverdière, Employee member

    Reception services coordinator and psychosocial worker,

    Women's Centre of Montreal

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 lookout… 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


Employability Services attendance at the fair Career Event

Employability Services attendance at the fair Career Event

The Centre is closed on Monday, May 22

The Centre is closed on Monday, May 22

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

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