Over the past five months, the very first edition of COM-Unity showcased community in the truest sense of the word. The six project partners presented projects that were inspiring, educational, moving and often a lot of fun! Launching a new community initiative in the middle of a global pandemic is no easy feat! The partners had to adapt to the “new normal” and responded with creativity and innovation, staying true to the original goal — to come together and highlight and amplify a sense of belonging for English-speakers in Quebec, transforming the way that we see our communities.
ELAN has released a sneak peek of their Waves of Change: a story beyond language project (formally known as SELFIES). The series of short documentaries about identity and belonging in Quebec’s English-speaking communities feature participants in five discussion groups based on different waves of immigration. Immigrants have been a part of Quebec's history for centuries, with multiple generations of people coming from all over the world to create a new life. The stories captured in the Waves of Change project shed a light on the immigrant experience in Quebec from the past until today.