July 30, 2020 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Markham, Ontario: The Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) is partnering with eSCRIBE Software Ltd. — a leading Canadian provider of cloud-based meeting management solutions — to offer MNL members opportunities to raise the efficiency, transparency and accessibility of their public meetings. More importantly, the software is designed to enable meeting-related tasks to be carried-out remotely.
Bridging “remote” and “in-person” environments for a seamless meeting experience, eSCRIBE supports the entire meeting lifecycle for board, committee and council meetings with comprehensive tools and workflows. As hybrid meetings become the new normal for public meetings, eSCRIBE is essential to ensure continuity, efficiency, and effectiveness by seamlessly integrating both virtual and physical meeting environments into a single, unified experience.
Canadian-owned and based in Markham, Ontario, eSCRIBE is familiar with legislative standards and procedures that form the foundation of Canada’s municipal meetings, as well as considerations such as data sovereignty and privacy regulations. eSCRIBE’s solutions are also compliant with accessibility standards, such as AODA and WCAG 2.1.
As MNL’s preferred provider of meeting management software, eSCRIBE will offer MNL members a combination of webinars, conference workshops and online resources to educate Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities about eSCRIBE solutions and how to best use the technology to address their needs.
“While we serve customers around the globe, Canada is our home, so it is particularly significant to us,” said Robert Treumann, President and CEO of eSCRIBE. “We want to ensure that Canadian municipalities of all sizes have the tools they need to adapt to the changing world, including the ‘new normal’ in which remote work and remote meetings are essential to maintain operations. In this partnership with MNL, we look forward to working with MNL members to help accelerate the transition to hybrid meetings as the new norm.”
“As the organization representing the interests of municipalities, we continue to seek out innovative tools that help councils to better manage their towns and cities,” says MNL President Sheila Fitzgerald. “We are delighted to work with eSCRIBE to support our sector with better meeting managements and live-streaming solutions.”
About MNL — Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador is a small non-profit association driven by a powerful membership to assist them in their endeavour to achieve strong and effective local government. MNL is the only group that advocates on behalf of the 276 incorporated municipalities in this province.