Cafe Topic Focuses on Seniors and Mental Health

Join Townshippers’ Association and Mental Health Estrie at the “Café des Aînés de Dixville” on Wednesday, April 2 at 1:30 pm, 251 chemin Parker, Dixville, to meet and discuss a topic of interest with a nice blend of Anglophones and Francophones.

The topic for this meeting will be on seniors and their mental health. Representatives from Mental Health Estrie (MHE) will give a presentation and then answer any questions or concerns. Two of the main themes of the discussion will include;

  • the mental health services available to you in English;
  • Community services for people experiencing mental health problems or illness, as well as for family and caregivers.

Based out of Lennoxville, MHE is a community based non-profit organization who offers services to the English-speaking community of Estrie and surrounding area. Their primary commitment is to help family members and friends as well as ill relatives learn to manage the impact of mental illness through regular support groups, information, and education.

Mental illnesses are not restricted by age, gender, social status, race….but can affect anyone at any point. Chances are someone you know is living with a mental illness. One of the key points to understanding a mental illness is to be informed and to not be afraid. Break down the barriers about mental illness, defy the stereotypes. Join us at café des ainés and by all means bring a friend.

Townshippers’ health and social services coordinator Debbie Bishop will also be at the event to talk about other services available in English and to find out about we can better serve the English-speaking community.   For more information, contact either Debbie at 819-566-5717 or   [email protected] or Tanya at MHE, 819-565-3777 or [email protected]

Stanstead Job Fair

If you are looking to get back in the work market, explore different options, or find out how and where you can enhance your skills, don’t miss the second edition of the Stanstead job fair at the Pat Burns arena, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 11 am to 8 pm.

Meet with local employers who are currently hiring, discover what qualifications are needed in your field of interest and how to best obtain them as well as meet with real estate developers wanting to promote their projects.  Last year more than 15 local businesses participated in the event and this year even more invitations have been sent out.

In preparation for the job fair, several organizations aiming to see Stanstead prosper and open options for job seekers, will be helping  seekers get started on the right foot through workshops.

The Centre local d’emploi and Carrefour Jeunesse emploi will teach prospective employees how to prepare an interesting and appealing resume (CV) on Wednesday, April 2 starting at 10 am, at 10 Phelps Street.

Then Job Links is offering a job interview simulation workshop in English, to prospective job searchers on April 4 at 9.30 am at the CLSC, 435 Dufferin Street. For more information about these events, please contact Joanne Lajeunesse Mckay at 819 876-5215 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 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.


Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption:  The [email protected] Connect networking activity held last March 27 in Sherbrooke by  Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth project, CEDEC and Global Excel was an astounding success with an estimated 50 participating job seekers and recruiters from BRP, Charles River Laboratories, Global Excel Management and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Thanks to all who came out.