April 2017

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ⒸEzra Bridgman for Exeko

Exeko, that’s the community action that we support but that also supports us! l’Œuvre Léger is a movement for dignity that supports innovative mobilizing actions. Partnership calls for reciprocity. When L’Œuvre Léger redefined its strategic action plan [...], it drew inspiration from the best in the field. It is therefore not surprising that we inspired ourselves from the work and philosophy of our partner, Exeko, especially with regards to social inclusion. Our movement is stronger thanks to Exeko and we will continue to reinforce this partnership among the most inspiring ones!

– Norman MacIsaac, Director General, L’Œuvre Léger
○ “Hey, you are a human being, I am a human being, why don’t why chat about something that is relevant to both of us?” On April 6, Claudia Torregrosa, one of our seasoned volunteers was interviewed on MAtv Montréal to speak about her involvement at Exeko and our campaign. To discover here.

We are recruiting! We are looking for an Aboriginal Project Officer and an Executive Assistant. You can respectively apply until April 23 and April 30.
○ Annual fundraising campaign: we turn your donations into inclusion. Your support allows us to join, last year, more than 5,000 people who are experiencing or could experience exclusion. Don’t wait anymore, donate to Exeko and join our community.

(c) Jani Greffe Belanger
The workshops at Espace Jeunesse, last chapter
We will remember the great involvement of the youth aged 12 to 17 who attended these encounters in large numbers. A big thank you to all those who made the wealth of the encounters.
Our Aboriginal projects in movement
The first edition of the activity guide Trickster: Raconte-moi ta langue, the program that combines transmission of Aboriginal languages and activities from the Trickster program, will be released very soon. All the ingredients are presents: activities, techniques, illustrations and love. We are simply waiting for baking to be over. Coming soon on our website.
3 years of a specific approach for social innovation in the Inclusive Culture Lab.
We will soon collaborate with Lara Evoy and Stéphanie Garrow, 2 mentors from Innoweave, who will help us integrate evolutive evaluation in one of our labs. This evaluation method, that is suited for project in development, will aim at clarifying the objectives and finalities of the project.
(c) Exeko

Spring programming for Libre-libraries

New adventure around our micro-libraries: for two months, facilitators, volunteers and librarian partners from the BAnQ will visit 6 partner organizations of the Libre-Library network (PAS de la rue, Old Brewery Mission, l’Auberge Madeleine, Chez Doris and l’Itinéraire) for workshops in various forms (writing, reading, play, reflection) around the book.
The common frame: fragments of texts or images. We will be asking how the fragment can rebuild a common sense. To follow on our social media networks.

[Are you a photographer and do you want to follow voluntarily the Libre-library adventure this summer as a volunteer? Contact us]
New residence for Métissages Urbains
We welcome for the first time in residence an Aboriginal artist. Jani Bellefleur Kaltush, young Innu photographer from Nutashkuan, will be with us until June to meet Montreal citizens. She will be accompanied by our facilitator Jani Greffe Belanger and by traditional dancers. Four to five new residences will follow in the spring.
News from the team...

○ It is with a heavy heart that we announce Adrien Courtecuisse’s departure. After 16 months with us, he heads towards other adventures. Let’s wish him a safe journey!
...and volunteers

○ With the intention of sharing expertise with our community, Yann Allard-Tremblay and Jani Greffe Bélanger exchanged with our volunteers regarding Aboriginal issues.

On March 22, the first coffee of practices organized by and for the volunteers took place. It was the occasion for them to exchange about their experiences on the field and bring up their point of view on the various projects of Exeko. A time for exchange that was met with a real success and which will now be proposed on a regular basis.
We like our community

Every month, we introduce you in this section to one of the fabulous human beings who gravitates around us: volunteers, participants, partners… This week,Maïlis Burgaud and Clément Le Roux, respectively in charge of communications and volunteers, introduce us to Ezra Bridgman, volunteer.
Laissez-moi-vous présenter aujourd’hui Ezra !
Ezra est le premier bénévole que j’ai rencontré en arrivant à Exeko au mois d’Août dernier.
J’ai eu le plaisir de participer avec lui à un atelier IdAction à l'Accueil Bonneau dans mes premières semaines à Exeko et la meilleure façon de vous le présenter est de vous dire qu’il était à cette occasion parfaitement dans son élément. [LIRE LA SUITE]
(c) Exeko
Among our new partners, we welcome Innoweave, an initiative by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

On en parle
⤏  Press review:

○ Métro, “Montréal vibrera au rythme des débats vendredi”, by Mathias Marchal, March 28, 2017.

Ici Radio Canada, “Des matins en or” presentation of Terres de Trickster, by David Chabot, March 13, 2017 at 7:43 am.

MAtv, “Montréal Billboard”, April 6, 2017.
Conférences et événements
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Les événements de notre réseau

  • May 6-7 2017: Sommet #Jeunesse375MTL aims at allowing youth aged 12 to 30 to have their voice heard. Come share your dreams for Montreal and exchange about the issues that concern you regarding the development of the city! Book your spot right now from the ticket office.

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