Bill S-220 – an act to amend the official languages act

Laval News, Greg Duncan

Greg Duncan is the Executive Director of the Quebec Community Newspapers Association

Those of you who count yourselves as an Anglophone living in Quebec may want to pay attention. Let’s be clear. Any amendment to official language act itself will affect you, as the act itself protects and ensures the rights of Canada’s two official languages communities.

The last time that I counted, there were two official languages in Canada, English and French. As the executive director of a provincial organization that supports the needs of community newspapers in Quebec who in turn serve the English minority here, I scan with interest the many press releases and documents regarding official language issues that come across my desk frequently. I do this to identify issues that might negatively or positively impact our communities, or more aptly, the readers and our newspapers. Read more…

28 janvier: Symposium sur le bilinguisme à Concordia

On estime que plus de la moitié de la population mondiale est bilingue, qu’elle vit avec deux langues ou plus. Il s’agit d’une expérience cognitive, sociale et culturelle. Les présentations de ce symposium prendront en considération les coûts et bénéfices du bilinguisme dans le domain verbal et cognitif auprès des enfants et des adultes.

Pour en savoir plus au sujet du symposium ou pour y participer, visitez la section événements du site du QCGN:

https://qcgn.ca/events/



Jan. 28: Bilingualism Symposium Series at Concordia

It has been estimated that more than half the world’s population is bilingual, that is lives with two or more languages. It is a cognitive, social, and cultural experience. Presentations will consider the benefits and costs of bilingualism in the verbal and cognitive domain for both children and adults.

To learn more about the Symposium or participate, visit the events section of the QCGN website:

/events/

LRSP unveils new website

The Language Rights Support Program (LRSP) launched its new website this week. Language and constitutional rights are complex. The new website aims to clarify legal information and make the  funding application process easier to follow and understand.

We encourage you to browse through their new website to find out more about your linguistic rights!

http://www.padl-lrsp.uottawa.ca

Congrès et AGA du QCGN les 17 et 18 juin 2011

Le QCGN tiendra son prochain congrès et Assemblée générale annuelle les 17 et 18 juin prochain à Montréal.

Mettez la date à votre agenda! Plus de détails concernant l’événement seront annoncés sous peu sur notre site Internet.

Nous vous invitons aussi à utiliser notre calendrier des événements à partir duquel vous pouvez copiez les événements qui vous intéressent à votre agenda personnel en un ”clic”!



QCGN Members Convention and AGM, June 17-18 in Montreal



The QCGN wishes you Happy Holidays!

Thank you for visiting our site!

The QCGN offices will be closed during the Holiday Season. We will return on January 4th.

Until then, the QCGN Team wishes you Happy Holidays!

Surveys about priorities for Seniors

In order to tackle actions that need to be taken for English-speaking seniors of Quebec, the QCGN has developed a pilot project within the Soutien aux initiatives visant le respect des aînés program (SIRA) focusing on Montreal, Townships, Outaouais until March 2011 and the rest of Quebec starting April 2011 based on “Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging – An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors (2010-2015)”. This document can be downloaded on the QCGN website: /library/

From this action plan, the QCGN is now in the process of collecting data that will lead to targeted initiatives. We invite you/your organization to fill out the following surveys. For any further questions about this project, please contact Valerie Glover-Drolet.

 

1. FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Based on the “Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging – An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors” (2010-2015), 9 issues have been identified as potential priorities for Seniors. The following survey will help us determine which ones of the 9 issues should be targeted for the creation of strategies.

We request that all organizations respond to this to allow us to develop overarching strategy (inclusive). This will give us a global overview of your region and clientele.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HTLQCFL

 

FOR INDIVIDUALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

We request that INDIVIDUALS respond to this to allow us to develop overarching strategy (inclusive).

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HRYLJC3

 

Congrès et AGA du QCGN les 17 et 18 juin 2011

Le Quebec Community Groups Network tiendra son prochain congrès et Assemblée générale annuelle les 17 et 18 juin prochain à Montréal.

Mettez la date à votre agenda! Plus de détails concernant l’événement seront annoncés sous peu sur notre site Internet.

Nous vous invitons aussi à utiliser notre calendrier des événements à partir duquel vous pouvez copiez les événements qui vous intéressent à votre agenda personnel en un ”clic”!

 

QCGN Convention and AGM, June 17-18, 2011

The Quebec Community Groups Network will hold its next Convention and AGM on June 17 and 18 in Montreal this year.

More information will be released soon on the QCGN Website. Keep an eye and save the date!

We also encourage you to use the QCGN calendar to copy events directly in your personal calendar.