Municipality of Calvin
SCOPE OF SERVICE
Website Development, Graphic Design, Logistics and Tactical Planning.
The Municipality of Calvin, nestled south of the Mattawa River near Algonquin Park, offers stunning natural landscapes and attractions like Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, the Canadian Ecology Centre, the Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area, and the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System. Overcoming challenges, the pioneers built a thriving community in this rugged terrain. Established in 1881 and named after Dileno Dexter Calvin, a notable lumber industry figure, the township has flourished with abundant agricultural and grazing land. The arrival of the Canadian Central Railway further fueled growth and connectivity. Today, Calvin maintains its timeless charm while welcoming visitors with open arms.
1. Graphical and Intuitive Content Management System: The website aimed to provide a user-friendly and visually appealing content management system that could be easily maintained by both technical and non-technical staff.
2. WCAG 2.0 (AA) Accessibility Compliance: The website was designed to meet accessibility standards, ensuring that all users, including those with disabilities, could access and navigate the content effectively.
3. Support for Various Media and Document Formats: The website provided support for different media types, such as images, videos, and documents, allowing the municipality to showcase their content in a diverse range of formats.
4. Responsive Design: The website was designed to be responsive, adapting seamlessly to different screen sizes and devices, ensuring a consistent and optimal user experience across desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.
5. SEO Implementation: The website was optimized for search engines, utilizing best practices to improve visibility and search engine rankings, making it easier for users to find relevant information about the municipality.
6. Community News & Alerts Module: The Community News & Alerts module plays a vital role in keeping residents up to date with the latest news and announcements. This feature serves as an invaluable communication channel, providing a centralized platform for sharing important information within the community. Whether it’s announcements from the local government, updates on community events, or news about ongoing projects, the community news module ensures that residents have easy access to relevant and timely information.
7. Fire Rating Module: The inclusion of a Fire Rating module allows local residents to easily access crucial information about fire ratings and associated rules and by-laws from our quick view widget. This tool ensures that residents stay informed about fire risks and can take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their communities, ultimately enhancing their safety and preparedness.
8. Service Requests Module: Our service request module offers a convenient and user-friendly self-serve online tool, allowing residents to effortlessly submit their requests. With our module, managing and addressing residents’ needs has never been easier, enhancing efficiency and customer satisfaction.
9. Meetings & Agendas: Implementing the Meetings & Agendas module allow us to simplify the process of sharing upcoming meetings. With this module, Municipal staff can easily add their upcoming meetings, including agenda packages, important documents, and livestream links. Once the meeting is concluded, the module automatically archives the event and allows the addition of meeting minutes to be published. This streamlined approach ensures efficient management of meetings and agendas, enhancing transparency and accessibility for the community.
10. Website Analytics: The deliverables included the implementation of website analytics tools to track and analyze user behavior, traffic sources, and other relevant metrics, providing valuable insights for continuous improvement.
The implementation of various website features has greatly enhanced communication, accessibility, and efficiency for the municipality. With an intuitive content management system, WCAG 2.0 accessibility compliance, and support for different media formats, maintaining and navigating content is effortless. The responsive design ensures a seamless user experience across devices. Modules such as Community News & Alerts, Fire Rating, Service Requests, and Meetings & Agendas streamline processes, while website analytics provide valuable insights for improvement. These features collectively contribute to improved communication, transparency, and community engagement on the municipality's website.
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