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Education in English: It’s About You! Know your Rights!

Produced by the Language Rights Support Program, this flyer/insert for community newspapers discusses the right to education in the language of the minority with interviews with Walter Duszara, Secretary of the QCGN Board; Carol Meindl, Executive Director of the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations (QFHSA) and David D’Aoust, President of the Quebec English […]

The Constitution and the English Language in Quebec: Education; The Primacy of the French Language; Collective Rights

In this research paper prepared for the Quebec Community Groups Network, Michael N. Bergman and Katarina Daniels explore school board rights through a legislative and judicial history of section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and whether austerity measures proposed by Quebec’s Minister of Education are in violation of the Constitutional protections […]

Brief to La commission de la santé et des services sociaux de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec on Bill 10

In its presentation to the National Assembly committee studying Bill 10: an Act to modify the organization of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies, the Quebec Community Groups Network presented detailed arguments on how the proposed legislation not only threatens the health and social service institutions of Quebec’s […]

Moving Forward: Building Research Capacity Related to Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors

This research report by the Quebec Community Groups Network is the most up-to-date and detailed portrait of English-speaking seniors in Quebec. Funded by the Government of Quebec and supported by the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) at Concordia University, it presents the data collected during a three-year participatory research project where seniors helped define […]

2013-2014 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network discusses the projects of the QCGN including the ground-breaking Building Research Capacity related to Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors participatory action research project. On the political front the year included battles against Bill 14, which sought to reinforce the Charter of the French Language, and Bill 60 […]

Brief to the Committee on Institutions – General Consultation and Public Hearings on Bill 60

In a brief to the National Assembly, the QCGN strenuously objected to Bill 60: Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests. The brief rests on the principle that the Government of Quebec does not have the legitimate authority […]

2012-2013 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

With testimonials from two dozen members and stakeholders, the 2012-2013 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network relates a number of initiatives including the production of the Community Development Plan entitled 2012-2017 Community Priorities and Strategies and the adoption of a new Membership Recruitment and Retention Policy. It also reported back on the creation […]

2013-2018 Strategic Plan

Approved and adopted on June 15, 2013 during QCGN’s Annual General Meeting, the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan describes the most important issues adressed by the QCGN and how it plan to attain their goals over the period of time it covers.

Opening Remarks to Committee on Culture and Education by the Quebec Community Groups Network

In a presentation to the general consultation and public hearings on Bill 14: An Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of human rights and freedoms and other legislative provisions the Quebec Community Groups Network expressed its strong opposition to the proposed legislation. The QCGN said the bill would do little […]

Brief presented to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education on Bill 14

In a brief to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education’s General consultation and public hearings on Bill 14: An Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and other legislative provisions the QCGN argued that more coercive measures will not promote or protect the French […]

Internet, New Media and Social Media Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

Following testimony from more than 50 groups and individuals, the Senate Committee recommended that the Government of Canada make a clear commitment to respect Canadians’ language rights on the Internet and in new media and social media, regardless of their status or where they live. The report sheds light on how much both official languages […]

2012-2017 Community Priorities and Enabling Strategies of the English-speaking Community of Quebec

The 2012-2017 Community Development Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking communities lays out priorities and enabling strategies that were developed by more than 150 community leaders during a Community Priority Setting Conference in 2012. The conference was the culmination of the first phase the Strategic Priorities Forum that included 19 regional and sectoral consultations, five focus groups […]

The Decline of the English School System in Quebec

This Canadian Institute for Research Linguistic Minorities report by Richard Y. Bourhis and Pierre Foucher deals with the declining demographic vitality of the English speaking communities of Quebec and documents the 50 per cent decline of the English school system suffered since Bill 101. The report highlights the debate surrounding Bill 104 and Bill 103 […]

Decline and Prospects of the English-Speaking communities of Quebec

Part of the New Canadian Perspectives series published by Canadian Heritage, this research report edited by socio-demographic researcher Richard Y. Bourhis documents the challenges and the ups and downs of the demographic and institutional vitality of the English-speaking communities of Quebec. Contributors include Rodrigue Landry, Jack Jedwab, William Floch, Joanne Pocock, Patricia Lamarre, James Carter, […]

2011-2012 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network reports back to members and stakeholders on the Strategic Priorities Forum and reports on the Declaration from the Community Priority Setting Conference in March 2012 which sets out six overarching priorities of Quebec’s English-speaking community. It also reports on other initiatives including the Institutional Vitality […]