Programs and projectsThe Gaspesian Way
Arts, Culture & Heritage
English-speaking Gaspé has much to celebrate – talented local artists, a rich history to share, and established cultural organizations.
CASA works to support and promote the cultural and creative expression of the community by offering various activities and creating new products.
- From April to June 2020, CASA will host Building Bridges through First Nations Art, a series of art workshops aimed at sharing the rich artistic culture of the Mi’gmaq community.
- Planning for a bilingual youth play is now underway, check back for updates!
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Homegrown – A Collection of Gaspesian Writings
144 pages, 2019
Homegrown is a collection of writings from Gaspesians of all ages. Songs, fairy tales, poems and short stories present a glimpse into the collective imagination of the English-speaking community of the Gaspé Coast.
Colour Me Gaspé – A Gaspesian Colouring Book for All Ages
49 pages, 2018
Scenic photos presenting the beauty and heritage of the region have been transformed into colouring pages. The photos, taken by community members, are also presented in full colour with accompanying descriptions.
G is for Gaspé – An Alphabet of the Gaspé
36 pages, 2011
G is for Gaspé presents the art of 26 Gaspesians, a different artist for each letter of the alphabet. On each page, there is a four-line poem for children, and below, informative text for adults..
Regional and Economic Development
Regional Tourism Action Plan 2018-2021
In 2018, CASA designed a regional tourism action plan to foster the increased participation in the tourism industry by English speakers and to encourage a greater number of English speakers to visit the region. In order to reach the goals of increased participation in the industry and greater visitor numbers, work is now underway to:
1 – Implement a bilingual services identification program that would allow English-speaking tourists to identify industry members who offer English services.
2 – Create a culture and heritage route that presents the tangible and intangible culture and heritage elements of the community.
Regional Development Initiative for Eastern Quebec (RDIEQ)
This initiative is coordinated by CASA in partnership with the Coasters Association, the North Shore Community Association, Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, and the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders. The central objective of the project is to establish a network to help member organizations take advantage of changes to policies and programs in order to generate benefits for the English-speaking population. Its main activities will be to share knowledge, exercise leadership, and develop strategic approach for regional social and economic development, based on cooperation, resource-sharing and strategic development.
1 – Côte-Nord
2 – Côte-Nord
North Shore Community Association (NSCA)
3 – Bas-Saint-Laurent
Heritage Lower St. Lawrence (HLSL)
4 – Gaspésie
Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA)
5 – Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI)
Mobilization of the English-speaking Community of the Gaspé Coast
The goal of this project is to ensure that the community is better informed of regional plans and policies, to develop an action plan for the English-speaking community, to increase communications between English language organizations serving the community, and between these organizations and decision-makers, and to encourage involvement in regional development.