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Message from the Executive Director

The challenges we face as a minority language community are complex. In a Francophone province, on a Francophone island, with our population under 1,000 people, the English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands must contend with a variety of issues.

 

Since 1987, the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders has been working for the well-being of our English-speaking community. CAMI has specifically targeted youth, as they are the future leaders of the community, implementing employability and employment measures to retain youth in the area, and increasing linguistic ability to broaden meaningful employment opportunities. CAMI has also invested extensively in tourism development to contribute to the economic growth of the community. By increasing local attractions and providing services in English as well as French, CAMI helps boost the number of visitors to the Islands. Ensuring access to health and social services and transportation, as well as meeting social needs, are also key objectives. Finally, in response to the aging population, CAMI helps provide the services required to assist the senior population.

 

The English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands is a community rich in history and culture. It is my privilege to be involved in its preservation and well-being. As executive director of CAMI, I have been honoured with the role of providing services to the community. I know that in the years to come we will face new hurdles, but I will help CAMI and my fellow Islanders meet them. We will continue to grow—to better understand our community, needs, and concerns—and to work toward a strong and engaged community that will flourish alongside our neighbours for generations to come.

 

Yours,

 

Helena Burke

Message from the Executive Director

The challenges we face as a minority language community are complex. In a Francophone province, on a Francophone island, with our population under 1,000 people, the English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands must contend with a variety of issues.

 

Since 1987, the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders has been working for the well-being of our English-speaking community. CAMI has specifically targeted youth, as they are the future leaders of the community, implementing employability and employment measures to retain youth in the area, and increasing linguistic ability to broaden meaningful employment opportunities. CAMI has also invested extensively in tourism development to contribute to the economic growth of the community. By increasing local attractions and providing services in English as well as French, CAMI helps boost the number of visitors to the Islands. Ensuring access to health and social services and transportation, as well as meeting social needs, are also key objectives. Finally, in response to the aging population, CAMI helps provide the services required to assist the senior population.

 

The English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands is a community rich in history and culture. It is my privilege to be involved in its preservation and well-being. As executive director of CAMI, I have been honoured with the role of providing services to the community. I know that in the years to come we will face new hurdles, but I will help CAMI and my fellow Islanders meet them. We will continue to grow—to better understand our community, needs, and concerns—and to work toward a strong and engaged community that will flourish alongside our neighbours for generations to come.

 

Yours,

 

Helena Burke