English Language Art Network (ELAN)
ELAN's year two project is a feature-length documentary that puts the Waves of Change interviews into a historical context. The Hudson Film Festival is keen to open their 2022 festival with a world premier of the documentary.
Seniors Action Quebec (SAQ)
For the second year of the COM-Unity project, Seniors Action Quebec plans to produce a series of videos showcasing English-speaking community organizations across the regions of Quebec, who work directly with seniors, and highlight the specific challenges and difficulties they face while working to support their community. By sharing the stories of these front-line community workers, we can gain insight into how to support seniors, how to work with them to foster a sense of belonging and how to win the battle against isolation.
Leading English Education and Resource Network (LEARN)
LEARN is once again empowering students and teachers across the province to explore their sense of belonging to Quebec society through the arts and acts of community service. This school year's project options include puppeteering, digital storytelling, community service learning, spoken word, comic zine and podcast creation. Participating classrooms will be supported by 12 Quebec-based artists as they consider what it means to belong to a group or place, what helps us to feel like we belong, barriers to belonging and what can be done about them. Thanks to a partnership with ELAN, all English language schools are eligible to participate in LEARN's "I Belong!" project.
Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC)
For year two of the COM-Unity project, BCRC will partner with 2 English-speaking community organizations to produce projects to explore belonging and identity from the perspective of Black youth, artists, and families.
Youth in Motion will create a project called 21 Youths Calling, which aims to foster a sense of belonging for English-speaking Black youth. Black Theatre Workshop will produce a series of workshops for Black writers to explore what it means to be a Black anglophone in Quebec. BCRC will create a video series to explore belonging through generations of Black Quebecois from the same family.
Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN)
The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) is working with 11 member organizations in several regions of the province to develop cultural activities that highlight the diverse history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. These will include a great mix of activities, including outdoor klezmer performances and workshops, local history podcasts, museum exhibitions, a heritage walking tour and a film documentary about a small town’s former life as a magnet for international recording stars.
In addition to mentoring member-led local heritage projects, QAHN will organize an online Heritage Fair event this fall and host eight online history talks between September and March, as part of our ongoing Heritage Talks program.
Youth 4 Youth (Y4Y)
With the help of Youth Cultural Ambassadors, Y4Y is heading back into the regions to further investigate how to better connect English speaking youth to the province they call home. Through intergenerational conversations and community events, You are Here carves out a place for youth to celebrate people and places, while exploring the culture and history that define the increasingly diverse circle of English Quebecers.
Activities will take place in the North Shore, the Eastern Townships, Gaspé-les-Îles, Québec City, Outaouais and Montréal with periodic events that highlight other regions of the province.