Media Advisory - Community Innovation Fund to Address Needs of English-speaking Youth, Seniors and Newcomers

MONTREAL, April 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network will be hosting a press conference regarding the Social Partnership Initiative in Official Language Minority Communities that is part of the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013–2018: Education, Immigration, Communities on Thursday morning at 10:45.

A major announcement will be made by Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs Liberal MP Marc Miller on behalf of his colleague, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Miller, along with QCGN Vice-President James Shea and QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge, will be sharing details of a new community innovation fund that will address the needs and priorities of English-speaking youth, seniors, and newcomers. A number of QCGN members and stakeholders will also be on hand, some of them joining us from across the province via videoconference.


Thursday, April 28, 2016


10:45 a.m.


QCGN Boardroom,  

1819 René-Lévesque West, Suite 400


Social financing is an approach to mobilizing private capital that delivers a social dividend and an economic return to achieve social and environmental goals. Mobilizing private capital for social good creates opportunities for investors to finance projects that benefit society and for community organizations to access new sources of funds.

The Quebec Community Groups Network is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 48 English-language community organizations across Quebec. As a centre of evidence-based expertise and collective action, it identifies, explores and addresses strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec and encourages dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders. 


SOURCE Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)

For further information: Rita Legault, Director of Communications and Public Relations,, Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223, cellular: 514-912-6555


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