Tell me a Story / Raconte moi une histoire

This new project aims to promote bilingualism and foster the establishment of stronger links between the two linguistic communities in the Quebec City region. We will achieve this through bi-monthly (two times per month) language exchange workshops that will bring the English and French-speaking communities of the Quebec City region together, with the task of creating a series of bilingual stories for children. Ultimately, our goal is for participants to feel more confident in their capacity to live, volunteer and work in both languages. Generously funded through the Promotion of Linguistic Duality, Enhancement of Official Languages Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Stay tuned for workshop dates!

For more information, please contact Juanita Craig at (418) 683-2366 ext 222 or juanita.craig@veq.ca

Connect With Your City: Your Guide to Community History, Discovery and Exploration 

The objective of this new project is to invite people to discover and explore our community, promote the cultural heritage and history of the linguistic minority community of Quebec City and to strengthen the sense of belonging to it among community members of all ages, native or new to Quebec City. This will be achieved through the production of a guide, outlining our local history, diversity and community heritage as well as showcasing locations, institutions and places of significance, past and present. Generously funded by Canadian Heritage.

For more information, please contact Juanita Craig at (418) 683-2366 ext 222 or juanita.craig@veq.ca

Expanding Horizons Project for special needs and at-risk youth

The development of new initiatives that benefit Quebec’s English-speaking community is also one of the objectives of Voice of English-speaking Québec’s (VEQ) mission. The Expanding Horizons Project is a two-year project being carried out by VEQ and funded by the Government of Canada, through the Community Innovation Fund. More information about the fund can be found in the following link: http://qcgn.ca/community-innovation-fund/

The main objective of this important project is to develop community, private and public partnerships to create work-plateaus and concrete work opportunities in the Greater Quebec City region, for English-speaking special needs and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 29.

VEQ has been active in promoting this project with key resources working both with the special needs and at-risk youth of our community. Several work-plateaus have been created and identified while continuing to engage local businesses and community partners to develop on-the-job training experiences for potential beneficiaries. For more information, contact Dominique Paddack at dominique.paddack@veq.ca or 418-683-2366 x227

Close-Knit: Seniors Building a Community One Stitch at a Time 

The goal of this new project is to empower seniors from our linguistic minority community by providing them with an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way and allowing them to teach their skills and pass them on to young and old alike. Through workshops and activities that will be carried out throughout the Quebec City area, seniors will teach the art of knitting to participants of all ages. The activities will focus on the knitting squares which will be assembled to create various items such as, baby blankets and scarves

For more information, please contact Alexandra Hartley at (418) 683-2366 ext 224 or alexandra.hartley@veq.ca

 

Newcomers Program 

The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is dedicated to helping newcomers adjust to life in the Greater Quebec City region. We connect you with a variety of resources to help make your transition easier and expose you to a vibrant and welcoming English-speaking community.

For more information, please contact Jessica Price at (418) 683-2366 ext 225 or newcomers@veq.ca

Seniors Out & About

This program focuses on offering English-speaking seniors free transportation to various community activities and outings while providing them with opportunities to get out, socialize, and bond with members of their community.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Hartley at (418) 683-2366 ext 224 or alexandra.hartley@veq.ca

QADA: Ma communauté, j’y participe

The approach to meeting the needs of the aging demographic of Québec is constantly evolving, and we believe that communicating directly with seniors and adapting social activities available to them is essential. Our new project, Ma Communauté, j’y participe, aims to promote social participation among English-speaking seniors in the region. This will be achieved with the help of a steering committee who will oversee the project, evaluate the overall effectiveness of our activities and provide feedback to better meet the diverse needs of our community’s seniors. Generously funded through Québec ami des aînés.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Hartley at (418) 683-2366 ext 224 or alexandra.hartley@veq.ca

Be Active Québec

Be Active Québec (BAQ) is a collaboration between Québec en Forme and the many partner organizations of the English-speaking community. BAQ’s goal is to promote better lifestyle choices by encouraging healthy eating habits and physical activity for Quebec City youth ages 0-17.

Collaborative Community Mural (2016-17)

This innovative project brought together community members of all ages through the creation of a collaborative mural. A total of 77 participants collaborated to create the mural, resulting in a lasting and permanent exhibit, showcasing our community’s unique identity. This project took  place from June 2016 to March 2017 and concluded with a special event where all community members were invited to attend to view the mural. This project was funded by Canadian Heritage.

Digital Memories Project (2016-17)

In the fall of 2016, Voice of English-speaking Québec worked with local high school students from Quebec High School on a project that brought seniors and youth together to learn more about our community’s rich cultural heritage, through the creation of a DVD that will honour the past and help preserve the cultural heritage of our English-speaking minority community. This project was funded by Canadian Heritage.