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Downtown Brampton BIA is Hiring- Community Engagement & Social Media Coordinator

Canada Summer Jobs Program 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Reporting to: Downtown Brampton BIA Executive Director

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct digital audits to document the BIA’s online presence and assess the effectiveness of each channels’ interactions
  • Document qualitative consumer research and web analytics for the BIA’s social media
  • Define measurement strategies to support ongoing strategy development and site or program optimization
  • Support creation of monthly reporting that will communicate the results of digital marketing efforts to the BIA Marketing & Board of Directors
  • Assist in the creation of content for BIA Member e-News newsletter & email marketing program
  • Supplement content creation for BIA’s social media channels and website
  • Work with our members to collect information for social media content
  • Work with our members to identify business problems, challenges and solutions
  • Digital media content generation
  • Make updates to the BIA website -specifically event and business promotions.

Requirements:

  • Working experience in digital marketing
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Business, Digital Marketing &/or Communications
  • Demonstrated social media, website, newsletter and email marketing content creation & scheduling
  • Experience with performing digital audits for the BIA and the downtown business members
  • Demonstrated social media data analysis
  • Google AdWords, Google Adwords campaign creation and buying; and demonstrated analysis of AdWords data
  • Experience with MailChimp
  • Experience creating, scheduling, analyzing Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ads
  • Experience with Hootsuite, integration of this software with social channels
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Powerpoint etc.)
  • Experience in the project management/coordination of creative assets design requirements
  • Experience with the inner workings of social channel(s) and website pixels
  • Experience leveraging social media and website engagement
  • Working knowledge of the Canva &/or Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)
  • Detail and results oriented, deadline driven, extremely organized

Click the job description below to read more details, and learn how to apply.

Community Engagement Social Media Coordinator – Job Description

Brampton City Council approves Mandatory Face Coverings By-law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brampton City Council approves Mandatory Face Coverings By-law

One million non-medical masks to be distributed to Brampton residents

BRAMPTON, ON (July 9, 2020) – Starting Friday, July 10, non-medical masks or face coverings will be required in all indoor public spaces in Brampton to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Following the advice of Peel Public Health, Brampton City Council yesterday passed the Brampton COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings By-law, which will remain in effect until October 1, 2020. To support the community in this step, the City is distributing one million non-medical masks to residents, starting with mailing three masks to every household in Brampton.

This temporary by-law will require public establishments and businesses to ensure that masks or face coverings are worn in indoor public spaces under their control. Spaces where non-medical masks or face coverings will be required include:

  • retail stores where goods and services are sold to customers
  • businesses that primarily sell food, including restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries and convenience stores
  • churches, mosques and other places of worship, except during a religious rite or ceremony conducted that is incompatible with the face being covered
  •  indoor community and recreational facilities
  •  shopping malls or similar structure which contains multiple places of business
  •  businesses providing personal care services
  •  common areas of hotels and motels and other short term accommodations
  •  libraries, museums, galleries and other similar facilities
  •  banquet halls, conventions centres, arenas, stadiums and other event spaces
  • concert venues, theatres, cinemas, casinos and other entertainment establishments
  •  premises utilized as an open house, presentation centre, or other facility for real estate purposes
  •  Personal Transportation Company Vehicles operating within the City of Brampton
  •  buildings operated by the Municipality
  •  other businesses, organizations and places that are or may be permitted to operate in accordance with the Emergency Orders. Individuals and businesses not adhering to this by-law may be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

The by-law exempts certain individuals, including those who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to medical reasons; children under the age of two; individuals engaged in an athletic activity in accordance with the Emergency Orders and individuals consuming food or drink at a permitted indoor establishment (when the Province allows indoor dining to be reopened). For a full list, visit brampton.ca/masks. As of July 2, non-medical masks are mandatory on all Brampton Transit buses and at terminals.

Wearing non-medical masks or face coverings is one of four core preventative actions outlined by Peel Public Health. The three other actions are staying apart, washing hands or using hand sanitizer, and getting tested if you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it. Visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/core-four/. To learn more about the proper use of non-medical masks, face coverings and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/prevention/. Additional information and resources for businesses and facility operators are available at brampton.ca/masks. For the latest updates on the City of Brampton’s response to COVID-19, visit brampton.ca/COVID19.

