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Community Nights

Community Nights in the Haut-Saint-Laurent
Discoveries in Howick

The next Community Night will take place at l’école primaire Saint-Jean in Howick on October 17th, 2017 from 5-7PM. Twenty organizations have already confirmed their presence, and they will offer information on services available to citizens between the ages of 0-100+ from the Haut-Saint-Laurent territory.

In just one evening, you can discover resources available for seniors (activities, care, assistance, etc.); new residents; sports and cultural enthusiasts, families (curious, dynamic, or tired); parents of infants; preschool children; caregivers; volunteers; environmental supporters… In short, there is something for everyone, in English and French. We even offer a free spaghetti dinner—have a break from cooking and dishes—and a free daycare service for 0-7 year-olds.

Was back to school difficult? Need help?

One of the participating organizations, Une Affaire de Famille, is hosting a workshop on the Enrichment of the Parental Role. This will allow parents to discover tools to help their children study, do homework, and encourage school perseverance.

Octobre 17th: Our way of celebrating this awareness day

Did you know that the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been commemorated on October 17 since 1987? That 836 million people still live in extreme poverty? That about one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 per day? That low income is only one form of poverty and that it can also result in lack of access to healthy food, safe housing, adequate health care and other essential services, such as education? In an awareness-raising exercise, the students from l’école primaire Saint-Jean invite you to complete the “tree of solutions” they have created to find solutions to eliminate poverty in all its forms.

Our mission

The Community Nights are an opportunity to cultivate a sense of belonging to the Haut-Saint- Laurent by stimulating community development and creating networking opportunities for citizens, all free of charge. They provide opportunities for engaging in meaningful encounters and forging bridges between Francophone and Anglophone communities, between organizations and citizens, and between citizens and their fellow citizens. You will find on-site information on the resources available in sports and leisure, as well as services in care, transportation, health, culture, communication and environment, as well as courses and offers of support in community and economic development.

The partners behind the organization of events include the New Frontiers School Board (NFSB), the Community Learning Centers (CLC), the Commission scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands (CSVT), the Corporation de développement communautaire (CDC) du Haut-Saint-Laurent, the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent, the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux de la Montérégie- Ouest (CISSSMO)-territoire du Haut-Saint-Laurent, the Réseau 0-5, the organizations Moisson Sud-Ouest and the Huntingdon Maison des Jeunes; Leahy Orchards and the Montérégie-Ouest milk producers. Finally, a huge thank you to the management, the staff and the students of l’école primaire Saint-Jean for their warm welcome and contribution to the success of this evening.

École primaire Saint-Jean
9, Académie street, Howick
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 5-7 PM

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