Monthly Archives: March 2014

New Job Postings

Townshippers' is looking to expand the team! We currently have four job opportunities, one for a full time co-coordinator of a health and social services network  based out of our Lac-Brome office (posting closes April 18, 2014), and three summer opportunities for students (closes May 30, 2014). Find the latest postings from Townshippers' under the Association tab or find these postings and more from across the region, at Topportunity.ca.

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First Caregiver Forum Resounding Success

Caregivers are those unsung heroes who spend an incredible amount of time caring for a loved one – husband, wife, father, mother, grandparent – at home and in a senior’s residence for those living with loss of autonomy. Last Saturday, close to one hundred people found camaraderie, information and inspiration at an extraordinary event, the first annual Forum for English-speaking Caregivers in the Eastern Townships. Held at the Princess Elizabeth

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Voting Matters!

On April 7th, Quebecers go to the polls. As Election Day gets a closer, various organizations are mobilizing campaigns to increase voter turnout. This election let’s reverse the trend of English-speaking Quebecers having lower political participation. To encourage young English-speaking Quebecers aged 18 to 35 to vote, the Vote it Up (www.voteitup.ca) has been launched. The Yamaska Literacy Council also offers the following information and

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Mark Your Calendars Job Seekers

Hey job seekers, have you heard the news? Charles River Laboratories, BRP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton and Global Excel Management will be part of a unique [email protected] activity on Thursday, March 27 at Le Cartier Restaurant, at 255 Boulevard Jacques-Cartier Sud, Sherbrooke.  The [email protected] Connect is a unique networking opportunity giving multilingual and qualified job seekers in the area a chance to break the ice with some of the regions employers. For those

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Inaugural Forum Taps Caregivers into Resources

  Townshippers’ Association is happy to announce the First Annual Forum for English-speaking Caregivers in the Eastern Townships featuring Dr. Joe Schwarcz, as the keynote speaker and Townshippers’ President, Gerald Cutting as the Master of Ceremonies on March 22 under the theme “Discovering Joy in Caregiving” in Magog. “Taking care of our loved ones can be hard work, yet it can also be rewarding in many ways,” says Judy Lawson,

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Women in Business: A Panel Discussion

In celebration of International Women’s Day in March, the CEDEC Small Business Support Network (SBSN) is hosting a 5 à 7 panel discussion in Knowlton on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Jessica Brown, owner of Athletica Lac Brome, will moderate this exciting event. Brown, after working in media for 20 years, now carefully balances the responsibilities of being a business owner and mother of three active children. Jessica Brown is very active in the community,

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The Phenomenon of the Hidden Job Market

Have you ever heard of the hidden job market? Among recruiters, this term represents the common reality that not all available jobs are advertised. Some estimates indicate that upwards of 80% of jobs are not posted or, in some cases, have not been filled because the right candidate’s profile has not yet been fully defined. Finding jobs in this hidden job market depends a lot on whom you know and who knows you. So how can you, as a job seeker, stand

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First Annual Forum for English-speaking Caregivers Announced
Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Distribution MAGOG, March 03, 2014 –   Townshippers’ Association’s L’Appui project in collaboration with the Memphrémagog Community Learning Centre, Champlain College, and other local organizations, is pleased to announce the First Annual Forum for English-speaking Caregivers in the Eastern Townships, on Saturday, March 22, at the Princess Elizabeth Elementary School in Magog. Under the theme, ‘Discovering

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