The Corporation of the Town of Oakville (town) supports the use of online communications to promote open, inclusive communications in accordance with the town’s communication procedure, accessibility policy and any other related policies and procedures.
The town’s website www.oakville.ca is the town's primary source of information exchange with the community and is the town’s official Internet presence. The town also supports the use of social media to further the communications goals of the town.
The town’s website procedures must clearly set out the town’s:
This policy applies to the town’s corporate website, www.oakville.ca as well as to any other approved town website or web property.
This policy applies to all Members of Council and town staff participating in any online site or community that discusses the business of the Town of Oakville.
Online communications: the exchange of information through the use of the Internet for any purpose (information sharing, marketing, public engagement)
Social media: online communities that facilitate two-way sharing of information. Popular examples include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube
Official record: has the meaning given to it by the MFIPPA, and includes any record of information however recorded including letters, policies, emails
Transitory record: means a record that has temporary usefulness and is only required for the completion of a routine action, or until superseded
Personal information: means recorded information about an identifiable person as defined by the MFIPPA
Notice of collection: sets out the legal authority and purpose for the collection of personal information
Policy Number: G-COM-002
Author: Strategy, Policy and Communications
Effective Date: 2006 Jul 04
Review by Date: 2021
Last Modified: 2016 Nov 14
A-ISS-001 Information Technology General Use and Practices policy
G-COM-001 Public Notice and Engagement policy
G-COM-001-002 Communications procedure
HR-MNG-008-001 Rzone procedure
HR-MNG-006 Employee Code of Conduct policy
Ontario Human Rights Code
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)
Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)