List of Community Groups, Organizations, and Media by Region


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PROVINCE WIDE

CEDEC – Youth Entrepreneurship
CEDEC’s Youth Start-Up Workshops are hands-on, engaging youth in discovering their entrepreneurial qualities and developing soft skills, such as problem solving, planning, leadership and communication. Participants explore their business ideas and learn how to access tools and support to develop their project or business.

ELAN – English Language Arts Network
ELAN (English-Language Arts Network) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities. ELAN members are individuals and organizations from a wide array of artistic disciplines, cultural and geographic backgrounds, and linguistic and cultural communities. Together this network reflects an evolving Québec identity and celebrates the province’s cultural, artistic, and social diversity.

Foster a Child to Excel in Society - F.A.C.E.S. Inc.
F.A.C.E.S. Inc. is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping less fortunate children and young adults achieve self-sufficiency and avoid many of the pitfalls for which they are at risk. Our mission is to inspire and empower these children to make informed choices to improve their lives through educational, informative and hands-on programs.

Futurpreneur Canada
A non-profit that provides financing, mentoring, and support tools to aspiring business owners ages 18-39.

Learn Quebec
LEARN (Leading English Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit educational organization with a mandate to serve the English-speaking community of Quebec. LEARN accomplishes this by offering a wide range of resources and services through our Pedagogical Services, Provincial Resource Team and Virtual Campus Services. These services and resources include elementary and secondary level teaching tools and content; professional learning; community, school and parental support; support to the 85 schools participating in the Community Learning Centre Initiative (CLCs) as well as a full range of online services available to students through the LEARN Virtual Campus. LEARN offers all students who are eligible to attend English schools in Quebec supplemental and complementary educational services and learning resources to support staying in school and contribute to academic success.

Quebec 4-H
Quebec 4-H is a community based organization, which is dedicated to developing life skills such as leadership, cooperation, responsibility and independence for the English-speaking rural youth of Quebec through achievement and skill development.

Quebec Community Newspapers Association
The Quebec Community Newspapers Association is dedicated to the professional and economic development of English community newspapers and their enterprises serving minority communities in Quebec.

Quebec Writers’ Federation
The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) is a registered charity dedicated to promoting English-language literature in Quebec. We help writers develop their skills, capitalize on publishing opportunities, and gain recognition for their work through our annual book awards. Each year we offer approximately 30 writers' workshops, a professional writing mentorship program, a community writing program for at-risk adolescents, a monthly spoken word cabaret, and many other programs. QWF welcomes all who are interested in writing, from students to internationally established authors.

Réseau des SADC+CAE
Young people are the future of the regions. This is why SADCs and CAEs develop projects that encourage youth to stay or to return to live in their region. In addition to financing and support for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39, SADCs and CAEs undertake different initiatives to encourage youth to go into business. We also offer jobs and internships in their fields of study.

Youth Employment Services (YES Montreal)
As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to enrich the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses. Our passion is to help people in our community reach their potential. At our core, we are focused on helping our clients develop a personal career or business strategy and giving them the skills and confidence to execute.


BAS-SAINT-LAURENT

Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence
Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence’s mission is to mobilize people and resources to support the vitality of the English-speaking community of the region, foster the well-being of all its members, and promote its interests. Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence (HLSL) offers support in accessing health & social services and credible health & well-being information in English, as well as navigating the health system. HLSL also organizes events and activities that are presented throughout the region.


CAPITALE-NATIONALE

 

VEQ (Voice of English-speaking Quebec)
As an active, non-profit organization that currently has over 3200 members, VEQ has played a vital part in the preservation and development of community life for the English-speaking community for over three decades. Currently, VEQ has active partnerships with over 60 community organizations, institutions, and groups in the area.

Furthermore, VEQ helps individuals participate in community life in the Quebec City region, in both French and English. We welcome newcomers, sponsor community celebrations, research needs, inform citizens, and provide a framework for effective action on behalf of English-speaking people and institutions.

Wellness Centre
The community Wellness Centre (WE) at Jeffery Hale promotes the personal and shared well-being of English speakers in the Quebec City region by offering a range of healthy living programs. Check out these activities and services of general interest to people of all ages at the community Wellness Centre: https://wejh.ca/programs/community-wellness/


ESTRIE

 

Brome County News
An offshoot of The Sherbrooke Record that provides news and community stories for the Brome County region.

Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network
QAHN aims to promote a greater understanding of the history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. Membership is open to any organization or individual, regardless of language or cultural affiliation, with an interest in the history, heritage and culture of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. Our youth-oriented activities include, among others, an annual "Heritage Photo Contest" for high school students and internships that include contributing to our quarterly print magazine Quebec Heritage News, and our 5 online heritage magazines.

The Sherbrooke Record
A local newspaper serving Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships since 1897. In addition to news stories, The Record also covers local entertainment and community events. 


MONTREAL-CENTRE

 

Atwater Library
The Atwater Library specializes in English-language educational and cultural programs for people throughout the region of Greater Montreal. Activities of particular interest to young adults include the English-language lending library, Atwater Poetry Project poetry readings, creative digital media projects, and exhibitions of art and history. Many students take part in the Library's volunteer program and gain practical work experience.

