The Royal Canadian Legion is reaching out to Canadians via Facebook Live For the first time. The first event, held on Oct. 28, was a live stream of the Legion’s first-ever virtual Poppy Drop on Parliament Hill. The feed reached over 1.6 million Facebook users. The Legion will also create a Facebook Live event for the Remembrance Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 in Ottawa.
Canadian Heritage Minister, the HonourableMélanie Joly, hosted the last of six in-person discussions this week in Edmonton on Canadian Content in a Digital World. The cross-country discussions followed a pre-consultation questionnaire completed by close to 10,000 people. Canadians have until Nov. 25 to provide their input.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents From the Margins to the Mainstream: What’s Next for Digital Disruptors on Nov. 15 in Toronto. Moderated by The Globe and Mail’s senior media editor Simon Houpt, the discussion will centre on what’s next for BuzzFeed, Twitter and VICE, now that they have a strong foothold in the Canadian media industry. The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.
EA Sports is teaming up with YouTube star Spencer FC and Movember to raise funds and awareness to support men’s mental health and suicide prevention programs. EA Sports will be donating $200,000, along with starting their own fundraising network on Movember.com and recruiting gamers to join the EA Sports Team. Spencer FC also live streamed a 24-hour gaming marathon Nov. 4.