Submitted by Lindsey Bertrand on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 21:25
The Poverty Reduction Action Committee (PRAC) is a space for everyone to share, learn, and put it all into practice. At their April meeting, they hosted a special workshop on Communications Strategy and making campaigns more effective. Participants learned about designing the most effective slogans and images, and making the best use of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter so that their message is loud and clear.
Submitted by Lindsey Bertrand on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 18:00
A twenty-minute overview of Google Analytics geared toward participants in Vancouver's new Groundswell Academy, who are looking to build social enterprises, co-ops, and non-profits. Check out the presentation slides here.
Submitted by Lindsey Bertrand on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 19:59
Privacy experts spoke about threats to civil liberties in the context of electronic surveillance. Amidst recent reports of federal concerns over foreign control of Canada’s online networks, the panel promises to address threats to both personal privacy rights as well as national security.
Submitted by Lindsey Bertrand on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 20:10
Lindsey talks about building the coalition of citizen and consumer groups that pushed back against Bell's takeover of Astral Media, and led the public engagement campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca. The campaign led to the CRTC rejecting Bell's bid to aquire Astral.
Submitted by Lindsey Bertrand on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 19:20
In Canada, the Conservative majority government is currently pushing legislation that would give authorities unchecked powers to monitor your online activity with little oversight and no need for a warrant. The cost of these new spying requirements will increase dramatically -- and be passed on to you.