April 16, 2013 – Global TV: Caroline Tison talks about how Community Shares raised $1.1 million, funding 36 West Island charities
June 28, 2012 – West Island Community Shares congratulates the graduates of Portage Rehabilitation Centre for adolescents, the newest group supported by Community Shares.
Portage is a non-profit group that helps young people to overcome drug or alcohol addiction and go on to lead healthy, productive lives. Ten teenagers from the Portage West Island centre recently celebrated their high school graduation. West Island Community Shares is proud to support Porage and congratulates the graduates on their achievement!
Click here to read more "Embracing a new life in sobriety" in The Chronicle
June 25, 2012 – Congratulations to Maison des Jeunes Pierrefonds on its 25th anniversary.
For a quarter of a century this group has offered a safe haven and activities to West Island teens. Maison des Jeunes is one of the 36 charitable groups West Island Community Shares helps to fund.
June 15, 2012 – Congratulations to the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre on winning the Community Shares Award at the West Island Chamber of Commerce Accolades Gala.
The prize is awarded to a community group that has had a positive impact in the West Island. Founded in 2008, the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre offers as a complement to traditional medical services, professional resources, educational programs and support for people living with cancer and their loved ones. Community Shares is proud to count the Centre among the 36 community groups it supports. For more information about the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, go to www.wicwc.org.
Empowering Children and Families Dealing with Learning Disabilities
Located in an 80-year old house in Ste. Geneviève, the Pat Roberts Developmental Centre offers a warm, kind, optimistic and cheerful place for children with special needs and their parents from the first day they enter and every day after that. Click here for more details.
AJOI: Face to Face with Vulnerable and At-Risk Youth in the Suburbs
Beautiful homes, lush neighbourhoods, happy children are what come to mind when we think about the West Island suburbs but that’s only part of the picture. Click here to read more.
In the News in 2011
Many local media outlets attended a press conference held at Pfizer Canada (founding partner) on April 1, 2011 to announce that West Island Community Shares raised a record $1,000,000 in its 2010-2011 campaign! On April 13th, 100% of this amount was distributed to 35 local charitable groups at Community Shares' annual Fund Distribution Event.
At the press conference, Caroline Tison Executive Director, was joined by a panel composed of Yolande James, MNA for Nelligan and Minister of Families, Geoff Kelley, MNA for Jacques Cartier and Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Pierre Marsan, MNA for Robert Baldwin, Paul Lévesque, President - Pfizer Canada (founding partner) and Russell Williams, President of Rx&D and founding member .
Click on the links below for the media releases from both events and to view the coverage garnered by the April 1st press conference!
Global Televsion, April 1, 2011
On-line article: Global Montreal Article
On-line article: Global Edmonton Article
On-line article: West Island Gazette
On-line article: The Suburban
Journal de Montréal - 05 avril 2011The Chronicle - April 6, 2011