Community Affiliate and Artist

Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has provided empowering educational programming for residents of Little Burgundy from birth through adulthood. Programs range from early literacy programs for 0 to 5 year olds to life skills training for adults. Their aim is to ensure that each member of our community has the opportunity and skills needed to realise their potential.
Located in the South West of Montreal (five minutes from the downtown core), Little Burgundy is a vibrant community, and a great place to live. It does, however, face challenges related to poverty, racism and a negative impression of the community by others.

Sista Sista

Family resources at Tyndale St- Georges Community Centre in Little Burgundy act as the liaison between families and their individual needs. Among other things, Ceta hosts two mom groups which she has recently coined “Sista Sista” and an English conversation workshop called “Let’s Talk” for non anglophone migrants wishing to develop their oral expression.

Ceta focuses with all of the groups on various aspects of personal development. This includes but is not limited to self-directed learning exercises, understanding and healing inter-generational trauma, life visioning, creative exploration, writing and documenting personal narratives.

She believes that our oral histories hold more than just our pains and our pasts. She believe that our oral histories and personal narratives can be the blue print and unique design for our future “life’s experiences.” With this understanding, Ceta wants to facilitate and document the learning process’s of shaping, defining and living a life filled with purpose for various different Socio-economically marginalized groups. That being said, documenting oral histories is crucial, in terms of the” personal healing” process and serve as an example that empowers others who can relate to these issues.