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Portrait of Quebec’s English-speaking communities


For an introduction to Quebec's English-speaking communities, consult this article from the Canadian Encyclopedia by QUESCREN Research Associate Patrick Donovan.

The communities today

These fast figures and infographics on Canada's official-languague minorities compiled by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages provide a useful overview.

For more detailed information on the communities today, consult these baseline data reports and individual community portraits produced by the Community Health and Social Services Network. This map [PDF, 2.8 MB] provides a general overview of the regional distribution of English speakers.

The Official Languages Branch Research Team at Canadian Heritage has developed the Official Language Minority Communities Dashboard, an interactive tool that presents numerous indicators using data from the 2016 Canadian Census for all provinces and economic regions in the country. 

Statistics Canada provides many data tables on official language minority communities, and more general ones on language. They have also published the following documents: 

The Government of Quebec provides statistics on school attendance (French only).


Community organizations

Many community groups are listed in the Quebec Community Groups Network member page and the Regional Development Network list of founding members.

Additional resources

For studies and other documents about Quebec's English-speaking communities, consult Brendan O'Donnell's bibliography, with an online interface produced by QUESCREN, the Community Knowledge Open Library (CKOL), as well as the list of QUESCREN's publications

The bibliographic database of the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM) also contains references to articles, books and reports from the academic, community and government sectors.

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