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Grants:PEG/WM CA/Operations Supplement 2012

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Legal name of chapter
Wiki Canada
Grant contact name
Alan Walker
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Vice President
Project lead name
Linda Chew
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Full project name
Wikimedia Canada Operations Supplement 2012
Amount requested in USD
Provisional target start date
June 1st, 2012
Provisional completion date
December 31, 2012

Budget breakdown[edit]

A: In person board meeting Jan 29th, 2012[edit]

No Item Cost (CAD)
1 Benoit Rochon travel 777.28
2 Jeffery Nichols travel 480.71
3 Meal 179.48
Total 1437.47

B: University outreach[edit]

James Heilman is planning to speak at both Oxford University and at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust as discussed here regarding how Wikipedia relates to health care and ongoing efforts by the Wikipedia community to improve coverage. See WikiProject Medicine Translation Task Force.

C: Administrative support[edit]

No Item Cost (CAD)
1 Accounting / tax filing / Financial record keeping services 2000.00
Total 2000.00

D: Small community events[edit]

Events that reach small groups of up to 20 people for engaging the Wikimedia Community; they are intended to make the organization more agile and able to organize ad-hoc events where interest and volunteers materialize. They would be community-based gatherings with small expenses for rental, swag/brochures, refreshments and other small sundry items. Essentially, this an ad-hoc event support fund.

No Item Cost (CAD)
1 Small community events 2000.00
Total 2000.00

E: GLAM[edit]

GLAM relationship-building and meetings. These funds would be used to cover travel, parking, and miscellaneous expenses related to engaging institutions and groups for GLAM.

No Item Cost (CAD)
1 GLAM relationship-building 2000.00
Total 2000.00

F: Program review & Strategy planning[edit]

This planning meeting is intended to review the programs of 2012 and discuss strategy for Wikimedia Canada in 2013. A first draft of the 2013 budget will be prepared at this meeting. The framework for the WMF grant reports will be established.

No Item Cost (CAD)
1 Flights 3200.00
2 Hotel 1600.00
3 Meals 550.00
4 Local transport & facilities 650
Total 6000.00

Project goal[edit]

  • Increase the reach of the Wikimedia movement through public events promoting the projects and community
  • Invest in partnerships with academic institutions
  • Facilitate strategic planning for 2013 events and funding
  • Ensure proper maintenance of accounting records through proper bookkeeping, accounting systems and financial controls

Project scope and list of activities[edit]

Please see the budget breakdown section

Non-financial requirements[edit]

Not applicable for this grant.

Fit to strategy[edit]

Wikimedia Strategic Plan (2011-2015)

  • Stabilize infrastructure through regulatory compliance, solid financial controls and strategic planning
  • Increase participation through public events and coordination with institutions
  • Improve quality through partnerships with education institutions inspiring more engagement from the academic community
  • Increase reach by improving the visibility of Wikimedia Canada as a resource for non-English speaking Canadians

Other benefits[edit]

Measures of success[edit]

  • Improved / increased partnerships with education institutions
  • Increased participation from Canadians in the Wikimedia movement
  • Development of the Wikimedia Canada Strategic plan (2013)
  • Compliance with all regulatory obligations for 2012