In year one of the COM-Unity project, LEARN Quebec took on multiple projects with the goal of empowering students to explore their identity and sense of belonging to Quebec society through the arts.
Year Two of COM-Unity is in full swing! Our extraordinary community partners have some great projects in the works, all continuing to focus on the theme of belonging as an English-speaking Quebecer.
A recap of our June 10th event entitled "COM-Unity: This Is Us".
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.
For many in the English-speaking community, Quebec is home but it can sometimes feel difficult to belong. This feeling is what COM-Unity partner organizations have been tackling with their initiatives that highlight and amplify a sense of belonging.
COM-Unity project partners have started the New Year off with a bang thanks to a line-up of fun, educational and thought-provoking programming with something for everyone! Even as the pandemic continues to change what is possible and we can’t physically gather together, we’ve learned how important it is to feel that we belong to a community, and to continue to build and strengthen that community. The events from our project partners do just that.
The COM-Unity project paints a compelling picture of life in English-speaking communities thanks to the work of our six partners who represent different sectors of English-speaking Quebec. In this post, we’ll take a sneak peek at what the final two COM-Unity partners have in store.
The COM-Unity project continues to go from strength to strength. It’s been so exciting to watch the transformation from the conceptual stage to the vibrant events and initiatives that are taking place today. In this post, we take a look at two more COM-Unity partners.
COM-Unity is shining a spotlight on the vitality and multi-layered lives of Quebec’s diverse English-speaking community. The six different partners have so much in store with their upcoming projects. This blog post takes a look at what two of them have been up to!