A network of regional groups working collaboratively for the socio-economic development of English-speaking communities across Quebec.
BACKGROUND

RDN was founded in November 2019 to respond to the need for effective representation and engaged involvement in enhancing the vitality and supporting the development of English-speaking communities across Quebec that work within a defined territory.

The organizations serving these communities face multiple socio-economic challenges in fulfilling their mandates. Typecast as ‘generalist’ organizations, they face funding constraints while dealing with community needs and issues in multiple sectors, within numerous jurisdictions, and in a minority language setting that is often not given recognition. In addition, many organizations must carry out their work over a large territory while serving isolated populations.

In this context, it was determined that there is a need for a network of ‘regional’ organizations serving the English-speaking communities of Quebec for the purposes of networking, collaboration and representation to support the individual organizations in the work they endeavour to carry out.

  • Act, on behalf of its member organizations, as a point of interaction with the various actors involved in the field of community development, including governments, institutions, and other organizations.
  • Provide a forum for dialogue and discussion on issues related to the socio-economic development of the communities served by member organizations;
  • Provide support to member organizations in achieving their objectives related to community development, including research, training, expertise, and coordination;
  • Foster and facilitate collaborative initiatives that will contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities served by member organizations.
FOUNDING MEMBERS

Members of RDN serve a defined territory within the province of Quebec yet do not have a provincial mandate, and fulfill a generalist role, which is to say they are involved in more than one sector of socio-economic development activity on behalf of their community.

⦁ 4 Korner’s Family Resource Centre
⦁ Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI)
⦁ Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA)
⦁ English Community Organization of Lanaudière (ECOL)
⦁ Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC)
⦁ Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda
⦁ North Shore Community Association (NSCA)
⦁ Vision Gaspé-Percé Now (VGPN)
⦁ Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ)