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Life Long Learning Sessions coming to Waterloo

Learning is important and happens throughout our lives, inside and outside of the classroom. From young adults to the young at heart, the Life Long Learning program by the Yamaska Literacy Council allows adults to improve their literacy on different topics from health to financial, digital to legal, and more. Open to everyone, the Life Long Learning sessions are offered by local professionals, for free, in Waterloo. The topic for the next session

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Our feet support us – learn how to support them

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age—putting their independence and well-being at risk. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. Learn why caring for them is so important at a free, live Health Matters presentation by Rachel Zechius, R.N., on February 16. Rachel is a Foot Care Specialist and Teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin,

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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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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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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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Community Partnerships for Success: New bilingual employability program starting in January

Campus Brome-Missisquoi (CBM), in partnership with Emploi-Québec, is launching a new bilingual employability program for people aged 16 and older who are looking for an opportunity to gain employment skills and to explore trades that are in high demand in our region. ‘’The ideal candidate for this program is someone who is motivated to find a job doing something they enjoy. Someone who is open to exploring new trades, who wants to make a positive

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Keep a joyful balance this holiday season

Things are starting to ramp up for the holidays. People are busy going to concerts, Christmas bazaars, community events, then there’s the invitations to parties, all that shopping to do and the planning for family activities. It is enough to make your head spin! The pressure builds and so does the stress. If you are like most people, you want to please everyone and might feel like you’ve failed if you can’t do everything. This can be more intensely

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Medical emergencies in seniors

Knowledge is power and the more we know, especially when it comes to medical emergencies, the quicker and better we can act. On Friday, November 17, join the Avante Women’s Center and Townshippers’ Association in Cowansville for the next free Health Matters session to learn about six of the common medical emergencies that seniors and caregivers may face and how to handle them. Under the theme “Medical Emergencies in Seniors and How to Handle

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Tell us what you want, what you really, really want.

I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want. We, at Avante Women's Center, want to support you in reaching your full potential; in whatever aspect of your life that you feel is lacking. Our first step in doing so is to hear from you what it is that you want. If you are a young woman, or mom aged 18-40ish, and you’ve been looking for an opportunity to learn and do new things, we want to hear from you. Avante is working to develop workshops

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Changes to the Townshippers’ team

It’s hard to believe nine months have gone by already, but Townshippers’ Association is very happy to announce that Maggie Severs is back from maternity leave! Maggie is resuming her role as our Eastern Townships Partners for Health and Social Services agent and will be overseeing activities and projects that help inform and engage our community. Welcome back, Maggie! We’re also excited to announce that Emily Prangley Desormeaux, who replaced

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Head office

100 – 257 Queen Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7 819-566-5717 toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Branch office

3-584 Knowlton Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0 450-242-4421 toll free: 1-877-242-4421

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 12 pm | 1 pm - 4:30 pm
excluding statutory holidays

Community & Culture Events

7:00 pm 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[...]
all day Walk in my Shoes: HUGS for the H... @ Mental Health Estrie
Walk in my Shoes: HUGS for the H... @ Mental Health Estrie
Nov 9 2017 – Mar 31 2018 all day
Walk in my Shoes: HUGS for the Homeless @ Mental Health Estrie | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
Research shows that small acts of kindness boost our own health and wellness. Mental Health Estrie invites you to help keep a homeless person warm this winter. From November to March, the HUGS campaign accepts[...]
all day Exhibition: Musique éclatée & In... @ Musée Beaulne
Exhibition: Musique éclatée & In... @ Musée Beaulne
Feb 4 – Mar 8 all day
Exhibition: Musique éclatée & Interactions avec la nature @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
From February 4th to March 4th 2018 Claire Desjardins, painter influenced by Antoni Tapiès and Anselme Keifer presents Musique éclatée, an exhibition in which she favors the integration of objects recovered in the works.  [...]
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[...]
9:30 am CHEP Video Conference: Hearing Loss @ Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre
CHEP Video Conference: Hearing Loss @ Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
According to the Canadian Hearing Society, nearly one in four adult Canadians report some hearing loss. “Hearing loss frequently goes unnoticed and because it happens gradually, many people are in denial. They often stop communicating[...]

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