May 2012 E-bulletin

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May 2012

Welcome to this month’s COCo ebulletin!

As always, we’re buzzing with new events, resources and opportunities this month, even as we’re reflecting on what the ongoing student (and student-ally!) movement against tuition increases means for the community sector. We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be hiring a new COCo staff member this summer. Check out our community postings section for more information, and keep us posted on your news, views and updates!

We’re also still working on perfecting our open-source mail and web systems, so please bear with our delays in the meantime and know that we’re documenting all our IT learnings to share with groups who are struggling with the same realities!

COCo Note

Community Health, Civic Engagement and Higher Education: Why Quebec community groups should worry about the tuition hikes

An ounce of prevention, goes the old adage, is worth a pound of cure. From diet to exercise to stress reduction and optimal sleep environments, preventive health care has been gaining ground in popular culture over the past few years.The community sector is no exception. Nurturing organizational health is central to the survival and impact of community groups. Here at COCo, it undergirds virtually all the work we do, and we’ve seen a growing number of groups recognize and take steps to build and maintain healthy organizational structures, dynamics and practices.

Needless to say, we’re thrilled.

But as the landscape around us shifts, we’re also wondering if it’s enough. Acclaimed ecologist, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber has pointed out that risk factors for conditions like cancer form a triangle with inherited predispositions on one side, lifestyle on another; and environment on the third. Within our organizational health work, we address a gamut of “inherited predispositions” and lifestyle(s). But what about our socio-economic environment?

Three months into the student strikes over the Liberal government’s proposed tuition hikes, Quebec media and dinner tables alike remain abuzz with passionate debate over pros and cons, vested interests and possible repercussions of the strikes and negotiations. For those of us in the community sector, the health risk may be a little more straightforward.

Study after study (http://publications.gc.ca/Collection/Statcan/21-006-X/21-006-XIE2006001.pdf) has shown that educational level is one of the highest determinants of social engagement. At the same time, past experience (http://www.cfs-fcee.ca/html/english/research/factsheets/Factsheet-2011-T…) suggests that we can expect a 15% drop in university enrolment for every $1000 increase in tuition fees. With respect to the proposed increase in financial aid, IRIS-Recherche has pointed out that over 80% of students will have to shoulder higher debt with no compensation. Moreover, the increase in aid is to come from the tuition increases themselves, and the aid is contingent on the assumption that parents of students are willing or able to contribute toward tuition fees – which, in practice, only 35% of Quebec parents currently do. Finally, critics argue that the metrics for calculating student needs (which currently allocate $7 a day for food) are badly out of date, while eligibility criteria themselves do not accurately target vulnerable students. http://www.iris-recherche.qc.ca/blogue/quelques-reflexions-sur-les-table…

Our communities and our community organizations are made up of a rich and diverse mélange of individuals with all kinds of educational backgrounds and expertise. To be sure, college and university are not the only places to get a valuable education. But they are a public good. They collectively belong to us, the people. And as far as the health of our communities is concerned – and, in turn, the health of our democracy itself – they are not a resource that we can afford to lose.


The Big Picture

Pan-Canadian report on sky-rocketing student debt-load

In 2009, the average debt for university graduates was $26,680, while the average for college graduates was $13,600; more than double the debt of the average graduate in 1990. For anyone still wondering about the record-high debt-load today’s post-secondary students are incurring in Canada, the Canadian Council on Learning has produced a report entitled, “Tallying the Costs of Post-secondary Education: the Challenge of Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in Canada”. An essential – if alarming – read.

http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Reports/PostSecondaryEducation/PSEHome/PSEChal…


Close Up

IRIS-Recherche tuition hike analysis (English document)

IRIS-Recherche, Quebec’s Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques, has translated its document, “Do We Really Need to Raise Tuition Fees? 8 Misleading arguments for the hikes” into English. An interesting breakdown, and a refreshing alternative to some of the dominant media perspectives in recent days…

http://www.iris-recherche.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Brochure-Engl…


Community Postings

If you have a community posting that you would like to submit to the next e-Bulletin, please email us 100 words or fewer by May 23rd.

