Monthly Archives: December 2016

What is poverty and what can we do about it?

When most people hear the word “poverty” the first thing that comes to mind is a lack of money. This is partly correct; however, poverty is incredibly complex and goes beyond simply lacking money. As Ottawa-based national anti-poverty organization Canada Without Poverty explains, poverty means “living with hunger and food insecurity, inadequate or precarious housing, and poor mental and physical health.” This explanation is backed by

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Thank you for attending our holiday party!

A very warm thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual open house holiday party on December 14, 2016. As always, we had a great time and it was wonderful to gather with friends, community member, associates and colleagues to celebrate the season and share our activities. We would like to thank the other organizations in the Marguerite Knapp building who joined us, including Townshippers' Research & Cultural Foundation, Mental Health

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Share your stories

The Eastern Townships has a fascinating history filled with colourful characters and fascinating events, big and small, that had an impact on our nation’s development. Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 is the perfect opportunity to share stories of the Townships past with future generations. Under the banner “Our Stories,” Townshippers’ Association is accepting submissions of photographs, visual works and written explorations to feature in

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Our Stories; digital storytelling project

The Eastern Townships was built by Abenaki and loyalists, innovators and influencers, trailblazers and rogues. Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 is an ideal opportunity think about the characters and events in our shared history and how it led us to where we are today.     In celebration of the nation’s 150th anniversary of confederation, Townshippers’ Association is collecting written and visual works to feature in a digital storytelling

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Home Child

Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 British children were sent to Canada. Believed by Canadians to be orphans, only two percent truly were. Townshippers' Association is pleased to present their story, told through Laura Teasdale’s newest play, Home Child on Sat. Jan 14 at 7:00 pm, at Bandeen Hall, Bishop's University, 2600 rue College. Descendants of the home children make up 11% of Canada’s population, yet their existence

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Community open house scheduled for December 14

Credit: Townshippers’ Association Cutline: Friendly faces from seven community organizations will welcome you at the Marguerite Knapp building’s open house on December 14, from 5pm to 7pm. Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Community open house scheduled for December 14  SHERBROOKE, December 8, 2016 – Townshippers’ Association, a non-profit community organization serving the region’s English-speaking community, invites the public

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Portes ouvertes à la communauté le 14 décembre

Crédit photographique : L’Association des Townshippers Légende : Des visages amicaux de sept organismes communautaires vous accueilleront à l’activité « Portes ouvertes » de l’édifice Knapp, le 14 décembre, entre 17 h et 19 h. Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate Portes ouvertes à la communauté le 14 décembre SHERBROOKE, le 8 décembre 2016 – L’Association des Townshippers, un organisme communautaire à but non lucratif

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Welcoming (back) Holly

This year has been a busy one for Townshippers’ Association and for our team, two of which are expecting. This means that we will soon be saying good-bye to our mommies-to-be as they head off to start their new families, and welcoming their replacements. In our Knowlton office, Emily Prangley Desormeaux will be filling in for Maggie Severs, Health and Social Services agent. We introduced Emily in our Tuesday Brome County News column and on our

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Welcoming Emily to the team!

Townshippers’ Association will soon be saying goodbye [for now] to Maggie Severs, our Eastern Townships Partners for Health and Social Services agent in Knowlton, for her maternity leave. We wish Maggie all the best on her coming addition, and we cannot wait to meet the newest Townshipper! We would like to extend a big welcome to Emily Prangley Desormeaux who will be replacing Maggie when Townshippers’ reopens in the new year. Heralding from

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