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MWCN expands into Hemmingford

The Montérégie West Community Network (MWCN) is expanding its network of services with a new office in Hemmingford. Founded in 1999, the MWCN is a community organization that brings together individuals, local groups, public organizations, professionals, and businesses to develop a strong and vibrant English-speaking community in the region. It organizes workshops and social events for people of all ages, and it provides information and resources to help community members access health and social services.

The Hemmingford office will be located at the Health CO-OP, at 476 Frontier Street. This will be the first MWCN office in the MRC des Jardins-de-Napierville; there are already active offices in Chateaugauy, Pincourt, Candiac, and Huntingdon.

 

THE MWCN is expanding into Hemmingford with plans to open an office soon in the Health COOP building.  PHOTO Rachel Patenaude

 

“I think we’ll be able to connect with a lot of people this way,” says Kim Wilson, who is the network partnership initiator at the MWCN. “Our Huntingdon centre is far if you live on the other side of the Haut-Saint-Laurent. Having the opportunity to reach out to Hemmingford with an office will hopefully bring more services to the communities in that area.”

The MWCN is still in the process of hiring people for the new office, so it doesn’t have an official opening date just yet, but those involved are excited to start collaborating with established community organizations. “We’re coming in to support the community. We don’t want to reproduce what’s already being done; we want to compliment what exists already,” says the MWCN executive director, Pauline Wiedow.

A welcome gathering is planned in the fall for staff to meet the locals and introduce themselves to the community. “We’re really looking forward to building relationships,” says Wilson. “Its your community, we’re simply coming in to support – you know what you need best.”

To keep up with the MWCN as it gets the new services up and running, follow on Facebook at MWCN – Monteregie West Community Network, or go to the website at https://www.mwcn.ca.

 

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