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“As we’ve heard from our public health officials, mandatory masks are an integral part of stopping the spread of COVID-19. To continue to move beyond this virus, we are ready to take all necessary precautions and it is why the City will be distributing one million non-medical masks to Brampton residents. I am encouraged by the collective approach to mask-wearing across the GTA, and know that our residents in Brampton will continue to do their part in prioritizing and protecting the community’s health and safety.”

Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We have seen the results of our community’s efforts as our City progressed to Stage 2 of the province’s reopening. This hard work must continue. We can move forward on our path to recovery by following the advice of our local health experts on actions such as the mandatory use of non-medical masks in indoor spaces.”

Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Lead, Mayor’s Reopening and Recovery Working Group, City of Brampton

“As the City continues to gradually reopen and safely resume services, we are taking action on every opportunity that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Making non-medical masks mandatory is in the best interest of our community and economy, and we will do everything to support our employees, residents, and businesses as this is rolled out across the city.”

David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

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Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca

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Downtown Brampton municipal parking garages to reopen

Beginning Thursday, June 25, 2020 the remaining municipal garages in downtown Brampton will reopen for public use.

•            City Hall, 2 Wellington Street West

•            West Tower, 41 George Street South

•            Market Square, 1 Theatre Lane

•            John Street, 16 John Street

Parking will remain complimentary at this time.

With the Provincial government permitting Peel Region to move to Stage 2 of reopening, it is expected that the demand for parking in the downtown core will continue to increase as more businesses reopen. The garages are being reopened to ensure the demand for parking is met and to avoid illegal parking that poses a health and safety risk to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The reopening is in support of business and is not intended for long term use.

Due to COVID -19, continue physical distancing practices where possible when using the garage or parking lot. Please wear masks, especially when physical distancing practices cannot be met.

FAQ

The City of Brampton takes COVID-19 seriously and continues to follow the advice of Peel Public Health. The City has made significant changes to services and programming to help protect the health and wellbeing of our community.

 

Are City parking lots and garages open?

Beginning Thursday, June 25, 2020 the downtown Brampton parking garages will reopen for public use. Due to the ongoing concerns with COVID-19, please continue physical distancing practices where possible when using the garages or parking lots.  Wear masks, especially when physical distancing practices cannot be met.

 

Parking will remain complimentary at this time.

 

Why are we doing this?

With the Provincial government permitting Peel Region to move to Stage 2 of reopening, it is expected that the demand for parking in the downtown core will continue to increase as more businesses reopen. The garages are being reopened to ensure the demand for parking is met and to avoid illegal parking that poses a health and safety risk to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

 

Due to COVID -19, continue physical distancing practices where possible when using the garage or parking lot. Please wear masks, especially when physical distancing practices cannot be met.

 

How can I social/physical distance myself when using a parking garage?

The City encourages all who utilizing the parking facilities to continue physical distancing practices when using the garages or parking lots. Having members of the public park in the garage structures, it forces vehicles to park door to door, which can lead to people being in closer proximity of one another. To minimize the number of garage user interactions, strategic parking stalls have been marked off to limit the capacity of vehicles in the garages. The City recommends that residents avoid parking directly next to other vehicles where possible and avoid getting in and/or out of vehicles until a distance of 2 meters (6.5 feet) from other users can be achieved. Please wear masks, especially when physical distancing practices cannot be met.

 

I need to attend a location in downtown Brampton, where can I park?

The City encourages you to park at one of the open parking facilities or on the street. The City will not be charging for approved parking locations. Enforcement Officers will not ticket street-parked vehicles unless it is a safety issue or a vehicle is interfering with normal traffic flow. All City owned and operated parking facilities in the downtown are now open for use.

 

I pay for a parking pass, can I get a refund since I cannot use the garages?

This is currently under review. When a decision is made, it will be communicated to all pass holders.

 

 

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