Free Legal Information Clinic

Our free legal information service is once again open for business! Thanks to a partnership with the Université de Sherbrooke, Townshippers’ Association is pleased to once again provide this clinic giving the public free, easy and confidential access to legal information in English.

From September until April, a student from the Law Faculty at the UdeS volunteers once a week to answer legal questions by phone, email and in person by appointment at Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke. The legal students’ welcome all sorts of legal questions – from landlord issues to conviction questions – however please remember that, as they are not yet practicing lawyers, they are not allowed to provide an opinion or counsel.

This semester we welcome third year legal student Nancy Ly to our office. Originally from Montreal, Nancy is studying common law and civil law. Now in last semester of studies and gearing up towards her bar exam, Nancy is particularly interested in the fields of civil liability, administrative law, and immigration. Nancy says that she loves learning all of the different rules of law which are applicable in different places.

When not in class, doing her internship, reading law journals, writing papers, and studying for exams, Nancy enjoys watching television, reading a good book, and, like most of us, she really looks forward to vacations!

If you have a legal question for Nancy you can reach her every Tuesday between the hours of 9:30 and 3:30. The phone number is 819-566-2182 (toll free 1-877-566-2182) and her email address is [email protected] You can also follow the Legal Info Clinic at All legal questions are strictly confidential.


Funding for Student Summer Jobs

Employers who plan on hiring students between the ages of 15 and 30 to work this summer at their organization, may be eligible for wage subsidy through Canada Summer Jobs.

Not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding from January 4 to February 26, 2016, for this Government of Canada initiative.  Funding is based on the minimum wage in an applicant’s region.

Applications can be submitted online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre. The application form as well as the applicant guide are currently available on the Service Canada website

Service Canada encourages organizations to file their applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2016 online to benefit from a fast, easy-to-use, and secure service. By applying online you will have access to the Canada Summer Jobs application 24/7, from any location, allowing you to complete it at your convenience. The online service ensures your application will be received immediately by Service Canada, giving you instant confirmation and avoiding postal delays.

Organizations who have completed the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) account registration process by January 3, 2016 are encouraged to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program through this online platform. The Canada Summer Jobs online application form as per previous years is also available.

For more information visit, call 1-800-935-5555 (ATS: 1-800-926-9105) or visit your local Service Canada Centre.

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: From now until April, third year law student Nancy Ly will be providing general legal information, in English for free, from Townshippers’ Association’s Sherbrooke office once a week by phone, in person and online. Contact her today with your legal question, and after conducting research, Nancy will get back to you with information that meets your situation.