Organizations involved with community living
Sutton: A Quality of Life to Share!
Organizations for Families and Kids
Daycare Centres (CPE) and Licensed Family Childcare Services
Quebec’s childcare centres look after young children between the ages of 0 and 5. The centres are funded by the Quebec government department in charge of family and seniors, the Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés.
École de Sutton School and In-School Childcare Service
Sutton school is an elementary school for children ages 5-12. The French school, which is part of the Val-des-Cerfs school board, is one of the only educational institutions in Quebec to share a building with an English elementary school. It also runs an in-school childcare service in the same building.
Ressource famille Sutton
Ressource Famille offers families in Sutton and Abercorn bilingual, free and confidential services, including:
- a list of caretakers
- a Joujouthèque (borrowing toys)
- two baby drop-ins per month, one of which is attended by a nurse
- rental of car seats and baby strollers
- listening, support and referrals to the region’s resources.
Founded in 1976, the preschool welcomes children ages 3-5, three days a week, from early September to June. Two bilingual preschool teachers take care of up to 18 children.
Sutton Youth Centre
The Youth Centre is a community organization that offers a place where young people ages 10-17 can gather outside of school and home. Through various activities, the counsellors develop meaningful relationships with the youth and encourage them to get involved in the community and work on projects that will help them become discerning, active and responsible citizens.
St-André Catholic Church Thrift Store
The goal of the thrift store is to fight poverty, encourage environmentally responsible consumption, reduce our environmental footprint, protect our architectural heritage and make the world a better place for our kids. You can find all sorts of used clothing and other items at the thrift store. Items in good condition are accepted any time.
Sutton Community Gardens
Sutton’s community gardens are 18 small gardens measuring 12-square metres each, with 6 raised gardening beds measuring 3.5 – 4 square metres. Price varies depending on the area cultivated.
Schedule: from dawn to dusk, mid-April to mid-October.
Sutton Volunteer Centre
The mission of the Sutton Volunteer Center is to improve the social link of the Sutton and Abercorn communities by providing services and supporting volunteerism.
The services offered are:
• the food bank
• Meals on Wheels
• collective kitchen
• help with homework
• The Sutton Family Resource (see above)
• Resource 50+ (Services for Seniors)
• The CAB Sutton newsletter (a weekly community bulletin board).
Grace Anglican Church – Community Hall
Community hall with kitchen.
Olivet Baptist Church
Sutton Curling Club
The Sutton Curling Club, founded in 1948, has two curling rinks, as well as a reception hall and bar that can accommodate groups of 10 – 100 people. Anyone can join the club, play in regular leagues and enjoy the many benefits of being a member. The reception hall and curling rinks can also be rented for an event or gathering of friends.
Sutton Junction Community Hall
This non-profit organization ensure the restoration and management of the Sutton Junction community hall. There is a room for up to 100 people. Full kitchen and piano on site. The room can be lent or leased according to user needs.
Since 1981, the Fondation Boulanger-Bédard has been a proud supporter of groups and organizations dedicated to the development of sports, as well as cultural and arts activities for young people.
Knights of Columbus
Founded in 1950, the Knights of Columbus of Sutton is dedicated to charity, unity, brotherhood and patriotism. It organizes activities such as a yearly food drive (Christmas baskets) and a day with Santa. The organization also donates funds to other charities to help them carry out their missions.
Special Interest Groups
ÉCOSPHÈRE, Environment and Ecohabitation fair
ÉCOSPHÈRE’s fair is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inform and educate the general public on several aspects of the environment and sustainable development through the realisation of the most important environmental events in four cities in Quebec.
Groupe de réflexion et d’action sur le paysage et le patrimoine (GRAPP)
GRAPP is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the beauty, richness and diversity of lands endangered by recent trends in urban planning. Its members play an important role in supporting the organization and participating in its activities.
Sutton Citizen’s Forum
The forum is made up of citizens who meet at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month (except during the summer) to discuss ideas on a variety of subjects related to the welfare of the Town.
Services and Centres for Seniors
Club Le bel âge & Happy Game
This bilingual card-playing club hosts card games every week from September to early December and early January to June.
The club can accommodate up to 24 players.
Foyer Sutton Volunteers
The volunteers at Foyer Sutton help out during meals and recreational activities to improve residents’ quality of life. They also take part in fundraisers to assist in the purchase of equipment and ensure residents are offered leisure activities.
Manoir Sutton is a licensed private residence for both independent and semi-independent seniors. The residence provides personalized service and has a registered nurse on the premises at all times. Since 2005, the centre has housed up to nine residents and also offers an emergency/respite room.
Seniors’ Club (Fadoq les Deux Monts – Sutton and Abercorn)
The FADOQ brings together and represents people aged 50 and over in order to preserve and improve their quality of life. The network defends and promotes their rights, values their contribution to society and supports them through programs, services and activities.
Calvary United Church
Calvary United Church is a Protestant church. Services are held at Grace Church on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.
Grace Anglican Church
Other Community Organizations
Brome-Missisquoi Caregivers Support Group
This support group offers counselling, referrals, respite care, a drop-in respite service, a coffee hour, and workshops on prevention, as well as organized activities for caregivers. It also works to raise public awareness about the experience of caregiving and publishes a newspaper called L’Entraidant.
First Aid Course
This course provides theoretical and practical training on clearing airflow obstructions (choking), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) techniques for adults, children and babies, as well as hands on demonstrations and practice with the AED (automated external defibrillator). This course is intended for everyone (health professionals, daycare workers, teenagers, etc.). A certificate from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec is issued to each participant at the end of the course.
Foyer de charité Villa Châteauneuf
The Villa Châteauneuf welcomes adults (18 years or older) who wish to take a break or do a silent spiritual retreat. Presentations on a variety of topics are given during their stay.
Sutton Saturday Market
Sutton Public Market from May to October.