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!

Ma Voix Compte! [my voice counts]

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…>>

Youth 18-35; Make Way For YOUth is for YOU!


KIT 2012 08 01 MWFY

Between touring the region, Discovery Day participants enjoyed some fun in the sun lakeside. Contact MWFY Migration Agent Jenny today to register for one of these free all-inclusive tours of the region!

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.

 Next Discovery Days to be announced.

Advanced registrations accepted! 

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

Need to reach us?

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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

Upcoming 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 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[...]
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.
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[...]
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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