More than 100 seniors and representatives from institutions and community groups from across Quebec gathered in Montreal last week to take the first important steps towards the creation of a provincial network for English-speaking seniors. The forum, hosted by the Quebec Community Groups Network, was the result of a year and a half of work by a steering committee of 16 volunteers from across the province.
Participants determined that English-speaking seniors need their own Network, not a bilingual one where their specific needs would not be addresssed, said QCGN Seniors’ Project co-ordinator Valerie Glover-Droler. “They want to establish a province-wide network of English-speaking seniors, by English-speaking seniors, for English-speaking seniors,” she said, adding that more than two dozens seniors from the Gaspé to the Outaouais stepped forward to participate in the procees.
View pictures of the event at www.qcgn.ca/photos
Videos of parts of the Forum will be available online soon.