Hélène Caron is the heart and soul of La Remontée centre d’équithérapie, a unique equine therapy centre in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. Caron has two great passions in life: horses (an interest she inherited from her grandfather) and helping people with disabilities. In 1989, after completing a training internship in France, she decided she wanted to combine her two interests and open an equestrian centre for children and seniors living with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and impaired motor skills—the first of its kind in Quebec!
Climate change is coming up in the news more and more often these days.
Much of the discussion focuses on urging individuals and SMEs to make major changes in our lifestyles or our business practices. That makes sense, since 77% of emissions are produced by companies and individuals. Collectively, therefore, Canadian small businesses are significantly responsible for emissions, but they have thus far received little attention or assistance.
Over the last few years, surveys have shown that the majority of Quebecers are deeply worried about climate change and want the government to focus more on this issue and put more efforts into reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.