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Media & Communications

This Media and Communications department provides the following services:

Community Engagement

• Maintaining MNCFN website
• Producing newsletter/flyers
• Developing communications materials as required (pamphlets, presentations, advertisements etc.)
• Maintaining social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)
• Development, implementation, and reporting of surveys

Relationship Building

• Building relationships with other Mississauga First Nations, Indigenous groups, municipalities, province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada.
• Building relationships with community organizations such as community foundations, churches, conservation groups, educators etc.
• Facilitating information flow between MNCFN and regional organizations such as COO and the AFN.

Public Relations

• Facilitating media relations (coordinating interviews, providing information, writing and distributing press releases/statements)
• Writing speeches and correspondences
• Preparing Chief and Council for public engagements & meetings
• Ensuring Chief and Council are aware of matters of special interest
• Ensuring staff are aware of matters of special interest including funding and networking opportunities

Event Coordination and Participation

• Coordinating MNCFN meetings and events such as the monthly gatherings and cultural events
• Writing minutes
• Facilitating MNCFN involvement in events held throughout MNCFN Treaty Lands and Territory including major events such as the Invictus and NAIG games through the Major Events Committee

Internal Communications

• Development and maintenance of event calendar
• Recording minutes and reporting for special meetings
• Ensuring internal communications processes are efficient. Examples of current processes under consideration include:
• Transition from paper to digital communications
• Improved communications in meetings (audio recording for minutes, skype set-up, wireless laptop presentations)
• Development of intranet (internal website)
• Limited computer training services

Development and Implementation of Communications Strategies for Council and all MNCFN Departments

• Determining communications objectives for each department and business venture
• Developing key messaging, segmenting and targeting audiences, determining tactics
• Developing plans for implementation and evaluation of communications strategies
• Consulting with Council and departments as needed for individual projects

MNCFN Branding and Quality Control

• Developing communications policy
• Developing brand guidelines
• Ensuring all outgoing communications are free of errors, professionally formatted, and adhere to the MNCFN communications policy and brand guidelines