Keeping In Touch

Keeping In Touch: the final column

For over a decade, Townshippers across the region have been connected to the community, activities, and initiatives announced through this weekly Keeping In Touch column from Townshippers' Association. This column provided a way for those of us at the Association to share new projects, news, information and resources with you, our community members. It’s a space that also enjoyed contributions from countless writers from Townshippers’ and

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CJE Coaticook: Unique opportunities for self-discovery and growth

As part of a provincially-funded pilot project to increase access to existing employment services for young English-speakers, Townshippers’ Association has been profiling the carrefours jeunesse-emplois (CJEs) in the Estrie. For the fourth edition of this series, which can also be read at Townshippers.org, Project Coordinator Katie Bibbs sat down with CJE MRC de Coaticook Executive Director Steve Proulx to discuss their team’s efforts to help

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Health Link: Recognizing and preventing fraud

These days, it seems like fraud is everywhere: on television, on the internet, and in the newspapers. From phone scams to internet viruses that steal your personal information or individuals who promise you things that are too good to be true, it can be hard to know what is legitimate and what isn’t, and even harder to know when to trust someone or be wary. This new reality can be especially stressful for seniors, many of whom are still a bit unfamiliar

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Over 45 and Looking for Work?

Finding a job at age 45 or older has its own challenges. If you are a mature English-speaking job seeker, a free 8 to 10-week workshop may help you better navigate your midlife job search. Starting April 16, Townshippers’ Association in partnership with Montreal organization La Passerelle Employment Counseling and CEDEC, will offer a series of free employment workshops for English-speaking job seekers 45 years old or better. Ten

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Say What? Hearing Loss

Does it seem to you that people are mumbling? Does background noise make conversations difficult? Does your family tell you the tv is too loud? It’s believed that hearing loss begins when we are in our 30’s and 40’s, and by age 70, one out of every three people has trouble hearing. There is no known single cause of age-related hearing loss but most commonly it is caused by changes in the inner ear that occur as we grow older. This is a perfectly

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How to complain about health or social service care

Our health system is complicated. It can be challenging to know where to turn for information and even harder to know where to go if you have complaints or concerns. Although Quebec's Health and Social Services Act ensures that all users of a health and social services institution have a right to file a complaint if they are dissatisfied with the services they received, or should have received, the process can be difficult to navigate.

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I Stand Up for Myself! – Recognizing and addressing bullying amongst seniors

It’s easy to think that bullying is a thing reserved for school-aged children and that as we grow older we outgrow this kind of negative behaviour. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t always the case. Bullying can continue to exist for a long time after we leave behind the classroom and the schoolyard. As adults, we may experience bullying at work, at social events, among family and friends, and even in places we might not expect, like the apartment

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Class of 2018 challenge: video or essay?

High school is filled with some of life’s greatest moments, but it can also be filled with stress and challenges. You enjoy a new sense of freedom, but the classes are tough, and exams are gruelling. Graduating is no easy feat, but you’ve almost done it!  Be proud of what you’ve done and be proud of your next steps.  Since 2012, Make Way For YOUth Estrie, a project from Townshippers’ Association, has been encouraging high school

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March is fraud prevention month

Have you ever been scammed? How do you protect yourself from giving out too much information?  Do you know what to do if you accidentally do make yourself vulnerable to fraud? For most of us, the answers to these questions are “I have no idea.”  Fraud comes in many forms: an unsolicited phone call by a technician claiming he can fix your virus infected computer, an email announcing you won a large lottery or sweepstake that you never

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CJE Haut-Saint-Francois: “we don’t just write resumes!”

As part of a provincially-funded pilot project to increase English-speakers access to existing employment services, Townshippers’ Association is profiling each of the seven Carrefour jeunesse emplois (CJE) in the Estrie. For the third instalment of this series, project coordinator Katie Bibbs sat down with the CJE du Haut-Saint-François (CJE HSF) Executive Director to discuss the team’s efforts to help the region’s English-speaking

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