We offer a wide variety of services that promote the autonomy of women and that help them break their isolation. Discover our services, workshops and courses, as well as our sociocultural outings!
Welcome, Information and Referencing
Afrique au Féminin serves women aged 18 and over, of all religions, statuses, and nationalities. All women are welcome, whatever their request. A place of peace, joy and friendship, the centre informs women of their right to be themselves and to express themselves safely. We also offer the opportunity for women to assert themselves, claiming their rights in all areas. Our staff is trained to provide individualized support, and to guide women to appropriate resources.
Active listening, Social Services and Home Visits
Afrique au Féminin provides social services to women, contributing to their personal and professional development in a safe environment. The centre offers active listening to women, giving them the opportunity to communicate in confidence. We help them express themselves and share their concerns and their needs. Or social worker also makes home visits to women in need, women who are sick and those who have given birth. These visits allow us to better understand the strengths, challenges, and daily reality of the women we serve. Moral support and material assistance are provided to promote well-being and break social isolation.
This francization and integration program is for newcomer women who have come to settle in Quebec. French classes are offered to improve participants’ understanding of the spoken language, phonetics, conjugation, expression and to foster an interest in integration in Quebec. Customized classes are available at the beginner and intermediate level.
In partnership with Moisson Montreal and la Tablée des Chefs, our food bank runs every Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Afrique au Féminin distributes furniture to newly arrived families or those facing urgent furniture needs. We coordinate donation offers with the needs of our community and make home deliveries.
Income Tax Assistance
Afrique au Féminin provides assistance to low-income people in Montreal with the process of filing their income taxes (Revenu Québec and Canada Revenue Agency). We ensure that families receive the deductions and tax credits to which they are entitled. Families with annual revenue below $ 25,000 are eligible for this service.
Our drop-in daycare is available to families with young children and is open between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm. It allows newcomers to take French classes and to help them increase their chances on the job market. It also helps women who, for various reasons, need parental respite, emergency help, and so on. Access to the daycare is free to anyone involved in the centre.
These workshops touch on various topics of interest to women and aim to strengthen women’s economic, social and cultural autonomy. The main objectives of these workshops are to raise awareness of the political, social and economic realities that influence the living conditions of women here and elsewhere, and promote critical reflection on these issues. These workshops enable women to have an individual and collective awareness of their living conditions.
Women in Everyday Life
Afrique au Féminin offers immigrant women a series of meetings over coffee to discuss subjects related to integration, and to create intercultural dialogue between immigrant women from visible minorities. Women in Everday Life is an opportunity for women to learn and express themselves in a friendly and warm atmosphere.
Creative Arts Workshops
Introduction to Computer Science
This course is an opportunity to gain basic computer skills and learn more about new technologies. You will be introduced to basic programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Join us to cook new recipes with seasonal foods as a group, bringing together women from different backgrounds around a dish. Participants have the opportunity to learn how to cook a dish from a different country each session.
Collective Social Action
We attend each demonstrations led by community partner groups or relating to our work. We also organize social actions to defend the rights of immigrant women.
Afrique au Féminin organizes sociocultural outings that help recently arrived families get to know their new environment. Our visits include the sugar shack, apple picking, museums and more.