Bilingualism burdens young anglos: report

The Montreal Gazette, Hubert Bauch

The burden of bilingualism chafes on young anglos in Quebec. Many feel that even speaking both languages still leaves them second-class citizens.

A consultation with 300 young anglophones from all parts of the province conducted by the Quebec Community Groups Network found most are eager to integrate with the francophone milieu, but encounter obstacles, either because their school-taught French isn’t good enough, or because francophones are unwelcoming. Read more…

Young people discuss young people challenges

The Sherbrooke Record

A hundred English-speaking youth from across the province will meet this weekend at Concordia University to discuss the challenges facing young people in Quebec, review the findings of recent consultations held across the province and develop recommendations for the future of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

The GÉNÉRATION Youth Forum, organized by the Quebec Community Groups Network Youth Standing Committee, will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Concordia University. This event will be attedded by youths aged 18 to 29 from across Quebec and leaders from the English-speaking community. Read more…

The QCGN provincial Youth Forum to bring together English-speaking youth

Montreal – The Quebec Community Groups Network Youth Standing Committee is proud to announce that the GÉNÉRATION Youth Forum will be held on Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 boul. de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor) of Concordia University in Downtown Montreal. Read more…

The QCGN Youth Forum to be held at Concordia University, September 27-28, 2008

Montreal – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is proud to announce that the GÉNÉRATION Youth Forum will be held on Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 boul. de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor) of Concordia University in Downtown Montreal. Read more…

New web portal for English-speaking youth

The Low Down

Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) recently announced that it is seeking submissions for a new web portal for English-speaking Quebec youth. The portal, developed in partnership with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, is designed to provide English-speaking youth with an online forum and place to connect with others and share resources.

The website will include information and resources on all Quebec regions. ”This website will be a great first step in reaching out to English-speaking youth all over the province”, said Shawna Dunbar, co-chair of the QCGN Youth Standing Committee. Read more…

New online resource set up for Anglo youth: Information needed for empowerment

The Sherbrooke Record

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), a not-for-profit bringing together English language community organizations across the province, is seeking submissions for a new web-portal for English-speaking youth.

The portal, developed in partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is designed to provide English-speaking youth with an online forum and a place to connect with one another and share resources from all Quebec regions.

“This website will be a great first step in reaching out to English-speaking youth all over the province,” said Shawna Dunbar, co-chair of the QCGN Youth Standing Committee. Read more…



The Roadmap for Canada’s linguistic duality 2008-2013 : A Promising Initiative for the English-speaking Communities of Quebec

MONTREAL – June 20, 2008 – Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), a not-for-profit organization bringing together 29 English language community organizations across Quebec, said today that following a preliminary review, it is pleased with the Government of Canada’s official language plan, Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-2013. English-speaking Quebecers are one of the two, national linguistic minorities recognized in Canada and the largest linguistic minority within a linguistic minority in the country. Read more…