Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Awards 13th Health and So­cial Ser­vices Bur­sary from Mcgill Univer­sity

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Town­ship­pers’As­so­ci­a­tion is proud to sup­port English-speak­ing bilin­gual health and so­cial ser­vice pro­fes­sion­als in the re­gion with the dis­tri­bu­tion of a $5,000 dol­lar bur­sary to Univer­sité de Sher­brooke stu­dent Lind­say Tuer through its Health and So­cial Ser­vices Hu­man Re­sources De­vel­op­ment project.

The award is an in­vest­ment in the fu­ture of ac­ces­si­ble care, as ex­pressed by Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Rachel Hunt­ing.

“When our com­mu­nity mem­bers choose to ded­i­cate their tal­ents, com­pas­sion and sense of com­mu­nity to a ca­reer in the health and so­cial ser­vices fields, they em­power the sec­tor to bet­ter serve its users and ev­ery­one wins,” Hunt­ing said. “It’s with great plea­sure that we sup­port the pur­suit of ed­u­ca­tion in th­ese pro­fes­sions and help build a stronger health care and so­cial ser­vices net­work.”

The fi­nan­cial award is funded from pro­grams through McGill Univer­sity’s Train­ing and Re­ten­tion of Health Pro­fes­sion­als Project, which pro­motes ac­cess to health and so­cial ser­vices in English for English-speak­ing peo­ple by sup­port­ing fu­ture pro­fes­sion­als within Que­bec’s health and so­cial ser­vices sys­tem. Schol­ar­ships are ad­min­is­tered across the prov­ince in col­lab­o­ra­tion with var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions and or­ga­ni­za­tions in the health and so­cial ser­vices sec­tor.

Since it be­gan in 2010, thir­teen schol­ar­ships to­tal­ing ap­prox­i­mately $93,000 funded by the McGill project have been awarded by Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion to 13 bilin­gual stu­dents en­rolled in health care or so­cial ser­vice stud­ies in the his­tor­i­cal East­ern Town­ships, en­com­pass­ing the Estrie and Mon­térégie-East re­gions.

In ex­change for the fi­nan­cial sup­port, bur­sary re­cip­i­ents must demon­strate their in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity and agree to pur­sue ca­reers in the East­ern Town­ships.

From 2010 – 2012 Ms. Tuer worked for the English­s­peak­ing com­mu­nity as the co­or­di­na­tor of Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s East­ern Town­ships Part­ners for Health & So­cial Ser­vices, Mon­térégie-East Net­work. She is cur­rently serv­ing, for a sec­ond term, on the vol­un­tary board of di­rec­tors of Avante Women’s Cen­tre, a non-profit char­ity serv­ing English speak­ing women in the BromeMis­sisquoi area.

Ms. Tuer con­tin­ues to live in West-Bolton and com­mutes to Sher­brooke in pur­suit of her mas­ters in So­cial Work at Univer­sité de Sher­brooke. When she grad­u­ates, Ms. Tuer will em­bark on a ca­reer as a So­cial Worker in the re­gion’s pub­lic health care sys­tem.

Photo cour­tesy

Univer­sité de Sher­brooke stu­dent seen here with Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Rachel Hunt­ing, re­ceived a $5,000 dol­lar bur­sary from the As­so­ci­a­tion through its Health and So­cial Ser­vices Hu­man Re­sources De­vel­op­ment project.

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