1. English-speaking youth want to stay in Quebec and contribute to Quebec society
Young Quebecers Leading the Way
Creating Spaces for Young Quebecers
Vote it Up
In 2012 the QCGN commissioned Montreal singer-songwriter David Hodges to write a song based on the findings from the Creating Spaces for Young Quebecers report. Nurturing Quebec’s social fabric by conveying themes of engagement, leadership, as well as cultural and linguistic identity, David Hodges penned the song Notre Home.
Following the success of the Notre Home song and music video, in 2013 the QCGN brought David Hodges and his unifying message of inclusiveness and openness to young Quebecers across the province. With funding from the Government of Quebec, the Notre Home Tour visited more than 50 schools in two dozen municipalities, from Gatineau to the Magdalen Islands and from Rouyn Noranda to Thetford Mines. Sparking discussions about bullying, isolation and a sense of belonging, David Hodges met with more than 10,000 elementary and high school students.