  • 1. Coco: COCo is Hiring! COCo s’embauche!
  • 2. Workshop: Lively Meetings for Not-for-Profits: from planning to follow up
  • 3. Workshop: Reconstructing the ‘Unsolvable’: Working with conflict using polarity management
  • 4. Workshop: Starting up a collective kitchen
  • 5. Workshop: Dignity in retirement: a collective tool for Québec’s community organizations
  • 6. Conference: Anti-féminisme et vague conservatrice: Quels enjeux en France et au Québec
  • 7. New Resource: Translation of Quebec student movement speech, now available in English
  • 8. New Resource: PACE Program at McGill looking for partners
  • 9. New Resource: Website Memberships
  • 10. New Resource: Office work station for rent in Black Theatre Workshop office
  • 11. New Resource: Rehearsal Hall Available
  • 12. New Resource: High Alert, new podcast
  • 13. New Resource: New website, COCAF
  • 14. Job Offer: 25th Anniversary Event and Fundraising Assistant
  • 15. Job Offer: C’entre d’action bénévole et communautaire St Laurent
  • 16. Job Offer: Community organizer, NDG Community Council
  • 17. Job Offer: Development Assistant, Marianapolis College
  • 18. Job Offer: Facilitator, 2012 CIVICUS World Assembly
  • 19. Volunteer Opportunity: Literacy Unlimited Board Director
  • 20. Volunteer Opportunity: Sexual Assault Center of McGill Students’ Society’s (SACOMSS) Crisis Intervention Branch (CI)
  • 21. Volunteer Opportunity: Quebec Drama Federation
  • 22. Volunteer Opportunity: Call for nominations: QCGN board of directors
  • 23. Other: FRIENDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH – COMMUNIQUÉ May 2012 For Caregivers of People with a Mental Illness
  • 24. Other: Mediation for Non-profits by Donation
  • 25. Other: FRIENDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH – COMMUNIQUÉ June 2012 For Caregivers of People with a Mental Illness

1. Coco: COCo is Hiring! COCo s’embauche!

COCo is Looking for a Coordinator with a focus on facilitation, strategic alliances and
funding development. Click here to see the full posting/cliquez ici pour voir l’annonce.

The Opportunity:
This is a permanent position at 28 hours/week. Occasional evening and weekend work is
required, as well as travel within the province. Salary: $29.29/hour, with some benefits. Start
date: August 13th, 2012.

Tasks and responsibilities:

– ‘Walking with’, training and group facilitation; developing tools and models on the following
topics: Board roles and responsibility, Mission, vision and values work, strategic and annual
planning, team building, funding development, communication and conflict resolution,
evaluation;
– Develop and nourish strategic alliances : represent COCo during meetings, conferences
and key events;
– Co-coordinate the development of COCo’s funding and programming in collaboration with
the COCo staff team;
– Contribute to the ongoing development of COCo’s collaborative structure and internal anti-
oppression practice.

To Apply:
Please forward your CV, cover letter and 300-400 words describing a specific and relevant
project you have worked on or facilitated in the community sector. Conclude this short
essay with the learnings/take-aways for you as a facilitator. Feel free to include sample
materials or tools you developed as part of the project.

Deadline for applications: please email your application to hiring@coco-net.org by
Sunday, June 3rd 2012. Ideally, potential candidates will be available for an interview
between June 6th and 19th and be available to start on the 13th of August 2012.

While we thank you for your applications, only candidates chosen for an interview will be
contacted.


2. Workshop: Lively Meetings for Not-for-Profits: from planning to follow up

“Lively Meetings for Not-for-Profits: from planning to follow up” – Friday May 25
Over 2.5 hours we will model an effective meeting in the workshop experience, using our time together as a “meeting laboratory”. Participants will learn simple yet effective steps to take in organising and chairing meetings, “guerilla tactics” for improving meetings as a participant, and contribute their own experiences in generating best practices.

