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.

Survey – QCGN and ELAN want to hear from English-speaking community

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has postponed hearings for the renewal of radio and television licenses for CBC/Radio Canada. The English-language Arts Network (ELAN) and the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) are preparing a joint brief to the CRTC on the quality of CBC services to the English-speaking communities of Quebec at the hearings that will now take place in June, 2012. To help us better represent the views of listeners and viewers in our English-speaking communities from each region of the province, we invite you to fill in the following quick survey. Please click here to take this short survey.

 

Survey about CBC

This September, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will be holding public hearings in order to renew radio and television licenses for CBC/Radio Canada. The English-language Arts Network (ELAN) and the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) plan to submit a joint brief to the CRTC on the quality of CBC services to the English-speaking communities of Quebec. To help us better represent the views of listeners and viewers in our English-speaking communities at this important hearing, we invite you to fill in the following quick survey. Please click here to take this short survey. Briefs that will be considered during CRTC hearings are due on July 18, so please respond by Monday, July 11.

Thank you!

Pictures from QCGN Convention are live!

Go check them out at www.qcgn.ca/photos

QCGN ends successful meeting with new Board of Directors

Montreal, June 20, 2011 – The Quebec Community Groups Network forged new partnerships and consolidated old ones as it held its annual convention in Montreal last week.
During the three-day meeting that wrapped up Saturday with the 17th Annual General Meeting, members explored avenues of collaboration with Federal Official Language coordinators; discussed the deep diversity of the English-speaking Quebec in a panel discussion moderated by Graham Fraser, the Commissioner of Official Languages; introduce a research initiative on the vitality of our English institutions; and held a consultation on membership recruitment and retention policy. Read more…
From left to right: (Front row) Dan Lamoureux; Linda Leith; Brian Garneau; Sylvia Martin-Laforge;
(second row) Nigel Spencer; Jan Anderson-Toupin; Irene Tschernomor; Cheryl Gosselin; Colleen Bronson; Marion Standish; Clara Ann Martin Labadie; Bradley Dottin.

 

 

QCGN seeks candidates for 2011 Goldbloom Awards

Montreal, June 17, 2011 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is once again seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2011 edition of the QCGN Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.
“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 on June 17. 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. Read more…

Find more details about the Award at www.qcgn.ca/goldbloom/ 

QCGN meets to consolidate partnerships

Montreal, June 16, 2011 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) kicks off its 17th annual meeting Thursday June 16 with three full days of discussions and workshops at Concordia University.
The Members’ Convention begins today with a joint initiative of QCGN and the Federal department of Canadian Heritage that aims to foster interdepartmental communication and identify avenues of collaboration with the English-speaking community.
Friday, the more public part of our meeting, will begin with a panel discussion entitled “A Community of Communities,” which aims to discuss the interconnectivity of communities within English-speaking Quebec. Moderated by Graham Fraser, the Commissioner of Official Languages, panellists will include Senator Joan Fraser, Townshippers’ Association President Gerald Cutting and Montreal Gazette reporter, Marian Scott. Because of their unique roles as actors and observers of our community, each is bound to have an interesting perspective on the topic. Read more…

French-Language debate held for English students

The West Quebec Post, Julie Murray

English high school students from West Quebec traveled to Pointe-Clair for the annual Concours d’art oratoire, or French-language debate contest, held May 14. The Concours d’art oratoire is a French-speaking contest for secondary students organized by Canadien Parents for French […]

Better French skills are a key aspiration for Quebec’s English-speaking youth, as highlighted in the Quebec Community Groups Network’s report, Creating Spaces. The Concours d’art oratoire program, now in its ninth year, helps fulfill that aspiratin by giving youth a meaningful forum in which to practice and develop their French-speaking confidence.

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