Communities Flourish On The Web

The Internet is a great support for community development. The Montreal Gazette points out one burgeoning community this morning. Apparently on March 13th, the QCGN launched the Greater Montreal Community Development Initiative (GMCDI).

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 24 English-language community organizations across Quebec for the purposes of supporting and assisting the development and enhancing the vitality of the English-language minority communities, as well as to promote and support the use of the English language in Quebec.

The article also mentions a somewhat related community. That’s the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network.

QAHN is an umbrella organization whose membership includes historical and cultural societies, museums, archives, research groups, and individuals who are passionate about the history of Quebec. Their focus is the province’s English-speaking communities, a subject that is of considerable interest to Francophones and Anglophones alike.

Community leaders, academics and local historians are preparing to gather at the McCord Museum on Sunday, April 1st, 2007 to explore and celebrate Montreal’s multicultural English-speaking heritage.

Sponsored by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), the Montreal Mosaic heritage summit aims to foster greater understanding of the diversity of Quebec’s English-speaking communities, by inviting representatives from cultural minorities to share stories and exchange views on such topics as urban conservation and the changing identity of Montreal’s historic Anglophone population.

Members of the public who are interested in attending the Montreal Mosaic summit should contact QAHN by email at or call toll-free 1- 877- 964-0409.

Both communities would seem to be most admirable groups to get involved with.

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