/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - The Quebec Community Groups Network hosts a forum entitled "Understanding Diversity in English-Speaking Montreal"/

    MONTREAL, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to the
first of a two-part symposium entitled "Exploring Diversity in
English-Speaking Quebec" hosted by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)
and its Greater Montreal Community Development Initiative (GMCDI) along with
the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and Concordia University's Quebec
English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN). The first forum will
be held at the Atwater Library on Friday May 22, 2009 starting at 9 a.m.
    Under the theme "Understanding Diversity in English-Speaking Montreal",
Friday's forum will raise the question of integration and specifically focus
upon community demographics, employment, health and social services, education
and the role of ethnocultural, ethnoracial and religiously-based
non-governmental organizations that contribute to the integration process.
Panel discussion will include community organizations, academics, researchers
and other societal institutions.
    The second forum in the fall of 2009 will look at the historic and
contemporary experience of English-speaking migrants and how a sense of
community belonging and the feeling of inclusion can best be attained.

    For a detailed program please click here.

    Date:     Friday May 22, 2009

    Time:     9:00 a.m.

    Where:    Atwater Library Auditorium
              1200 Atwater Avenue,
              Westmount, Quebec

    The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit
organization bringing together 32 English language community organizations
across Quebec for the purposes of supporting and assisting the development and
enhancing the vitality of the English-speaking minority communities throughout
the province.

For further information:

For further information: RSVP: Rita Legault, Director of Communications,
(514) 868-9044 Ext. 223, rita.legault@qcgn.ca

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