Stanstead has a strong culture of volunteering and mutual aid. The proof is the number of community organizations present in our town. Whether you are seeking a service or wish to become involved as a volunteer, the organizations listed below would be happy to hear from you!
Arrimage Estrie is a regional organization located in Sherbrooke with a mission that consists of promoting the acceptance of one’s body and body diversity as well as offering support to people dealing with issues surrounding these questions. We offer services such as: popular education workshops, awareness campaigns and tools, conferences and events, support groups and awareness booths.
The Stanstead Recreation Association is a not-for-profit organization with passionate volunteers who offer a variety of activities throughout the year in collaboration with the Town of Stanstead and with the support of our generous local businesses. We also collaborate with the Stanstead Volunteer Centre (CAB), Phelps Helps, the Colby-Curtis Museum and Stanstead Happy on Wheels.
Our main goal is to unite the community and our activities include: Winter fun day, Outdoor movie nights, Family day, Septemberfest, Halloween/Rallye, Christmas parade, cookie campaign for people living alone, youth book donations, skating evenings, etc.
Nathalie Belleville, president | Joleen Smith, vicepresident
With its historical building constructed in 1901, the Haskell Library and Opera House is still pursuing its mission of enriching community life for anglophones and francophones in Stanstead and the surrounding region with access to information through a wide range of services, programs and activities and various performances. Among others, the Haskell proposes story hour for children and reading clubs for adults. Among others, the Haskell proposes story hour for children and reading clubs for adults.
The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Memphrémagog’s mission is to accompany and guide 16-35 year olds in their employment efforts! Personalized services are available to meet your needs.
Employment – Studies – Orientation – Involvement – Guidance – Community
Place aux jeunes Memphrémagog guides graduates ages 18-35 who wish to move to the area and join the local community. Are you thinking about moving to Stanstead or the Memphremagog area!
Discover the region, gain help in finding employment or an apartment. Networking activities and more!
The Stanstead Volunteer Centre (CAB) offers various services to our border community: meals on wheels, transportation for medical appointments, PACE program for children ages 0-12 years and their parents, family counter and much more. Become a volunteer today!
The Centre d’éducation des adultes des Sommets offers the adult population of the Memphremagog MRC educational services that are certified and adapted to their needs. For concerted and personalized guidance, staff members help individuals in attaining their training goals and their personal development. Whether for returning to school, integrating into the work market, changing jobs or achieving a stimulating project, the adult education centre is there for the community!
The Stanstead Arts Centre is a non-profit organization that gives access to living art and performing arts for the local population in order to enrich the town’s cultural life. An art gallery located on Dufferin Street behind the former Border Theater, presents expositions by local artists from May to September each year. A program of professional shows has been presented at various locations in town since 2018, while waiting for the Border Theater renovation project to be finalized.
The mission of the Memphremagog Women’s Centre is to improve living conditions for women and to promote their autonomy while offering intervention services on a personal and community level. Its objectives are to bring together the women of the Memphremagog region, to defend and promote their interests, to make them aware of their rights and obligations and to organize and maintain activities that allow women to undertake, with others, a process of autonomy on various levels: socio-economic, emotional, legal and political.
The Cercles de Fermières du Québec, is the largest women’s association in Quebec with over 30,000 members. By their action and the various charitable endeavors that they support, the Cercles de Fermières du Québec contributes to improve conditions for women and their families as well as preserve and transmit cultural and artisanal heritage.
Marcelle Goudreau, president
Bouchée Double collective kitchens work to improve the quality of life and overall health of individuals through the acquisition and exchange of knowledge about food. They also seek to promote social integration and break isolation in order to reduce the effects of poverty. Their actions are driven by the values they espouse as a member of the Regroupement des cuisines collectives du Québec (RCCQ).
These values are :
- equity and social justice
- autonomy and care
- respect for the person and dignity
Listening. Guiding. Supporting.
Citizen mediation services are free, confidential and accessible to everyone.
To contact a mediator, please contact:
With 550,000 members, Réseau FADOQ is the largest seniors’ organization in Canada. It brings together and represents people aged 50 and over with the goal of improving and maintaining their quality of life. The Network defends and promotes their collective rights, values their contribution to society and supports them through programs, services and activities, particularly in recreation, culture, sports and the outdoors.
The Town of Stanstead offers two FADOQ branches:
Rita Roy, president
Job Links offers anglophone adults in the Estrie region free services for job searches, orientation, guidance in returning to school or other job-related advice. The bilingual advisory team visits Stanstead and the surrounding region to meet with you throughout your process. Impossible to meet in person? Virtual meetings are also possible!
By appointment only. ou may reach us Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
The Maison de la famille Memphrémagog is a crucial part of the region’s community life. This charitable organization began in 1994 and offers dynamic, stimulating and enriching life activities to all its members. Though the member card has an added value, many services are available to non-member families as well.
In a friendly atmosphere, the community is invited to come relax and gather with local producers, processors and artisans. The Stanstead Local Market takes place in the green space next to the Marché Tradition in Stanstead. It’s convenient, its new location and our new permanent facilities allow you to do all your shopping in one easy stop: enjoy ample free parking, shop local and complete your grocery shopping!
Located on beautiful Dufferin Street, you will find the Colby-Curtis Museum, located in a magnificent 19th century mansion. Beautifully preserved and full of unique artifacts that bear witness to the opulence of the anglo-Canadian elite, this villa will take you back in time. Stop in for English tea and be sure to admire the Victorian gardens! Stop in for English tea and be sure to admire the Victorian gardens!
PAIR is a personalized automated call service that reaches subscribers to ensure their good health.
The program works using computer software, so the subscriber chooses the number of call(s) they wish to receive per day or per week. They also choose the time they receive the call(s).
In Stanstead, you may sign up by contacting the Stanstead Volunteer Centre:
Phelps Helps was founded in 2012 to expressly combat the unacceptably high drop-out rates in the Stanstead area of Quebec. Since its founding, the organization has grown organically from a single high school tutoring program to six individual programs aimed at providing free educational and career support for community members aged 8 to 30 years old.
Villa Pierrot is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the living conditions of young single-parent women with modest incomes and children under the age of five in the Memphremagog MRC. Villa Pierrot offers a transitional living environment and a personalized accompaniment for mothers in the realization of their life projects.
Zone Libre Memphrémagog is a community organization that offers addiction prevention services to the people of the MRC Memphrémagog.
Welcome, support and referral for anyone who has questions about their consumption or that of a loved one. Telephone reception or individual meetings adapted to the specific needs of each person. Support for family members of pathological gamblers who are not in treatment. Accompaniment through listening, referral or support meetings.