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Become a member

Become a member

There are two ways to get involved as a volunteer at the West Island CALACS, either by becoming an activist member or a collaborator member. Joining the West Island CALACS volunteers means getting involved at the heart of the issue of sexual assault and joining a team that will accompany you in your activities and offer ongoing support. 

We encourage women of diversity from all walks of life to join us and get involved with CALACS.

What is involvement with CALACS West Island like?

The two ways to get involved as a volunteer

The activist is a woman who is involved in the organization on a volunteer basis. She has a more proactive role in the organization. She has the opportunity to be involved in one or more aspects of the organization, such as support services, awareness, activism and associative life. Women activists have the right to attend general meetings, to vote and to be eligible for the position on the administration board of the West Island CALACS.

The category of collaborating member is open to all women, including those who receive or have received services from the organization. A collaborating member is a woman who shows an interest in the issue and supports the center on an occasional basis.

Criteria for membership

To become an activist member of the West Island CALACS, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a woman 18 years of age or older;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the issue;
  • Have completed the training;
  • Wait a minimum period of one year following the end of a follow-up, if applicable;
  • Have been accepted by the collective;
  • To have done a minimum of 20 hours of activism within the corporation within the year.

To become a collaborating member of CALACS West Island, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a woman 14 years of age or older;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the issue (the issue being sexual assault and the obstacles that result from it)
  • Be in agreement with the mission and vision statement of the organization;
  • Support the work of the organization.

Collaborating members may be involved in the organization on an occasional basis.  They may also attend general meetings without the right to vote or to be elected as an administrator of the corporation.

Learn more about the mission and vision statement

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