CRE invests to fight poverty
During the monthly meeting of the Conference regionale des elus (CRE), held on September 18th, the members consented to allocate $339,193 in financial aid to fight poverty and social exclusion in the region. “The CRE de l’Estrie is proud to announce these investments. During consultations while making the 2013-2018 strategic plan for the Estrie region, community organizers identified the aim of reducing poverty and social exclusion as essential,” commented the president of the CRE Estrie, Jacques Demers.
The Haut-St. Francois MRC receives a grant of $36,500 to structure better food bank services and develop collaborative agreements between community resources. The Granit MRC will receive $74,131 to set up the “Accorderie du Granit”, a service exchange network. The Memphremagog MRC will get $99,012 for the “Ecoinitiative, de la terre a l’assiette” project which aims to develop a social economy business that will help people enter the workplace. The Val-Saint-Francois MRC will receive $129,550 for two projects: $37,000 will go towards a new service for families with children aged between 6 and 12; and $92,550 will be used to develop a service for young adults, the “Centre educative communautaire”.