30 Day ‘Nnuisultinej – Speak Mi’gmaq Challenge

Throughout the month of November, staff in the LMG Administration building took part in a ‘Nnuisultinej – Speak Mi’gmaq challenge. The goal of this challenge was to bring the language into the workplace through a fun activity. Staff were encouraged to learn and practice speaking something new in the language every day.  Here are the three winners of the challenge with their prizes: Bruce Fitzgerald, Hilary Barnaby and Paige Isaac.

L to R: Erika Gideon Marchand, the Mi’gmaw Language Revitalization Project Coordinator, Paige Isaac, Bruce Fitzgerald and Hilary Barnaby

Early Childhood Education Course

Teaching at any level is a rewarding career, but Early Childhood Educators have a special opportunity to help children in their earliest stages. Early childhood education programs teach students the skills they need to get children started on a successful journey through the education system.

If you have a keen interest in childhood development and are interested in early childhood education (ECE), this may be the career for you!

Application deadline: December 20, 2019

APPLY NOW!

Delay with Social Assistance Deposits

Social Assistance encountered an issue with processing this month’s deposits. The issue has since been resolved. Deposits will be made by 5:30 p.m. with most banks.  Deposits with National Bank and Uni Financial Cooperation will be made later this evening. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Call for Tender – Upgrade to Drinking Water Treatment Plan

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government will receive bids for the design including specifications, estimates, preliminary drawings, drawings for submission and construction for the upgrade of its drinking water treatment plant located in Listuguj.

Bids must be submitted no later than December 17, 2019, before 10h00 AM (Atlantic time). See link below for full details and to view the tender document:

https://www.seao.ca/OpportunityPublication/avisconsultes.aspx?Itemid=2028704a-88c9-4774-8120-cfb3da5cbb63

Education Complex and Alaqsite’w Gitpu School Closure

The staff of Listuguj Education, Training and Employment Directorate is saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend, Blanche Metallic. Our work family will miss her greatly. She was a valued member of our community and dedicated to the work in our Mi’gmaq Language. Please keep Blanche’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
We will miss her more than words can express, but let’s remember the love and kindness she shared with all of us. Her hard work and commitment to our Mi’gmaq Language will forever be remembered and shared with our students and community.
Out of respect for the loss of our teammate and friend, the Education Complex and the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School will be closed on the day of her service, Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
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Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 26) at 3:00 pm in the Ste. Ann’s Church. She will rest at Savoie Funeral Home, situated at 47 Alexander St., Campbellton, this Monday afternoon from 2 till 4 and evening from 7 till 9 also on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 till time of funeral.

Support for Businesses Adopting Eco-Responsible Practices and Clean Technologies

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

 

 

Écoleader Fund Kickoff

$18.5M and 18 regional agents to support businesses

in adopting eco-responsible practices and clean technologies

 

Montréal, September 20, 2019 — Quebec businesses seeking to improve their performance by implementing eco-responsible practices and clean technologies can now count on a major project that was officially launched today, the Écoleader Fund. Consisting of a network of 18 agents in each Quebec region and a funding envelope of $18.5M, this initiative of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) aims at contacting some 50,000 companies by March 2023 and at providing guidance and support in carrying out their projects.

“It is clear that all economic and political players must take action together to address environmental challenges while continuing to drive economic growth. Nothing prevents us from taking concrete steps to achieve our environmental objectives while taking advantage of new business opportunities and creating wealth in Quebec. The Écoleader Fund will raise awareness of these crucial issues among entrepreneurs and encourage them to take action to increase their competitiveness,” says Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and minister responsible for the Lanaudière region.

A strategic alliance to support the Écoleader Fund

“We have brought together key players of the business, clean technology and sustainable development communities to make the Écoleader Fund a customized tool for Quebec businesses,” says Nicolas Girard, director general of the Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable (FAQDD) and coordinator of the Écoleader Fund. “By promoting the current service offering and enhancing it with its own levers, this unifying initiative also makes it possible to count on the expertise and networks of more than 20 national and regional partner organizations.”

For Écotech Québec, a partner of the Fund specializing in clean technologies, “the primary objective is to help businesses improve their competitiveness and, at the same time, their environmental performance through local and clean technologies. The Écoleader Fund enhances the existing options to accelerate Quebec’s transition to a green, innovative and strong economy,” explains the organization’s president and CEO, Denis Leclerc.

A network of agents to guide businesses

The 18 Écoleader Fund agents are available to help guide regional businesses in their undertaking. For the next four years, they will be part of an organization of their territory that is already working closely with the businesses located in their respective areas and that has a strong network of partners. “By focusing on an unprecedented mobilization of economic development organizations from all regions of Quebec, the network of Écoleader Fund agents will be able to effectively reach business managers and support them in adopting more eco-responsible business practices,” says Nicolas Gagnon, director general of the Centre québécois de développement durable (CQDD). “Our organization is proud to act as a facilitator for this network, which responds to a need expressed by businesses to be better advised on the resources available to take action. This is a tremendous innovative lever that Quebec is developing to increase businesses’ competitiveness,” added Mr. Gagnon.

A funding program to make projects a reality

The financial assistance offered by the Écoleader Fund will help companies hire experts to help them implement eco-responsible practices and prepare for the acquisition of clean technologies.

For businesses to be able to carry out projects that are adapted to their reality, they will have the opportunity to prepare a business proposition—on their own or in collaboration with other businesses— based on their desire to meet specific or common needs. Up to $30,000 in financial assistance will be provided per company for a project that aims to adopt eco-responsible practices, and up to $50,000 will be provided for a project that aims to acquire clean technologies.

For more information, visit their website here: https://www.fondsecoleader.ca/. Their website is currently only in French but they are working to translate it to English.

 

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Source:

Véronique Lalande

Head of Communications and Social Marketing

Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable

 

Contact:

Émilie Novales COPTICOM

enovales@copticom.ca 514-577-5838