Public lecture by Dr. Reginald Bibby

On November 30th, the ESCC and the Office for English Pastoral Services are co-hosting a public lecture by the well-known Canadian sociologist, Dr. Reginald Bibby.    Dr. Bibby holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge and the author of numerous books which examine trends in Canadian society.  He has spent his academic career monitoring, speaking and writing about these trends, particularly regarding youth and religion.  In 2016, he co-authored with Angus Reid the book Canada’s Catholics.  The title of Dr. Bibby’s November 30th talk is, Being Pro-Religious, Low Religious, and No Religious in Montreal: A Mirror of Canada & the World and will draw on material from his most recent book, Resilient Gods, which is the fifth in his “Gods” series which has tracked developments in religious practice and belief in Canada.

This is a free, public lecture and will take place at Loyola High School, 2477 West Broadway, Montreal.  There will be a wine & cheese reception to follow.  Please R.S.V.P at or (514) 937-2301 ext. 252

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Senior Isolation Workshop

According to 2016 Census, the number of one-person households has surpassed that of all other types of living arrangements.  The English-speaking seniors of Quebec face greater challenges than the majority-language population as their ability to gain services in their official language is not always guaranteed and the out-migration of friends and family means a narrower circle of support during times of ill-health or crisis.  This, in turn, leads to a higher degree of isolation amongst an already vulnerable senior population.  In collaboration with the Father Dowd Foundation, the ESCC will be hosting a workshop on Friday, November 24th which will showcase the pilot project of Senior’s Action Quebec  entitled GPS (Getting to Programs and Services).  In the afternoon, the Council will host Elder Law specialist, Ann Soden.  Seniors will be invited to attend to listen to Ann and to ask their own questions regarding legal issues that apply specifically to them. 

This workshop will take place at the New Hope Senior Citizen’s Centre in NDG.  Would you like more information?  Give us a call or drop us a line at the Council offices’.

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English Speaking Catholic Council
1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal
H3H 1J9

Tel: (514) 937-2301, ext. 252 or 256