New Democrats turn their backs on anglos

The Gazette If the New Democrats want to poke anglophone Quebecers in the eye, they have every right to do so. But they should at least have the courage to admit what they’re doing.  Last week New Democrats in Parliament – including Tom Mulcair, MP for Outremont and the party’s Quebec caucus – voted to […]

Bid to protect French in Quebec threatens minorities elsewhere

The Gazette, Mike De Souza OTTAWA — Despite the defeat of an attempt in Parliament to apply Quebec’s French language charter to federal laws there is still a threat to the rights of minority groups across the country that won’t go away, says a network of English-speaking organizations from across the country. Read more… 

Developing Skills of Young Women in Rural Areas

The Regional Association of West Quebecers is taking part in a pilot project offered in three Quebec regions to develop the leadership skills of young English-speaking women in rural areas by supporting and training small groups as they carry out viable projects in their communities.  “Not only does the project give participants the opportunity to […]

QCGN Award

The Sherbrooke Record The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has launched a new award to recognize individuals who have contributed to strengthening the province’s English-speaking community.The Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Service Award is also meant to acknowledge those who have helped bridge understanding between Quebecers of different backgrounds Read more… 

Création des prix Sheila et Victor Goldbloom

Le Devoir, Stéphane Baillargeon Le Québec Community Groups Network (QCGN) crée des prix pour rendre hommage aux personnes « ayant contribué de façon exceptionnelle à la vitalité et à la compréhension des communautés d’expression anglaise du Québec ». Les prix de l’organisme-parapluie, qui réunit 32 groupes communautaires du Québec, vont aussi souligner « l’entretien de […]

New award values community service Named after Goldblooms: Candidates must have bettered “quality of life for English-speaking Quebecers”

The Gazette, Hubert Bauch The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking nominations for a new award it has established to recognize individuals for contributions to Quebec’s English-speaking community.The award, named in honour of Sheila and Victor Goldbloom, will be presented to one or several persons each year who have gone “above and beyond in contributing […]

The Quebec Community Groups Network launches the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award

This morning the Quebec Community Groups Network launched the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which will recognize individuals who have contributed to strengthening the English-speaking community and to building bridges of understanding between Quebecers of different backgrounds.  QCGN president Robert Donnelly explained the Board of the Network decided to establish a prize […]

Les Anglo-Québécois se sentent “invisibles”

La Presse, Malorie Beauchemin (Ottawa) Devant les plaintes répétées des groupes de défense de la minorité anglophone au Québec, le Commissariat aux langues officielles entend analyser la présence et la représentation de cette communauté dans les médias québécois. « La communauté de langue anglaise du Québec se sent invisible non seulement face à la majorité, […]

Goldbloom Award to honour English-speaking community

The Gazette The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking nominations for a new award it has established to recognize individuals for contributions to Quebec’s English-speaking community. The award, named in honour of Sheila and Victor Goldbloom, will be presented to one or several persons each year who have gone “above and beyond in contributing to […]

Le prix Sheila et Victor Goldbloom

24 Heures, Jean-Marc Gilbert Le Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) tient à rendre hommage aux anglophones du Québec qui contribuent à rehausser la vitalité et la compréhension des communautés d’expression anglaise au Québec. Durant plus de 50 ans, Sheila et Victor Goldbloom ont mis leurs compétences au service des communautés anglophones du Québec. Aujourd’hui, ils […]

Reaction to the Commissioner of Official Languages’ Annual Report

In his 2008-2009 Annual Report, the Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser reports that Quebec has the highest proportion of bilingual people in Canada and that more than one third (36 per cent) of Francophones and more than two thirds (69 per cent) of English-speakers stated in the last federal census that they speak both […]

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 […]

A journey from streetwise to sonnets : Poetry helps at-risk kids express themselves

The Gazette, By Peggy Curran Fresh from the basketball court at Mountainview High, two youths are having trouble getting their heads around this sonnet business.“Can I go wash my face? Man, sweat is like drying on my face.”Montreal poet Larissa Andrusyshyn leads this workshop for troubled and at-risk kids, sponsored by the Quebec Writers’ Federation […]

More French second language

Le Bulletin d’Aylmer The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) and Canadian Parents for French – Quebec (CPF-Q) have thrown their support behind the Western Quebec School Board’s recommendation for an increase in minutes of use of French second-language. […] A study of English-speaking youth in Quebec by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has […]

D’Arcy McGee students take French-speaking honours

The West Quebec Post[…] Improved French skills are a key aspiration for Quebec’s anglophone youth as highlighted in the Quebec Community Groups Network’s recent study, “Creating Spaces”. Read more…