THE WEST ISLAND WOMEN'S SHELTER
NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
Join us for
Wednesday May 3, 2017
JOIN US ON MAY 3, 2017
WELCOME RECEPTION 5:30PM
EVENT KICK-OFF 6:30PM
Pierrefonds Cultural Center
13850 Gouin Boulevard West
Pierrefonds, QC H8Z 1X7
Igniting Possibilities :
Join us for an evening of inspiring speakers highlighting the power and potential of women and what they bring to the world.
New York Times best-selling author Miranda Esmonde-White
Wise Women Canada founder Lisa Brookman
Former Quebec Cabinet Minister Yolande James
Hosted by The Beat 92.5’s Donna Saker
Proceeds will support the West Island Women’s Shelter (WIWS)
An event highlighting the power and potential of women and what they bring to the world.
Presented in Part by
Lisa Brookman is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist with 18 years of experience working with adults and adolescents who have faced a range of complex challenges. She is the founder and co-director of the West Island Therapy Centre, a Montreal-based clinic offering psychological services to children teens and adults. Lisa is a passionate advocate of mental health issues and is actively working to help break the pervasive stigma that surrounds the disease. Her clinical experience includes working with individual, couple and group therapy for issues such as infertility, postpartum depression, parenting challenges, marital conflict, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement and life cycle issues. Lisa is a lecturer at McGill University School of Social Work and is a regular contributor on Breakfast Television Montreal and The Huffington Post Canada. Her new radio show, Wise Women, on Montreal's CJAD 800 talk radio launched in September 2016 to rave reviews. Lisa's goal with WiseWomenCanada.com is to create a digital “safe space” for Canadian women, not unlike the offerings in her private practice. Think of WiseWomenCanada.com as the plushiest couch with a cashmere throw, the best latte you’ve ever tasted, and your best friend sitting across from you. Everyone has a story, what's yours?
Founder, Wise Women Canada
Political Advisor and Politician
Yolande James is a former Quebec provincial politician. She was the first black female Member of the National Assembly and the youngest, as well as the first black cabinet minister in Quebec history. She was a political adviser at the Ministry of Health and Social Services and was the political aid of a former MNA for the Nelligan riding. She also collaborated in a local program which helped youths with learning difficulties. She was appointed Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities in 2007. A member of the Quebec Liberal Party, she represented the multicultural riding of Nelligan in the Island of Montreal from 2004 to 2014.
Miranda Esmonde-White is a New York Times bestselling author and one of North America’s greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging. Following her career as a professional ballerina, Miranda developed her own fitness technique, Essentrics® in 1997, and became the flexibility trainer to numerous professional and Olympic athletes, celebrities and other notable clients. Her fitness TV show, Classical Stretch has been airing on PBS since 1999, and is rated the #1 fitness show on the network.
Miranda’s bestselling books, Aging Backwards and Forever Painless are revolutionizing the way we understand the role that fitness plays in slowing down the aging process while keeping our bodies young, attractive, strong and healthy.