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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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Kindness starts with one; who’s your one?

Ah, Valentine’s Day, a day of love and kind gestures. In a world that seems filled with negativity, carving out a day for love is more important than ever. But what if there was a way to keep that feeling going a little longer, a way to spread more love and kindness? That’s what Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 11-17, 2018) is all about. Inspired by the globally-recognized World Kindness Day (November 13), the Random Acts of Kindness

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Community & Culture Events

Sep
14
Thu
2017
7:00 pm CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN’S C... @ Haskell Library
CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN’S C... @ Haskell Library
Sep 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 2018 @ 9:00 pm
CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN'S CHOIR @ Haskell Library | Stanstead | Québec | Canada
CHOROMONDO, founded in 1999 by director, Allyna Harris, is an international world music women’s choir in residence at the Haskell Library and Opera House on the Canada/USA border of Quebec and Vermont. Rehearsals are weekly[...]
Feb
11
Sun
2018
all day Photography Exhibition – Des pia... @ Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
Photography Exhibition – Des pia... @ Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
Feb 11 – Apr 29 all day
Photography Exhibition - Des pianos et des hommes by Marcel Carey @ Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre opens its new exhibition season with « Des pianos et des hommes » by Marcel Carey. After  a career as a commercial photographer, Marcel Carey chose to follow in the footsteps[...]
Apr
14
Sat
2018
8:00 am Donations drop off for the Stude... @ W. B. Scott Arena, Bishop's University
Donations drop off for the Stude... @ W. B. Scott Arena, Bishop's University
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – Apr 28 @ 1:08 pm
Donate your clothes, furniture, etc. to the Student Refugee Program’s Big Little Garage Sale! Donations will be accepted for two weeks at the W. B. Scott Arena, Monday-Friday, April 14-28, 8am-7pm.
Apr
23
Mon
2018
all day Employment info session/workshop... @ Townshippers’ Association
Employment info session/workshop... @ Townshippers’ Association
Apr 23 all day
Employment info session/workshop (ages 35+) @ Townshippers’ Association | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
[Note: Time will be confirmed.] Finding a job when your older comes with its own set of challenges. If you are a mature English-speaking job-seeker, a free workshop can help you navigate your search! Job-seekers[...]
Apr
24
Tue
2018
all day Business Coaching – Sherbrooke @ Townshippers' Association
Business Coaching – Sherbrooke @ Townshippers' Association
Apr 24 all day
Business Coaching - Sherbrooke @ Townshippers' Association  | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
Are you a business owner in the region? Do you have a start-up business or an idea for a business? Are you an artist looking for grant outlets, a larger network, or business plan guidance?[...]

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