Cost is $30 for not-for-profit members, $25 for students and groups of 3 or more.

Offered by Lise Palmer of Spark in partnership with Concordia’s Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies.
Click here for more information or to register.


3. Workshop: Reconstructing the ‘Unsolvable’: Working with conflict using polarity management

“Reconstructing the ‘Unsolvable’: Working with conflict using polarity management” – Saturday June 2
Have you ever encountered a disagreement that seemed to be solved, only to rear its head again later? Have you experienced a topic that seems to be an area of continual conflict in a personal relationship, in your work team, or entire organisation? If you have experienced any of these scenarios, they may actually be polarities in disguise. Ongoing conflict can occur when we apply a “problem-solving” approach to a situation that is actually not a problem to be solved, but is in fact a “polarity” to be “managed.” Good news is: they are more effectively managed than you might think. In this full-day workshop, Lise Palmer of Spark and Jonathan Braustein will offer participants new ways of seeing ongoing conflicts, and a rather amazing tool for dealing with them.

Offered by McGill’s PACE program, cost is $74 with discounts for McGill staff, students, and alumni.
Click here for more information or to register.


4. Workshop: Starting up a collective kitchen

Regroupement des cuisines collectives du Quebec (RCCQ)

(Association of Collective Kitchens of Québec)

RCCQ is happy to invite you to participate at the next “Starting up a collective
kitchen” training session in English. This session will take place at the RCCQ
office on 23 and 24 may to 9:00 am till 4:00 pm.

Collective kitchens are for everybody – children, teenagers, men, women, and
seniors – no matter what their financial situation is. They’re for anyone who’s
interested in healthy eating, a better quality of life, and who wants to get involved
in their community, whether on their own or as part of a group.

This training is offered to everybody who wishes to develop or to consolidate a
collective kitchen group, who is interested in eating healthy and who wants a
better quality of life.

The cost is 50$ each and includes the following documents: the toolbox and a
handbook for each participant.

For inscription you can call Oumou Diallo:

RCCQ 1605 de Champlain, Montréal, (Québec) H2L 2S5
Phone: (514) 529-3448
Toll free: 1 866 529-3448
Fax: (514) 529-1359
Email: info@rccq.org
Web site: www.rccq.org


5. Workshop: Dignity in retirement: a collective tool for Québec’s community organizations

Montréal for community and women’s groups, social economy enterprises and non-profit cultural organizations

In October 2008, community-based organizations in Québec agreed on a collective instrument to ensure the thousands of workers in community and women’s groups across Québec income security and dignity in retirement. We invite you to attend an information session in English on the Community and Women’s Member-funded Pension Plan (Régime de retraite par financement salarial des groupes communautaires et de femmes).

Come and learn about the Plan’s structure, operations and terms. Inform yourself about the retirement income provided by public plans, and the tools this new supplemental retirement plan provides to ensure you a decent retirement income. There will be ample time for your questions.

The session is free of charge and all employees and board members are welcome. Current Plan members are also invited to learn more about the Plan and ask any specific questions you may have (current administration of the Plan, buy back past service, etc.).

To register, please send an e-mail at michelle@regimeretraite.ca or contact Michelle Issa at 1-888-978-4473 extension 1403. Registration is not compulsory but it will be very helpful to us in planning the event. Please let us know if you plan to attend as soon as possible.

