Job-seekers, Opportunity is Knocking


If you haven’t heard or have forgotten, jobseekers are the focus of several   activities as part of the Rendez-Vous: Employment & training Calendar in the Memphremagog MRC. Activities such as the Job Fair, Employers’ Panel, [email protected] networking activity, interview simulation and more have been ongoing since April 2nd and will end April16th.

It’s time to see what employers in the area have to offer! Over 200 job offers will be presented during the Job fair in Stanstead’s Pat Burns arena, today, Wednesday, April 9, from 11 am to 8 pm and in Memphrémagog on Wednesday, April 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the basement of the St-Jean-Bosco Church, 900 Sherbrooke St., Magog.

Don’t miss the [email protected] networking activity organized by the Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie Magog-Orford on Thursday, April 10 at the Microbrasserie la Memphre, 12 Merry St. South, Magog. For more information on this bilingual event and to confirm your participation at least 48h in advance, please call 819-843-3489.

On Friday, April 11, a panel discussion geared towards English-speakers will feature employers located in the Memphrémagog MRC. Designed to give jobseekers some insight into the hiring process, these employers will discuss their recruitment and hiring practices. The panellists, who have a need for bilingual employees, include representatives from the Eastern Townships School Board, CSSS Memphrémagog, Emploi Competences recruiting agency, the Municipality of Bolton-Est and Owl’s Head Ski and Golf.

The Employer’s Panel will take place from 12:45 to 3:30pm at the Tisserands Auditorium, 90 Saint-David St., Magog. Registration is strongly recommended, call 819-566-7228 or sign up online at


Job Opportunities with Townshippers’

Townshippers’ is looking for talented, enthusiastic and driven individuals to join our team. A passion for community and a great sense of humour also helps.

We currently have one full-time opportunity for a health and social service network co-coordinator to work out of our Lac-Brome office which closes on April 18, 2014.

There are also three summer opportunities for university level students; a English-speaking community research Coordinator; Townshippers’ Association Ambassador and a Cultural Events Coordination Assistant, which close on May 30, 2014.

Find out more about these opportunities with Townshippers’, along with details on how to apply, under the Association tab at These postings can also be found, along with employment postings throughout the region, on


Last Food For Thought

Don’t miss the last Food for Thought lunch and learn event for the season on Friday, April 11 at St. Paul’s United Church, 211 rue des Pins, Magog.

Hosted by Townshippers’ Association and supported by L’Appui Estrie, on the topic of ‘What is Compassion Fatigue?’   Social Worker Amanda Rocheleau will share practical exercises for self-care, wellness, and balanced living for the caregiver who wishes to improve resiliency and revitalize compassion.

Amanda Rocheleau is a Compassion Fatigue Specialist who offers inspiring and passionate presentations for human service professionals and personal caregivers who may be experiencing compassion fatigue or caregiver burden. A former Townshipper, Amanda currently lives in Gatineau and works in Ottawa.

The luncheon will feature a menu of spring salad with maple syrup dressing, quiche, and homemade rice pudding for dessert.  Cost: $6. A reservation is recommended. Contact Townshippers’ Association at 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or email [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:  Social Worker Amanda Rocheleau will present the topic ‘What is Compassion Fatigue?’ at the last Food for Thought lunch and learn events of the season on April 11, 2-14.