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Join us for an unprecedented full-day gathering of New Brunswick women and men, coming together to commit to gender balance in elected office and encourage more women to run.
Guest speaker: Hon. Sheila Copps
Visit Women for 50% 2018’s Facebook page for more information on their campaign.
CBC News. Onetime deputy PM Sheila Copps lends voice to N.B.’s Women for 50%, April 6, 2017. (video)
CBC Information Morning. Sheila Copps interview with Terry Sequin, April 6, 2017. (audio)
New Brunswick Women’s Council. Un congrès sans précédent au Nouveau-Brunswick, April 7, 2017.
Pre-event news coverage to date:
Brunswickan. Women Pushing for Representation in Legislature, March 27, 2017.
Huddle Today. “Because in New Brunswick it’s still 1977.” January 11, 2017.
919TheBend. “High Profile N.B. Women Pushing For More Female Candidates In 2018 Election.” January 11, 2017
CBC News New Brunswick. “Work begins now to elect more women to legislature in 2018.” January 11, 2017.
Acadie Nouvelle. “Un mouvement pour 50% de femmes à l’Assemblée législative en 2018.” 11 janvier 2017
The Order of Canada and the Walrus Foundation are jointly presenting The Walrus Talks Conversations About Canada: We Desire a Better Country, a national tour featuring 50 members of the Order and 50 youth leaders to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest honours,” said Governor General David Johnston. “Its motto, Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam (They desire a better country), is the source of inspiration for this one-of-a-kind speakers’ series. The diverse and compelling examples of excellence that it will showcase will inspire Canadians and invite them to imagine the Canada of tomorrow.”
The tour runs from March 1 to June 1, 2017 in 13 provinces and territories in just 13 weeks. The tour will connect members of the Order of Canada and Canada’s next generation of young leaders with communities across Canada on what our future as a country could and should be.
All of the events will be streamed live online and rebroadcast by CBC Radio and CPAC.
For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.thewalrus.ca/canada150.
The Governor-General’s office and the publisher, Figure.1, have brought together 50 stories of those who proudly wear the snowflake insignia in one book, They Desire A Better Country: The Order of Canada in 50 Stories.
This anniversary collection tells the stories of just 50 of the nearly 7,000 remarkable individuals who collectively hold Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Written by Lawrence Scanlan and translated by Daniel Poliquin, O.C., this book is about Canadians of every age, from coast to coast to coast, and celebrates the breathtaking diversity of Canadian achievements, all of which have made a lasting impact on our country.
This book will be available for purchase in February 2017. Every living member of the Order will receive a copy as will every high school and library system in the country.
A morning workshop
for journalists and news-watchers
CBC reporter and Twitter maven Kady O’Malley will be joining the presentation team at a
workshop next week for news and information professionals.
The National Press Club of Canada is offering this professional development workshop
on social media for journalists and others interested in understanding the craft on
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Adobe Systems, 343 Preston Street, Tower ll in the
Learn how journalists use social media to gather the news. Find out how to feed into the
24X7 news cycle using these techniques. Register for this unique opportunity at
Susan Murphy, Co-Founder and Digital Media Specialist at Jester Creative Inc. will be
leading this half-day workshop, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Social media’s impact on traditional marketing and journalism practices
– News breaks on Twitter first
– New media communications tools (blogs, podcasts, video)
Finding your online audience
– The importance of listening
– How to connect with people in the online world
How to establish realistic social media marketing goals
– Social media goals – it’s not about numbers
– Establishing business goals that make sense
Developing effective social media strategies
– Creating spaces
– Measuring success
Managing your social media time wisely
– Time saving social media tools
– Focusing on what’s important to you
– Scaling social media
All training materials, which may include presentation slides, relevant links and supporting
information will be provided in electronic form to course participants. These materials will be
provided via email after the workshop.
About the Instructor
Susan Murphy has 24 years of experience in media and communications, with 15 years
experience as a web site designer and digital content specialist. Susan is a former
television producer with hundreds of local and national programs to her credit ranging
from news to arts and entertainment. She has been working with social media since
Susan has 20 years of experience as a trainer, and has developed course content
for delivery in both the public and private sectors. She regularly delivers social media
training courses to a variety of private and public sector clients. More information about
Susan’s experience can be found at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/suzemuse.
October is women’s history month and there is much to celebrate. However, the advances we have enjoyed are under attack, in Canada and abroad. The Republican candidate for American president thinks the key to women’s political involvement is the requirement to leave work in time to get supper on the table. In our country, the Conservatives continue the attack on reproductive rights of women. In this month that honours the Famous Five, those courageous women who fought for our right to vote, we should all do our part for equality.
I have recently taken on responsibility for the Liberal Party’s Judy LaMarsh fund. In the next few months, Liberals across the country will organize activities in support of the Judy Fund. Please join Liberal Member of Parliament Dr. Carolyn Bennett at the end of the month at a Parliamentary Scaraoke Party. Just follow my web link and I will see you there. If you want to host your own party, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue Reading
© 2017 Sheila Copps.