QCGN Convention and AGM, June 17-18, 2011

The Quebec Community Groups Network will hold its next Convention and AGM on June 17 and 18 in Montreal this year. More information will be released soon on the QCGN Website. Keep an eye and save the date! We also encourage you to use the QCGN calendar to copy events directly in your personal calendar.

Priorities of English Quebec

The Gaspé Spec The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that Quebec’s English-speaking community was consulted and its concerns included in a House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages study of Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities. The QCGN is especially satisfied with the recommendation that suggests Citizenship and Immigration […]

Minister Moore before Senate Committee on Official Languages

This morning, the Minister of Official Languages, James Moore, will testify before the Senate Committee on Official Languages around the study on the application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it. The meeting will particularly look at the English-Speaking Communities in Quebec and other issues Watch the webcast […]

Commissionner of Official Languages appears before Committee on Official Languages

This morning, the Commissioner of Official Languages will be presenting the second volume of his 2009-2010 Annual Report to the House of Commons Committee on Official Languages. To listen to the webcast, click on the following link: http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/ParlVu/ContentEntityDetailView.aspx?ContentEntityId=7030

2011 National Metropolis Conference to be held March 23-26

The 2011 National Metropolis Conference will focus on the role of immigration in connecting Canada with the rest of the world. The conference will include six plenary panels with distinguished speakers and over one hundred workshop and roundtable sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and cultural diversity. We anticipate that approximately […]

Farm Credit Canada Fund Application

The FCC Expression Fund is back and the application deadline is quickly approaching. We invite you to share the good news with official language minority community groups in your area. The amount of funding available is $50,000 and the 2010 application form is online now and easy to complete. But hurry, the application deadline is […]

Priorities of English Quebec included in report on Immigration in Official Language Minority Communities

Montreal, December 2, 2010 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that Quebec’s English-speaking community was consulted and its concerns included in a House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages study of Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities. The QCGN is especially satisfied with the recommendation that suggests Citizenship […]

Priorities of English Quebec included in report on Immigration in Official Language Minority Communities

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Pierre Little Montreal, December 2, 2010 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that Quebec’s English-speaking community was consulted and its concerns included in a House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages study of Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities. The QCGN is especially satisfied with […]

Standing Committee on Official Languages publishes third report on immigration

The Standing Committee on Official Languages published today a report which includes recommendations  around the integration of immigrants in Official Languages Community Minorities. The report is the result of a study created by the committee about immigration as a development tool in official language minority communities. To read the report entitled Recruitment, Intake and Integration: […]

Tele-Quebec French-Language Triathlon: The English-speaking Community after the Quiet Revolution

The French-language Triathlon is a competition for students in jounalism in Quebec. The competition takes place from October 18 to November 28, 2010 and from January 24 to March 6, 2011. In total, the teams will produce reports on six topics. All reports have to put their emphasis on the cultural and social nature of […]

MCDC launches celebrations for its 10th anniversary

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is proud to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. Established on November 24, 2000, MCDC serves the English-speaking community living in the MRC des Appalaches, MRC de l’Érable and MRC de Lotbinière.  Historically, this territory was known as Megantic County.  MCDC also works in partnership with community […]

MCDC honours Walling with Honorary Life Membership

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this November, held a community supper and celebration on Saturday, Nov. 6. For the occasion, MCDC awarded its first-ever Honorary Life Membership to Richard Walling in recognition of his loyalty, devotion and commitment to the organization. Along with Aline Visser and Jennifer […]

Goldbloom Awards

The Townships Outlet What do Elsa Bolam, Richard Walling and Alex Paterson have in common today?Besides decades of community advocacy between them, the three are newly-minted recipients of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.  The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) launched the Goldbloom Awards in 2009 to recognize outstanding service in Quebec’s […]

Language report stirs polarized reaction

By JAN RAVENSBERGEN, The Montreal Gazette Hot on the heels of a federal report issued yesterday that said “far too many Canadians” can’t get federal services in the official language of their choice, the two solitudes spoke out -offering polar-opposite perspectives.  Help fix the problem by sharply boosting the number of anglophones in the federal […]

Federal institutions in Quebec must hire more English-speaking staff: group

By Jan Ravensbergen, Montreal Gazette  MONTREAL – A sharp boost in the number of English-speaking Quebecers in the federal public service within the province would be one concrete way to tackle a wide array of shortcomings pinpointed in a freshly released federal official-languages update, an advocacy group said. English-speaking Quebecers constitute more than 12 per […]