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 […]

Letters to the Sports Editor: Are ‘les buts’ worth more than ‘goals’?

The Montreal Gazette, letters to the Sports Editor As a director of an organization that promotes French as a second language across Canada, I appreciated the information that you included in your article on Andrei Markov (Sports Editor’s Column, Aug. 1, “Markov should learn some French”). There are about 300,000 students in French immersion across […]

Quebec language lobbies fight census change Lack of accurate data could adversely affect how services are provided, they argue

The Montreal Gazette, Monique Muise MONTREAL – Several groups in Quebec have joined the chorus of voices condemning the federal government’s controversial decision to scrap the mandatory long-form census, saying the move could have serious consequences for organizations and individuals across the province. At the forefront of the backlash is the Quebec Community Groups Network, […]

Census: Quebec Community Groups Network supports FCFA in its judicial measures to prevent Census change

The Quebec Community Groups Network is entirely behind the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada in its endeavour to get the federal government to reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long form census. The FCFA has filed an application with the Federal Court for judicial review of the government’s decision. The […]

Elimination of census long form prompts QCGN complaint

Ken Schankler, The Chronicle-Telegraph The federal government’s decision to discontinue mandatory completion of the long form in the Canada’s next census has drawn widespread opposition, provoking an investigation by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, a complaint from a high-profile Quebec organization, and even inspiring a song from a Toronto-based volunteer social services […]

The QCGN files complaint with Commissioner of Official Languages over the Canadian government’s decision to scrap mandatory census long form

Dismayed by the Federal Government’s decision to make completion of the long form in the 2011 National Census voluntary, the Quebec Community Groups Network this week filed an official complaint with the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, asking him to use his powers to investigate.  QCGN President Linda Leith said that information collected during […]

CBC interview with new elected President of the QCGN, Mrs. Linda Leith

With CBC Host Jacquie Czernin To listen to the interview, click here.To read Linda Leith’s bio and to learn more about the QCGN’s Board of Directors, click here.

QCGN seeks Community Service Award candidates

The Chronicle-Telegraph, Pierre Little The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2010 edition of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award. Launched during the kick off of the QCGN’s 15th anniversary celebrations last fall, the award […]

QCGN opposed to changes in Census data collection

The Quebec Community Groups Network is opposed to plans by the federal government to do away with the mandatory long Census form and replace it with a voluntary national household survey.  Our Network, which represents 36 English-language groups in Quebec, is concerned this change will make it more difficult to obtain reliable, detailed information that […]