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Renewed mandates for QCGN President, Vice-President and Secretary

During the Quebec Community Groups Network’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 14, the QCGN acclaimed President Dan Lamoureux, Vice-President James Shea and Secretary Walter Duszara for second two-year mandates. The Network also bid adieu to Brian Garneau, who stepped aside after three years on QCGN’s Board of Directors. The rest of our directors remain on board for another year. They include Treasurer Joe Rabinovitch and Directors Matthew Rosenberg, Anne McCracken Fitzpatrick, Cheryl Gosselin, Richard Tardif, Juan-Carlos Quintana, Clara Ann Labadie, and Lisa Montgomery.


From left to right: Clara Ann Labadie, Secretary Walter Duszara, Kate Shingler,Treasurer Joe Rabinovitch, Cheryl Gosselin, President Dan Lamoureux, Lisa Montgomery, Matthew Rosenberg, Anne McCracken Fitzpatrick , Vice-President James Shea and Irene Tschernomor  (missing from the picture are Richard Tardif and Juan-Carlos Quintana)

QCGN concerned about vitality of English-speaking communities and Quebec as a whole

Montreal, June 14, 2014 – 

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) wrapped up its annual meeting Saturday after three days of discussing community vitality as well as how it can be measured and it can be improved.

“Those of us who gathered here in Montreal represent a Community of Communities in different regions and different sectors. Vitality can look very different from one of these to another,” said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting the QCGN members are concerned about the vitality of Quebec as a whole.

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Anglophones need a clear voice in the Quebec bureaucracy

By QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, The Gazette

Although the English language is flourishing in North America, English-speaking communities are in decline as a percentage of Quebec’s total population. While Quebec’s population has increased by 30 per cent since 1971, the English-speaking component has grown by a mere 6.7 per cent. In view of this decline, what should the government of Quebec do to address the needs and challenges of its English-speaking minority?

There is clear evidence within the health and education sectors that formal advisory bodies, representing English-speaking people, to the government have played an important role in helping shape policy that has improved access to English-language services. No one would argue that government policy and programs in support of aboriginal and multicultural communities are not critical to their development. Similar mechanisms could serve as models for policies and programs for English-speaking communities — whether in Montreal, the Outaouais, Eastern Townships, Gaspé or other regions — in such vital areas as employment, economic development, arts and culture, as well as youth and seniors.

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QCGN Board Passes Resolution Opposing Charter of Quebec Values

Like many of you, the QCGN has been closely following the public debate regarding the PQ’s Charte des valeurs québécoises.This week,the QCGN Board held an extraordinary meeting and passed a resolution (read here) condemning the Charter. 

Over the past weeks, QCGN members, supporters and stakeholders have expressed support for our initial position opposing the Charter which was discussed in the summer edition of the Network News (read here).We thank you for weighing in on this critical matter. 

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QCGN seeks Board Members – Deadline : May 17, 2013

It’s that time of the year when the Quebec Community Groups Network seeks 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 movers and shakers who want to address the issues of strategic concern to Quebec’s English-speaking community. The Nominating Committee is looking for candidates who want to team to guide the QCGN and community with leadership and vision; provide oversight on the management of the corporation’s affairs; and act as ambassadors for the QCGN and English-speaking community of Quebec. Board members are expected to remain up to date on issues affecting the English-speaking community of Quebec; participate in board meetings; and serve on at least one committee of the Board where they can make use of their area of interest and expertise. To be nominated, community candidates have to go through one of the QCGN’s members. To read the call for nominations letter click here. To fill out a nominations form, click hereNominations from members groups must be sent to sylvia.martin-laforge@qcgn.ca by May 17, 2013, by 5 p.m

Elected Board members will be announced during QCGN’s Annual General Meeting on June 15

QCGN ends successful meeting with new Board of Directors

Montreal, June 20, 2011 – The Quebec Community Groups Network forged new partnerships and consolidated old ones as it held its annual convention in Montreal last week.
During the three-day meeting that wrapped up Saturday with the 17th Annual General Meeting, members explored avenues of collaboration with Federal Official Language coordinators; discussed the deep diversity of the English-speaking Quebec in a panel discussion moderated by Graham Fraser, the Commissioner of Official Languages; introduce a research initiative on the vitality of our English institutions; and held a consultation on membership recruitment and retention policy. Read more…
From left to right: (Front row) Dan Lamoureux; Linda Leith; Brian Garneau; Sylvia Martin-Laforge;
(second row) Nigel Spencer; Jan Anderson-Toupin; Irene Tschernomor; Cheryl Gosselin; Colleen Bronson; Marion Standish; Clara Ann Martin Labadie; Bradley Dottin.



QCGN call for nominations extended to May 11

As a result of member requests, and upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Nominations Committee, the QCGN Board has extended the deadline for nominations to the Board of Directors by seven days. There have been numerous adjustments to the election process this year and the Board wants to ensure that QCGN member organizations have every opportunity to take part in this important exercise. Nominations and supporting material must be sent to the QCGN office and received or postmarked by May 11, 2011. They can be sent by mail, fax, or email. Should you have any questions please contact: Sylvia Martin-Laforge, 514-868-9044 ext. 225, email: Sylvia.martin-laforge@qcgn.ca

QCGN seeks candidates to join Board of Directors

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking community leaders to serve as candidates for election to its Board of Directors.

This year the QCGN will be recruiting candidates for seats on the executive and for seats reserved for Regional Associations and Sectoral Organizations.

Board members represent the Network and the community and are advocates for the QCGN’s vision, mission and strategic plan.

The Nominating Committee is seeking a wide spectrum of engaged and talented individuals from all regions and sectors preferably with experience on a variety of boards, e.g. member organizations, school boards, health institutions, municipal councils. Read more…