Facebook celebrates civic engagement, small businesses and local news innovation with a cross-Canada Tour
HALIFAX, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Facebook's Civic Boost tour will launch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with tour stops across the country, including Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Oshawa, ON; Vancouver, BC; and Calgary, AB. Focused on civic engagement, small business success, and local news innovation, the tour is a celebration of Facebook's commitment to election integrity across our family of apps and supporting economic growth across Canada. Each event includes training sessions led by Facebook and Instagram experts for political candidates, small businesses, and media publishers on best practices and strategies for success.
As part of Facebook's Canadian Election Integrity Initiative, programming will share ways to encourage civic engagement ahead of the federal election, how to spot misinformation online, efforts underway to ensure the integrity of our platform ahead of the 2019 federal election, as well as training for political candidates. Shining spotlight on women leaders in politics, Facebook has teamed up with Equal Voice, a national multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing women to all levels of political office in Canada, to host evening reception events.
In celebration of small businesses, the backbone of the Canadian economy, events will feature panel discussions with entrepreneurs sharing how they've connected with their communities and grown their businesses using Facebook and Instagram. And, as part of Facebook's ongoing support of local news innovation, we're inviting local media publishers to participate in training sessions where they will learn strategies to drive engagement. In addition, there will be opportunities for informal networking and conversations among all participants.
Free summit on how to use Facebook to support local business and encourage civic engagement online. Guests can register for the launch event and other tour stops by visiting: http://facebookcanadianelectionintegrityinitiative.com/civic-boost.html
WHEN AND WHERE
- Halifax: Thursday, May 2, 2019
- Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS
- Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Ottawa: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
- Ottawa Marriott 100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON
- Montreal: Friday, May 10, 2019
- Le Gare Viger 755 Berri St, Montreal, QC
- Oshawa: Monday May 13, 2019
- Jubilee Pavillion 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa, ON
- Vancouver: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- Vancouver, BC
- Calgary: Friday, June 14, 2019
- Calgary, AB
Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
Equal Voice representatives
Local community leaders, business owners, and community members
About Facebook Canada
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. More than 24 million Canadians use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. All other brand or product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
SOURCE Facebook Canada
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