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Bilingual Young Quebecers Leading the Way to Canada’s Future

Montreal, March 10, 2017 – This year marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. What does that mean to Quebec’s youth? What are the hot issues for youth with regards to Canadian identity, social issues, the environment, the economy, Canada’s role in the world? How do they see the future of this country and their role in it?

Interesting discussions and lively debates on these themes are anticipated as dozens of youth aged 15 to 25 descend upon the National Capital Region this weekend for the third and final Young Quebecers Leading the Way forum from March 10 to 12.

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New award to recognize up and coming community leaders

Montreal, June 11 2015 – 

The Quebec Community Groups Network, the Fondation Notre Home Foundation and CBC Quebec are pleased to launch the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award which recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of young English-speaking Quebecers who are engaged in innovative initiatives that create change in our communities.

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Quebec youth lead the way to Sesquicentennial celebrations

Montreal, March 3 2015 –

Heading into celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Confederation, more than six dozen English- and French-speaking young Quebecers gathered at the historic Morrin Centre in Quebec City this past weekend to reflect on Canada’s history and their role in the past and future of their country.

The youth from across the province were participating in the first of three annual forums organized by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) in partnership with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS). The forum is part of Young Quebecers Leading the Way, a three-year project funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Youth Take Charge program.

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QCGN project aims to engage Quebec youth

By Gordon Lambie, The Record

Over the next three years, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) will oversee three, bilingual, province-wide forums for youth ages 15 to 25 as a part of a project entitled, Young Quebecers Leading the Way.

Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Youth Take Charge program, the program has been developed in partnership with the Institut du Nouveau Monde and the Association for Canadian Studies, as a means of getting Quebec’s young people to offer their views on the significance of youth engagement in shaping the future of their country.

Alison Maynard, Youth Project Coordinator with the QCGN explained that the project is meant to reach out to the broadest range of young people possible, with the intent of breaking down cultural barriers and fostering a greater sense of belonging.

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QCGN project to involve youth in Canada’s sesquicentennial

Montreal – November 17, 2014 – 

To include young Quebecers in the lead up to Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has launched Young Quebecers Leading the Way, a three-year project funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Youth Take Charge program. In partnership with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), the project will oversee three annual youth forums in 2015, 2016 and 2017 where participants aged 15 to 25 will offer their views on the significance of youth engagement in shaping the future of their country.

“These forums will be a wonderful opportunity for young people to connect with one another and exchange ideas while deepening their knowledge of our country and its history. We are proud to invest in a project that will help youth become active and engaged citizens who will contribute to the strength of Canada,” said the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

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