Tag Archive for: QCGN Board

Opinion: The path toward a stronger anglophone community in Quebec

November 9, 2020 – Last Thursday, members from across the English-speaking community elected me as new president of the Quebec Community Groups Network — at a critical time in our organization’s 25-year history. I am humbled by their confidence and trust. Congratulations to my fellow board members for stepping up to serve our linguistic minority community. Our network, our communities and individual English-speaking Quebecers face many challenges. Together, we will tackle them with passion and conviction. Read more

Marlene Jennings vows to rebuild bridges as QCGN’s new president

November 6, 2020 – After a challenging year that saw many of its members resign, newly elected Quebec Community Groups Network president Marlene Jennings says she’s ready to rebuild bridges and reach out to anglophones across the province.

Jennings was elected president at the QCGN’s annual general meeting Thursday evening. A former Liberal MP who has been serving as the network’s treasurer, Jennings replaces Geoffrey Chambers in the role. Read more.


The Quebec Community Groups Network Has a New President!

November 6, 2020 – Marlene Jennings, newly elected President of the Quebec Community Groups Network, speaks to CJAD’s Aaron Rand. Listen here 

EMSB trustee Marlene Jennings elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

Marlene Jennings’ time as the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) trustee is coming to an end this Thursday at midnight, but she’s already taking on new challenges.

Jennings, a former Liberal MP, was elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) — a non-profit umbrella organization bringing together English-language organizations across Quebec — during a virtual assembly Thursday evening.

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[VIDEO] Marlene Jennings elected president of English-language rights group QCGN

November 6, 2020 – The Quebec Community Groups Network, a network of English-speaking groups across the province, has a new president. Former Liberal MP Marlene Jennings was elected Thursday night. As Global’s Tim Sargeant reports, there are plenty of files Jennings plans to tackle starting with improving relations with other Anglophone groups. Read more

Marlene Jennings is the new president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

November 5, 2020 – A year after members of the Quebec Community Groups Network resigned citing issues with the network’s leadership, the organization has elected Marlene Jennings as its new president.

The network held its annual general meeting Thursday evening, highlighting some of its priorities for the year. Read more

Jennings looks ahead

November 5, 2020 – It’s a busy week for Marlene Jennings. Completing her mandate as trustee of the English Montreal School Board, winning the presidency of the Quebec Community Groups Network, and on the eve of her 69th birthday next week, the former Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine MP is looking to the future of Quebec’s English speaking minority.

Jennings presented her candidacy to some 25 voting members of the Quebec Community Groups Network on Thursday and was elected, defeating incumbent president Geoffrey Chambers, who faced growing criticism over several leadership issues as far back as last year. Read more.

QCGN seeks Board Members – Deadline: May 4, 2015

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking candidates to represent the community on its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is encouraging all QCGN member organizations and the communities that support them to look within their midst for talented and engaged leaders who want to address the issues of strategic concern to Quebec’s English-speaking community. The Nominating Committee seeks candidates who want to guide the QCGN and the community with leadership and vision; provide oversight on the management of the corporation’s affairs; and act as ambassadors for the QCGN and the English-speaking Quebec. Board members are expected to remain up to date on issues affecting the English-speaking communities of Quebec; participate in board meetings; and serve on at least one committee where they can make use of their interests and expertise. Candidates must be nominated by one of QCGN’s members. To read the call for nominations letter click here. Nominations from members groups must be sent to sylvia.martin-laforge@qcgn.ca by 5 p.m. May 4, 2015.

Elected Board members will be announced during QCGN’s Annual General Meeting on June 12.

Opinion: Let’s show we care about our school boards

By Walter Duszara, Special to Montreal Gazette

The Quebec Community Groups Network has long held that strong English-language institutions in the health, social services, education and community groups sectors are the cornerstones of our communities. A strong English-language school system is recognized as being crucial to the vitality and survival of our minority-language community.  For many English-speaking Quebecers, the school board and its schools are the only English-language institutions in their region.

As it has been seven years since the last school-board elections, this year’s elections will be critical, particularly in light of certain comments regarding the future of school boards.

Although successive governments since the 1960s have reduced the number of school boards across Quebec, governance by elected community members has remained a constant feature.

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News report: School Board Elections

QCGN Secretary Walter Duszara is interviewed in this news report on Global’s Evening News Montreal show. He offers his thoughts on the upcoming Quebec English School Boards elections.