Commun-IT: Communications and Technology Support

Commun-IT is a pilot project of COCo that focuses on the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by English-speaking community groups in Quebec. We aim to guide, support, and empower community groups to take advantage of Information and Communications Technology in order to better realize their missions. We work collaboratively to build the capacity of community groups, tech professionals, and the public.

Welcome to Commun-IT

Commun-IT offers a mix of free and paid services and support to community groups based in Quebec. We offer information sessions over the phone, in person, or by email for free. Unlike many technology businesses, our info sessions are NOT about trying to sell you something, we will explore many possible solutions to your communications and technology needs and will give you the resources you need to move forward. If your group does want more in-depth support we also offer training, coaching, and development services at affordable sliding scale rates. We may even be able to help you access funding to help your group implement communications and technology solutions.

Support

Commun-IT offers information sessions, over the phone, in person, or by email. Get in touch with us today to discuss your ICT challenges and questions for free.  Contact us by phone at (514) 849-5599 or by email at commun-it@coco-net.org

Affordable Services

Over the last two years Commun-IT has provides ICT services and coaching to hundreds of community groups. From communications planning to web development to graphic design – we offer all of our services at affordable sliding scale rates based on your group’s budget.

Training Opportunitie

Commun-IT regularly offers custom trainings in ICT with a popular education approach. These training opportunities range from large events with over a hundred people participating to smaller training sessions for a handful of groups.

Other Resources

Commun-IT is a small part of a much larger ecosystem of community technology groups and networks. We collaborate with many Quebec-based Anglophone and Francophone groups as well as nations and international networks.

Our Services

  • STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING

    Evaluating existing communications channels, establishing goals, identifying target audiences, budgeting, setting benchmarks, and more.

  • WEB DEVELOPMENT

    Evaluating existing websites, website planning, and building websites on WordPress and Drupal. We also offer website migration, maintenance, hosting, and more.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA

    Social Media strategy, evaluating your existing social media presence, and setting-up or optimizing Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and more.

  • EMAIL AND EMAIL NEWSLETTER

    Mass email, email newsletters, domain-specific email, email-based forms and surveys, email tracking and analysis, and much more.

  • CONTACT AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT

    Evaluating existing contact management systems, determining needs and goals related to contacts, implementing Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, and integrating these solutions into other ICT systems such as your website, social media, and more.

  • PRODUCTIVITY AND CLOUD COMPUTING

    Project management solutions, shared calendars and event management, task management applications, time tracking solutions, and much more.

Our Sliding Scale Fees

  • Annual Budget of Community Group
  • Under $50,000
  • Between $50,000 and $100,000
  • Between $100,000 and $250,000
  • Between $250,000 and $500,000
  • Between $500,000 and $1,000,000
  • Over $1,000,000
  • Hourly Rate Charged By Commun-IT
  • Fees determined on a case by case basis
  • 40.00 $ per hour
  • 53.00 $ per hour
  • 69.00 $ per hour
  • 87.00 $ per hour
  • 115.00 $ per hour

*For Innoweave contracts, we will raise to 90$ an hour.

Thank you Commun-IT; you’ve captured exactly what we need in our website. By creating an appealing, interactive site that is quick to load and easy to navigate, our communities have better access to health and social services information in English. With your exceptional training, guidance and follow-through, you went the extra mile in doing so too!

– Katherine Quast, ARC-HSS

Without the help of Spencer and Commun-IT, this CRM transition would have been nearly impossible for Head & Hands, as we lacked the internal capacity to carry out a complex IT project without the help of an experienced coach.

Throughout the project, Commun-IT’s work was informed by our organization’s vision for a new CRM platform. Spencer worked with our team to take stock of Head & Hands’ needs, organizational culture, challenges, and concerns. Our coach worked alongside us to build a CRM platform that was the best possible fit for Head & Hands and that reflected our organization’s values and politics.

Our new CRM system has helped us better realize our mission, by strengthening both our front-line service provision and our fundraising, development, and communications.

– Victoria Pilger, Funding & Partnerships Coordinator, Head & Hands