Are you new to the city or still feel like a newcomer? Join us for one of our Finding Your Niche for Newcomers events!   These events are a great way to connect with other newcomers while learning more about our community!

Our goal is to support newcomers through their transition moving to a new city through helping them find the services, resources and information that they may need for settling into their new city. We are here to help make the transition as comfortable as possible. For more information or if you are new to Québec City please get in touch with our newcomers coordinator newcomers@veq.ca or at 418-683-2366 ext.225.

Upcoming Finding your Niche for Newcomers Events:

Newcomers’ Meet & Greet: Taste of Québec – September 14, 2017

Language Exchange Café – October 26, 2017

Winds of Change Workshop – November 16,  2017

Recent Finding your Niche for Newcomers Events:

Walking Tour of Old Québec – June 3 & 17, 2017

This year, due to popular demand,  we offered two Newcomers’ Walking Tours of Old Québec.  We had a wonderful group each time and were lucky to not get rained on.  The tour was a great way for newcomers to learn a little about the Old City while meeting some people.   A new addition this year was the ferry ride at the end.  This was a great way to finish off the day and get a fantastic view of the city at the same time.  Overall, a great activity.  Thank you to all the participants as well as our fantastic guide!

Snowshoeing Excursion – February 18, 2017 

This year’s snowshoe excursion sure was a popular event!  We were very fortunate to have a nice and mild February day.  The location was beautiful and people had a great time experiencing one of the most popular wimg_4124inter sports in Québec. This was a great activity for newcomers to get outside while mingling with other people new to the city!   Thank you to our partners at Be Active Québec and to Holland Elementary, Québec High School and St.Patrick’s High School for lending us the snowshoes for the day!   It was a great day and we hope to do it again next year!

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Winds of Change Workshop – November 23, 2016

Are you new to Québec or still feel like a newcomer?  Voice of English-speaking Québec in partnership with Jeffery Hale Community Services is providing a workshop for English speakers who have moved to the Quebec City region in the last few years. Mingle with other newcomers in an informal atmosphere and understand how change impacts your life, while discovering methods of adapting to a new culture and language. Also hear testimonials from different newcomers and their experiences.

 

 

SONY DSCNewcomers’ Language Exchange Café / Café rencontre: anglais-français : November 9, 2016

We are very pleased with our very first Newcomers’ Language Exchange Café.  It was a great evening for newcomers to come together and either practice their French or English through conversation and games.   We had a wonderful group of people!  It was a night for stimulating conversations and meeting new friends.  We hope to be able to do this event again in the future.  Thank you to all the fantastic participants and volunteers that helped make it a success!

 

 

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We had a great turn out for this year’s Taste of Québec, as well as a great menu!  This was an opportunity for newcomers to taste some of the delicious foods from Québec while meeting and mingling with new friends.  On the menu this year: Tourtière, pea soup, baked beans, creton, cheese, homemade sucre à crème and more!  Thank you to all the volunteers, businesses that donated door prizes, and participants for making it a success.  Already looking forward to next year!

 

Newcomers Picnic in the Park – August 20, 2016

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We had a great turn out again for this year’s Newcomers Walking Tour of Old Québec. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather and a great guide!  This was a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to explore the old city on foot, meet other newcomers to the city, visit the beautiful sites and learn a little about Québec City’s rich history.  Already looking forward to next year!

 

Newcomers Snow Shoe Excursion: Plaines of Abraham – January 16, 2016

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VEQ has decided to continue put on the Newcomer’s Creative Corner in partnership with Jeffery Hale Community Partners.This is an opportunity for newcomers to get together in a relaxing setting to meet and mingle while painting.   We had a lovely group and overall this activity continues to be a great success!

