The QCGN’s renewal process began in earnest in 2020. During this time, and in spite of the global pandemic, the QCGN moved through significant phases of renewal that have led to restating of the mission, vision, values, principle, and pillars, as well as proposed changes in governance, membership, and internal operations.
In spring 2022, the Board of Directors established at Transition Committee to navigate the renewal of our organization with members, stakeholders, and management. In May 2022, QCGN’s members voted to approve significant elements of our renewal, notably by adopting amended By-laws of the Corporation.
Over the balance of 2022 and into 2023, the QCGN will continue to introduce important changes to our governance and operations. This will include the adoption of new policies, the implementation of a new strategic plan, adjustments to governance and election processes, and, for the first time, the introduction of individual memberships.
RENEWING QCGN’S STRATEGIC PLAN
In parallel with our renewal, the QCGN embarked on a strategic planning process to determine the organization’s direction for the coming five years.
The QCGN’s previous Strategic Plan was developed following a dialogue with members and stakeholders on how to best foster vitality in English-speaking Quebec. Three main issues were identified under the pillars of Society, Community, and Network:
- The need for an enabling environment which supports the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec;
- The need for mutual support that will strengthen the institutional, political, and service infrastructures supporting English-speaking Quebec; and as well as,
- The need for organizations and groups to work co-operatively, providing mutual support and developing a community of practice.
The designated Strategic Pillars guiding our new strategic plan are as follows:
ADVOCACY & REPRESENTATION
Acts as a non-partisan advocate for the rights and vitality of the English-speaking community at all levels for English-speaking Quebecers and their communities.
Works to enhance the vitality and resiliency of the English-speaking communities in Quebec by developing and strengthening networks through dialogue, capacity building, partnering and joint action.
Organizes and operates to exemplary standards and maintains a value-based culture.