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UPDATED AUGUST 2016

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COASTERS NEWSLETTER
 

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FORECASTER, VOLUME 9, ISSUE 1

 

GRAND OPENING
LOWER NORTH SHORE BIOPROCESSING AND RESEARCH FACILITY

March 18th, 2016, marked a very important, and strategic milestone for the Lower North Shore and the Bioproducts Solidarity Cooperative.

The official grand opening of the Lower North Shore Bioprocessing and Research Facility in St. Paul’s River, Québec on March 18th, represented a significant achievement in the economic and social development of the Lower North Shore.

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LA FONDATION UNI-AIDE ACCEPTS ONLINE DONATIONS

The Uni-Aide Foundation’s Lower North Shore Health Fund provides support to people in financial need for transportation, medication and living allowances due to illness.

Since its inception in 2012, through to May of 2016, the Uni-Aide Foundation, under the direction of its board of directors, provided $53,851.82 in assistance through 114 requests for help.

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GENERAL MEETING NEWS

COASTERS 21ST GENERAL MEETING & 27TH ANNIVERSARY
 
The AGM was very successful, 56 people were present, it was held in the Municipality of Bonne Esperance with video-conferencing to Montreal, Quebec City and Chevery.
The participants expressed how pleased they were to hear of so many accomplishments, success stories and partners committed to the growth of the region in all aspects of development
The President, Anthony Dumas, opened the meeting and a welcome by the mayor of the Municipality of Bonne Esperance, Lionel Roberts, messages were read from friends (Denis Murray, David Birbaum & Charles Taker and the Deputy for Manicougan – Marlene Gill).
The business meeting was held reporting on the annual activities, auditor’s report and approval of the 2016-2018 board of directors.  We were fortunate to be addressed by a keynote speaker, Stephan E. Doyon, from Arclay Natural Technologies, USA, regarding their partnership in the development of the Bioproducts Coop and the  LNS Research Facility.
A workshop was held on the current structure of the Health, Education, Justice and Economics by our partners (CISSS, CHSSN, LTS, CSL, SQ, MRC & CLD), as well as a workshop on the LNS social economy, updates provided by our partners (Coop Bioproducts, Coop Coste, ATR, Uni-Aide Foundation & Camille Marcoux Foundation).

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SENIORS DAY CENTERS

Seniors and those with a loss of autonomy are a top priority for CISSSCN and in partnership with the Coasters Association and the Lower North Shore Coalition for Health; (LNSCH) a strategy was developed to establish Day Centers on the Lower North Shore.

The involvement and encouragement of community and public resources are instrumental in recognizing the needs of this target community.

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HSSNPI ECOSYSTEMIC PLAN UPDATE

The Lower North Shore Coalition for Health, the Director of Programs and support staff at the Coasters Association have been very busy throughout 2015-2016.

In the last year the partners have worked on an Ecosystemic approach triennial plan for improving the health and wellbeing of residents 18-50 years of age.

The Ecosystemic plan for 18-50 builds off the triennial plan for 0-17 years olds developed in 2014-2015.

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BCNeF - BRING BACK PLAY

Basse Cote Nord en Forme (BCNeF) is encouraging parents and children to get outside and ...PLAY!

Go for a family walk, bike ride, play soccer or hike over the hills!

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Contact Details:
313 Boul. Bonne Esperance
P.O. Box 10
St. Paul's River
Quebec  G0G 2P0
Tel (418) 379-2006
Fax (418) 379-2621

Coasters Association made possible through

financial assistance from Canadian Heritage