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!

Immigration report to include English Quebec priorities

The West Quebec Post, Julie Murray The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has announced that Quebec’s English-speaking community was consulted – and its concerns included – on a study of immigration by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages. The study looked at immigration as a development tool in official language minority communities. […]

English Quebec’s priorities included in report on immigration

Thierry Haroun, The Gaspé Spec ”Gaspesians, Francophones and Anglophones alike are very welcoming to immigrants, ” says German born Thomas Martens. PERCÉ – Attracting immigrants to the Québec regions, especially the Gaspé Coast is quite a challenge. Tools and financial incentives are needed to support this type of initiative. The Québec Community Groups Network (QCGN) […]

Keep centre bilingual: lobby

Rehab facility’s status concerns anglo group The Gazette, Philip Authier A Montreal rehabilitation centre should be allowed to retain its bilingual status even if it does not have the required numbers under the law, a group representing English-speakers across Quebec says. “If they were being generous about an institution that already had status, why would […]

Surveys about priorities for Seniors

In order to tackle actions that need to be taken for English-speaking seniors of Quebec, the QCGN has developed a pilot project within the Soutien aux initiatives visant le respect des aînés program (SIRA) focusing on Montreal, Townships, Outaouais until March 2011 and the rest of Quebec starting April 2011 based on “Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging – An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors (2010-2015)”. This document can be downloaded on the QCGN website: /library/

From this action plan, the QCGN is now in the process of collecting data that will lead to targeted initiatives. We invite you/your organization to fill out the following surveys. For any further questions about this project, please contact Valerie Glover-Drolet.

QCGN Convention and AGM, June 17-18, 2011

The Quebec Community Groups Network will hold its next Convention and AGM on June 17 and 18 in Montreal this year. More information will be released soon on the QCGN Website. Keep an eye and save the date! We also encourage you to use the QCGN calendar to copy events directly in your personal calendar.

Priorities of English Quebec

The Gaspé Spec The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that Quebec’s English-speaking community was consulted and its concerns included in a House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages study of Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities. The QCGN is especially satisfied with the recommendation that suggests Citizenship and Immigration […]

Minister Moore before Senate Committee on Official Languages

This morning, the Minister of Official Languages, James Moore, will testify before the Senate Committee on Official Languages around the study on the application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it. The meeting will particularly look at the English-Speaking Communities in Quebec and other issues Watch the webcast […]

Commissionner of Official Languages appears before Committee on Official Languages

This morning, the Commissioner of Official Languages will be presenting the second volume of his 2009-2010 Annual Report to the House of Commons Committee on Official Languages. To listen to the webcast, click on the following link: http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/ParlVu/ContentEntityDetailView.aspx?ContentEntityId=7030

2011 National Metropolis Conference to be held March 23-26

The 2011 National Metropolis Conference will focus on the role of immigration in connecting Canada with the rest of the world. The conference will include six plenary panels with distinguished speakers and over one hundred workshop and roundtable sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and cultural diversity. We anticipate that approximately […]