Alex K. Paterson, Elsa Bolam and Richard Walling honoured for outstanding contributions to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. This year’s laureates are lawyer and longtime community volunteer Alex K. Paterson, theatre […]

Committee on Official Languages meets to discuss future of English in Quebec

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Paul Murphy Dialogue was a powerful and hopeful force during the week of September 13-17 as the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and Senate Committee on Official Languages of Quebec came together in Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Montreal to discuss concerns of communities faced with minority language rights. The meetings, which included a […]

Anglo culture menaced; Senate committee told local artists are in trouble

The Record, Sarah Rogers  There is a noticeable lack of support and visibility for English-speaking artists in the Eastern Townships, a Senate committee was told this week. In their presentation to the Standing Senate committee of official languages in Sherbrooke this week, Townshippers’ Association stressed that the English-language arts and culture sector in the region is […]

Difficile pour les anglophones de se faire soigner dans leur langue

La Tribune, Gilles Fisette (Sherbrooke) La difficulté qu’ont les anglophones d’obtenir des services de santé dans leur langue préoccupe les institutions de la région. C’est pourquoi l’Université Bishop’s et le Collège Champlain ont décidé d’agir, ont expliqué leurs responsables aux membres du Comité sénatorial permanent des langues officielles qui tenait des audiences publiques sur la […]

La minorité anglophone des Cantons-de-l’Est en arrache

La Tribune, Gilles Fisette(Sherbrooke) La minorité anglophone des Cantons-de-l’Est en arrache. Son avenir est menacé et dépend de la façon dont elle saura résoudre tous les problèmes qu’elle confronte. C’est un sombre portrait de la minorité anglophone qu’a dressé l’Association des Townshippers, mercredi après-midi, devant le comité sénatorial permanent des langues officielles qui tient des […]

Senate hearings probe life for Que. anglo minority

CBC News Quebec City anglophones told public hearings held by a senate committee Monday that life as part of Quebec’s English minority can be difficult. The Senate Committee on Official Languages is looking at the realities of English-speaking communities in Quebec, with particular attention to health, education, employment and cultural services. Linda Leith, president of […]

QCGN welcomes Senate Official Language Committee to Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to welcome the Senate Committee on Official Languages to Quebec as it undertakes a study of the English Official Language Minority Community. Members of the Network view these hearings as an opportunity for the Senate to better understand and appreciate the challenges faced by our communities and to […]

Can the arts replace factories as an economic engine?

The Record (Sherbrooke), Eleanor Brown   How political — and how threatening — is culture when it’s created by English-speakers in Quebec? And perhaps more importantly, can the arts sustain a community? How do identity and finances intermingle? Can culture replace manufacturing and information technology to serve as an economic engine for anglo Quebecers? These […]

Action plan for English-speaking seniors – ”We should all pull together”

The Gaspé Spec, Thierry Haroun Percé – The Quebec Community Groups Network recently launched an Action Plan for English-speaking seniors which sets a path for building healthier communities and a brighter future for our seniors.  The report called ”Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging: An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors’ (available on […]

QCGN promotes healthy aging for English-speaking seniors

The West Quebec Post, Julie Murray The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) launched an ”Action Plan for English-speaking seniors, August 17. ”Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging” was developed as part of the QCGN’s mandate to promote the vitality of English-speaking communityes across Quebec and to increase the awareness of existing resources available […]

Census changes hurt Anglos in Quebec

The Equity, Andrea Cranfield Pontiac – The Canadian Census is a topic that’s been in the public eye a lot in recent months and a topic that many are sick of hearing about.  It’s a topic that may greatly affect Pontiac since some startling changes have taken place. […] The Regional Association of West Quebecers […]

QCGN launches plan for seniors

The Sherbrooke Record, Corrinna Pole The face of the modern family has changed greatly so it should be no surprise that seniiors have also changed and so have the issues they now face.  As today’s seniors venture out in uncharted territory, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has outlined a trail to help English-speaking seniors […]

QCGN Action Plan promotes healthy aging for our English-speaking seniors

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph The Quebec Community Groups Network today launched an Action Plan for English-speaking seniors which sets a path for building healthier communities and a brighter futre for our seniors. Blazing a Trail for Active and healthy Aging — An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors was developed as part of the QCGN’s mandate to […]

Quebec plan speaks up for seniors

Anne Sutherland, The Gazette In an ideal world, there would be adequate home care for seniors, tons of fun and challenging activities to keep their minds sharp and bodies in shape, and all-important medical and legal information would be readily accessible in one place. In English, for those who want it.  This is the wish […]

Anglo seniors need better resources: study

CTV Montreal Anglophone seniors in Quebec often feel isolated, much more so than their francophone counterparts, according a study released Tuesday by the Quebec Community Groups Network. The three-year study of anglophones of retirement age found that they are frequently cut off from the world because of two factors: adult children who have moved out […]