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Basic information[edit]

Grant details[edit]

Official project name
Programs 2013
Project start date (include month, day, and year)
1 April 2013
Project completion date (include month, day, and year)
31 December 2013
Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences
Over the course of 9 months Wikimedia Canada will participate in Wiki Loves Monuments, organize contribution days at local libraries and execute a Wikipedia in the classroom program. Our theme for 2013 is to focus on a higher conversion ratio from participant to long term contributor to the movement.

Financial details[edit]

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Grantee details[edit]

See the eligibility requirements for more information.

Are you an organization, an individual, or an individual submitting on behalf of a group?
Are you a for-profit entity?
Answer YES or NO.
Are you able to provide local proof of nonprofit status within your country?
Answer YES or NO.
Yes, previously provided to the WMF
Does your organization currently employ any fulltime or part-time staff or contractors?
Answer YES or NO.
If you answered YES, please indicate how many. You may use fractions or percentages for part-time staff if appropriate.
EX: 4 fulltime staff and 2 part-time contractors (50% each).
If yes, please provide a list of their job functions, or a link to your organization's staff page, if it lists all employees and contractors employed or engaged by your organization.
EX: A complete list of staff and contractors is available at

Contact information[edit]

Primary contact name
Linda Chew
Primary contact username or email
Primary contact title (position within the organization)
Treasurer, Wikimedia Canada

If this project will be executed by someone other than the primary contact for your organization, please list that person's details here:

Project lead name
Same as primary contact
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Same as primary contact
Project lead title (position), if any
Same as primary contact

Goals and measures of success[edit]

Project goal[edit]

This statement describes what will be accomplished if the project is successful.
The goal of this project is to engage the Canadian public and convert participants to movement contributors. To further strengthen the relationship with existing editors and encourage them to maintain interest in the movement.

Measures of success[edit]

Provide a list of measurable criteria will you use to determine if your project was successful. You will need to report on the success of your project according to these measures after your project is completed.
We will consider this project a success if we are able to establish a volunteer base in more than one Canadian city, interested in hosting open door contribution workshops. These workshops may take the form of classroom activities or drop in days at the local library.

Project scope and activities[edit]

This section describes what will happen if this project is funded.

List of activites
What will happen if this project is funded? Who will do what, and when?
Wikimedia Canada already has accumulated more than one member who works in a public school. These teachers have integrated Wikimedia content into their classrooms in the past and are seeking some support from other members who do not reside locally. Members of Wikimedia Canada have been developing relationships with local libraries as a direct result of media attention attracted from past outreach events. As the organization has been building credibility, these facilities have become interested in hosting our volunteers for outreach activities. We will seek to rally any interested party in taking advantage of these opportunities. Through our participation in Wiki Loves monuments, we will promote the movement in Canada and gain the opportunity to reach potential volunteers across Canada with the goal of conversion from contest participant to movement contributor.

Budget breakdown[edit]

Provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here

Note that grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Total project budget
Total amount requested
Are there additional sources of revenue that will fund any part of this project? List them here.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of nonfinancial assistance available. You should inform Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any such requirements now. PLACEHOLDER TEXT


This section is optional. It may be used to highlight the grantee's potential for successfully executing this project.

Consider including the following information:

  • List of team members (names or usernames)::
  • Onwiki evidence of community support (such as a project about this discussion):
  • Endorsements from community members or movement groups:
  • Special skills or qualifications this grantee or the project lead brings to this project:
  • Evidence of past success in executing similar projects:


This section will describe how the proposed project is related to the Wikimedia mission and Wikimedia's strategic priorities. It will also provide information about other benefits to Wikimedia communities.

Fit to strategy[edit]

How will this project support the key organizational objectives of,
  • increasing reach (more people being able to access or contribute to Wikipedia or our other projects),
  • participation (more people actually contributing),
  • quality (more useful content or higher quality existing content),
  • credibility (more trust in our projects),
  • organizational maturity and effectiveness (how it will move your chapter or the Wikimedia community as a whole forward),
  • or financial sustainability (how it will help your chapter achieve more in the long run)?
This statement should address at least one of the strategic priorities listed here specifically. See WMF Grants Program criteria for decisionmaking.


If your project will benefit a specific online community, please list that here. For example, English Wiktionary.

Provide a brief statement (about 1 paragraph) about how your project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement. Does your project fit into a work area such as GLAM, Education, Organization Development, Editor Retention, or Outreach?

If successful, does your project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations? Please explain how in 1 - 2 sentences.

Please list any other benefits that this project will produce.