It's the frost on the trees, the sparkle in the skies, the opportunity to live close to nature, and the feeling of community that draws many southerners to the north. And the Cree School Board is hoping those expansive sunrises and sunsets will help encourage even more people to consider living in Eeyou Eenou Istchee when it hosts its Recruitment Event in Montreal.
The Recruitment Event will take place on February 12 and 13, 2019 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Delta Hotel on Président-Kennedy Avenue in downtown Montreal. Administrators from schools in each of the nine communities will be on hand to display their uniqueness and to host preliminary interviews with qualified (and preregistered) candidates.
The focus is to find teachers for the 2019-2020 school year, a challenge made more complex by the current shortage of teachers nationwide.
Montreal media are stepping up to help advertise the event. On February 7, CJAD Radio interviewed James Bay Eeyou School Principal Eric Grimstead who has lived in Chisasibi since 2003.
The event marks the third year in a row that the Cree School Board has held a Recruitment Event in Montreal; this year it is pairing with a local recruitment campaign to attract Cree applicants.