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(Photos with Vera Rosatelli, Margherita Morsella, Pina Di Pasquale.)


Saturday, June 4, 2022, was a memorable day for CFSE.  Approximately 30 women were in attendance for a presentation, some of whom have worked in the textile factories in the 1970’s known as the “Women of Steel.” 

The project was presented by Me Margherita Morsella.  Some of the real heroines told their life experiences working in the textile factories. 

Their stories were very moving, filled with emotion and full of truths.  Influential women in the Judicial sector and other important circles were also present.  This day ended in a very festive atmosphere and the “Women of Steel” were in the spotlight.

(Photos with Monique Rousseau, Margherita Morsella and Teresa Rosatelli.)


Each year on June 15, the whole world comes together to mark the World Day against elderly abuse.

It is an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. If you witness elderly abuse, you must report it to the proper authorities. Me Margherita Morsella, our speaker, was able to raise public awareness of this problem and encourage people to adopt caring behaviors towards the elderly. 

Two other women’s testimonies also sensitized the whole audience.


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Dr. Sonia Cancian (Ph.D., Concordia University) gives women a voice through letter writing workshops offered at the Centre in French, English and Italian.
The aim of these workshops is to encourage expression through writing in a serene and friendly atmosphere through methodologies that include self-expression and self-writing. Throughout the letter writing workshops, we discuss women’s life experiences, difficulties, joys, challenges, tenacity, and resilience. Whether writing about a current event or an event in the past, this workshop has a therapeutic dimension that draws on affects and emotions. 


As each year, December 6 has been marked with a tragic and as a drama since 1989, and a call to action and commemoration, on a very bitter event in Montreal.
This mass shooting remains the deadliest in schools in Canada.

Conference on bereavement with Therapist Michel Trozzo.

“Life is born of encounters, and life is the first celebration and suffering that everyone carries within themselves”.
“Everything that begins must end, will end. Death is a final and irreversible suffering. When death arrives, our life is essentially sensitive, and the therapist Michel Trozzo, explains to us how to live his journey with mourning and what the effects will produce emotionally in our life.
We should live like we shouldn’t die because you’re not supposed to die.”


Carolina's Birthday

On January 18th, 2022, we celebrated Carolina Eleazzaro Assistant Director.

After being semi retired, for a few years, working part time.  I’m back working  full time, enjoying  every moment spent with my co-workers & participants.

Pina's Birthday

On February 15th, 2022, we celebrated Pina Di Pasquale‘s birthday, Executive Director.

Over 20 years of strong commitment tot he CFSE, Pina has demonstrated loyalty, compassion, respect, integrity, professionalism and continues with great enthusiasm to honour the mission of the Centre.

Happy Birthday, PINA!

Barbara's Birthday

On April 26, 2022, we celebrated Barbara Bologna’s birthday, receptionist for the past 3 years at CFSE.

Barbara is the first person you see as you enter the center.  She greets you with a warm welcome and a friendly smile.  She puts the women at ease and in a good mood as they enter the reception area.

Barbara says, “she loves meeting all these women because they all have a unique story.”

Her motto is: “Believe in yourself and shine”

Domi's Birthday

Happy Birthday to our colleague, Domiziana,  Intervention worker, who joined the team in the month of March 2022.

Domi is originally from Italy and is gifted by speaking three languages, French, English and Italian. We celebrated her birthday on June 14th.  

Happy Birthday DOMI!