• Closed for summer vacation 12 July 2018 - Please note that the Centre will be closed from July 16th to August 9th inclusively. We will return August 13th at 8:30am. For a 24 hour anonymous service, you may contact SOS Violence conjugale at 1 800 363-9010 or Tél écoute at (514) 493-4512 (10am to 10pm, 7 days/week). In the case of an emergency, please call 911.  
  • Annual General Meeting 2018 21 June 2018 - Thursday, June 16th, we held our Annual General Meeting. We presented the 2017-2018 activity report and financial report and members voted the 2018-2019 priorities, as well as new board members. The AGM is also a meeting place for members to exchange. To our outgoing board members, Rosemarie Cerrone, Pina Grasso, Angélique Bonnaire, Bilikissou Sanni, Aicha Djamila Mansoor Continue reading
  • Centre closed: May 15 & 21 14 May 2018 - Please note that the Centre will be closed on May 15th for our outing at the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa, as well as May 21st for National Patriots Day. We will return on Tuesday May 22nd at 8:30 am.   Photo by krystina rogers on Unsplash
  • “Letter of Gratitude” By Meena Ferdoussi 21 April 2018 - We would like to thank our volunteer, Meena Ferdoussi, for this letter written in the context of Volunteer Week!   The “Centre des femmes solidaires et engagées” is a unique thoughtful Center where women from all walks of life come together, united in peace to support one another. At the core of its mission statement Continue reading

Next events

Atelier de conversation en italien/Conversazione in Italiano/Italian Discussion Workshop
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussions portant sur la santé et le bien-être. Comment nous traitons le corps, le mental et l’esprit.
Groupe ouvert. Annulé le 9 et le 30 octobre.
Conversazione in italiano. Atelier per parlare insieme della nostra salute: come trattare il nostro corpo, la nostra mente e il nostro spirito.
Gruppo aperto. Annullato il 9 ed il 30 ottobre.
Dîner avec l’équipe/A pranzo con lo staff/Lunch With Staff
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Vous cherchez un coin pour dîner et jaser avec d’autres femmes?

Venez dîner avec l’équipe et des participantes tous les mardis de 12h à 13h du 18 Septembre au 20 novembre. Annulé le 9 octobre.

Apportez votre lunch. Un petit rafraîchissement sera offert par le Centre.



Cerchate un posto dove pranzare e chiacchierare con altre donne?

Venite a pranzare con lo staff e le partecipanti ogni martedì da mezzogiorno alle 13:00 dal 18 settembre al 20 novembre. Annullato il 9 ottobre.

Porta il tuo pranzo. Un piccolo rinfresco sarà offerto dal Centro



Looking for a place to eat and chat with other women?

Have lunch with the team and participants every Tuesday from noon to 1 pm from September 18th to November 20th. Canceled on October 9th.

Bring your lunch. A small refresh will be offered by the Center.

Coffee, Chit Chat & Time for Me! (English)
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you looking for a safe space to connect with other women and discuss openly on various topics?
Join this self-run English discussion group every Wednesday morning at 10 am from September 26th to November 21st.
Come and discuss subjects that tug at the heart over a warm cup of coffee. 
Open group. Free. No registration required.
Groupe Mamans-enfants/ Mom & Child Group
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Atelier où les mères et leurs enfants peuvent échanger sur divers sujets! Venez chercher des réponses à vos questionnements, inquiétudes ou tout simplement partager vos expériences avec d’autres mamans dans un climat amical et chaleureux.
Enfants de 0 à 5 ans. Femmes enceintes bienvenues.
8 sessions du 27 septembre au 22 novembre de 9h30 à 11h30.
Groupe ouvert- bilingue-autogéré.
Annulé le 11 octobre.
Infos: (514) 388-0980


Workshop where mothers and their children can come share on various topics! Come and find answers to your questions, concerns or simply share your experiences with other moms in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Children from 0 to 5 years old. Pregnant women are welcome.

8 sessions from September 27 to November 22 from 9:30 to 11:30.

Open Group- Bilingual-Self-managed.

Canceled on October 11th.

Info: (514) 388-0980

Atelier de conversation en français/ Conversazione in Francese/ French Conversation Workshop
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Vous souhaitez améliorer votre français parlé ? Inscrivez-vous à notre atelier de conversation en français ! Cet atelier s’adresse aux femmes de niveau débutant qui souhaitent pratiquer la conversation en français. Les jeudis de 10h à 12h à partir du 27 septembre.

Groupe fermé. Inscriptions obligatoires: (514) 388-0980
9 sessions
Prix :
10$ membres
20$ non-membres.

*Annulé le 11 octobre*

Inscrivez obligatoires: (514) 388-0980.


Do you wish to improve your French speaking skills? Join us for this French conversation workshop where you will get to practice French conversation with other women! Beginner level.

Closed group. Registrations are mandatory: (514) 388-0980
9 sessions
$10 for members
$20 for non-members.

*Canceled on October 11th*

Register now to save your spot! (514) 388-0980



Volete migliorare il vostro francese? Iscrivetevi al nostro atelier di conversazione in francese! Questo workshop è per le donne principianti che vogliono praticare la conversazione in francese. Giovedì dalle 10h alle 12h dal 27 settembre.

Gruppo chiuso. Registrazione richiesta.
9 sessioni
Prezzo :
$ 10 membri
$ 20 non-membri.

* Annullato l’11 Ottobre *

Iscrizioni obbligatorie: (514) 388-0980.


Autumn 2018 Program(Available in French)

Activity Report 2017-2018 (Available in French)

Sauvé Metro, bus 140 East or bus 41 East
Plan your trip with STM.
Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Thursday from 8:30am to 12:00pm, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Please note: The centre will be closed on Mondays all day for staff meetings and trainings.

Our partners

The CFSE is funded by Centraide


The CFSE is funded by PSOC