QCGN President interviewed on Quebec AM about Senate Report

To listen to the podcast, click on the link below. http://www.cbc.ca/quebecam/2011/03/10/senate-releases-report-on-anglophones-in-quebec/

QCGN grateful for the work done by the Senate Committee on Official Languages and for the English-speaking community’s participation

For immediate release Ottawa, March 10, 2011 – Quebec’s English-speaking community is one of two Official Language Minority Communities in Canada, and the federal government must promote and protect its rights.  Those are among the key messages in a report released by the Senate Committee on Official Languages Thursday.  The 100-page report states that ways […]

Protect language rights: Senate report Official Languages Committee; Aging anglophone population no longer privileged, lags behind francophones

The Gazette, Marian Scott English-speaking Quebecers are no longer the privileged elite they were long considered to be, says a Senate report that calls on the federal government to do a better job of protecting the rights of the anglophone minority. The 129-page report by the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages paints a detailed […]

Senate Committee on Official Languages to release report on ESCQ

The Senate Committee on Official Languages released today its report on the reality of English-speaking Communities of Quebec. The report ”The Vitality of Quebec’s English-Speaking Communities: From Myth to Reality – Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages” refers to the Senators visit to the Province in the Fall of 2010. To read […]

English-speaking communities in Quebec face challenges, Senate committee finds

IPolitics, Devon Black In a new report released Wednesday, the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages reported that English-speaking communities in Quebec face unique challenges in preserving their language within the majority Francophone province. The report, entitled “The Vitality of Quebec’s English-Speaking Communities – From Myth to Reality”, used information from public hearings and informal […]

March 18: Launch of a Provincial Network for English-Speaking Seniors

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) invites you to the launch of its Provincial Network for English-Speaking Seniors in Quebec on March 18. The guest speaker will be Mrs. Sheila Goldbloom. Also on hand for the event will be Mr. Roger Doiron, President of La Fédération des aî­nées et aî­nés fran­co­pho­nes du Canada (FAAFC).

The forum will serve as a venue to discuss the key issues that affect English speaking seniors in Quebec. It will give us the opportunity to clarify the vision, mandate and objectives of such a Network and develop an action plan for the upcoming year. The day will be followed by discussions and intimate group workshops. We would like to thank the Government of Quebec for its financial support through the Soutien aux initiatives visant le respect des aînés (SIRA) program for making this project possible.

The event was created to give the opportunity to seniors and caregivers to network.

To have more information and read the program, click on the link below.

Montréal, une ville bilingue?

Sylvia Martin-Laforge was interviewed by V Télé reporter to react to February 2 Gazette article ”Montreal is bilingual, poll finds”.  Watch the interview by clicking on the thumbnail below.

Heritage Canada violated Languages Act: commissioner

Groups that relied on federal funding forced to deal with ‘many uncertainties’ The Gazette, Carmen Chai  Heritage Canada breached laws by delaying approval of funding and payments to organizations that represented official-language minorities across Canada, a report issued by the Official Languages Commissioner’s office showed. Groups that relied on federal funding through Heritage Canada, such […]

QCGN Director General enthusiastic about bilingual exchange program

Interviewed last night on CTV News, Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General of the Quebec Community Groups Network, says that the new bilingual exchange program initiated by the Marianopolis College and the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf will generate better language skills for the students who will participate in the program.  ”This is not about language politics. This is about […]

QCGN Director General on CTV News tonight at 6

The interview will discuss the impact of the newly created bilingual exchange program between the Marianopolis College and the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. http://www.ctv.ca/nationalnews/  

What place should anglophones have in Quebec’s collective narrative?

You are cordially invited to a one-day seminar on the following theme: “What place should Anglophones have in Quebec’s collective narrative?” which will be held at Concordia University on February 11th 2011. For more information, please click here for find a copy of the seminar description and program.   Given that attendance to this event […]

Anglophones polled to improve English media outlets

The Equity (Pontiac News), Andrea Cranfield The Alliance of Official Languages Minority Media (AMM) in partnership with CBC-Radio-Canada and Canadian Heritage launched a survey called ”Let’s Talk Media” in October through Leger & Leger Marketing company to decipher the media habits of English-speaking minorities in Canada.  Rita Legault, the director of communications at the QCGN said […]

Let’s Talk Media Survey

Montreal – Your media want to hear from you! The Alliance of Official Languages Minority Media (AMM) is pleased to launch a survey on the media consumption habits of English-speaking communities. The survey seeks to evaluate the satisfaction and expectations of these communities with their print, radio and television media, and its ultimate goal is […]

Participate in surveys about Seniors!

Thank you for those of you who replied to the QCGN Surveys about Seniors! If you did not reply yet, you have until January 31st to submit your answers. For more information, please contact Valerie Glover-Drolet at 514 868-9044, ext. 258 or at valerie.glover-drolet@qcgn.ca   In order to tackle actions that need to be taken […]

Bill S-220 – an act to amend the official languages act

Laval News, Greg Duncan Greg Duncan is the Executive Director of the Quebec Community Newspapers Association Those of you who count yourselves as an Anglophone living in Quebec may want to pay attention. Let’s be clear. Any amendment to official language act itself will affect you, as the act itself protects and ensures the rights […]