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REOI Tips & Tools #4
Complete an Effective Promotion and Education (P&E) Application

It's just a few weeks till submissions for CIF's 2015 Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) will be due. This bulletin is the fourth in a series that breaks down the application process and offers tips to prepare your best possible submission for this year's REOI.

Special Tips & Tools for REOI Submissions Featuring Promotion & Education (P&E) Activities

In this year's REOI, the CIF invites submissions for P&E activities that would be proposed under Form 6, Centre of Excellence projects. Proposals could focus on projects to develop marketing materials and campaigns, toolkits, training or to undertake other forms of outreach.

We also encourage submissions that include P&E campaign support for projects proposed in Forms 2 through 6. Submissions would need to explain how the P&E activities would contribute to the overall scope of work and include a workplan including costs for the P&E components.

Important Info for Your Application

  • Provide supporting documentation: Strong applications will have a detailed budget, show expected savings or diversion benefits, capital budgets/quotes, multi-municipal participation and other supporting documentation.
  • Develop timeline and monitoring/measurement plans: These documents are vital features of all strong  projects.
  • Include project evaluation criteria: Your application should describe as many of the established evaluation criteria as possible to demonstrate the strength of your proposal.

If you plan to complete an application that contains any P&E, please email Carrie Nash as soon as possible to discuss your project ideas.

Sign up to attend the June 3 P&E Working Session: Enhance Your Next Campaign

On Wednesday, June 3 (i.e., the day before this spring's Ontario Recycler Workshop), we're hosting a P&E Working Session for all those who submit REOI applications that focus on or include P&E components. During the session, an expert communicator and CIF team members will work directly with participants to fine-tune the P&E applications to help increase chances of success.

The session is being held exclusively for municipal participants at the Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood. It is offered free-of-charge for in person participants only.

Find out more about CIF Spring 2015 events

REGISTER TODAY for the P&E Working Session (and ORW events)  

CIF Staff Members Are Here to Help

Are you preparing an REOI submission already and do you need some help? Please be sure to contact us if you do. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions and are available to provide assistance. We recommend that you contact us ASAP as the submission date is approaching quickly.

For P&E questions:

For other questions:

To view all REOI documents and resources: visit the REOI and the FAQs webpages

Remember: REOI submissions are due on Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m.

For more information regarding the REOI process, contact Gary Everett before the May 1 enquiry deadline.