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Key Ceremony – NFSB – Our House

We had a day full of joy, a few tears, happiness and pride. Along with Habitat pour l’humanité Québec, the municipality of Ormstown, Écohabitation, our countless other partners, teachers, staff, students and volunteers – this morning we took part in the ‘Key Ceremony
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video: Volunteers making a difference! – Our House (Episode 20)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.  – (Margaret Mead) Would you : raise at least $500, take a day off of work, do some free construction work (which is also a new experience for
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Certified and recognized!

John Hodges, carpentry teacher at CVCEC, was awarded a Certificate of Recognition at this year’s Gala Reconnaissance du Haut-Saint-Laurent. Community has always been a big part of John’s teaching inside and outside the classroom. John has helped build book houses for each municipality
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Video: Landscaping the lot – Our House (Episode 19)

The inside of the home is getting touch-ups, fixtures, paint and everything else needed to have the house ready for Stacey and her family to come and live in this summer. The outside however… needs lots of work. Who you going to call? The Landscaping department to the rescue! St
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The Times They Are A-Changin!

It’s not so many years ago that carpentry was an almost exclusively a male dominated trade. Women that happened to be on construction sites were generally visitors or not working directly in the trades but these days the construction trades have a new look. Although construction sites
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Alumni Stories: Geordie Hottot

Many students have graduated from the Carpentry program over the years, but it is always a great pleasure to hear about the successes of any one of those grads. Recently we were happy to see Geordie Hottot return to the Centre to prepare for his examinations to become a Journeyman Car
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The Carpenter – a True Polymath

One definition of “polymath” is – a person of wide ranging knowledge or learning. The carpenter is just such a person. We are inclined to picture the carpenter with hammer or saw in hand gleefully cutting or nailing lumber while framing a new house, but his or her skill set is m
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Video: Canadian Proud – Our House (Episode 18)

Get a sneak peek inside of the House! The honourable member of the Canadian Parliament, Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroit), came to CVCEC and the Our House site to visit the installations, meet students and staff and learn about some of the innovative projects that are happening i
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We still need ONE FAMILY!

Believe it, TODAY on April 6th 2017 – we just received word that the 2nd FAMILY for the OUR HOUSE project is still out there!!! It can be you, or a family who you know. Don’t take it for granted that too many people are applying, we have some, but as of this very second, n
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