Last fall, representatives of the QCGN attended the community consultation sessions organized by the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers. The QCGN maintains that while the consultation opened a dialogue, the process addressed surface symptoms. It largely failed to identify specific pragmatic solutions – in language instruction, health care, education, and elsewhere – required to arrest the steady erosion of our community’s vitality. These structural issues continue to marginalize our community, severely undermining our longer-term viability. In the attached report, the QCGN lays out its evidence-based strategic vision. This approach is framed by the “par et pour” model, that is “by us and for us.” The QCGN calls for the Secretariat and the Premier’s Parliamentary Assistant to serve as strong advocates for our community within government policy development – to ensure that our community’s voices and needs are both heard and heeded.
The Quebec Community Groups Network (“QCGN”) has not been invited to appear before the Committee in the course of its special consultations on Bill 40. Nonetheless, the QCGN submits this brief to the Committee.
In addition to providing an excellent education to students, Quebec’s English public schools exist to preserve and promote the language and unique culture of English-speaking Quebec. Schools are key and central institutions of the English-speaking community of Quebec. The Government of Quebec must recognize and support the linguistic and cultural rights of Quebec’s English-speaking community.
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Read QCGN’s legal factum on the Supreme Court of Canada case of Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia, at
What do English-speaking Quebecers think about the current state of affairs in their home province? This five-part study is based on one of the largest opinion surveys to date of Quebec English-speakers.
Conducted by Léger Marketing for the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), the survey was conducted via web panel between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, 2019.
The poll sampled 1,936 Quebecers. This included 1,019 Quebecers with English as their first language, 773 Quebecers with French as their first language and 144 persons whose first language is neither English nor French. The survey has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
What do English-speaking Quebecers think about the current state of affairs in their home province? This five-part study is based on one of the largest surveys of opinion conducted to-date of Quebec English-speakers.
Conducted by Léger Marketing for the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), the Quebec English School Board Association (QESBA) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), the survey was conducted via web panel between August 29 and September 4, 2019.
The poll sampled 1, 937 Quebecers which included 1019 English-speaking Quebecers, 773 French-speaking Quebecers and 144 persons whose first language is neither English nor French. The survey has a margin of error of 2.5 19 times out of 20.
Phase II report on the Priority setting Steering Committee Recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage written in November 2018.
Social media has changed the way we communicate. Increasingly, our community learns about the Quebec Community Groups Network on Facebook and Twitter. It’s where our community and our critics leave their comments, applaud, and sometimes condemn our work. It’s an important, interactive communications tool that we must learn to harness and use strategically.
Canadian Heritage: Official Languages Support Programs (OLSP) – Support for the Community Sector
Developed by minority languages experts and community groups across Canada, Canadian Heritage’s Frame of Reference for the Vitality of Official-Language Minority Communities establishes a number of factors that are key to ensuring the vitality of minority language communities.
Download Frame of reference for the Vitality of Official-Language Minority Communities (OLMCs) (in PDF format)
June 27, marks Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In Quebec, policy-makers and intellectuals have since the introduction of federal multicultural policy expressed much ambivalence about multiculturalism and over the since the 1990’s have insisted that Quebec rejects multiculturalism and rather promotes interculturalism. It suggests that interculturalism promotes interaction between communities in contrast with multiculturalism that purportedly promotes ethnic specificity. Presumably the intercultural model gives rise to divergent approaches to newcomer adaptation with a more integrationist and less accommodation of cultural difference. In this third part of the series on difference and similarity in views between Quebec francophone and anglophone we look at issues of immigration, diversity and accommodation. As we observe the results point to some of the sharpest differences in attitudes. They also reveal that the independent of linguistic background, Quebecers do not see much difference between multiculturalism and interculturalism despite years of insistence that the two purported models offer distinct messages.
The survey was conducted by the firm Leger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network with a national sample 1226 Quebecers 871 francophones 275 anglophones and 106 allophones and was conducted between May 14 and may 17 2018 via web panel with a probabilistic margin of error of 3.5 points 19 times out of 20.
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The weekend of July 1 2018, marks the 151st birthday of Canada and around the country there will be celebrations of Canada Day. Last year’s 150th anniversary of Confederation saw considerable commemorative activity around July 1 although participation in Quebec remained relatively lower profile than it elsewhere in the country. It’s difficult to assess the impact of the anniversary on attachment to Canada in Quebec or elsewhere though some surveys initially suggested a boost in such feeling. One year later the Association for Canadian Studies-QCGN-Léger Marketing survey points to a pattern of continued stability in levels of attachment to Canada on the part of Quebecers and a persistent gap between francophones and non-francophones in that regard.
The survey was conducted by the firm Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network with a national sample 1226 Quebecers 871 francophones 275 anglophones and 106 allophones and was conducted between May 14th and may 17th 2018 via web panel with a probabilistic margin of error of 3.5 points 19 times out of 20.
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