As of noon today we have had 5,682 members update their profiles. We are approaching one-third of the 16,000 members targeted through this initiative.
The web site has been experiencing an average of 10,434 visitors per day during the past fourteen days. Not everyone is visiting to update their profiles. Many visitors are looking for information on membership, training and employment.
We are greatly encouraged by the level of interest in matters pertaining to Qalipu and the number of members who have already successfully updated their profiles. If you or someone you know hasn’t taken the time to do the update, please make the effort to do so and encourage others to do so as well.
We need accurate information in order to be able to contact you and to create our voter’s list.
As of March 23rd 3,419 Qalipu members have updated their membership profiles thereby ensuring their information is up to date. That is over 15% of registered members. Spread the word to family, friends and all Qalipu members you know. Remind them to update their Membership Profile.
Qalipu is in the process of establishing a Voter’s List for the first ever election for the new Band as well as building a picture of its workforce. That’s why it is so important to update your profile. Do your part to make Qalipu a success!
During the week of March 12-18 we had 3,859 unique visitors to our site. Members have been busy visiting the site every day of the week with most of them visiting on the weekend. The chart graphically shows the number of visitors each day.
Our callers have been hearing some very positive comments during the past week. Some members have said:
• excited about the services after all these years of waiting
• using the Internet for the first time to update my profile
• glad the band is reaching out to its members
• excited that this has finally become a reality
• amazed by the number of people that are a part of this band
The lady works on the database1-800 number is very nice.
This is wonderful. I have been wondering how we can get updates and information about the band.
Update your profile and tell your friends, family and other Qalipu members to do the same.
Callers are actively dialing members this week encouraging them to login to the new Membership database to update their profiles. The profile asks you to enter an e-mail address. This is needed so that Qalipu can e-mail you information on programs and services, update you on new initiatives, and generally keep you up-to-date on the progress we are making as the new Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band (QMFNB). You will also need you e-mail should you forget the password to your Profile.
If you don’t currently have an e-mail address you can get one free at any of the sites listed below. Once you have your e-mail address, please update that information in your profile.
If you don’t have an email, free email accounts may be created at online services such as:
1. GMX Email
2. Gmail by Google
3. Yahoo Email
4. Hotmail by Microsoft
5. ICloud by Apple for those with Macs or iOS devices
Update your file and stay connected with Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
We are working hard to make sure we develop the best services and programs for you and all of our members. We are working now on updating our Qalipu Membership Database. This will help us build a database of current information on our members. It will provide current contact information for the election process as well as allow you to access training and employment programs, especially for members who are over 18 years of age. (A letter was recently sent to all members 18 years of age and older outlining the details of this project.)
It is critically important that you continuously manage your own member profiles on our database. I urge you to actively keep your information up to date. As of now, we have more than 16,000 registered members over the age of 18 (of the almost 22,000 members in total); it is quite possible that this number will almost double in the next few years. As you can imagine with this large membership we need you to take responsibility for making sure your information is up to date in order for us to maintain communications with you.
Our new website will keep you informed about our programs and services. Through the website you can now access your individual member files. Please click on the “Update Member Information” button and follow the instructions.
We have a team of trained callers who will phone as many of your homes as possible by the end of March. They will help some people who cannot access their files online. You can also call 1-855-634-8611 if it is necessary for you to talk to someone.
Please be assured of privacy and confidentiality. You control your file though your own password. Everyone working on the database has been screened and has signed a confidentiality agreement.
This campaign to update our information is linked to several projects including a labour skill and education inventory and the development of the economic development strategy. We ask you to help your family members and remind them of how important it is for all of your family to be registered in the Qalipu membership database with all their information kept current.
Thank you for helping us help you. Your support is greatly appreciated. We will work together to shape a bright future for all members of Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation Band.
Chief Brendan Sheppard
Instructions for Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation– