The Centre for Civic Governance presents:
Catalyzing Conversations: Innovative Strategies for Engaging the Public
Saturday, March 17th, 2-4pm
Delta Bessborough Hotel, Kelsey Room
Philippe Leclerc, Interactive Communications Manager, City of Regina
Phillipe Leclerc has been working in the Interactive field for 13 years. His work as Interactive Communications Manager for the City of Regina has been to help implement a full scale social media program as part of its regular communications operations. The City’s social media strategy is to use the tools to extend and complement existing communication channels and customer service initiatives. The tools have also proved to be a valuable resource for citizens when a story or event is not “big” enough to gain the attention of traditional media.
Today, the City of Regina maintains a thriving Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube channel.
Dan Meades – Director, Vibrant Communities Calgary
Dan is originally from St John’s, Newfoundland where he studied English and Business at Memorial University before starting his career in community development and poverty reduction. Dan’s work has led him throughout Canada, Europe, the United States and West Africa; all the while his focus has been on community change and civic empowerment. Dan is driven by the thought that our world can be a better place for everyone in it and prides himself on working to give a voice to populations that are not always heard. Dan is currently the director of Vibrant Communities Calgary an organization that “works to achieve a substantial and sustained reduction in the number of Calgarians living in poverty” and “to grow the social, economic and political engagement of Calgarians in their community.”