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Electoral reform…soon!? Please?

Last Thursday I worked as a “Deputy Returning Officer” in the provincial Ontario elections, district 15, poll 88. Despite the boredom and gruelling hours, I appreciated the introspection it provided into the electoral process at work in Canada. And just how needlessly complicated and archaic it is. With voting levels approaching all-time lows, pollsters are […]

Reflections on having worked the Ontario elections

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to work as a “Deputy Returning Officer” in the provincial Ontario elections, district 15, poll 88. Here’s a few things I learned: No resumé, interview or background check is administered to work the election. I got my position from filling out a form after voting in advance polling. Just […]

Technology strategy for non-profits

Update: Added links I mentioned during my presentation. This evening I will be presenting at TechSoup at their inaugural event for their Net Tuesday Technology Planning series. I created the following Prezi, that I want to share with you:

GoC Web 2.0 wish list for 2011 (Part 3)

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. See Part 1 here. A year and a half ago I posted “GoC Web 2.0 wish list“. For 2011, I decided to reinvigorate the post with this update. Here’s my 10-point wish list. 10 departments, 10 wishes. Part 3: The rest. #8: GCPEDIA: Support the user community I […]

GoC Web 2.0 wish list for 2011 (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3-part series. See Part 1 here. A year and a half ago I posted “GoC Web 2.0 wish list“. For 2011, I decided to reinvigorate the post with this update. Here’s my 10-point wish list. 10 departments, 10 wishes. Part 2: Departments on my radar #4: Natural Resources Canada […]

Do you know about Ignite presentations?

Spear-headed by O’Reilly media, they are 5 minute presentations, with slides advancing every 15 seconds. The idea is great. We’ve all been there; the presentations with a 400-word essay on one slide, that never end, with quizzical imagery and obscure messaging. If the messiahs are still claiming that powerpoint is dead, then Ignite re-invigorates into […]

3 types of events to support Social Learning

Social learning: “Social learning refers to the acquisition of social competence that happens exclusively or primarily in a social group.” Social learning excels in topics that are too new, too complex or too fast-changing, nailing them down in written form is difficult. You’ve come across it: the knowledge is developed right there, in person, with […]

Now, in Toronto

Last month, after 4 years in the Federal Government of Canada, I packed up and moved to Toronto, in search of change and new horizons, and to join friends and family. I’m also happy to join the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants as their Online Capacity Development Facilitator. I am very excited about the […]

Government web 2.0 & roles/services

I made this graphic a long time ago when I was aligning types of Web 2.0 according to roles in Government.

Web 2.0 Vision statement for Government

A “Vision statement” is valuable for any strategic planning (right up there with elaborating the Mission statement & Values). For a few months now I have been sharing one that I developed a while ago. It takes a step back and reiterates the reason public servants and government want or need Web 2.0: to improve […]