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This is a fee-for-service function that involves sending an email broadcast on behalf of a community agency. This broadcast contains a message from an organization or a business, and it is distributed to a customizable list of recipients.  The purpose of this email broadcast service is to reach social, health and community organizations and to share important news with them. The lists target the regions we serve: United Counties of Prescott-Russell, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Ottawa, Renfrew County, Lanark County, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Hastings and Prince Edward.

  • The total number of recipients in each of the lists is subject to frequent change. Please contact us to inquire on the current number in your desired list(s).

The content of the email broadcast should be of local interest and intended to raise community awareness. This can include:  news, fundraisers, community events, employment or volunteering opportunities, workshops, support groups and health related information.

We encourage organizations to provide the information in English and in French. If your organization or business is not able to provide it in both languages, we can provide the translation for a fee. This supplementary service provides translation of the text only; it does not include formatting.

Fees:

The cost of an email broadcast is:

  • Not-for-profit organization/Charitable organization: $50 plus applicable taxes
    • This includes a broadcast to a list of recipients already created by our organization.
  • For profit organizations/businesses: $250 plus applicable taxes
    • This includes a broadcast to a list of recipients already created by our organization.

The cost of translation (French to English or English to French) is 10 cents per word. Here are requirements for translation requests:

  • Provide, in an email attachment, a Microsoft Word document (.doc) or a .PDF document containing all the words that need to be translated, or insert the necessary information in the body of the email.
  • Provide the name and contact information of a person who can be contacted in case our translator needs information and/or context in regards to the request.
  • Allow for at least two business days for the translation to be completed (please note that this can vary depending on the length and complexity of the request) .

If you wish to send the broadcast to a customized list of recipients, an additional fee of $35 per hour applies to create that list. A custom list typically requires one or two hours to create. Please contact us for an estimate.

All email broadcasts are subject to availability: please contact us to see whether a particular date is already spoken for.

Contact:

If you would like to use our email broadcasting service, please contact us at 613-683-5400 or by sending an email to info@cominfo-ottawa.org.

 

Page updated on 15/03/2016