VEQ’s Annual General Meeting 2017

Over 60 people attended Voice of English-speaking Québec’s 36th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, May 25 in Jeffery Hale Hospital’s Coin Soleil. Members had the chance to hear about VEQ’s successes this past year and learn about the many exciting new initiatives taking place this year.

 

This year, VEQ was fortunate to have a number of community members wishing to join the board of directors. VEQ welcomed 2 new board members and 2 current board members were re-elected for a second term. After the meeting VEQ staff and community members had the opportunity to mingle while enjoying refreshments.

 

VEQ wishes to thank Mr. Jean-Sébastien Jolin Gignac, Master of Ceremonies, and Mr. Ted Gunn, Electoral Officer, for their contribution to the evening.

 

VEQ is pleased to welcome its 2017-2018 board of directors:
Warren Thomson, President

Brian A. Garneau, Vice-President

Phil Almaguer, Treasurer

Laine LePage, Corporate Secretary

Kristy Findlay, Member at large

Members: Rebecca Boucher, John Karkosak, Michael Lewis, Ann Martell, Michelle Osbourne, Ed Sweeney, Marie White and Hoffman Wolff

Thank you to everyone who participated in our events this year. We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

 

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 onto 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 us at (418) 683-2366 ext. 224 or at alexandra.hartley@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

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, contact Juanita Craig at (418) 683-2366 ext 222 juanita.craig@veq.ca

 

Be Part of the Official Language Conversation

cross-canada language consultationsPan-Canadian consultations for the renewal of the federal Official Languages strategy were recently launched by Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, who invites all Canadians to share their opinions or comments on the role of English and French in Canadian society. The Government of Canada is committed to developing a new official languages plan to support English linguistic minority communities. The QCGN is taking a leadership role for Quebec’s English-speaking community’s participation in this key opportunity, providing members, community and supporting stakeholders with their strategic development priorities and expectations regarding the federal government’s new official languages plan. We strongly encourage you to complete the online questionnaire. Read the Minister’s news release here. More details on the consultation and the link to the online questionnaire here.

Free Career Services, wherever you are in Quebec. Get online career counselling with YES Montreal!

Looking for a job in Quebec City?  Your job searching techniques can mean the difference between frustration and success. Whether you’re looking for part-time work or a full-time career, YES offers free personalized career development and job search services for individuals up to 35 years old to help you jump-start your career.

Career Counselling is offered online to Quebecers and workshops are accessible free of charge. Call 1-888-614-9788 ext. 320 to make your appointment now or register online at www.yesmontreal.ca.

 

VEQ’s Annual General meeting

Over 60 people attended Voice of English-speaking Québec’s 35th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Centre des Loisirs St-Sacrement. Members had the chance to hear about VEQ’s successes of the past year and learn about the many exciting new initiatives for 2016-2017.

This year, VEQ was fortunate to have a number of community members wishing to join the Board of Directors. VEQ welcomed 4 new board members, and 2 board members were re-elected for a second term.

VEQ wishes to thank Bill Donnelly, Master of Ceremonies and Meeting Chair, and Richard Walling, Electoral Officer, for their contribution to the evening.

After the meeting, VEQ staff and community members had the opportunity to mingle while enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvre. Many thanks to Ted and Louise Gunn for providing wine that was enjoyed by members.

VEQ is pleased to welcome its 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

Warren Thomson, President
Brian A. Garneau, Vice-President
Philip Almaguer, Treasurer
Véronique Hunter, Corporate Secretary
Laine LePage, Member-at-large

Members: Rebecca Boucher, Jeanne Grégoire, John Karkosak, Ann Martell, Ed Sweeney, Fabrice Vanegas, Marie White and Hoffman Wolff

 

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Thank you to everyone for your continued support. We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

 

Socio-demographic Survey 2016-2017

Plese take a minute to fill out the following brief survey. The results of this survey will be used to better understand our community members.  All information is confidential.

Click here for the Survey

Thank you in advance for your input!

 

 

Youth Voices: Community Talks Employment

Voice of English-speaking Québec is hosting a traveling video booth for YES Montreal. This booth is aimed at hearing stories of employment, underemployment and unemployment of English-speaking youth in various Québec regions. This event is for individuals aged 20-35. If you are interested in partaking in this event please contact newcomers@veq.ca or call 418-683-2366 ext 225.

Voice of English-speaking Québec announces new Executive Director

Québec, 8 September 2015 – The Board of Directors of Voice of English-speaking Québec is pleased to announce the selection of Brigitte Wellens as its new Executive Director. The selection was made after a comprehensive search process and she will begin her new position at VEQ on September 14, 2015.