Collective Community Services (CCS)
Located in Verdun, CCS offers a variety of youth programs, extra-curricular activities, community leadership programs, and summer camps for young people up to the age of 18. They seek to improve the quality of life of individuals by significantly reducing isolation and effectively supporting those living in poverty, primarily within the English-speaking community of Montreal.

DESTA
Located in the heart of the historical English-speaking, Black community in Little Burgundy, Montreal, DESTA supports black youth aged 18 to 35 in reaching their educational, employability, and entrepreneurial goals through a holistic and individualized approach.

Fondation Montréal inc
Fondation Montréal inc. propels towards success the most promising entrepreneurs through grants, access to a high-level business network and the expertise of experienced business volunteers. Fondation Montréal inc. awards annually over $700,000 in grants, without taking any participation, offers young entrepreneurs personalized à la carte services and opens the Montréal inc. doors to them thanks to its vast network of more than 450 business volunteers.

PME MTL
This website provides a list of grants administered by PME MTL available to young entrepreneurs. The financing offered is intended to support start-ups and growing companies and help maintain jobs in Montreal.

Pro Montreal Entrepreneurs Fund
If your start-up business has been in operation in Montreal for less than two years, you could get a loan of up to $50,000, offered at a business prime rate and repayable over 5 years. Available to members of the Jewish community between the ages of 18 and 40.

The Suburban
The largest English-language weekly publication in the Montreal area. Website contains links to separate editions for Montreal Centre, the West Island, and Laval.

Westmount Independent
The Westmount Independent is an independent, Westmount-owned, weekly newspaper distributed free through Canada Post. Check the website for most recent editions, as well as a classifieds section.  

Young Chamber of Commerce and Industry – St-Laurent and Mont-Royal
The mission of the JCSSL-MR is to unite its members, inform them, and defend their interests. They help foster the development of young business leaders by supporting their businesses and providing them with opportunities. The JCSSL-MR regularly holds events where their members can network and forge new working relationships.  


MONTREAL-WEST ISLAND

 

English Montreal School Board
With a youth and adult sector population of more than 44,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. The network consists of 35 elementary, 16 secondary, eight alternative and seven social affairs schools, as well as 10 adult and vocational centres. The EMSB is very proud to boast one of the strongest success rates of any public school board in Quebec.

Family Resource Centre
Family Resource Center offers a variety of services to enhance the lives of English-speaking youth (ages 6-25) who have behavioural problems due to mental health issues and academic difficulties through Social Skills and Study Skills development programs. The Center also supports English-speaking families by offering counselling, referral services and parental support groups. The centre supports English-speaking professionals through skill developmental programming presently not within the regular curriculum, educational strategies and community services.

The Suburban
The largest English-language weekly publication in the Montreal area. Website contains links to separate editions for Montreal Centre, the West Island, and Laval.

West Island Blog
A useful and extensive community blog that covers local news, community groups, and activities. Contains editorials and an extensive lifestyle section as well.


OUTAOUAIS

 

Aylmer Bulletin
The Bulletin d’Aylmer serves the rapidly growing and bilingual Aylmer sector of Gatineau, Quebec, across from Ottawa. The Bulletin is an independently owned award-winning newspaper and website devoted to presenting the most relevant, factual, and balanced local news and opinion, as well as columns and letters, to its community. The Bulletin’s mission statement is ” Vivre en harmonie / Living in Harmony “. This reflects the reality in Aylmer where two heritages have created a growing and vibrant community .

Carrefour jeunesse emploi de l’Outaouais
A non-profit that offers job search services, career counselling, and other related help to youth aged 16-35 in the Outaouais region. Services are available in English and French.

Connexions Resource Centre
The Connexions Resource Centre is a not-for-profit community organization whose mission is to serve and promote the health, well-being and vitality of the English-speaking population of the Outaouais.

Pontiac Community Players
The Pontiac Community Players is a community-based theater and music company based in Pontiac County.

The Pontiac Journal
The Pontiac Journal is an independent newspaper that publishes in English and French every 2 weeks. It covers stories in the communities west of Gatineau, along the Ottawa River, and also contains a classified section and events information.

Quyon Family Centre
The Quyon Family Centre is a non-profit that provides a number of activities for family members of all ages. 

The Equity
THE EQUITY was founded in 1883 by B.T. Smith and J.A. Cowen and first published in Bryson and then in Shawville in the early 1900s. It continues to serve Pontiac with balanced reporting, fine photos and splendid advertising, every week.

The Low Down
A local paper that has been serving the Gatineau Hills since 1973. Covers local news, contains an opinion section, as well as classifieds. 

The Regional Association of West Quebecers 
First established in 1982, RAWQ is a not-for-profit association dedicated to serving and supporting the minority English-speaking community (ESC) in the Outaouais. It plays a significant role in initiatives that support the ESC in the Outaouais by means of advocacy, networking, information and programs for youth, seniors and more.

