We would like to apologize that our website (AIDE Web) consists primarily of the French language, as we highly regard the various cultural differences and languages used in and around Canada.
You will find on this page a summary of our mandate and of our programs as well as various other useful links to resources in such languages as English, Spanish, Portuguese etc. Should you come across a page in our site that indicates Spanish (espagnol) or English (anglais), you will be able to click on your language of preference and find an easy link to consult.
Despite that the majority of our documents are written in French, our staff is composed of people from various backgrounds who are capable of communicating in several languages. Therefore, should you need to contact us by e-mail or phone we will do our best to serve you in your language of preference.
About " Actions Interculturelles de Développement et d’Éducation "
AIDE is a non-profit organization that through reflection, education, awareness and intervention, strives to unite the diverse cultures on a national and international level.
- To offer the population a chance to gain a multicultural awareness and become familiar with the fast-evolving multicultural society, and other issues such as immigration, globalisation and new technology in communication;
- To take the initiative (locally and internationally) to promote the benefits of harmonious relations and equality among the various ethnic groups, primarily through the development of intercultural projects;
- To promote intercultural unity through a variety of non-traditionalist education methods such as self-learning, informal teaching techniques, and by providing indirect learning opportunities;
- To establish mutual relationships, partnerships and affiliations between different individuals or groups to help us achieve our objectives.
A fast-growing organization!
Actions Interculturelles (AIDE) was founded in 1990 under the name of Association Interculturelles par des Étudiants de l’Université de Sherbrooke with an objective to facilitate intercultural exchanges for the students on campus. In 1996, AIDE expanded its mandate and became Association Interculturelle de l’Estrie, a place open to the entire population of Estrie. In 2001, the organization adopted the name Actions Interculturelles de Développement et d’Éducation and directs similar projects on a much larger scale.
To attain its objectives, AIDE has always counted on the numerous collaborations and partnerships in the region (Ville de Sherbrooke, Universités Sherbrookoises, SDERS) and has received financial support from a number of government programs (DRHC, Industrie Canada, Développement économique Canada, Emploi-Québec, MRCI, etc.)
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or by telephone at (819) 822-4180