Outaouais Live! is a 12-part, English-language, arts magazine format series to be filmed at various locations throughout the Outaouais. It will showcase musicians, artists of various practice, galleries, and cultural and performance spaces, all with a somewhat uptown vibe. Produced with the 100 Mile Arts Network.
To increase access to information services and community events in English.
To strengthen the capacity of West Quebec's English language institutions and community associations through cooperation and networking at the Regional, Provincial and National levels.
RAWQ's communication tools currently consist of a website, newsletters, eBulletins and eShout-outs, Social Media, City Life TV show, Promotional Material, press releases and written submissions to newspapers
- General Public
- Partner Groups
- Federal Government
- Provincial Government
- Municipal Government
- Community and Cultural Groups
- Must support RAWQ's Mandate and Mission
- Must be consistent with RAWQ policies and practices
- Must support the objectives and goals outlined in the RAWQ Strategic Plan
- Must respond in a timely manner to emergent key issues in a regional or provincial level
The television program City Life has propelled RAWQ in the public eye and therefor requires us to develop a communication plan that is adequate to respond to our increased exposure and likely an increased demand for information and referrals.
|E-bulletins||Inform||As needed no more than 1 per month||Administration and Communications Director|
|Newsletter||Educate and inform||Sent electronically and by mail every 3 months||Administration and Communications Director|
|Ad-hoc E-Shots||Points of information||Sent electronically as warranted by events, activities or news relevant to our members||Administration and Communications Director|
|Event Promotional Material||Promote participation at our events||At least one month prior to event||Fundraising and Events Committee|
|Calendar of Events||To encourage members to schedule their attendance at our events||Monthly||Executive Director|
|Web Site||To provide a repository of information members can access at their convenience||Daily update||Administration and Communications Director|
|Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)||Information as it happens||Daily update||Administration and Communications Director|
|Special Reports||To provide an in-depth examination of an issue||As required by the issue||Executive Director|
|City Life on MAtv||Broadcast about the English-speaking community in the Outaouais||Shot once a week and diffused on MAtv between 5 and 10 times a week||Executive Director and Researcher (Board member)|
|Press Releases||Specific news pertaining to the organization||As required||Administration and Communications Director|
Every two to three years, we will conduct a "Member Needs Survey" to probe what issues or services they would like our organization to offer and evaluate if we are responding adequately. We will repeat the exercise of setting out a schedule of communications to our target audience. These would include:
- Prospective members/donors;
- Governments (municipal, regional, provincial, federal);
- Media (public and sector-specific);
- Suppliers, sponsors and strategic partners;
- Other associations or stakeholders.