Government Communications & Public Engagement (GCPE)

Who we are:

Our organization includes professionals with experience and education in government, media, corporate communications, citizen engagement, service design and web development.

What we do:

GCPE’s primary role is to inform the public about government programs, services, policies and priorities. Through traditional communication practices and, increasingly, through direct engagement and online services, we provide:

  • Communications Services

We want to ensure you know about programs, policies, and services that affect you – and communicate developments on these fronts through a variety of communication products, directly to media outlets throughout the province.

  • Corporate Online Services

We directly support the B.C. government’s overall online (web) presence and are responsible for the maintenance and ongoing evolution of which now has better ways to access the information you need most.

  • Social Media

The online communications team manages and promotes the provincial government’s social media channels and helps maintain the BCGov News site.

  • Citizen Engagement

We value your input and there are many ways that British Columbians can get involved. By taking part and sharing your views, you can help government develop plans, legislation, and policy changes. Our BCDevExchange helps government tap into B.C.’s talented tech sector to innovate ideas, and grow the economy too. Help us test, validate and refine the idea.

  • Service Design & Transformation

Our team of specialists work to design simple and straightforward services that matter to you, and they are changing the way you interact and engage with the B.C. government.

  • Marketing Services

Our professionals set policies and procedures relating to government’s communications services, marketing materials, and paid advertising.

  • Graphic Design Services

Our experts create print and online publications, event displays, visual presentations, web graphics, motion graphics, and photography. They are also the source of graphic standards in the B.C. government and authorize use of the provincial identity (B.C. logo). 

  • Emergency Communications

We work with Emergency Management BC and local authorities to help communicate pertinent updates and information to the public through the media, social media and community information channels during disasters such as floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and avalanches.

  • Ministry Communications Offices

Each ministry is assigned a communications office by GCPE that provides support and services such as strategic communications advice and planning, media relations, issues management, event planning, news releases and speech writing.

  • Media Relations

Our round-the-clock media-relations team provides support for government events, announcements, and activities.

  • Writing & Editorial Services

We focus on providing speechwriting, research, editing services, and government-wide news release distribution.

  • Event Planning

Our events services team organizes provincial government media events to promote awareness of programs, policies and services.

  • Media Monitoring

We track breaking news stories in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world that impact our province.

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