Born in Switzerland to Czech parents, I’ve been in love with Sutton since my early childhood. It is no wonder that after obtaining a BA from Concordia University and extensive travels in 36 different countries, it is in Sutton that I chose to put down roots. My career path has allowed me, over the past 15 years, to accumulate rich and varied experiences in management, communications and leadership, notably as director of the CAB Sutton since 2013 and project manager for the Maison des générations since 2020. As part of the stellar CAB team, I am grateful for the many opportunities to contribute positively to my community. At work, I will often be heard saying "At the CAB, it's never boring! "And that's just how I like it: to take on new challenges, to learn, to find creative and innovative ways to help those in need and to bring people together around an inspiring and engaging community project! When I'm not at the CAB, I enjoy the outdoors, being active, spending time with my family and of course great food!
Mix in a Pirex dish: 1 t. of sociology studies, 1/4 t. of accounting studies, 2 tbsp. of various professional experiences (e.g. farm worker on organic vegetable farms, administrative assistant in a "metal shop", research assistant, coordinator of an organization working for the protection of agricultural land, accounting and administration manager for Éditions Écosociété), 1 tsp. t. of love for hiking, 1 tbsp of music (synthesizers, voice, guitar or piano of choice), 1 tbsp of gardening, a dash of absurdist humor and a touch of empathy. Let it sit in the fridge and sprinkle occasionally with anxiety and existential crises. Jocelyn doesn't know exactly what it looks like either, but, as they say, it is what it is! Jocelyn has been working at the CAB Sutton since January 2019 as an administrative assistant. Since the summer of 2020, he has been the volunteer and administrative coordinator, juggling reports, excel files, and human relations as deftly as possible.
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My background is in academia and have been involved in community issues as a committed student activist for many years. I was and still am passionate about sociology. Equipped with a PhD, I have conducted several university research projects. I have been a consultant in social and community development for various municipalities and taught at the college level. With my passion for community involvement and citizen participation, I am particularly delighted to be part of the CAB Sutton team! In my role at the CAB I organize and direct a range of activities and services offered to people of all ages, and coordinate projects, such as the Intergenerational Garden. I also engage in advocacy efforts with local and regional partners and support the daily management of our organization.
I grew up in Montreal North and I love camping, biking and swimming. I have previously dabbled in film, welding, and blacksmithing, I did street outreach work in my twenties and later studied nursing. It is with great pleasure that I have been working at the CAB for over a year now as the 50+ outreach worker. I have found my place! My goal is to help people over 50 years of age in Sutton and Aberborn find the resources offered in our community that will allow you to continue to be well, healthy, safe, included, active, connected, in accordance with your values and in full respect of your choices.
I fell in love with country-life in Chicoutimi when I lived there for a few years to complete my Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Intervention at UQAC. After spending a lot of time guiding adventure tourism expeditions across North America, I wanted to establish roots and find a place to settle down with my family. I am fortunate to have landed in the wonderful region of Brome-Mississiquoi. I now work as a Family Resource Person with a great team at the Sutton Volunter Centre. Whether in the mountains or in a village, I love working with community members, sharing, listening, and learning from others and connecting with the families in my region. As a mother myself, I greatly appreciate the services offered by the CAB and the intergenerational activities that bring people together. In my role as a Family Outreach Worker, I am dedicated to providing support to families in Sutton and Abercorn by listening to your concerns, answering your questions, or referring you to resources and programs that meet your needs. I look forward to meeting you!
Born and raised in Brome Missisquoi I was happy to find myself back in my precious community after finishing my studies in Human Relations and Family Life Education at Concordia University. By surprise, my passion for country life and the ambition to help others led me back to start my career and to raise my family in my own flourishing community. Ever since, I have been working for the most part specifically with Anglophone community members in English. No matter what the situation is, it isn’t always easy to ask for help especially in a different language, I am proud to be able to facilitate this process. As the outreach worker for Sutton and Abercorn, I am able to accompany individuals and families to any services they may need for their specific situation though our services at CAB Sutton, as well as with other organizations and social services in the region. I can help find solutions that are not always evident to find on our own!
Born and raised in Montreal, I have recently landed in the beautiful Town of Sutton. With one foot in the country and one in the city, I study Law at McGill University and in my spare time you’ll find me out in the mountains skiing and hiking with friends, or in my garden where I love to grow medicinal flowers and veggies. My background is in food security and before going back to school I worked in the community sector for several years coordinating educational and therapeutic horticultural programs for schools, health care facilities, and seniors’ residences. I have a passion for social justice issues and when I complete my law degree I hope to contribute to improving access to justice for all community members. This is my second summer working with the amazing team at the CAB and this summer I am assisting with the organization’s exciting new project: the Maison des générations-Olivet House!
Yves Tremblay, Louise Comtois, Luce Goerlach, Louise Brisson, Allan Whitford, Lucie-Ève L'Italien, Missing in the picture : Gabrièle Laliberté-Auger
Sutton has been my home for 50 years and for the past 7 years I have coordinated the distribution of the Meals on Wheels program for residents in Sutton and Abercorn. Volunteering is an anchor that keeps us grounded and helps us better understand the community in which we live.
Originally from Manicouagan, in the North Shore region, I travelled between Tadoussac and Labrador while working for Hydro-Quebec over the years. As the Coordinator of the Aide aux devoirs program, in partnership with the Sutton School, I help students with their homework after school. For me, volunteering is about helping those who need an extra hand and contributing to more justice.
I grew up in Joliette, studied in Montreal, and worked in Montreal and Philadelphia as an electrical and lighting designer in engineering firms. As the Food Bank coordinator, I am responsible for the smooth delivery of the service, with the help of a team of 4 amazing volunteers. Volunteering keeps my eyes and mind open to the world, allows me to share memorable moments with people in my community, and keeps me mentally and physically fit while meeting new people.
I was born in the Netherlands and have lived in Sutton since I was a child. Volunteering has always been a big part of my life and I am now the coordinator of the collective kitchen at the CAB. During our collective kitchen sessions I learn about people, food, and much more. I love group activities as much as the time alone!