Project Coordinator, Community Innovation Fund

The QCGN is seeking a bilingual, dynamic, results-oriented individual with proven experience in  project management, a strong background in community development and a demonstrated commitment to community engagement, to manage the Community Innovation Fund Project, a social financing initiative funded by Economic Social Development Canada (ESDC) that will inject up to $1.1 million in leveraged funds on a 2:1 ratio of private-to-government funding over a 4-year period into the English-speaking Community of Quebec (ESCQ). The QCGN, acting as an intermediary between the ESCQ and the ESDC has overarching responsibility for the stewardship of the Community Innovation Fund (CIF). The Project Coordinator will administer the project and ensure that project proposals submitted to the CIF Project for funding meet the needs and priorities of the ESCQ. Candidates must thoroughly understand the vision, mission and mandate of QCGN and the ESDC, as the Project Coordinator’s activities and communications must be aligned with the QCGN’s and ESDC’s position on issues and policies.

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QCGN Expresses Serious Misgivings About Vague Government Consultation Plan

Montreal – July 26, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased the Coalition Avenir Québec government is planning to reach out to Quebec’s English-speaking community and looks forward to sitting down with the Premier’s parliamentary assistant for relations with English-speaking Quebecers to discuss the most appropriate process to address our community’s concerns. 

At a meeting with community health care groups in the Magdalen Islands this week, Premier François Legault’s representative for the English-speaking community, Christopher Skeete, announced a consultation tour this fall to develop an action plan focusing on the needs of the English-speaking community. In an earlier media interview, Skeete said he had put the QCGN front and centre in helping him plan the consultation.  

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CAQ Plans Anglo Consultation

Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, was interviewed on Breakfast Television about a planned government plan to consult Quebec’s English-speaking community. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said he is skeptical about the design of the consultation.

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What place do anglophones have in Quebec?

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers and former MP Marlene Jennings, co-chair of QCGN’s Access to Justice in English committee, discuss the challenges and concerns of Quebec’s English-speaking community on CBC Montreal’s Radio Noon

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Quebec Wants to Adjust the Pace with English-speaking Communities

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers was not impressed by the announcement of a Quebec consultation that would lead to a government action plan for English-speaking Quebecers. He said the QCGN will be critical of a process that is clearly a public relations tour. 

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‘It’s Time to Test the Pulse’: CAQ to Hold Consultations with English-speaking Community Groups

The Coalition Avenir Québec government is planning a province-wide tour aimed at developing an action plan to help the English-speaking community. Quebec Community Groups Network President Geoffrey Chambers previously expressed a sense of anxiety among the English-speaking population. 

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Is the CAQ Offering an Olive Branch to Anglos?

In an interview with CTV Montreal’s Annie DeMelt about the Coalition Avenir Québec’s relationshipwith the English-speaking community, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said our community has certain defined rights which it is going to insist on having respected.

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MNA Christopher Skeete Responds to English-speaking Quebecers judging CAQ

In an interview with Radio Canada’s Première heure QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discussed the community’s growing concerns over recentdecisions made by the Quebec government to transfer English schools to the French system.

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Quebec’s Anglophones are Under ‘Attack’ by Their Government

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers fears the eroding rights of Quebec’s English-speaking community are under attack by the Coalition Avenir Québec government.

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Legault Rhetoric of ‘Us and Them’ Leads to Decline in Support of Quebec Anglophones

In an interview with The Canadian Press, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said recent actions by the Coalition Avenir Québec government arecreating a sense of anxiety and insecurity among English-speaking Quebecers.

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