Communications and Federal Identity

Management of communications, federal identity, managing government communications and requirements for advertising, public opinion research, social media and web communications

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Communications and Federal Identity, Policy on

Gives context and rules for how the Government of Canada (GC) enables communication with the public about policies, programs, services and initiatives, including the administration of the GC official symbols. 

Communications, Directive on the Management of

Provides rules for managing and coordinating communications, including procedures for advertising, public opinion research, social media and web communications. 

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Communications and Federal Identity

Communications and Federal Identity, Policy on

Gives context and rules for how the Government of Canada (GC) enables communication with the public about policies, programs, services and initiatives, including the administration of the GC official symbols. 

Communications, Directive on the Management of

Provides rules for managing and coordinating communications, including procedures for advertising, public opinion research, social media and web communications. 

Official languages communication with the public

Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations, Directive on the Implementation of the

Enables the Government of Canada to minimize the risks of applications for remedy before the courts because of an institutions’ violation of the public’s rights to communicate with that institutions and receive services from it in the official language of their choice. 

Official Languages for Communications and Services, Directive on

Gives sound and consistent practices and procedures for deputy heads (or their delegates) in the area of communications with the public and employees, as well as the services provided to them. 

Publishing

Publishing, Procedures for

Outlines procedures to ensure the ready availability and efficient, cost-effective publication of your communications products. 

Web and social media

Acceptable Network and Device Use, Policy on

Ensures that employees use government electronic networks and devices in an acceptable manner, and provides employees with open access to the Internet, including Web 2.0 tools and services. 

Canada.ca Content and Information Architecture Specification

This is a design manual that provides user-tested templates, navigation and information architecture models for presenting and organizing content for Canada.ca. 

Canada.ca Content Style Guide

These are the rules to create web content that can be easily found, understood and used. They are based on writing principles and techniques that help make web content clear and adapted to the needs of all people. 

Web Accessibility, Standard on

Ensures the uniform application of a high level of web accessibility across Government of Canada websites and web applications. 

Web Interoperability, Standard on

Improves Canadians’ web experience by using technologies that support mobile devices and by making information technology easier to use in order to find government information. 

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