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The Vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking Communities: From Myth To Reality, Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

This report, replete with useful recommendations, followed a study by the Senate Committee on the realities of English-speaking communities in Quebec, particularly the various aspects affecting their development and vitality (e.g., community development, education, youth, arts and culture, health).

QCGN President remarks to Part VII Forum, Office of the Commission of Official Languages

QCGN President Linda Leith, who participated in a discussion on Part VII of the Official Languages Act, stated that Canada’s two official languages must enjoy equality of status and equal rights and privileges in public life. She noted this goal can only be achieved by ensuring the vitality and sustainability of the English and French […]

Recruitment, Intake and Integration: What does the future hold for immigration to Official Language Minority Communities? – Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages

This report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages concludes that immigration is an important development tool for Official Language Minority Communities because it provides for the demographic resourcing while contributing invaluable human, sociocultural and economic capital for communities.

Collective Rights and the Declining Vitality of the English-speaking Communities of Quebec

This research paper by Richard Y. Bourhis (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Pierre Foucher (Faculty of Law, Université d’Ottawa) for the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM) concludes that key elements of Bill 103 modifying the Quebec Charter of Rights and Freedoms and further restricting access to English schools do not respect […]

Collective Rights and the Declining Vitality of the English-speaking communities of Quebec – Remarks to the Committee

In remarks to the Committee on Culture and Education with regards to the General consultation and public hearings on Bill 103, An Act to amend the Charter of the French language and other legislative provisions QCGN President Linda Leith and Board member Roderick Macleod Leith remarked that the interests of society do not conflict with […]

Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging: An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors

Stemming form QCGN’s Strategic Plan, this action plan identifies ways to improve the living conditions of English-speaking seniors in Quebec. It aims to increase awareness of existing resources available to English-speaking Quebec and to promote intercommunity and interinstitutional collaboration.

Assessing the English-speaking Community’s Capacity to Access Arts, Culture, and Heritage in Nine Regions of Quebec

Generated by the QCGN this report was intended as a stepping-stone towards actions that foster identity-building and a sense of belonging within Canada’s official language minority communities, and promoting the contribution of arts, culture and heritage to the sustainable development of official language minority communities.

Canadian Diversity Magazine: The Deep Diversity of English-speaking Quebecers

The Association for Canadian Studies produces its spring 2010 issue of Canadian Diversity in cooperation with the QCGN. The magazine invited several of the province’s minority language community leaders as well as a number of Quebec’s leading thinkers on issues of diversity within the English-speaking community to share ideas, insights and research on the subject.

2009-2010 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The 2009-2010 Annual Report of the QCGN discusses the 15th anniversary year of the organization which has grow in size and reputation. It reports back on the new strategic plan that sets a new vision for English-speaking Quebec and an ambitious mission for the Network as well as the creation of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished […]

Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities

In a presentation to the Standing Committee on Official Languages on Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities, QCGN President Robert Donnelly, and Michelle Dupuis, QCGN’s Director of Community Support and Network Development invite the committee to address the need for renewal of Quebec’s English-speaking community and express the hope that that politicians […]

The Official Languages Act and the English-speaking Community of Quebec: Learning from the Past

In remarks to the Standing Committee on Official Languages on the implementation of the Official Language Act, QCGN President Robert Donnelly testified that on matters of education, employment and immigration, the Government of Canada has negotiated bi-lateral agreements with the province of Quebec without substantive consultation with the English-speaking Community of Quebec, and without any […]

The Official Languages Act and the English-speaking Community of Quebec: Looking to the Future

In remarks to the Standing Committee on Official Languages Nicola Johnston, co-Chair of the QCGN Board’s Youth Standing Committee calls upon the Government of Canada fulfil its obligations towards the English-speaking youth in Quebec ensuring access to service and opportunity within an accountable framework when entering into bi-lateral agreements with Quebec.

Educating Today’s Quebec Anglophone

In this brief presented to the Minister of Education, Sports and Recreation, the Advisory Board on English Education investigates what type of education is appropriate to enable English-speaking Quebecers to be active participants in society, whether within Quebec or in the world, in the 21st century? It states that there is still need for more […]