CTV News: Marianna Balakhnina about older anglophones out of work

The stereotype of anglophones in Quebec is that they are financially well-off, with better jobs than everyone else.

That stereotype is decades out of date, and older anglophones are finding it increasingly difficult to return to the workforce if they lose their job.

A survey by CEDEC (Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation) finds that despite the high percentage with post-secondary education, anglophones over 45 may not have the language or technical skills needed for the modern workforce.

“That’s actually the perception of the employers… however we want to see if that’s the reality,” said Marianna Balahknina.

To participate in the survey, click here.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Only few places left: National Seniors Day Conference, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2011

The Quebec Community Groups Network will host a 1 ½ day conference with the goal of equipping English-speaking seniors with the knowledge and tools required to move forward with the creation of a provincial advocacy network for English-speaking seniors. The event, that will mark National Seniors’ Day, will be held Friday September 30th and October 1st in Montreal. 

To read the program and to register, click here.
To read the workshop leaders and facilitators bios, click here

Celebrating those who have gone above and beyond

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have
gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. This year’s laureates are an outstanding trio of women: Aline Visser, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, and Joan Ivory.

 

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Joan Ivory, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes and Aline Visser honoured for outstanding contributions to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec

MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. This year’s laureates are an outstanding trio of women: Aline Visser, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, and Joan Ivory.
“Faced with sensationally well-qualified nominees the jury had an impossible task,” commented QCGN Past President and Jury chair Linda Leith, who noted the winners are all examples of people who are truly committed to their communities. “The QCGN is delighted to be in a position to honour three remarkable women who have made a difference to the lives of English-speaking Quebecers.”

 

Goldbloom Awards winners to be announced soon

The 2011 Winners of the QCGN Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award will be announced soon at www.qcgn.ca/news

Stay tuned!

QCGN Interim President Noel Burke reacts to the OQLF campaign that will target the francization of signs of big box stores in Quebec

Event notice: Third Annual Goldbloom Awards Ceremony, October 22

The third edition of the Goldbloom Award Ceremony will take place on October 22 at Montreal’s St. James Club.

On hand for the event, which will be emceed by Rob Lurie of CTV News, will be this year’s winners of the award, their family and friends, Dr. and Mrs. Goldbloom, as well key English-speaking community leaders and organizers from across the province. 

The evening begins at 6:00 with a cocktail followed by the banquet and awards ceremony at 7:00 during which we will pay homage to each of our winners.

Tickets are $95. To reserve, please fill out the registration form and return it to us before October 7 with your payment.

For more information on the event, visit the Goldbloom Awards section or our website or contact Roseline Joyal-Guillot at 514 868-9044, ext. 257.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Save the date: Goldbloom Awards ceremony to be held at venerable St. James Club on October 22

Just two more weeks: Deadline for Goldbloom Award nominations fast approaching (Deadline: August 19)

On October 22, 2011, the QCGN will celebrate a handful of exceptional individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking Community during the third annual ceremony for QCGN’s Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Awards. The ceremony will be held at the venerable St. James Club in Montreal, an institution of the English-speaking community of Quebec.

There are still two weeks left to nominate individuals for this prestigious community service award that rewards individual who have demonstrated leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour. Contributions can be in any and all regions of Quebec and in any field from business to academia; from youth to seniors; from health and social services to arts and culture; and any other area such as heritage, the environment and sports.

More details on the award on how to nominate candidates can be found on the QCGN website at /2011-goldbloom-awards/

You can also contact us at info@qcgn.ca

QCGN seeking nominations from the English-speaking Community

The Sherbrooke Record – On June 17, the Quebec Community Groups Network launched the official
call for nominations for the 2011 edition of the QCGN Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award. 
Launched during the kick off of the QCGN’s 15th anniversary celebrations in 2009, the award was instituted to honour individuals like Mrs. Sheila and Dr. Victor Goldbloom who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of our community. 
The deadline for nominations is August 19. More details on the award on how to nominate candidates can be found on the QCGN website at /2011-goldbloom-awards/. The 2011 Goldbloom Awards will be presented during a celebration of Quebec’s English-speaking community in Montreal on October 22.

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Reminder: You have until August 19 to put forward candidates for the 2011 Goldbloom Award

On June 17, the Quebec Community Groups Network launched the official call for nominations for the the 2011 edition of the QCGN Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

Launched during the kick off of the QCGN’s 15th anniversary celebrations in 2009, the award was instituted to honour individuals like Mrs. Sheila and Dr. Victor Goldbloom who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of our community.

Mrs. Goldbloom, who was on hand for the award launch in June, encouraged individuals and organizations to celebrate community leadership by bringing forward worthy candidates.

The awards will be judged by a Blue Ribbon Panel of outstanding Quebecers that will include past winners and past judges. The jury will consider a number of factors including the impact of the nominee’s contributions as well as the breadth and impact of their work. 

“Candidates for the QCGN’s distinguished community service award should have demonstrated

leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour,” noted QCGN President Linda Leith, during the official launch of the award at the QCGN Members Convention in Montreal.

Contributions can be in any and all regions of Quebec and in any field from business to academia; from youth to seniors; from health and social services to arts and culture; and any other area such as heritage, the environment and sports.

The deadline for nominations is August 19. More details on the award on how to nominate candidates can be found on the QCGN website at /2011-goldbloom-awards/.

The 2011 Goldbloom Awards will be presented during a celebration of Quebec’s English-speaking community in Montreal on October 22.