Keeping In Touch

Townshippers’ welcomes new project coordinator

Townshippers’ Association is pleased to introduce Jayme Marrotte as our new Rooted in the Townships Project Coordinator. Jayme is a true local, making her a great fit within the Townshippers’. From the Stanstead area, where her family still resides, Jayme attended Alexander Galt, Champlain Regional College, and Bishop’s University. After recently completing her Master’s degree from the University of Guelph, Jayme returned to the Eastern Townships

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Come meet us at a diversity space!

If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved with the English-speaking community, lending your support to one of your local non-profit organizations or just want to experience Sherbrooke’s cultural diversity, then come meet us this Sunday, July 16, at the Espace de la diversité Sherbrooke. Held at Sherbrooke’s Parc du Domaine-Howard (1350 boulevard de Portland) from 10am to 10pm, during this free event explore spaces featuring interactive

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New whodunit read for mystery lovers

Add some sleuthing to your summer by picking up the latest new crime novel from the Townships Expressions collection, Townshippers’ Association’s initiative to promote local writers, artists and showcase unique works from and about the region. “Legacy” is the first in the mysteries series featuring Detective Inspector Colin McDermott of the London Metropolitan Police, from notable crime reviewer and Townships author Jim Napier.

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Summer Intern Series: Asking for help is a sign of strength

Hello everyone, I'm Kaitlyn Loomis! I am a fourth year Bishop’s University student entering my final year of clinical psychology. I’ve recently joined Townshippers' Association through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Young Canada Works (YCW) program. This program allows thousands of students across the country, like me, to put our skills to work for a local non-profit organization while gaining valuable work experience, learning how to

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Welcome summer interns!

Summer is here which means so are the interns! Each year, an internship program through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Young Canada Works (YCW) allows students to engage in field experience, acquire skills in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage and share insight within a local non-profit organization. Townshippers' Association is thrilled to welcome two new interns this summer. Our new Communications and Culture intern is Kaitlyn

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Coaticook senior wins essay challenge

Caroline Fisette, a senior at Alexander Galt Regional High School, was named the winner of this year’s Excel in the Estrie essay challenge following Townshippers’ Association’s Annual General Meeting on June 9, in Orford. Each year in celebration of school perseverance, Townshippers’ Make Way for YOUth (MWFY) project challenges high school seniors to share stories about how they have excelled in school and how they see themselves living and

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Health education sessions take summer break

After another successful season, Townshippers’ Association is wrapping up the Community Health Education program (CHEP) for the summer. Held in partnership with the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN), the program connects members of Quebec’s English-speaking communities with timely information, in English, on health topics from health professionals. Everyone is welcome to the last health education session of spring that will

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Our Stories: ebook for Canada’s 150 nearly ready to be unveiled! 

After nearly nine months of community collaboration, writing workshops, and countless hours reviewing, selecting and editing entries, the digital anthology commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada is nearly ready to be unveiled! Launched last September by Townshippers’ Association as a way to celebrate our community’s part in Canada’s sesquicentennial story, submissions of photographs and written and visual work were accepted to highlight

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Working to make a difference for youth in our community

A lack of access to employment services is a major gap for anyone looking to start or advance their career. It can also be a major factor for English-speaking youth leaving the Eastern Townships as they search of more support. Townshippers’ Association is currently running a two-year pilot project funded by Secrétariat à la jeunesse du Québec to help close that gap by linking existing resources available in the region with young English-speaking

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Save the date for our 2017 AGM and more!

Townshippers' Association’s Annual General Meeting is a vital opportunity for members to participate in our governance. Along with usual business, such as the presentation of our 2016 Annual Report, the AGM gives us the chance to showcase our achievements and gives you the chance to meet Townshippers’ staff and board, as well as other members of the community. Members, stakeholders, and the public are invited to the 2017 edition on June 9, at

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