Heritage Canada violated Languages Act: commissioner

Groups that relied on federal funding forced to deal with ‘many uncertainties’ The Gazette, Carmen Chai  Heritage Canada breached laws by delaying approval of funding and payments to organizations that represented official-language minorities across Canada, a report issued by the Official Languages Commissioner’s office showed. Groups that relied on federal funding through Heritage Canada, such […]

QCGN Director General enthusiastic about bilingual exchange program

Interviewed last night on CTV News, Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General of the Quebec Community Groups Network, says that the new bilingual exchange program initiated by the Marianopolis College and the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf will generate better language skills for the students who will participate in the program.  ”This is not about language politics. This is about […]

QCGN Director General on CTV News tonight at 6

The interview will discuss the impact of the newly created bilingual exchange program between the Marianopolis College and the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. http://www.ctv.ca/nationalnews/  

What place should anglophones have in Quebec’s collective narrative?

You are cordially invited to a one-day seminar on the following theme: “What place should Anglophones have in Quebec’s collective narrative?” which will be held at Concordia University on February 11th 2011. For more information, please click here for find a copy of the seminar description and program.   Given that attendance to this event […]

Anglophones polled to improve English media outlets

The Equity (Pontiac News), Andrea Cranfield The Alliance of Official Languages Minority Media (AMM) in partnership with CBC-Radio-Canada and Canadian Heritage launched a survey called ”Let’s Talk Media” in October through Leger & Leger Marketing company to decipher the media habits of English-speaking minorities in Canada.  Rita Legault, the director of communications at the QCGN said […]

Let’s Talk Media Survey

Montreal – Your media want to hear from you! The Alliance of Official Languages Minority Media (AMM) is pleased to launch a survey on the media consumption habits of English-speaking communities. The survey seeks to evaluate the satisfaction and expectations of these communities with their print, radio and television media, and its ultimate goal is […]

Participate in surveys about Seniors!

Thank you for those of you who replied to the QCGN Surveys about Seniors! If you did not reply yet, you have until January 31st to submit your answers. For more information, please contact Valerie Glover-Drolet at 514 868-9044, ext. 258 or at valerie.glover-drolet@qcgn.ca   In order to tackle actions that need to be taken […]

Bill S-220 – an act to amend the official languages act

Laval News, Greg Duncan Greg Duncan is the Executive Director of the Quebec Community Newspapers Association Those of you who count yourselves as an Anglophone living in Quebec may want to pay attention. Let’s be clear. Any amendment to official language act itself will affect you, as the act itself protects and ensures the rights […]

Jan. 28: Bilingualism Symposium Series at Concordia

It has been estimated that more than half the world’s population is bilingual, that is lives with two or more languages. It is a cognitive, social, and cultural experience. Presentations will consider the benefits and costs of bilingualism in the verbal and cognitive domain for both children and adults. To learn more about the Symposium […]

LRSP unveils new website

The Language Rights Support Program (LRSP) launched its new website this week. Language and constitutional rights are complex. The new website aims to clarify legal information and make the  funding application process easier to follow and understand. We encourage you to browse through their new website to find out more about your linguistic rights! http://www.padl-lrsp.uottawa.ca

QCGN Members Convention and AGM, June 17-18 in Montreal

The QCGN will hold its next Convention and AGM on June 17 and 18 in Montreal . More information will be released soon on the QCGN Website, including the program and exact location of the event. Keep an eye and save the date! We also encourage you to use the QCGN calendar to copy events […]

Building bridges with literature

  The Montreal Gazette, Lisa Fitterman Linda Leith steps down as head of the Blue Metropolis festival at the end of the year. In a new book, she describes the festival’s creation and development. The boy was tattooed, with lots of metal piercings and a prickly mien. No more than 15 years old, he was […]

Laval s’anglicise plus qu’ailleurs

Gabriel Béland, La Presse L’anglicisation de Laval s’explique par l’attrait que cette ville suscite auprès des nouveaux arrivants. En fait, près de 40% des anglophones lavallois sont immigrés, selon une étude. Oubliez l’image d’un Laval presque exclusivement francophone: la troisième ville du Québec s’anglicise. L’île Jésus serait même l’endroit dans la province où la population […]

Laval s’anglicise plus qu’ailleurs

Gabriel Béland, La Presse L’anglicisation de Laval s’explique par l’attrait que cette ville suscite auprès des nouveaux arrivants. En fait, près de 40% des anglophones lavallois sont immigrés, selon une étude. Oubliez l’image d’un Laval presque exclusivement francophone: la troisième ville du Québec s’anglicise. L’île Jésus serait même l’endroit dans la province où la population […]

The QCGN wishes you Happy Holidays!

Thank you for visiting our site! The QCGN offices will be closed during the Holiday Season. We will return on January 4th. Until then, the QCGN Team wishes you Happy Holidays!