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Quebec spending millions to improve health care access for Anglos

As promised in the spring budget, the provincial government is spending $6.9 million to improve access to health care for anglophones and to help other anglophone groups.

Kathleen Weil, the Minister responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, detailed on Tuesday how the money will be spent: $5.7 million for community groups that work with anglophones, and $400,000 each to the English Language Art Network (ELAN), Seniors Action Quebec, and Literacy Quebec.

Those funds will be spent over the next three years to help the organizations expand upon their core functions.

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Liberals Pledge $7 Million in New Money for Anglos

  • $5.7 million will go to the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN), which will transfer the money to local organization with mandates to strengthen community development and health care.
  • $400,000 will go to Literacy Quebec (LQ), which works to empower local literacy centers across the province.
  • $400,000 will go to Seniors Action Quebec (SAQ) to provide services to seniors in English
  • $400,000 will go to the English Language Art Network (ELAN) to help build momentum for Quebec’s English-speaking artists.

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Quebec unveils where $7M earmarked for Anglos will be invested

Community Health and Social Services network, ELAN, Literacy Québec, Senior Action Québec to receive funds

The Quebec government has announced which Anglophone community groups will be on the receiving end of $6.9 million set aside for them in the last provincial budget.

Kathleen Weil, the minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, said on Tuesday the province wants to invest in keeping young, highly educated anglophones in the province.

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Quebec pledges $7 million for anglophone groups

The Quebec government is giving nearly $7 million in financial aid to organizations that work with anglophone communities in order for them to diversify and expand their offerings.

The bulk of the funding will go toward the Community Health and Social Services network, which will receive $5.7 million over three years. It will distribute 93 per cent of the funds to 25 local and regional organizations that it co-ordinates. In addition, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), Seniors Action Québec and Literacy Quebec will receive $400,000 each over three years, read a press release from the secretariat that was issued in French only.

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