The Montreal Gazette, Robert Donnelly
”Only the Liberals and Bloc bothered to respond to request for policies”
There are many issues in this federal election campaign, and when so many questions are on the table, it can be difficult to get a clear answer on any single one.
For English-speaking people across Quebec, there are several electoral issues that will have an impact, directly or indirectly, on the vitality of our communities.
In the so-called battle for Quebec, no party seems overly eager to reach out for anglophone votes, at least openly.
As president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, I and many in our member organizations have been following the campaign closely. (The QCGN is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization bringing together several English language organizations and key stakeholders, for the purposes of enhancing the vitality of English-speaking minority communities and promoting linguistic duality and bilingualism.) Read more…
The Chronicle, Elysha Krupp
For Joanna Marchut, 26, the potential of Quebec both economically and artistically can be enhanced if French and English speakers cobined resources.
That’s why The Quebec Community Groups Network, in partnership with several member organizations, recently consulted with 300 youth across eight regions of Quebec to pinpoint barriers facing English-speaking youth in the region.
Around 100 young English-speakers from all over the province discussed the findings as well as strategic solutions on how to better serve Quebec’s English-speakers at a provincial youth forum held Sept. 27. Read more…
We’ve long suspected that the teenagers and young adult children of anglophone and allophone Quebecers will soon be running much of Canada. But new evidence suggests that that same cohort is not diong so well within Quebec.
[…] A new ”consultation” with 300 young anglos conducted by the Quebec Community Groups Network has validated some aspects of that cheerful theory – but it has also turned up some startling and distressing findings about how the same people feel they’re being treated at home in Quebec. Read more…
La Presse, Martin Croteau
Les jeunes anglophones du Québec veulent de meilleurs cours de français. C’est l’une des conclusions d’une conférence organisée, durant le week-end, pour contrer la saignée qui menace des dizaines de petites communautés en région.
[…] ”Il y a environ 200 000 anglophones dispersés dans les autres régions du Québec, et ces communautés font face à un défi énorme à cause de l’exode des jeunes ”, explique Robert Donnelly, président de Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), organisme qui regroupe une trentaine de groupes communautaires de langue anglaise. Read more…
The Montreal Gazette, Hubert Bauch
The burden of bilingualism chafes on young anglos in Quebec. Many feel that even speaking both languages still leaves them second-class citizens.
A consultation with 300 young anglophones from all parts of the province conducted by the Quebec Community Groups Network found most are eager to integrate with the francophone milieu, but encounter obstacles, either because their school-taught French isn’t good enough, or because francophones are unwelcoming. Read more…
The Sherbrooke Record
A hundred English-speaking youth from across the province will meet this weekend at Concordia University to discuss the challenges facing young people in Quebec, review the findings of recent consultations held across the province and develop recommendations for the future of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.
The GÉNÉRATION Youth Forum, organized by the Quebec Community Groups Network Youth Standing Committee, will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Concordia University. This event will be attedded by youths aged 18 to 29 from across Quebec and leaders from the English-speaking community. Read more…
The Low Down
Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) recently announced that it is seeking submissions for a new web portal for English-speaking Quebec youth. The portal, developed in partnership with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, is designed to provide English-speaking youth with an online forum and place to connect with others and share resources.
The website will include information and resources on all Quebec regions. ”This website will be a great first step in reaching out to English-speaking youth all over the province”, said Shawna Dunbar, co-chair of the QCGN Youth Standing Committee. Read more…
The Sherbrooke Record
The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), a not-for-profit bringing together English language community organizations across the province, is seeking submissions for a new web-portal for English-speaking youth.
The portal, developed in partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is designed to provide English-speaking youth with an online forum and a place to connect with one another and share resources from all Quebec regions.
“This website will be a great first step in reaching out to English-speaking youth all over the province,” said Shawna Dunbar, co-chair of the QCGN Youth Standing Committee. Read more…