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2013-2014 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network discusses the projects of the QCGN including the ground-breaking Building Research Capacity related to Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors participatory action research project. On the political front the year included battles against Bill 14, which sought to reinforce the Charter of the French Language, and Bill 60 […]

Brief to the Committee on Institutions – General Consultation and Public Hearings on Bill 60

In a brief to the National Assembly, the QCGN strenuously objected to Bill 60: Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests. The brief rests on the principle that the Government of Quebec does not have the legitimate authority […]

2012-2013 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

With testimonials from two dozen members and stakeholders, the 2012-2013 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network relates a number of initiatives including the production of the Community Development Plan entitled 2012-2017 Community Priorities and Strategies and the adoption of a new Membership Recruitment and Retention Policy. It also reported back on the creation […]

Opening Remarks to Committee on Culture and Education by the Quebec Community Groups Network

In a presentation to the general consultation and public hearings on Bill 14: An Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of human rights and freedoms and other legislative provisions the Quebec Community Groups Network expressed its strong opposition to the proposed legislation. The QCGN said the bill would do little […]

Brief presented to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education on Bill 14

In a brief to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education’s General consultation and public hearings on Bill 14: An Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and other legislative provisions the QCGN argued that more coercive measures will not promote or protect the French […]

Internet, New Media and Social Media Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

Following testimony from more than 50 groups and individuals, the Senate Committee recommended that the Government of Canada make a clear commitment to respect Canadians’ language rights on the Internet and in new media and social media, regardless of their status or where they live. The report sheds light on how much both official languages […]

2012-2017 Community Priorities and Enabling Strategies of the English-speaking Community of Quebec

The 2012-2017 Community Development Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking communities lays out priorities and enabling strategies that were developed by more than 150 community leaders during a Community Priority Setting Conference in 2012. The conference was the culmination of the first phase the Strategic Priorities Forum that included 19 regional and sectoral consultations, five focus groups […]

The Decline of the English School System in Quebec

This Canadian Institute for Research Linguistic Minorities report by Richard Y. Bourhis and Pierre Foucher deals with the declining demographic vitality of the English speaking communities of Quebec and documents the 50 per cent decline of the English school system suffered since Bill 101. The report highlights the debate surrounding Bill 104 and Bill 103 […]

Decline and Prospects of the English-Speaking communities of Quebec

Part of the New Canadian Perspectives series published by Canadian Heritage, this research report edited by socio-demographic researcher Richard Y. Bourhis documents the challenges and the ups and downs of the demographic and institutional vitality of the English-speaking communities of Quebec. Contributors include Rodrigue Landry, Jack Jedwab, William Floch, Joanne Pocock, Patricia Lamarre, James Carter, […]

2011-2012 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network reports back to members and stakeholders on the Strategic Priorities Forum and reports on the Declaration from the Community Priority Setting Conference in March 2012 which sets out six overarching priorities of Quebec’s English-speaking community. It also reports on other initiatives including the Institutional Vitality […]

The Health and Social Service Priorities of Quebec’s English-Speaking Population 2013-2018

A discussion document based on a consultation of Quebec’s English-speaking population that included 32 focus groups that captured the voices English-speaking people sharing their experiences with the health and social services network and their needs in the future. The document was used to present four priorities for a renewed federal investment in the health of […]

The Socioeconomic Status of Anglophones in Quebec

As part of a wide-ranging project to study the health status of Quebec’s Anglophones, this analysis by the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec examines the Anglophone population’s socioeconomic situation over time, by geographic area and in comparison with Francophones. The analysis brings to light not only that Anglophones have lost a relative socioeconomic […]

Declaration from the Community Priority Setting Conference of the English-Speaking Community of Quebec

This declaration of community priorities was ratified by more than 180 members of the English-speaking community of Quebec at the end of the Community Priority Setting Conference in 2012.  The conference was the culmination of the first phase the Strategic Priorities Forum that included 19 regional and sectoral consultations, five focus groups and an online […]

Remarks to the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages

Remarks made by QCGN representatives to the Senate Standing Committee in Official Languages for their Study on the use of the Internet, new media and social media and respect for Canadians’ language rights and a study on Air Canada’s obligations under the Official Languages Act.

Statistical Profile of Artists in OLMCs

This statistical profile of artists in Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs) was produced by the Research team of the Official‐Language Support Programs Branch of Canadian Heritage.