Helping Mothers to Help Themselves

Women on the Rise is a nonprofit organization based in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) that offers programs and services to mothers and their families. We meet moms where they’re at, offering non-judgmental, empowerment-based individual support, group support and resources. 
Women on the Rise was created in 1991 by the CLSC-NDG (and incorporated in 1999 as a non-profit) in response to two studies which highlighted the need for services for single parents, new immigrants and families in general. 
Our goal is to help mothers to help themselves by: 
  • Supporting isolated, low income, new immigrants and single mothers with children between 0-5 years old. 
  • Empowering, supporting and coaching women in their personal, economic and social development while promoting optimal development of their young children. 
  • Providing stimulating workshops aimed at promoting self awareness of one’s strengths, potentials & limits, and encouraging decision making around incorporating healthy life changes. 
  • Providing opportunities for social networking and peer support among isolated women. 
  • Providing an educational and bilingual childcare program that enhances all aspects of child development. 
  • Helping and encouraging parents to adopt a positive and proactive attitude with regard to their children’s education and upbringing. 
  • Providing individual and group counselling, including crisis support. 
  • Encouraging members to develop an interest and the organizational skills to budget, shop, cook and bake on a low budget.