What’s Your Employment Story?   

When it comes to employment, everyone has a story. YES Montreal wants to hear YOUR story as part of their Community Talks Employments project. Using a travelling video booth, YES is inviting English-speakers between 15 to 35 years of age to share their experiences, barriers, comments and successes to help bring attention and a voice to youth issues around employment.

Townshippers’ Association is happy to collaborate with YES on this project by bringing the video booth to the free Career Exploration Day held at Bishop’s University, 2600 rue College, on Wednesday, February 17. Swing on by and share your stories about looking for work and the Quebec job market with us!

Hosted by Bishop’s, in partnership with Townshippers’ Association, CEDEC and Make Way For YOUth, the Career Exploration Day gives students and the public a unique opportunity to meet directly with numerous employers in your field of interest! Check out employment opportunities and speak with representatives from roughly 20 businesses who are seeking bilingual or multi-lingual employees. Bring your resume!

Job seekers are invited to take part in any or all of the events that day. The Career Fair is open between 10:30 am to 2 pm at the Gait, across from Bishop’s bookstore, in the Marjorie Donald building. CEDEC’s workshop ‘Improving Your Networking Skills’, from 2 to 3 pm in the loft meeting room (next to Tim Horton’s – second floor opposite the Gait), will offer tools and tips to help with your job search. Network with Employers from 3 to 5 pm in Adams Dining Hall, in the student dining room next to the security building.

Stop on by, share your opinion and discover opportunities! There is no charge to attend any of the Career Exploration Day events; however there is a charge for parking. Public transportation stops right campus.

For more information, visit www.Townshippers.org or contact Nathaniele Pelletier at 819-822-9600 ext 2246, [email protected]; Evelina Smith at 819-566-182, [email protected]; or Jenny Ménard at 819-566-5717, [email protected]

Cans for a Cause; Donate Your Empties to Townshippers’ Foundation

Clean out your kitchen or garage and help support grassroots projects that enhance the quality of life for Townshippers, by recycling your refundable cans!

Throughout the year long-time volunteer Mr. Joe Kelly spearheads the collection of empty cans with the proceeds supporting a local charity of cause that makes a difference. This time Mr. Kelly efforts will help support Townshippers’ Foundation, the charitable organization that allocates donations to community grants and projects that help improve the quality of life for Eastern Townships communities.

Mr. Kelly’s efforts and your empty cans, helps to raise thousands of dollars a year. The Foundation uses these valuable funds to help a variety of projects to come to life. From after school support for youth, helping heritage groups launch activities, supporting the work of health and social services groups and so much more, these funds have a big impact!

Feel free to drop-off your cans at Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office, 257 rue Queen. All out of cans but want to support the Foundation? Visit TownshippersFoundation.ca today to make a donation online or contact the foundation at 819-822-3314 or [email protected]

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.


Published on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record

Photo Credit: YouTube/ YESMontreal

Photo Caption: While visiting the free Career Exploration Day at Bishop’s University on February 17, be sure to stop by the Community Talks Employment video booth and share your thoughts, challenges and successes when it comes to Quebec’s job market. Look for Townshippers’ booth for info.