Monday, June 11, 2012
13 h 30 – 17 h
Centre de ressources communautaires
Côte-des-Neiges (CRC CDN)
6767, ch. Côte-des-Neiges, #602
Montréal, H3S 2T6


6. Conference: Anti-féminisme et vague conservatrice: Quels enjeux en France et au Québec

INVITATION à la grande conférence publique ANTIFÉMINISME ET VAGUE CONSERVATRICE: Quels enjeux en France et au Québec prononcée par Anne-Marie Devreux et Diane Lamoureux Université Laval, Québec, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Amphithéâtre 1C mercredi 23 mai 2012 à 19h30 dans le cadre du colloque de la 10e édition de l’Université féministe d’été

Il n’est pas trop tard pou s’inscrire au colloque lui-même! FÉMINISME ET CHANGEMENT SOCIAL Colloque interdisciplinaire de l’Université féministe d’été Université Laval, Québec, 20-25 mai 2012
http://www.fss.ulaval.ca/universitefeministedete/tarif.htm
Pour des renseignements supplémentaires
http://www.fss.ulaval.ca/universitefeministedete
418-656-2131 poste 8930
universite-feministe-ete@fss.ulaval.ca


7. New Resource: Translation of Quebec student movement speech, now available in English

This speech was given by the co-spokespeople (Jeanne Reynolds and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois) of the Coalition Large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSE), following the historic demonstration on March 22nd, 2012 that saw over 200,000 people take to the streets of Montreal against tuition fee increases. The speech was heard live by a crowd of hundreds at a free show at the Metropolis featuring artists supporting the students’ strike.

The CLASSE has intimated that the massive demonstration on March 22nd was just a beginning, rather than a culmination, of the students’ organizing efforts to ensure that the tuition hikes proposed by the Charest government don’t go through. The CLASSE also demands a free and accessible post-secondary education for all. Since the historic demonstration, there have been a multitude of actions by students throughout the province of Quebec, including an escalation of tactics that have included economic disruptions, civil disobedience and various forms of direct action through a diversity of tactics.

The students have also referred to the demonstration on March 22nd as being the point when the student movement evolved into a broader people’s movement.

http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/video/discours-22-mars-2012-des-porte-parol…


8. New Resource: PACE Program at McGill looking for partners

PACE is the Personal and Cultural Enrichment program, a new forum in the School of Continuing Studies of McGill University for exploring topics of interest for community engagement, personal enrichment, to assist in life transitions or to gain practical skills to apply to your daily life. PACE sessions are dynamic and interactive educational experiences drawing from an extensive pool of academic, artistic, and professional talent. PACE is currently looking for community partners interested in co-developing exceptional educational experiences. For more info, visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/conted/pace/


9. New Resource: Website Memberships

The Montreal Healing Arts Community / Réseau des arts de la santé Website (www.mtlhealingarts.org) offers free Premium Memberships to Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations. A member can create a directory profile for their organization, post public event listings for events, workshops and trainings and publish informative blog articles, all of which are visible to the public. Our vision is to encourage health, provide networking opportunities and do community outreach in the healing community of Montreal. For more information: design@mtlhealingarts.org.


10. New Resource: Office work station for rent in Black Theatre Workshop office

Rental includes sharing an open concept office space in the MAI building near the corner of Park and Prince Arthur. Rent includes heat, small kitchen, internet and phone line. You can bring your own work station equipment or we could discuss providing it as well. This is a creative work space with great energy and also a quiet work environment. Priority given to arts or other non-profit organizations.

$300/month. Available Immediately. For more information contact 514-932-1104 ext 221 gm@blacktheatreworkshop.ca


11. New Resource: Rehearsal Hall Available

Black Theatre Workshop Rehearsal Hall available for the summer and 2012-13 season Rates for non-profit organizations: $15/hour for 1-4 hours, $12/hour for 5-9 hours, $10/hour for 10-49 hours and $9/hour for 50 hours or more. Rates for courses and for-profit organizations: $15/hour. Centrally located at 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, #460. 5 mins from Place des Arts metro and on the 80 and 129 bus line. 30 x 20 feet with one column – masonite sprung floor ideal for dance – two mirrors on one side – big windows – theatre drapes for windows – halogen lighting – 4 work tables and 40 chairs – space to leave accessories.

