Series GR-4045 - Aboriginal relations and reconciliation communication office - communication projects

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Aboriginal relations and reconciliation communication office - communication projects

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  • 1996 - 2008 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services

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2.9 m of textual records

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The Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services was renamed from the Ministry of Skills Development and Labour on June 16, 2005(OIC 450/2005). The functions of its predecessor are transferred along with the functions of the disestablished Ministry of Management services that were not transferred to other Ministries. The mandate of this Ministry was to promote and encourage labour relations in both private and public sectors and fostering job creation and business prosperity in the province. At the same time their function was to streamline service delivery and information management throughout all government agencies.

In 2009 the ministry was renamed the ministry of Citizen's Services. At this time, functions related to labour were transferred to the newly established Ministry of Labour (OIC 281/2009).

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The series consists of records documenting communication projects developed by the office of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Public Affairs Bureau. These records were created and received by the ministries that had responsibility for this office between 1996-2008: Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services (2005-2009), Ministry of Management Services (2001-2005), and Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations from 1996-2001.. The records in this series relate to the design, development, and implementation of communication projects for government agencies and ministries responsible for aboriginal relations and reconciliation across government, particularly the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Communication projects are strategies for the release of information to the public. The project types range from drafting speeches or event planning, to creating minister’s speaking notes for question and answer sessions, or announcing a new government initiative. Many of these projects relate to communicating to the public about treaty negotiations and agreements such as agreements in principle, treaty agreements, interim measures and funding agreements between Indigenous groups and the government. The series also includes advertising project files which contain a communications project approval form, details of advertising costs and orders, order placement forms, and samples of the advertisement. Several files cover communication strategies on BC’s referendum on treaty principles in 2002.
The series is arranged by subject. It consists of communication plans, news releases, event planning materials, information bulletins, key messages, issues notes, articles, presentations, letters to the editor, submissions, media advisories, forms, questions and answers (Q and As), and speeches and speaking notes. The records are classified as 23100-30 communication projects and 23040-30 advertising projects under the Government Communications ORCS (schedule 881035).

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Transferred from the Ministry of Advanced Education in 2017.


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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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