2018 - 2021

Strengthening the capacity of local and regional community organizations

Our partnership agreement with the Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise (SRQEA) for the ERCC project ran for three years to better respond to the needs and priorities of English-speaking communities with government and regional stakeholders.

Through this project, 20+ organizations diversified their mandates to non-health and social services sectors such as education, social and economic development, and arts and culture to name a few.

Central elements for the project were to:

Create new satellite points of contact

This is done to extend the territorial coverage of services to the province’s English-speaking communities within the existing regional organizations.

Expand into new sectors of activity other than health

We’re diversifying the mandate of organizations currently working in a single activity sector (health) by turning them into multipurpose organizations (employment, culture, economic development, youth development, etc.).

Translate key documents for increased accessibility

We make it easier for local and regional organizations to raise awareness about their issues on the national stage, which is key to supporting project development.

Increase representation with government stakeholders

Increase the organizations’ ability to represent their communities within regional, provincial, and national organizations.

This initiative is financed by

Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise

ERCC Participating Organizations

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • North Shore Community Association

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation


  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • 4Korners

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action


  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Regional Association of West Quebecers

  • Voice of English-speaking Québec (V.E.Q.)

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Collective Community Services

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

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