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Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 2017-2018 Annual Report

Click here to read the official 2017-2018 Annual Report from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

English-speaking Quebec and the Modernization of the Official Languages Act

Brief Submitted to the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages Study on Canadians’ Views about Modernizing the Official Languages Act Founded in 1995, the QCGN is a not-for-profit organization linking more than 56 English- language community organizations across Quebec. The Quebec Community Groups Network (“QCGN”) welcomes this opportunity to contribute to this Committee’s study on […]

Action Plan for Official Languages – 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future

The Action Plan for Official Languages – 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future is the Government of Canada’s official languages strategy for the period from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2023. It outlines the Government of Canada’s vision for supporting official-language minority communities and promoting our two official languages. The Action Plan for Official Languages delivers an […]

2017 Priorities Seeting Steering Committee Survey Report

The purpose of this report is to present the results of the PSSC’s efforts monitoring the six evolving community priorities through an online survey and strategic consultations in 2017. The survey results provide a portrait of the activities undertaken in the current fiscal year, identify needs that are underserved and sectors of service that are […]

2016 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations Report

In 2016, the Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH) Mélanie Joly oversaw the Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations, a step in the Government of Canada’s development of a new multi-year action plan for official languages. This final report presents key findings from the roundtables, an online survey, and various briefs and written submissions received by PCH.

Progressing Strategically, Annual Report 2016-17

The 2016-17 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network recounts how governments are recognizing the QCGN as English-speaking community’s leading strategic voice. Read also an interactive format of the Annual Report 2016-17: qcgn.ca/annual-report-2017/

The Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Toward a Census that Supports the Charter

The House Standing Committee on Official Languages (LANG) this morning presented its fifth report related to the enumeration of rights-holders under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The QCGN and the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) appeared together as witnesses on February 16, during the report’s study phase. The report […]

For a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System

In this brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages for a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System, QCGN expressed support for a Supreme Court of Canada appointment process that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. The brief also states there must […]

What we heard across Canada: Canadian Culture in a Digital World

This report presents the findings of the Canadian Content in a Digital World consultations that took place during Fall 2016. The report is a synthesis of feedback collected by Ipsos via the online portal, in-person events and social media discussion as well as mail and e-mail submissions received by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The […]

Towards a New Action Plan for Official Languages and Building New Momentum for Immigation in Francophone Minority Communities

Following the series of consultations made by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Committee’s objective was to identify Canadians’ priorities with regard to official languages and, more specifically, those of official language minority communities (OLMCs), in order to make recommendations for the development of the new action plan.

Access to Justice Literature Review

The objectives of this project are to research access to justice issues experienced by English-speaking Quebecers from their perspective, to establish metrics for measuring access to justice that fit the needs of community members, and to make recommendations to mitigate or overcome gaps and challenges for the English-speaking community of Quebec.

QCGN Appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages -November 1

Opening remarks from the QCGN appearance at the LANG committee in Ottawa on November 1, 2016.    

Working Together, Annual Report 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network recounts the threats and opportunities of 2015-2016 including introduction of Bill 86 that threatened the minority language education rights of our community. It also takes stock of effectors to work with the provincial and federal governments to ensure the vitality of our community of communities.