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Meeting information[edit]

Date and location[edit]

  • Date: 22 March 2018
  • Location: Online



APG 2018 H1[edit]


Other budgets[edit]

Manawan WikiClub Multimedia Equipment Rapid Grant[edit]


Ottawa-Gatineau WikiClub Photographic Equipment Rapid Grant[edit]



Story telling[edit]

Benoit Rochon mentions that he met with the responsible people for the grants from the WMF who are asking Wikimedia Canada for more "story telling" in its reports and not only numbers for metrics. He proposes to publish on the blog of the WMF which will be more read than Wikimedia Canada's activity report. He shares an example and a template of blog post.

Marie D. Martel proposes to organize ourselves and to have an objective, for example one article per month. Benoit Rochon proposes to put in place a calendar where we can volunteer to write a blog post one after the other.

Benoit Rochon will write a blog post for the Francophone Contribution Month.

Members of the Committee outside of the Board[edit]

Benoit Rochon proposes to include people from outside the Board on the Programs Committee. Jean-Philippe Béland reminds the Committee that the Board decided that all committees must only include members of the Board; we would need a decision of the Board before we can do it. The Programs Committee agreed with the idea. Benoit Rochon will launch a Board decision by email.

Recent activities[edit]

Francophone Contribution Month[edit]

Benoit Rochon, for the 5th consecutive time, organized the Francophone Contribution Month. He insists that for future editions, the involvement of employees of Wikimedia France will be necessary. Jean-Philippe Béland mentions that if Wikimedia France can not, we have the option to include a paid project manager for this project on the same model as Art+Feminism.

Upcoming activities[edit]

Purchase of equipment[edit]

  • One scanner by Benoit Rochon.

Book fair of Trois-Rivières[edit]

Activity by Lëa-Kim Chateauneuf on 23 March 2018. She will give a presentation about Wikimedia projects to the participants who are all employees of libraries with an invited author or illustrator. She will also try to take pictures of notable perople.

Cégep de Trois-Rivières[edit]

Lëa-Kim Chateauneuf has been invited, on 3 April 2018, to present, to the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, about he professional career, including a contribution workshop to Wikipedia.


A commemorative workshop will be hosted with invitees for professionals as part of the 75th anniversary of the Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED).

Festin de livre de l'Outaouais[edit]

On 29 April 2018, Jean-Philippe Béland will host a Wikipedia contribution workshop as part of the "Espace patrimoine" of the Festin de livre de l'Outaouais.


Canadian History Museum[edit]

Jean-Philippe Béland met with the Canadian History Museum. They are interested to emulated the scanning GLAM project of BAnQ.


Lëa-Kim Chateauneuf is in contact with Arcmtl (Archives Montréal) which have archives and they are interested in launching a scanning project.

Université de Montréal[edit]

There is a project in January 2019 to expose the project Conrad Poirier around the digital commons. There will most likely be a grant request for printing.

Indigenous projects[edit]

Grant for multimedia equipment for Manawan[edit]

Wikimedia Canada has received the funds. Jean-Philippe Béland and Benoit Rochon will communicate with Thérèse Ottawa.


We did not received any replies for this project. Jean-Philippe Béland and Benoit Rochon will try to contact them again.

Other projects and WikiClubs[edit]

Grant for multimedia equipment for Ottawa[edit]

We do not have any news from the requesters. Jean-Philippe Béland will take care of it.


Photoshoot with Radio-Canada[edit]

Benoit Rochon proposes the idea to improve the pictures of notable people by hosting a photographic workshop at the tower of Radio-Canada. Lëa-Kim Chateauneuf will begin to organize it with Benoit Rochon.