Deux-Montagnes woman helps launch english seniors’ network

QCGN project is being coordinated by Valerie Glover-Drolet The North Shore News, Martin C. Barry Valerie Glover-Drolet of Deux-Montagnes played a prominent role helping to organize a recent forum held in Montreal by the Quebec Community Groups Network, where initial steps were taken to create a province-wide organization for English-speaking seniors. Seniors Watchdog The QCGN […]

Forum Participants Take First Steps to Creating Provincial Network of English-speaking Seniors

More than 100 seniors and representatives from institutions and community groups from across Quebec gathered in Montreal last week to take the first important steps towards the creation of a provincial network for English-speaking seniors. The forum, hosted by the Quebec Community Groups Network, was the result of a year and a half of work […]

Senate Report on English-Speaking Quebec, the first of its kind

The Chronicle-Telegraph, Amanda Halm On March 9, 2011, the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages released a report on Anglophone life in the Province of Quebec, entitled ”The Vitality of English Speaking Community from Myth to Reality.” It is an extensive 100-page study that reviews community life, education, health and social services, media, economic development, […]

QCGN looking for Information Management Support Intern

The QCGN is looking for an Information Management Support Intern to work from May to August of 2011.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Network Development and Community Support, the Intern will be responsible for coming up with a process to organize and index QCGN documents and records.

QCGN seeks candidates to join Board of Directors

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking community leaders to serve as candidates for election to its Board of Directors. This year the QCGN will be recruiting candidates for seats on the executive and for seats reserved for Regional Associations and Sectoral Organizations. Board members represent the Network and the community and are advocates for […]

Les aînés anglophones se regroupent

Journal 24 Heures, Étienne Laberge Les aînés anglophones auront bientôt leur Réseau provincial pour les aînés d’expression anglaise (RPAEA), dont le principal mandat sera de travailler à « un meilleur accès à diverses ressources ».L’annonce de ce premier pas vers la création de ce groupe a été faite lors d’une conférence de presse dans la […]

Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and Partners Take First Steps to Creating Provincial Network of English-speaking Seniors

For Immediate Release Montreal – March 18, 2011 – More than five dozen seniors and representatives from institutions and community groups from across Quebec gathered today to take the first important steps towards the creation of a provincial network for English-speaking seniors. The establishment of such a network was the main recommendation set out in […]

English in Quebec needs protection: Senate Report

The West Island Chronicle, Sarah Leavitt The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages released its findings on its two-year study of English-speaking communities in Quebec and notes that the challenge lies, not in ensuring the survival of its language, but in ”ensuring the community’s survival and supporting its vitality in all regions of Quebec.” headed […]

Protect minority-anglo rights, Senate tells feds

Le Bulletin d’Aylmer, Julie Murray According to a new report from the Senate Committee on Official Languages, the federal government is failing Quebec’s English-speaking minority and not living up to its obligations under the Official Languages Act. Based on public hearings and meetings in Ottawa and across Quebec, The Vitality of Quebec’s English-Speaking Communities: From […]

Equal rights for anglos

The National Post, March 14, 2011 On March 9, the Senate Committee on Official Languages criticized the federal failure to protect English language rights in Quebec. According to a new report: “Despite all the goodwill there may be on the ground, there are major disparities when it comes to access to schools, cultural products, heritage, […]

Time to abandon myths about anglos in Quebec

The Gazette, Editorial page It remains to be seen whether the report on Quebec’s English-speaking minority released last week by the Senate’s official languages committee will make much of a difference, but it is a noble and welcome effort in aid of a community that is more typically either disdained or taken for granted. Nearly […]

Registration closed for the Seniors Network Launch

The event which will be held this Friday has already reached its full capacity, which is a sign of success. For those who are too late to participate will be able to watch some parts of the event in a few weeks on the QCGN website, as it will be video-taped. For more information, click […]

West Quebecers study future of Anglo communities in West Quebec

The West Quebec Post, Lily Ryan Directors of the Regional Association of West Quebecers consulted a selection of their membership, February 23, in preparation for RAWQ’s long-term strategic plan. Moderated by planning facilitator Susan Grundy, fifteen members met the board at the Western Quebec Career Centre. The plan will map out where RAWQ’s resources should […]

Feds must do more for Quebec’s Anglo rights; Senate report

Sherbrooke Record, Corrinna Pole The perception of Quebec’s English speaking population needs to change and the federal government must do more to promote and protect its rights determined a Senate report that was released Thursday. The 129-page report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages, examined the various aspects of life for English speakers […]

QCGN President on Global News about the Senate Report

QCGN President Linda Leith was interviewed about the Senate Report on the English-speaking Community on Global News. Leith talked about the fact that the Senate report on anglophone rights in Quebec debunks myths about Anglophones being a privileged elite. She said the Senate also supported QCGN’s concerns about transparency in how Federeal funding is delivered to Quebec […]