In GCconnex, you can post your events in a Group calendar or site-wide calendar. With its government-wide user base, GCconnex can be a very useful promotion tool for your events!

How to access the Event Calendar

You can access the event planning page in three ways: 

Your Profile

  1. Click on your profile icon, near the top right of the page.
  2. Click on My Profile
  3. Click on More
  4. Select Events

    1. the event button in a user profile

Main GCconnex navigation menu

  1. Click on More in the top navigation bar
  2. Select Event calendar

the even calendar in the navigation bar

In a Group

  1. Go to the Group in which you want to post an event
  2. Click on More
  3. Select Events

the events button in a group page

How to post an event

  1.  Once you are in the Event calendar (all-site, group or profile),click Add event
  2.  Fill out the form describing details of your event such as the Title, Venue, and a Brief description
  3.  Click Save to finish

Details: Posting an event

  • Brief description: acts as a short summary of the event. It should catch the attention of users as they browse through events. Try and keep this to a single sentence for each language used (5-15 words each).
  • Long description: acts as a full description what the event is and any other identifying information. Try to be as detailed and transparent as possible. Any acronyms should be written out in full before continuing with the acronym. In the case of a bilingual event, remember to post the description in both official languages.
  • Tags: to get the most publicity out of your events, it's best to use tags. Tags are essentially key words that reflect the purpose of your event. They are identifiers that make your post searchable. Here are some quick tips on how to use tags: 
    • Separate each tag with a comma and space 
    • Tags should be words or short phrases people will likely search when looking for an event like yours 
    • Remember to make tags bilingual in order for as many people as possible to be able to find your event