For more information contact 514-932-1104 ext 221

gm@blacktheatreworkshop.ca


12. New Resource: High Alert, new podcast

High Alert is a new podcast that builds on the premise that the times we live in are exceptional and necessitate deep shifts in how we think, live and view the word. We will draw on various revolutionary and mind-expanding/altering perspectives. High Alert is located online at highalert.net and is also on twitter and facebook. High Alert is also rebroadcast as part of the Beyond the Grave 3 radio show on CJLO 1690AM. The first episode coming May 12th looks at the idea of a life well-led and our relationship to work. We interviewed Richmond, VA freight-train hopper and singer-songwriter Tim Barry (formerly of legendary punk band Avail), Fort-Colins CO-based Jon Snodgrass (of bands Armchair Martian and Drag the River), Montrealer and Pouza Fest organizer Hugo Mudie (frontman of Yesterday’s Ring and the Sainte Catherines), NYC’s Rabbi Steve Blane (Congregation Sim Shalom) and Vancouver journalist and documentarian Kai Nagata.


13. New Resource: New website, COCAF

FYI : La Coalition des Organismes Communautaires Autonome en Formation (COCAF) has released their new website. The site features a variety of Quebec’s community groups which have come together to sustain and discuss issues from the training field, adult and popular education while taking advantage of each other’s diversity of practices and expertise with a view of social transformation. To learn more and find out who these groups are click here: www.lacoocaf.org


14. Job Offer: 25th Anniversary Event and Fundraising Assistant

RESPONSIBILITIES :

+ To support and assist the Fundraising Coordinator with the development of 25th anniversary events, and related communications tasks
+ To collaborate with the Fundraising Coordinator to manage and develop communications needs for the 25th anniversary
+ To support the coordination of fundraising campaigns and member events, and participate in planning of new fundraising initiatives and strategies with the Fundraising Coordinator
+ To provide logistical support for 25th anniversary events and fundraising activities, as well as preparation for ARTSIDA (ACCM’s annual art auction)
+ To be a contact and liaison person for partners, sponsors, and volunteer committees
+Supervise and involve client-members and volunteers where appropriate

REQUIREMENTS :

+ Education and/or experience in fundraising, event planning, communications, community organizing, or related fields
+ Attention to detail, highly organized, and able to meet tight deadlines
+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
+ Excellent writing and grammar skills, spoken and written French
+ Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, web 2.0, social media, fundraising software)
+ Web literate: knowledge of web tools, programs and social media
+ A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression + Experience supervising volunteers

PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

CONTRACT : 35 hours a week / 6-month contract SALARY : $14.94

This position is partially funded by Emploi Quebec. All candidates must be approved for Emploi Quebec’s Subvention Salariale.| Proof of admissibility MUST be supplied upon application.

Please send your curriculum vitae before 5:00 pm, Tuesday May 15th 2012 to:
ACCM / AIDS Community Care Montreal
c/o Erika Jahn, Fundraising Coordinator
E-mail : fundraising@accmontreal.org

We thank you for your interest – Only those invited to an interview will be contacted.


15. Job Offer: C’entre d’action bénévole et communautaire St Laurent

RESPONSABLE DES BÉNÉVOLES PAR INTÉRIM (REMPLACEMENT CONGÉ DE MATERNITÉ)

Sous l’autorité et la responsabilité de la direction générale, la responsable des
bénévoles s’occupe de toutes les activités des bénévoles. Elle favorise la motivation,
l’implication et la valorisation des bénévoles dans le processus d’organisation ou
d’intervention du Centre.

Faire les entrevues d’accueil.
Effectuer l’orientation, le placement, le suivi et l’intégration des nouveaux bénévoles.
Assurer le suivi de toutes les personnes bénévoles actives.
Gérer les statistiques concernant les services des bénévoles.
Gérer les formations continues.

Bac ou formation en sciences humaines ou toutes expériences jugées pertinentes.
Expérience de travail auprès des bénévoles.
Compétences supérieures en matière de communications, d’organisation et de
relations interpersonnelles.
Sens de l’initiative, autonomie, esprit d’équipe.
Souplesse, disponibilité et esprit d’ouverture.
Bonne connaissance de Microsoft Office
Langues demandées : français, anglais.

35 heures semaine.

Contrat d’une année, remplacement de congé de maternité.
Horaire : de jour et de soir.
Taux horaire de 17 $.

Les personnes intéressées doivent faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae avant le 18 mai
2012 à Mme Henriette Konté Directrice au Centre d’action bénévole et communautaire
Saint-Laurent par courriel henriette.konte@qc.aira.com Seules les personnes dont la candidature aura été retenue seront contactées.


16. Job Offer: Community organizer, NDG Community Council

(For full posting please contact NDG Community Council)

The NDG Community Council is a hub of community information and networking in Notre-Dame-deGrâce. It is a leader in work with residents and other community groups to improve the quality of life in
NDG.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with other staff and partner
organisations, the community organizer will develop, coordinate, implement and do follow up work on
social issues and projects, events, actions and campaigns determined by the Board of the Directors. The
organiser will also contribute to the overall functioning and development of the Council.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related area of study (i.e. community/urban development, public administration,
social work, sociology)
3 to 5 years experience working on poverty or social justice issues in the community sector
Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and French (Bilingual) Strong
administrative and time-management skills
Ability to work on several projects in the same time;
Good short- and long-term planning skills;
Good computer skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel. Familiarity with mapping technology including
geographical information systems an asset.
Flexible schedule; ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends
Terms and conditions
28 hours / week. Salary based on experience and qualifications of the candidate To apply please
send your CV and a cover letter to the attention of the HR committee at admin@ndg.ca no later than May
15, 2012 5pm.


17. Job Offer: Development Assistant, Marianapolis College

Marianopolis College seeks a bilingual Development Assistant for a full-time temporary position.

The Development Assistant is responsible for providing administrative assistance, communications and event support for the Development & Alumni Affairs Office, The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation and the Marianopolis College Alumni Association.

Applicants should have a CEGEP diploma in an appropriate field and a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience, preferably in higher education or philanthropy.

Read the full posting: http://www.marianopolis.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/Faculty_and_Staff/2012…

To apply, qualified candidates should forward a CV and cover letter no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by e-mail to: recruit@marianopolis.edu.


18. Job Offer: Facilitator, 2012 CIVICUS World Assembly

The CIVICUS World Assembly is looking for a team of 10 facilitators whose mandate will be to support presenters during their activities, insuring the sessions run smoothly in French, English, and possibly Spanish. About 75% of activities during the
event will be in English, while 25% will be in French. Some panels will be composed of anglophone and francophone
participants.

Main responsibilities:
– Facilitate activity sessions with the presenters, according to an established session plan.
– Participate in the facilitation of the plenary activities (Synthesis forum, networking sessions).
– Assist the team of reporters during work sessions.
– Other related tasks.
Other possible tasks:
– Master of Ceremonies for the CIVICUS Youth Assembly.
– Facilitate working groups.
– Mini-presentations in the Citizen Café.
Profile:
– Significant experience in participatory methods of facilitation. Training in a specific participatory technique (Open
Space, World Café, etc.) is an asset.
– Understanding of the civil society sector.
– Facilitation style focused on full participation.
– Flexibility, good team work skills, and open-minded attitude.
– Demonstrated initiative.
– Excellent oral communication in English and French. Spanish is also an asset.
Terms and Conditions:
– Availability for the duration of the World Assembly from September 3 to 7, 2012, as well as for one day of training
the week prior.
– Contract of 35 to 60 hours, depending on tasks.
– $27/hour.
– Possible partial assistance for travel costs for facilitators from outside Montreal.

Please send us your resume with a cover letter before May 22, 2012, to malorie.flon@inm.qc.ca. Write “Facilitator
application” in the subject line.
We thank all candidates for your interest in this position.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


19. Volunteer Opportunity: Literacy Unlimited Board Director

Literacy Unlimited, a community resource dedicated to the advancement of literacy, is looking for volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. Qualifications include a corporate background and/or experience in a leadership role in a community organization. A commitment of approximately 3 hours per month is required.

