Townshippers’ believes that the voice and active participation of our youth makes a difference in building a stronger community in the future. This is why the Association gives free memberships to youth under 21 and why we are involved in a variety of long and short-term youth-orientated projects. With new projects and activities taking place as funding becomes available, visit this page often for the latest updates!
In October 2017, the Reseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Quebec (RCJEQ) ran a province-wide youth consultation entitled “Ma Voix Compte!” to find out what issues concern young people today. Townshippers’ project coordinator Katie Bibbs organized several consultations with youth in Richmond, Lennoxville, and Stanstead to contribute a range of English-speaking perspectives from our region. The results were sent back along with the voices of 5,000 other people who participated across the province, and the RCJEQ has published the summary of their consultation. Take a look!
For any questions relating to this consultation process, contact Katie Bibbs (819-566-5717, [email protected]), who is currently working with our eight local Carrefour jeunesse emplois (CJE) who provide services to people ages 16-35 relating to social integration, employment, and academic perseverance. By the end of 2018, the CJEs will each be better equipped to serve English-speaking clients.
Excel in the Estrie! Essay challenge each year Make Way For YOUth hosts an essay contest, during the regional Hooked on School Week, asking graduating high school seniors to share stories about how they excelled in school and the region. Winning essays are published and the creators are awarded a cash prize. Read more…>>
The younger members of our community are doing pretty incredible things! Each year we are looking to award exceptional young people who have proven themselves to be inspiring leaders in their communities through the Young Townships Leaders award. We invite the public to nominate recognize and celebrate the achievements, dynamism, and involvement of our English-speaking youth by nominating someone they know for the annual YTLA awards. Read more…>>
With support services, free all-inclusive exploratory weekends and much more, Make Way For YOUth (MWFY) is combating outward migration by working to encourage English-speaking youth to plant their roots in the Estrie region. MWFY an initiative of Place aux jeunes en région offered to the English-speaking community by Townshippers’ Association. Visit this page to find out more >>
One exciting activity offered by MWFY are the all-inclusive Discovery Days weekends, which gives participants a chance to play, discover and explore one of the great communities in the Estrie region over two nights and three days. The best part – it’s all on us!
Without having to worry about accommodations and meals, post-secondary school graduates or soon-to-be graduates, between 18 and 35 years, are free to develop community and business contacts, learn about the work/play balance found in the region and experience their potential future home before making the move!
Get ready to have your senses tickled by the sights, sounds, and tastes, and have a chance to network with community and business members to inspire and potentially support you should you decide to make the Townships your home.
Register now to participate in an upcoming Discovery Day event by contacting the Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent at
[email protected] or 819-566-5717, toll-free 1-866-566-5717