Senate hearings probe life for Que. anglo minority

CBC News

Quebec City anglophones told public hearings held by a senate committee Monday that life as part of Quebec’s English minority can be difficult.

The Senate Committee on Official Languages is looking at the realities of English-speaking communities in Quebec, with particular attention to health, education, employment and cultural services.

Linda Leith, president of Quebec’s Community Groups Network (QCGN), told committee members that Ottawa needs to understand the difference between minority language rights in Quebec and in the rest of the country. Read more…



QCGN welcomes Senate Official Language Committee to Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to welcome the Senate Committee on Official Languages to Quebec as it undertakes a study of the English Official Language Minority Community. Members of the Network view these hearings as an opportunity for the Senate to better understand and appreciate the challenges faced by our communities and to influence future policy affecting Official Language Minorities in Canada – particularly the English-speaking community of Quebec. Full version…

Can the arts replace factories as an economic engine?

The Record (Sherbrooke), Eleanor Brown
 
How political — and how threatening — is culture when it’s created by English-speakers in Quebec? And perhaps more importantly, can the arts sustain a community? How do identity and finances intermingle? Can culture replace manufacturing and information technology to serve as an economic engine for anglo Quebecers? These are fascinating questions that the anglophone community must consider.
In 2008, the Quebec Community Groups Network “passed a formal resolution to prioritize the development of the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector” — the English-speaking sector, of course.
 

Action plan for English-speaking seniors – ”We should all pull together”

The Gaspé Spec, Thierry Haroun

Percé – The Quebec Community Groups Network recently launched an Action Plan for English-speaking seniors which sets a path for building healthier communities and a brighter future for our seniors. 

The report called ”Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging: An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors’ (available on the website www.qcgn.ca) was developed as part of QCGN’s mandate to promote the vitality of English-speaking communities across Quebec.  It also stems from the QCGN’s Strategic Plan, which aims to increase awareness of existing resources available to English-speaking Quebec and to promote inter-community and interinstitutional collaboration.  Read more…

QCGN promotes healthy aging for English-speaking seniors

The West Quebec Post, Julie Murray

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) launched an ”Action Plan for English-speaking seniors, August 17. ”Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging” was developed as part of the QCGN’s mandate to promote the vitality of English-speaking communityes across Quebec and to increase the awareness of existing resources available to Anglophones.  Read more…

Census changes hurt Anglos in Quebec

The Equity, Andrea Cranfield

Pontiac – The Canadian Census is a topic that’s been in the public eye a lot in recent months and a topic that many are sick of hearing about.  It’s a topic that may greatly affect Pontiac since some startling changes have taken place. […]

The Regional Association of West Quebecers does advocacy work, primarily in the Outaouais area. They provide support and services for English-speaking people in the region. The group is a member of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), which is an umbrella organization with 36 organizations throughout Quebec.  According to Sylvia Martin-Laforge, the director general at QCGN, their mission is to support the vitality of English-speaking communities in Quebec.  Read more…

QCGN launches plan for seniors

The Sherbrooke Record, Corrinna Pole

The face of the modern family has changed greatly so it should be no surprise that seniiors have also changed and so have the issues they now face.  As today’s seniors venture out in uncharted territory, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has outlined a trail to help English-speaking seniors in the province enjoy a ”healthier and brighter future”.  Read more…

QCGN Action Plan promotes healthy aging for our English-speaking seniors

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The Quebec Community Groups Network today launched an Action Plan for English-speaking seniors which sets a path for building healthier communities and a brighter futre for our seniors.

Blazing a Trail for Active and healthy Aging — An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors was developed as part of the QCGN’s mandate to promote the vitality of English-speaking communities across Quebec.  It also stems from the QCGN’s Strategic Plan, which aims to increase awareness of existing resources available to English-speaking Quebec and promote inter-community and inter-institutional collaboration.  Read more…

Quebec plan speaks up for seniors

Anne Sutherland, The Gazette

In an ideal world, there would be adequate home care for seniors, tons of fun and challenging activities to keep their minds sharp and bodies in shape, and all-important medical and legal information would be readily accessible in one place. In English, for those who want it.  This is the wish list presented by Quebec Community Groups Network yesterday, an action plan titled Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging for the benefit of this province’s English-speaking golden-agers.  Full version…

Anglo seniors need better resources: study

CTV Montreal

Anglophone seniors in Quebec often feel isolated, much more so than their francophone counterparts, according a study released Tuesday by the Quebec Community Groups Network.

The three-year study of anglophones of retirement age found that they are frequently cut off from the world because of two factors: adult children who have moved out of province, and a weak grasp of the French language.  Full version…

Watch CTV report here.