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Communications Committee

Mandate: Provide leadership, oversight and guidance to the Region to communicate effectively internally between the Region and the Communities of Faith and externally between the Region and The United Church of Canada and the general public.

 

Membership:
– Chair
– Secretary
– Designated Individuals 3
– Website Administrator – Staff Support
– Office Manager – Staff Support

 

Duties:
– recommend on communications vision, policies and matters relating Region
– promote and cultivate the use of the most effective of technology (communications and audio/visual) for the meetings of the Region and in its communications with the Communities of Faith
– use all appropriate media outlets to inform members of The United Church of Canada and the general public of the policies, positions, events and stories of the Region
– encourage the Region, the Communities of Faith to use the publications and resources of the United Church; particularly the United Church Observer
– recommend on the most appropriate social media platforms to communicate and receive feedback on matters of interest and importance to the Region
– review existing UC policies and create necessary policies concerning communications
– recommend on the use and materials related to the Regional website
– advise on branding, format, messaging and content in print media
– encourage and assist each Committee within the Division in the use of clusters and networking to help in communications and sharing of information within their Region

 

Skills/Experiences:
– have a vision for effective communications
– knowledge in communications and marketing
– knowledge and experience in the use of the various social media platforms
– understanding of United Church policies and procedures

 

Accountability/Reporting: Through the Division of Regional Services and Support to the Regional Council and Regional Executive on a regular basis. (As often as needed or required.)

 

Powers:  Must refer decisions to the Division of Regional Services and Support except the following:
– any matters covered within approved budgets