 

Newcomers Event: Windgroup shots of Change Information Session- November 3, 2015

We were very pleased with turnout for this year’s Winds of Change Information session  held annually in partnership with Jeffery Hale Community Services. This year we are pleased to say we had 25 participants, many who have been in Québec for less then 6 months! It was an excellent opportunity to learn about how change impacts our lives, while discovering methods to adapt to a new culture and language. Thank you to our guest speaker, Phil Almaguer, door prize donors and to the participants for making it a successful evening.

 

 

 

 

Newcomers Meet & Greet: Taste of Québec- October 8, 2015SONY DSC

We had a great turn out at our fifth annual Taste of Québec, this year held at the Jeffery Hale Hospital. This years menu consisted of tourtière pie, paté, Québec cheeses and homemade pouding chômeur! Thank you to all the businesses that donated outstanding door prizes and to all the participants for making it a great event!

 

 

 

Newcomers Corn Boil & Potluck: August 22, 2015

Voice SONY DSCof English-speaking Québec (VEQ) in partnership with Be-Active Québec (BAQ) and the Diversity of Voices Project held our first Corn Boil and Potluck.  The goal was to get newcomers outside to try one of Québec’s most popular foods, fresh corn on the cob, while meeting and mingling with other newcomers.   It was a great success, with almost 60 participants, and we hope to do it again in the future. A big thank you to the volunteers and everyone that came out to make the day so wonderful!

 

 

 

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In June we had our first Finding Your Niche Event for newcomers of the fiscal year, the Newcomers Walking Tour of Old Québec.   We had a great turnout of people and wonderful weather to match! Overall it was a success! Thanks for coming out and touring the forts of Old Québec!

 

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Newcomers Snowshoe Excursion: February 21, 2015

So far, 2015 has been a cold one, however that hasn’t stopped newcomers from getting outside and embracing the winter season. On February 21st Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) in partnership with Be-Active Québec (BAQ) held our first Newcomers Snowshoe Excursion.   The goal was to get newcomers outside (during a time when many people are inclined to curl up indoors) to try one of Québec’s popular winter activities, snowshoeing, while meeting and mingling with other newcomers.   It was a great success and we hope to do it again in the future. Thanks to everyone that came out to make the day so wonderful!

 

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Newcomers Creative Corner: February – March 2015

With a new year comes change and trying new things.   This year for the first time VEQ put on the Newcomer’s Creative Corner in partnership with Jeffery Hale Community Partners. This was an opportunity for newcomers to get together in a relaxing setting to meet and mingle with other newcomers while painting.   We had a lovely group and overall it was a great success. We hope to do a similar event in the future!

 

 

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Learn French and Teach English Fair: November 20, 2014

We were very excited to once again host the Learn French and Teach English Fair this past fall in partnership with the Valcartier Family Centre. This event was a great opportunity for newcomers to discover French as a Second Language (FSL) institutions and English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching opportunities. It was a great success and a perfect evening for meeting and mingling with other newcomers, prospective ESL employers, and find a FSL institution.

 

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Newcomers Winds of Change Workshop: October 29, 2014

We were very pleased with turnout for this year’s Winds of Change Workshop put on in partnership with Jeffery Hale Community Services. It was an excellent opportunity to learn about how change impacts our lives, while discovering methods to adapt to a new culture and language. Thank you to all the guest speakers, door prize donors and to the participants for making it a successful evening.

 

 

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Newcomers Meet & Greet: Taste of Québec: October 8, 2014

We had a great turn out this fall for our annual Taste of Québec event put on in partnership with the Valcartier Family Centre. It was a delicious evening full of tourtière, paté chinois, Québec cheeses and tarte au sucre! Thank you to all the businesses that donated outstanding door prizes and to all the participants for making it a great event!

 

 

 

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Newcomers Walking Tour of Old Québec: June 14, 2014

In June we also had our first Finding Your Niche Event for newcomers of the fiscal year, the Newcomers Walking Tour of Old Québec.   We had a great turnout of people considering the very rainy day! Overall it was a success! Thanks for coming out and braving the rain!