Project Management: Maison des générations-olivet house
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!
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 engage in advocacy efforts with local and regional partners and support the daily management of our organization. Finally, I help ensure the financial health of the organization and manage human ressources.
Originally from the Eastern Townships, I grew up surrounded by family and friends. I am an avid reader, knitter and decorator. I am very happy to be working for the CAB and for my community. My role at the CAB is to support the management team in their various administrative and accounting tasks as well as provide support during activities. I look forward to meeting you!
I'd like to introduce myself, Étienne Guérette, the new 50+ resource worker at the Centre d'Action Bénévole de Sutton. It's an honor for me to be able to join the organization and participate in its wonderful mission on the 40th anniversary of its founding. After religious studies to work as a hospital support worker, I decided to join a grassroots movement. I hope to be able to offer assistance and take part in the projects that make the community tick and create places
where we can share the passions that nourish the meaning of our lives.
Every Wednesday, I'll be taking part in the 50+ Cafés rencontres. If you have topics or activities that you're passionate about and would like to share with the community, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Finally, if you know of anyone in a vulnerable situation who needs
support in terms of relationships, food or who would like to join the 50+ meetings, please do not hesitate to refer them to the CAB services.
Call me at 450-521-5105 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Families and community
Having grown up here in the townships, it feels great to be in this role of service for my community. My family and I have travelled around the world quite a bit, and we are continually pulled back to this beautiful rural area. The townships (and Sutton/ Abercorn in particular) are a truly magical place! I have worked for the last 9 years as a birth and postpartum doula and before that as a special needs counsellor for individuals with disabilities.
My role here at the CAB is to be available to listen, support & make referral to other community services for anyone who is looking for help. Our fully bilingual services are available to anyone in need.
One of my other roles is to animate the parent & baby group on Friday mornings, as well as the joujoutheque and depannage bambin program.
Looking forward to meeting and sharing with you!
FAMILIES AND THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY
Originally from the Eastern Townships and very familiar with the community and services that surround us, I've spent my entire career helping mostly English-speaking people find the services or organizations they need to help them navigate their particular situations. My role at the CAB is to help you find the resources you need, to accompany you and help you through the process, or simply to listen if necessary.
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.
I have been living full time in Sutton since 2005, fulfilling a childhood dream. I have always loved Sutton, its mountains, its countryside, its rivers, its village and its people. Fortunately, I had the chance to settle here shortly before my retirement. As a teacher specializing in visual impairment and mother of two boys, I immediately wanted to get involved when the CAB started a project to help students at the Sutton school with their homework. I have had the pleasure of "volunteering"
since the very beginning and have found it very satisfying and enjoyable. I continue this involvement by accepting the role of head of the organization but I still enjoy the contact with the students by occasionally replacing the volunteers who are absent.
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!