Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers to fund pilot program in the Eastern Townships

Photo credit: Townshippers’ Association Photo: Townshippers’ Association was on hand for Minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, Kathleen Weil’s announcement Wednesday morning at the James W. McKee Jr. Business Lounge in Montreal.

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Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers to fund pilot program in the Eastern Townships

SHERBROOKE, May 23, 2018 – Townshippers’ Association is pleased to announce new provincial funding for a pilot program in support of English-speaking health and social services graduates and professionals in the Eastern Townships.

“Through a grant from the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers of $310, 855 over a two-year period, Access to Quality Health Care – Conversational French Immersion for Health Professionals and Recent Health Care Graduates is meant to complement the English second-language training programs available in our region by offering English-speaking health care workers and recent graduates from the region’s post-secondary educational institutions an opportunity to hone their French second-language skills,” said Townshippers’ Association Executive Director Rachel Hunting. “Our health and social services networks have been active partners with the public health system for more than a decade and this new project will see us working together in support of the community, the retention of graduates coming out of our region’s schools and improving access to quality services.”

Townshippers’ Association looks forward to pursuing this new initiative and is thankful for the support of the Québec government with this investment in the vitality of the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships and elsewhere across the province.

About Townshippers’ Association

Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization that has been serving the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, since 1979. For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at or contact Townshippers’ in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717 or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd. 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.


Corrinna Pole, Communications, Townshippers’ Association |[email protected] | 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717)



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