Monthly Archives: March 2016

Call for Applications: McGill Health and Social Services Bursary Program

SHERBROOKE, March 31, 2016 – Calling all health and social services students in the Estrie and Montérégie-East; McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program applications are now available through Townshippers' Association. Created by the McGill University Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project, the program, which addresses the need for bilingual health professionals, awards bursaries to students from

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Townshippers’ at the National Assembly

Last Tuesday, March 22, a delegation from Townshippers’ Association travelled to the National Assembly in Quebec City to share their perspective of the effect that Bill 86’s school board reforms would have on the province’s minority rural English-speaking community. Since February 16, the Committee on Culture and Education has been conducting a public consultation on Bill 86, which would change the way school boards in Quebec are operated including

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Easter Office Hours

Happy Easter everyone! Our offices are closed Good Friday & Easter Monday but we will be back in on Tuesday.

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Artists; Go Local!

People love to support local artists and the Eastern Townships is home to many gifted artist who create amazing works. Townships Expressions offers the opportunity to connect these artists to their local community by publicizing and selling their works. A year-round initiative of Townshippers' Association, Townships Expressions features books, music, videos, cards, calendars, prints and more, which can be viewed or purchased at the Association’s

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Next YES Coaching Sessions

Artists and business owners, gain confidence and clarity from coaching sessions with YES Montreal! Townshippers’ Association is proud to partner with YES to bring an experienced business coach, Coby Ingham, to our Sherbrooke and Knowlton offices once a month for one-on-one sessions to help give you the competitive edge. Artists; coaching can help you develop your entrepreneurial side when it comes to marketing yourself and your works or finding

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Townshippers’ Association Presents Key Concerns Over School Board Reforms at Bill 86 Hearings

QUEBEC CITY, March 22, 2016 – Townshippers’ Association presented at the National Assembly of Québec on March 22, 2016, encouraging the Committee on Culture and Education to consider the impact the school board reforms proposed by Bill 86 would have on the minority English-speaking community in rural Quebec. The public hearings into Bill 86: An Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards to give schools a greater say in decision-making

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Free Legal Clinic Winding Down

If you have legal questions, now is the time to contact the free Legal Information Clinic before it closes for the season! For the last nine years, volunteer law students from the Université de Sherbrooke, working from Townshippers’ Association’s head office in Sherbrooke, have provided legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, to the English-speaking community. When you contact the

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Caregivers Forum; 2016 Program Announced

  [caption id="attachment_14051" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Caption: Caregivers in the Townships will have the chance to learn how to care for themselves while caring for loved ones at the free annual Caregivers Forum on March 19 in Magog. | Credit: Memphrémagog Community Learning Center[/caption]   Press Release For Immediate Distribution MAGOG, March 10, 2016 – Townshippers’ Association’s third annual Caregivers Forum, on

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Donations Collected for Pet Connection Fire Recovery

Townshippers’ Research & Cultural Foundation has been proud to support the educational program offered by The Pet Connection Lennoxville. Pet Connection founder Jen Young has visited area schools, with mascot and pet rescue Asland, teaching children about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Early Tuesday morning, a fire damaged the building supporting the Pet Connection, affecting the program’s animal residents. In light of the tragic

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Free Conference for Caregivers

By choice or circumstances, most of us will be caregivers at some point in our lives. Taking on the role of caregiver will change your life forever.  While caring for a loved one or friend can be incredibly rewarding, caregivers face challenges every day which can leave them feeling lonely, frustrated and overwhelmed. However, there is support for and from the local caregiving community. Townshippers’ Association is excited to invite current

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