Child Haven International
Inspired by the ideals of pacifist and social reformer Mahatma Gandhi, Child Haven International was established as a registered charity in Canada more than twenty years ago to assist needy children and women in India.
Brome County Historical Society
In 1898 the Brome County Historical Society held its first official meeting in Knowlton. In 1903 the Society acquired the old Knowlton Academy for its museum. It eventually acquired four other buildings, including a one-room stone schoolhouse, and constructed two buildings. The Society owns thousands of artifacts, preserves hundreds of rare books and records, and maintains four monuments in different parts of the county. It also hosts summer exhibitions and various other activities. Members include Townshippers and Townships history buffs from all over the continent.
Stanstead Historical Society
Housed in Carrollcroft, a beautiful granite mansion built in 1856 for Charles Carroll Colby, the Colby-Curtis Museum is devoted to the interpretation of the history of the border regions of Stanstead County, with a special focus on Victorian life and society. Visitors can view the original furnishings of the house, as well as temporary displays on various topics of regional and historical interest. The museum is also home to the Stanstead Historical Society, which preserves major archives and collections that have been gathered since the society’s establishment in 1929.
The R.H. Rediker Volunteer Center
Located in a former elementary school in Stanstead, the R.H. Rediker Volunteer Center offers a wide variety of volunteer-driven social services. It provides meals on wheels and accompanied transport to elders and shut-ins. It also hosts a blood pressure clinic and a health day for seniors. It runs a playgroup for preschool-aged children. In addition, it offers clothing and food bank services for families and individuals. All in all, it is a lively place that fulfills its mission “to promote volunteer work … [and] to provide a response to the needs of our sector.”