First established in 1982, RAWQ is a not-for-profit association dedicated to serving and supporting the minority English-speaking community (ESC) in the Outaouais. It plays a significant role in initiatives that support the ESC in the Outaouais by means of advocacy, networking, information and programs for youth, seniors and more.
To serve and support the English-speaking population of the Outaouais
Supporting the English-speaking community in West Quebec.
A healthy English-speaking community in a secure French-speaking Quebec.
A strong Quebec in a united Canada.
The Regional Association of West Quebecers is funded by the Federal Government, under the Collaboration Agreement, and sponsored, primarily, through the Department of Canadian Heritage under their Official Languages Support Program.
In addition, RAWQ undertakes individual projects which may be funded, or partially funded, by various levels of government - municipal, provincial, federal - or by fundraising activities initiated by RAWQ and its members.
Furthermore, there are times when RAWQ may participate in a province-wide project initiated and funded by another organization.
Finally, and by no means least, RAWQ receives financial support from its membership, in the form of membership fees and donations.
The Regional Association of West Quebecers is a member of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)