Understanding Diversity in English-Speaking Montreal’s Forum a success

On May 22, 2009, the QCGN and its Greater Montreal Community Development Initiative (GMCDI) hosted a conference entitled “Understanding Diversity in English-Speaking Montreal” at Atwater Library. The conference was launched in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies and Concordia University’s Quebec English-Speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN). We would like to thank all our partners and participants for this successful experience. To read the press release, click here.

Concordia launches English-Speaking Communities Research Network

Concordia University is pleased to announce today’s launch of the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) in the presence of Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser. “This dynamic network will be an alliance that will allow distinct research to truly flourish in Quebec’s English-speaking communities. The evolving nature of these communities makes the need for a research network all the more critical,” said Fraser. For the press release, click here.

Anglos warm to new cultural funding

Organizations serving English-speaking Quebec say that a new national funding program for arts, culture and heritage has the potential to nurture a cultural renaissance among official language minority communities across the country. Full version…

QCGN appears before the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages

If the Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality is to be truly effective for the English-speaking community of Quebec, investments here will require a high level of commitment by politicians and policy and program architects. That was among the messages the Quebec Community Groups Network delivered to Senators on March 23, 2009. QCGN President Robert Donnelly and Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages in Ottawa just after Senators heard from the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Heritage and Official Languages.  Donnelly also noted that federal institutions must find innovative ways of supporting our community. “While priorities apply nationally, policies can be adapted in such a way as to implement them differently in Quebec,” he said, noting there is a real appetite for change in the English-speaking community of Quebec.

Read the QCGN’s Brief to the Senate Committee here.

English-Speaking youth want to contribute fully to Quebec Society

Quebec’s English-speaking youth have a strong desire to remain in and contribute to Quebec, increase their level of bilingualism and feel a valued part of Quebec society. These are some the findings released today in Creating Spaces for Young Quebecers: Strategic Orientations for English-speaking Youth in Quebec, a report that articulates the challenges and priorities of English-speaking Quebecers ages 16-29. Full version…

The QCGN provincial Youth Forum to bring together English-speaking youth

Montreal – The Quebec Community Groups Network Youth Standing Committee is proud to announce that the GÉNÉRATION Youth Forum will be held on Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 boul. de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor) of Concordia University in Downtown Montreal. Read more…

The QCGN Youth Forum to be held at Concordia University, September 27-28, 2008

Montreal – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is proud to announce that the GÉNÉRATION Youth Forum will be held on Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 boul. de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor) of Concordia University in Downtown Montreal. Read more…

The Roadmap for Canada’s linguistic duality 2008-2013 : A Promising Initiative for the English-speaking Communities of Quebec

MONTREAL – June 20, 2008 – Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), a not-for-profit organization bringing together 29 English language community organizations across Quebec, said today that following a preliminary review, it is pleased with the Government of Canada’s official language plan, Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-2013. English-speaking Quebecers are one of the two, national linguistic minorities recognized in Canada and the largest linguistic minority within a linguistic minority in the country. Read more…