For more details, please email info@literacyunlimited.ca or visit our website at www.literacyunlimited.com.


20. Volunteer Opportunity: Sexual Assault Center of McGill Students’ Society’s (SACOMSS) Crisis Intervention Branch (CI)

The Sexual Assault Center of McGill Students’ Society’s (SACOMSS) Crisis Intervention Branch (CI) is training new volunteers in May! No experience is required, and persons of all gender identities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. CI volunteers providing listening and support to survivors of sexual assault, their peers, and their allies both on the phone and in person. Our services are free, open to the public, confidential, non-judgmental and offered in English. CI volunteers are confidential volunteers. Email trainingcoordinators@gmail.com for more info and to arrange an interview.


21. Volunteer Opportunity: Quebec Drama Federation

QDF is Looking for Volunteers!

Our Hi Team Volunteer Service offers ushering and basic front-of-house services to theatre companies in our community. Add your name to our list and be first in line for opportunities around the city.

Contact Liz at workshop@quebecdrama.org to be added to our list. You’ll get an email whenever we have volunteering opportunities and get the best choices for dates and times – see shows for FREE while helping out your community! Perks always include getting to see the show for free and sometimes more!


22. Volunteer Opportunity: Call for nominations: QCGN board of directors

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is both devoted to vitality of the English-speaking community and the mission of Quebec Community Groups Network and willing to help us achieve our goals?

Maybe this is for you! If you are interested in being a candidate for the QCGN Board of Directors, or you would like to know more about what it takes and what is it about, please download the Call for Nominations available here.

To fill out the form, click here.


23. Other: FRIENDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH – COMMUNIQUÉ May 2012 For Caregivers of People with a Mental Illness

PSYCHOSIS SUPPORT GROUP (English & French)
For families that have a loved one with psychosis. Must register.
Tuesday, May 1st, 7:00 — 9:00 p.m.

BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP (English & French)
For families that have a loved one with bipolar disorder. Must register.
Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30—8:30 p.m.

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP(English & French)
For families that have a loved one with borderline personality disorder. Must register.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 1:00 — 3:00 p.m.

Information and registration: (514) 636-6885
750, AVENUE DAWSON, DORVAL, QC H9S 1X1
WEB: www.asmfmh.org


24. Other: Mediation for Non-profits by Donation

Jonathan Elston, MSc., Q.Med. is a civil and commercial mediator, with extensive experience in organizational change, leadership, team dynamics and conflict. If you wish to prevent or resolve issues with staff, boards or your membership, contact him today for a free consultation to see if an intervention/mediation is right for you (by donation). http://montrealmediationservices.com


25. Other: FRIENDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH – COMMUNIQUÉ June 2012 For Caregivers of People with a Mental Illness

Summer Camp Workshop For Children – June 26-29, 2012
“Mommy, what’s wrong with Daddy?”
A week of free summer camp workshops will be offered at Friends for children
dealing with the mental illness of a parent or sibling.
This workshop camp of educational activities is geared for children between
the ages of 7 to 12 years.
· The camp runs for 4 days from 9:30-4:00p.m. each day.
· A series of pre established themes are incorporated into each day.
· A portion of the day is carried out in the form of games and discussion.
Another portion encourages self expression through artistic means.
Must register: 514-636-6885

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PSYCHOSIS SUPPORT GROUP (English & French)
For families that have a loved one with psychosis. Must register.
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 — 9:00 p.m.

BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP (English & French)
For families that have a loved one with bipolar disorder. Must register.
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30—8:30 p.m.

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP(English & French)
For families that have a loved one with borderline personality disorder. Must register.
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 — 3:00 p.m.

Information and registration: (514) 636-6885
750, AVENUE DAWSON, DORVAL, QC H9S 1X1
WEB: www.asmfmh.org


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