Monthly Archives: January 2018

Do-ET career and skills day tour wraps up

The Unlock your Future: Discover Opportunities in the Eastern Townships – or Do-ET tour - ended in a big way at Alexander Galt Regional High School on January 17. Unlike the prior two half-day events at Massey-Vanier and Richmond Regional High Schools, the Galt event was a full day affair. Students in secondary 4, 5 and the Work Oriented Training Path program had the chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Townships.

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See dementia differently

Almost 50% of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia, according to new survey results released by the Alzheimer Society. While awareness about dementia has increased, the Society notes that stigma and negative attitudes around it continue to persist. The Leger-led survey, which questioned 1500 Canadians between the ages of 18 and 65 online, also reveals 51% of respondents admitted to using some type of stigmatizing language

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Pedalling towards supported inclusion

Social inclusion is about having a sense of belonging and participation in the community and real opportunities to learn, work, and contribute. While important for everyone, inclusion can be challenging for some, especially for those with intellectual disabilities. Pleins Rayons/Free Wheeling is carving a path for supported inclusion with their bilingual, social economy program for teenagers and young adults who have intellectual disabilities,

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Quit to Win!

Containing 7,000 toxic substances, including more than 70 carcinogens, it’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health. Statistically, smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases, contributes to a large portion of cardiovascular diseases, oral and dental issues, a third of fatal cancers and is the first cause of avoidable death. [Source: social health promotion enterprise, Capsana.] This year

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Is it flu or gastro, and when to use the emergency room?

It’s flu season in Quebec and across the province emergency rooms are filling up. But a case of the flu doesn’t always require a visit the ER. Quebec's Health Ministry has created a quick-reference guide to help determine your symptoms and decide what treatment to seek for the flu or gastroenteritis. FLU Caused by the influenza virus, the flu is a respiratory infection that is spread easily. The main symptoms include a sudden fever

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Start the year off right!

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be harder than making them. If eating well and exercising regularly is your goal, Health Canada has tips to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Start by taking small steps, like setting three small goals for yourself, instead of one big one, and being realistic about what you want to change in your habits. Choose healthy goals that are easy to achieve. Think about healthier foods to add to

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CJE Memphrémagog partners with Townshippers’ to connect with English-speaking youth

As part of a provincially-funded pilot project, Townshippers’ Association is partnering with local Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi (CJE) to increase access to existing employment services for English-speaking youth in our community. To bring attention to the services they provide, project coordinator Katie Bibbs has been profiling each of the seven Carrefours Jeunesse Emploi in the Estrie in The Record. For the second installment of this series,

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Ask a Pharmacist

Another year has wrapped up and so has the 2017 edition of the Health Matters workshops. Offered by Townshippers’ Association in partnership with Avante Women's Centre, these free workshops connect community members with information, in English, covering a range of topics using resources produced by health professionals, provided by the Community Health Education Program (CHEP) and the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN).

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