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Appointment of the Vice-President[edit]

Conference by Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec.


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf as Acting Vice President of Wikimedia Canada. Her professionalism, her sense of duty and her enthusiasm are assets for our association. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome her! Good continuation ! Benoit Rochon (talk) 19:30, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

New visual signature of Wikimedia[edit]

Wmf diagram VIG 11.png
Wikimedia Canada logo.svg Wikimedia Canada logo black.svg


In 2016, Wikimedia Foundation gave itself a new visual signature replacing its colorful logo with a black logo, more elegant. (See wmf:Visual identity guidelines) I adapted Wikimedia Canada accordingly (see before and after here).

I was wondering if you agreed to change the logo at the top left of our site with the new visual identity? Benoit Rochon (talk) 19:50, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

2-Year membership error[edit]

  • The '2018 and 2019 membership' payment option does not appear to be working. The error I receive is: "Things don't appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later." The 2018 new membership and 2018 membership renewal (single) appears to be working. Mkdw (talk) 19:31, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
    Just a quick note that this is currently still occuring. The error I received was something on the lines of "wrong amount". Snowolf (talk) 17:04, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you, I will give a notice to the Treasurer who is in charge of those pages at the next board meeting. JP Béland (WMCA) (talk) 16:44, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2019[edit]

Hello my northern neighbors! I'm sure you too have trouble with local outreach. The CentralNotice software was principally designed for national fundraising campaigns. In 2016, WM-NYC filed a task to allow CentralNotice (the banners on top of article pages) to target readers in local areas. Efforts have stalled and to spur progress it would be great if you could support it in the Community Wishlist Survey. Voting ends November 30.

How effective would this be? In 2011, CentralNotices were ran for Wikipedia's 10th birthday. WM-NYC had to cut pre-registration early, unable to accommodate the shear number of people signing up. We could've found a venue if we knew turnout was at that size, but prior and subsequent birthdays without a CentralNotices had less than 10th the RSVPs. Dispenser (talk) 12:00, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


Not sure if this has been discussed before, but have we considered sending our Board Chair to the next Chairpersons meeting in 2019? I think there would be a lot of value in doing so. Mkdw (talk) 08:32, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello Mkdw, are you talking about the chairpersons meeting in Berlin in March? Benoit Rochon (talk) 20:33, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
I do not have any information about the next one, but yes, I am talking about the "next" one "in 2019". I only linked the 2018 in the name to reference what meeting I am referring to. Will you be attending Benoit? Mkdw (talk) 23:04, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Hello Mkdw. This year, Vice-President Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf represents Wikimedia Canada at the Wikimedia Summit 2019 in Berlin. Thanks for asking and happy new year 2019! Benoit Rochon (talk) 09:26, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

New Membership[edit]

Hi, I would like to be more involved with the chapter in Canada. I became a member in early June, but have not heard anything since. --Mehrvellous (talk) 13:29, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[edit]

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:13, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[edit]

06:53, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[edit]


The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 22 January 2020 (UTC)