Place aux Je­unes vis­its Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Ear­lier in Septem­ber, a group of twelve young pro­fes­sion­als vis­ited the Mem­phrem­a­gog re­gion as part of the Place aux Je­unes project that brings young pro­fes­sion­als out from the big­ger ci­ties to dis­cover what life is like in the re­gions, all in an at­tempt to get them to re­lo­cate. Some of the vis­i­tors had al­ready de­cided to re­lo­cate to the area, while oth­ers were on more of an ex­ploratory mis­sion. Over the three day week­end, the group vis­ited lo­cal attractions and met with en­trepreneurs, elected of­fi­cials and oth­ers to learn about em­ploy­ment pos­si­bil­i­ties.

On Sun­day, Septem­ber 21st, the group spent the morn­ing in Stanstead. They re­ceived a tour of the Haskell

Free Li­brary and Opera House from Lynn Leimer, then went to the Gran­ite Cen­tral where Joanne La­je­unesse McKay, Stanstead’s de­vel­op­ment agent, gave a power point pre­sen­ta­tion about Stanstead.

“Our trip to Mem­phrem­a­gog didn’t only con­firm our in­ter­est, but al­lowed us to re­ally vi­su­al­ize our­selves in the re­gion. We’ll go back home with the tools in our pock­ets to plan our move!” said Caro­line Dault, of Mon­treal.

Veronique Boutin, of the Car­refour Je­unesse Em­ploi Mem­phrem­a­gog, is the mi­gra­tion agent for the Place aux Je­unes project in the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC. She of­fers three main ser­vices to the young adults who take part in the pro­gram: help to find em­ploy­ment, lodg­ing, day­care ser­vices and more; ex­ploratory, all ex­penses paid trips to dis­cover the re­gion and im­prove their net­works; an in­ter­net site full of in­for­ma­tion about the re­gion and a cy­ber bulletin sent to par­tic­i­pants weekly with news, events and job of­fers.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Veronique Boutin at 819 843-3007 ext. 226, or toll-free at 1 888 843-3007.

Photo cour­tesy

A group of young pro­fes­sion­als, seen here with Mi­gra­tion Agent Veronique Boutin (3rd from right), vis­ited the Haskell Free Li­brary and Opera House.

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