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Health information day in Waterloo

The Community Health Education Program (CHEP) connects communities to health and social services information from professionals, in English, on a variety of health topics, and informs individuals about local resources. Through CHEP, Townshippers’ Association is pleased to offer the second annual Health Information Day, in Waterloo on Wednesday, March 1 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 77 Lewis Street. The day begins at 10 AM with a live presentation

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Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety? Why are panic attacks so scary? What are the life cycle impacts as we age and how can be cope? Join us on Friday, February 10, from 10:00 to 12:00 at the CLSC in Cowansville (397 Rue de la Rivière) for a free informative session, in English, to find the answers to these questions, along with management techniques. This Health Matters session - Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks Throughout

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Canada Summer Jobs 2017 –  Deadline extended

Looking to hire a student for the summer of 2017? You may be eligible for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs grants, an initiative a Government of Canada that provides funding to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30. By helping employers to create summer jobs, students can gain valuable work experiences as they prepare to enter the workforce. The program is especially beneficial for organizations that provide important community

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Free Information Sessions to start off the New Year

Townshippers’ Association is back in the swing of things with a series of free health information sessions for the public, held in collaboration with the Avante Womens Center. We start off with a Health Matters focusing on ”Nutrition—How to get on the right track,” on January 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the CLSC in Cowansville, 397 de la Rivière. Most people start off the new year committed to healthy eating, only to find it’s a resolution

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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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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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New hands-on vocational course

With an ageing population and the growing need for extended-care, there is also a growing need to find qualified and effective support for seniors living in private residential care. According to Service Canada, there has been a “sharp increase in jobs” in this occupation in Quebec over the past few decades, it’s a trend that won’t be slowing anytime soon. If you want to take your life in a new direction and make a positive difference for

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Partners for Family Services in English

Throughout the Brome-Missisquoi region there are a variety of organizations, associations, and centers that offer services in English, and some even directly target the English-speaking community.  However, it has recently been recognized that these services are not always widely known. This is a concern not only for the community at large but also for the various service providers in the region. A committee of local partners, The Partners

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Townshippers’ Foundation is celebrating its’ 30th anniversary

Over the last three decades, the Townshippers’ Research & Cultural Foundation has given away over one million dollars across all sectors of the Eastern Townships thanks to the generosity and involvement of our community. Our goal is simple: Ask the public for donations, grant projects that benefit our community and give the money away. By investing in our community, groups and projects can enhance and preserve local initiatives. This year Foundation

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Legal information clinic opens for fall/winter 2016

Trekking through the land of laws and legality can be confusing and frustrating. Sometimes all we want is the answer to a simple question. Should I make a last will and testament? What are the laws about collecting a debt? Do I have to pay my rent even though the landlord never fixes anything? The free Legal Information Clinic from Townshippers’ Association can help you out. Each semester we are fortunate to have a third-year law student spend

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