The West Quebec Post
The West Quebec Post is Outaouais' English-language weekly newspaper.

Western Quebec Literacy Council
The Mission of Western Quebec Literacy Council is to help English-speaking adults, families and youth improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy and other life skills through programs adapted to the needs of the individual.

Western Quebec School Board
Western Québec’s 30 schools and centres provide English-language education to eligible students over an immense and diverse territory which covers the Outaouais, Pontiac and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions. Cultural differences are valued and celebrated within our student population through French-Immersion programs, First Nations events and student initiatives and activities.


COTE-NORD

Coasters Association Inc.
The mission of the Coasters Association is to develop knowledge of the needs and expectations of the sixteen communities on the Lower North Shore and act in partnership with community leaders, organizations and stakeholders to design and deliver community strategies, programs and services which respond to the region’s development challenges and which profile the unique cultural and natural resources of the region.


CREE REGIONAL AUTHORITY

 

The Nation
The Nation magazine has been the sole and most-trusted provider of Cree and James Bay-related print content in northern Quebec and Ontario for over 20 years. The Nation is the only independent Aboriginal news publication in the area since 1993. The Nation’s well-rounded and award-winning coverage serves as the link between our exclusive and loyal readership of over 105 000, and the entrepreneurs, educational institutions, corporations and other entities participating in the social and economic development in James Bay, as well as those who would like to become a player in the North.


GASPÉSIE-ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE

 

Committee for Anglophone Social Action
CASA, the Committee for Anglophone Social Action, is a non-profit community organization dedicated to serving the English-speaking population of the Gaspé Coast by representing the community’s interests and designing and delivering programs that respond to its needs.

Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders
CAMI (Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders) has been working in the English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands since 1987. A non-profit organization, CAMI is an organization of the community for the community, promoting the rights of Anglophone Magdalen Islanders. CAMI ensures that English-speakers benefit from the various available programs across an array of sectors and that English-speakers benefit from these programs in their own language. Health, education, language, culture and heritage are all part of CAMI's mandate, a mandate that will continue to guide the organization throughout the years to come.

Vision Gaspé-Percé Now
As non-profit community organization, Vision’s mandate is to ensure that services are provided for our community in the language we use and to enhance the quality of life for all English-speaking Gaspesians. We accomplish this by making our presence in the community known, by preserving our heritage, and by promoting the unique characteristics we have to offer our Francophone and Aboriginal neighbours. Vision’s mandate targets key resources in health and social services, education, and community development and we support other organizations and committees that strive to accomplish the same mandate. Vision labours to improve the lives of our community by reaching out to our senior, student, and family populations.


LAVAL

 

The Suburban
The largest English-language weekly publication in the Montreal area. Website contains links to separate editions for Montreal Centre, the West Island, and Laval.


CRÉ de Longeuil

 

South Shore Community Partners Network
The South Shore Community Partners Network (SSCPN) is a volunteer-based non-profit corporation whose objective is to build a sense of community among the Montreal South Shore English-speaking community by helping to encourage awareness of various activities, programs, promote and support services. We try to link youth up with community activities where they can either volunteer with or do their stagier training in English on the South Shore. We are also willing to work with youth in their promoting their events among other youth.


Montérégie

 

Centre d’aide aux entreprises
The CAE offers a program for women, immigrants, and youth ages 18-39 where they provide loans to existing businesses in the Granby area. 

New Frontiers School Board
The New Frontiers School Board provides quality, bilingual educational services to the youth and adults of Southwestern Quebec.


LAURENTIDES

 

4 Korners
4 Korners is a community organization dedicated to assisting people of the Laurentians to access information, resources and services in English. For youth, our website offers job-finding resources as well as information about internships in the Laurentians. Our activities include legal workshops on a variety of topics, Open Mic in Deux-Montagnes and activities for young families.

Main Street
The only English-language newspaper in the Laurentians. Though the paper is published monthly, the website contains links to local entertainment and activities, businesses and services, as well as resources in English such as health care and education. 


ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE

Neighbours: Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda
Neighbours is a community organization incorporated in 2003 with the mandate to promote and protect the rights of the Anglophone Population of Rouyn-Noranda.


List of Services Offered by the Provincial and Federal Governments

 

Canada Summer Jobs
Program offered by the federal government where employers hire students for the summer months. Use the search engine to find a job near your community. 

Emploi Québec
This page provides a convenient list of all of the youth-oriented services offered by Emploi Québec in one place. Programs include internships, job shadowing, services for young parents, and the opportunity to start your own business. 

Fonds d’investissement pour la relève agricole
If you are an agricultural entrepreneur between ages 18 and 39 or on your way to becoming one, you could be eligible to receive assistance from FIRA. Visit their website for details on applicability.

Government of Canada – Young Canadians
This site contains a large number of links relating to job opportunities, services, information, and education resources specifically for youth. It features information on health, cultural programs, justice, and financial management. 

La financière agricole – Financial Support for Aspiring Farmers
With our Financial Support Program for Aspiring Farmers, we help young producers establish themselves on an existing farm or start a new business. Available to applicants between the ages of 18 and 40.