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…