The INSPIRE CAMPAIGN is designed to meet our needs as we continue to evolve and define the educational experience for every WIC student. The inspire campaign focuses on raising funds for scholarships, financial aid, and campus improvements.
Our annual gala, Friday Night LIVE! raised $58,000 in 2019, which means we are now able to offer two more bursaries of $25,000 each for incoming students (2020) and provide $8,000 more for financial aid for existing WIC families.
WIC’s reputation consistently attracts applicants from over 35 elementary schools in Montreal, St Laurent, Laval and the West Island. Building our scholarship and financial aid funds ensures the financial support and recognition that will allow us to continue to attract and retain students who are well-rounded, community-driven and hard-working. Over the last 4 decades, over 250 families have benefited from scholarships and financial aid. Together we can provide students with scholarships and financial aid so that anyone who dreams of studying at WIC can be given that opportunity. Donate now!
The Martin Bailly Bursary Fund helps students who need some level of financial assistance. New and existing WIC students (secondary II – V) in need are welcome to apply. The amount of financial assistance can vary per student and is dependent on the funds available and number of requests per year.
The Rita and Victor Bertrand Foundation Inspiring Generations Bursary began in 2016 and is open to incoming secondary I students only. Students are to apply for the bursary at the same time as they apply for admissions. Each bursary of $5,000 per year ($25,000 total bursary) is awarded to deserving students for the duration of their WIC education. There are a limited number of bursaries available.
The following projects were completed during the 2016 and 2017 summer months:
The facilities upgrades are meant to provide spaces that are inspiring, spark creativity and meet the learning needs of the students. With the addition of large windows and a change in light sources, natural and ambient light will work in tandem to keep students engaged, focused and more relaxed.
The ambiance will be further enhanced with the addition of wood paneling that will provide a warm atmosphere for teachers and students. These changes will ultimately provide the optimal learning environment to all classrooms. In addition to classroom upgrades, additional study and meeting spaces will create a stimulating environment for students while fostering a stronger sense of community.
ARTS & SCIENCES PAVILION EXTENSION
An extension of our Arts & Sciences Pavilion will include a modern science and technology lab, which will serve to enhance our science offerings and house our growing robotics program.
The extension will also feature a new music room with individual practice areas and enhancements to the art room.
The second floor will be exclusively dedicated to our Centre for Excellence. This warm and inviting space will provide all students with the resources necessary to achieve success and flourish at WIC. The Centre will house learning professionals who will guide the students academically, socially and emotionally. The Centre will be the hub of support for all WIC students.
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
An auditorium that will accommodate 450 spectators will allow students to practice and showcase their artistic talents in a professional setting. It will provide a space conducive to musical, dance and theatre performances, school assemblies and ceremonies, as well as community events.
An expanded and enhanced athletics centre will include two large gymnasia, a fitness room, a multi-purpose studio and spectator seating.
These modern facilities will dramatically contribute to an active and healthy lifestyle for our entire community. These new spaces will allow more programs to run simultaneously and enable students to be more active during physical education class. They will also provide optimal practice time and facilities for interscholastic sports teams and extra-curricular activities and minimize the need for transportation to outside facilities.
To make a donation to the Inspire Campaign, please CLICK HERE.