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.
To register, click here

Date: March 18, 2011
Time: from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Contactivity Centre
4695, De Maisonneuve Blvd. West,
Westmount, QC   H3Z 1L9
Cost: FREE


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome

  • The role of the QCGN (presented by Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General)
  • History of the Project Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging” (Valerie Glover-Drolet, Project coordinator)
  • Results of the Survey

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – The importance of the Network
Speech from Mrs. Sheila Goldbloom (Conseil des Aînés)

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.The Structure and Function of the FAAFC 
Presentation by Mr. Roger Doiron, President

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Questions and answers

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Health Break

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. – Workshop 1: Defining Success – Desired Results 

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. – Presentation of Outcome of Workshop #1

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Workshop 2: Structuring the Network

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Health Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Workshop 3 – Next Steps

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. – Plenary – Building the Action Plan

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Wrap-up & Evaluation 

4:30 p.m. – Informal Networking

To register: contact Valerie Glover-Drolet at 514 868-9044, ext. 258 or at