Black History Month 2020 celebrations – Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal




Open to the General Public

Date: February 23, 2020

Time: 4.00 p. m –7.00 p. m

Venue: St. Paul’s Anglican Church

3970 Cote-Ste Catherine Road. H3T 1E3

Bus 129. Metro—Cote-Ste.-Catherine

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Report on community hearing

Dear All,

On behalf of Joan Fraser and Geoffrey Kelley, please find attached the reports on the community hearings held Tuesday 19th November in both French and English.

Thanks again for your on-going support and we will continue to keep you informed.


*Local voice, local choice*

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QUESCRENews – November/novembre


August, 2019



QUESCREN Education Workshop,
Book Launch, and Cocktail

December 5, 2019 – 2:00 to 5:30PM


Find out about new research on education and English-speaking Quebec at this FREE event with Anne-Marie Cech, Anthony Di Mascio, Ben Loomer, Diane Gérin-Lajoie, Domenico A. Beneventi, James McIntosh, Karine Vieux-Fort, and Maria Popica. The workshop will be followed by a cocktail and launch of Diane Gérin-Lajoie’s new book entitled Le rapport à l’identité des jeunes des écoles de langue anglaise au Québec.



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Ouverture de la clinique DOvEE / Opening of DOvEE Clinic

La nouvelle clinique satellite du projet DOvEE ouvre ses portes au CSRE

Le Complexe de santé Reine Elizabeth est extrêmement fier d’annoncer l’ouverture de la toute nouvelle clinique satellite du projet DOvEE ce mercredi 13 novembre 2019.

DOvEE (Diagnostic précoce des cancers d’Ovaire et d’Endométrie), a été fondé en 2008 par la docteure, et directrice actuelle de la division gyné-oncologie à l’Hôpital Royal Victoria du Site Glen de Montréal, Lucy Gilbert.

The newest DOvEE Project satellite clinic opens at the QEHC

The Queen Elizabeth Health Complex is very pleased to announce the opening of the DOvEE Project’s newest satellite clinic on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.

DOvEE – Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early – was first founded in 2008 by Dr. Lucy Gilbert, now Director of the Gynecology-Oncology Division at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital, Glen Site.

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Invitation to Community Hearing on Bill 40 – Appele Quebec

The CAQ government recently tabled “Bill n°40 : An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance.” Only a handful of groups representing Quebec’s English-speaking minority were invited to appear during limited hearings before the Committee on Culture and Education at the National Assembly

APPELE-Québec is a broad-based alliance to promote the continued existence of English school boards governed by school board commissioners democratically elected by the English-speaking community at large. It believes that more of our voices need to be heard on the most significant transformations of our school system since the creation of linguistic school boards in 1988.

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For General Circulation from the Chair of the Black Community Forum (BCF)

On November 5th 2019 a group of 6 out of 13 Board Members of QCGN, all from the regions outside of Montreal except ELAN, sent the following message to the Board members of QCGN. This followed on the resignation of their organizations from QCGN:

Dear QCGN Board,

We genuinely want QCGN not only to survive this storm but to emerge more united and representative than ever. We would like to see a return to constructive deliberation around the board table on behalf of the entire English Speaking Community”.

(Six Signatures)

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Upcoming event: Roadmap to Leadership Development Training, Saturday, November 9, 2019

Upcoming Event


The Roadmap to Leadership Development Training

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

An introduction to the philosophy of Leading from Above the Line: a principle grounded approach to leadership and personal development

Why is value-based leadership important?

Aspiring leaders today seek a value-based social and organizational framework which will better reflect fairness in relation to their time/contribution and integrity. This training begins this important conversation on how to promote and sustain value-based leadership in our society, communities and organizations. Several issues within our community often deny the importance of participatory, democratic, and value based governance and leadership which limits the involvement of a broad-cross section of the community in change efforts which are sustainable.

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