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Sylvia Martin-Laforge

Director General
Participates in 1 Session

Sylvia Martin-Laforge, who has been the Director General of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) for almost 15 years, has vast experience at the federal government and government of Ontario dealing with linguistic minority communities as well as women’s and indigenous people’s issues. Prior to her taking the helm at QCGN, Martin-Laforge was involved in policy and program development in employment equity and linguistic duality. 

In 2012, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal which honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Sessions in which Sylvia Martin-Laforge participates

Thursday 4 November, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:50 PM
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM | 50 minutes
Language laws - QuebecCanadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsCEGEPs

Moderator: Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General, Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)Speakers:Richard Bourhis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, UQAM"On the Planned Declin...

Sessions in which Sylvia Martin-Laforge attends

Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour
Higher educationPlurilingualism

Welcome remarks:Lorraine O'Donnell, Research Associate, QUESCREN; Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia UniversityWilliam Floch, Assistant Secretary, Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d'expression anglaise  Opening Keynote AddressModerator: Brian Lewis,...

Angelica Galante

Keynote speaker

Lorraine O’Donnell

Master of ceremonies

William Floch

Master of ceremonies
2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 50 minutes
Demographics - Quebec English-language schoolsFirst Official Language SpokenEmployability

Moderator: John McMahon, Director General, Vanier CollegeSpeakers:D'Arcy Springate-Floch, Data Analyst, Playfair Statistics "Comparing the Presence o...

Friday 5 November, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:10 PM
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM | 50 minutes
KeynoteOfficial Linguistic Minority CommunitiesDemographics - Canada

Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages of CanadaThe Future of Education in an Official-Language Minority Setting: Demographic Change and New Points of ViewCanada’s demographic landscape is in constant evolution; it is also very different than what it was half a century ago, when the Official Languages Act was first adopted. Our population is becoming increasingly diver...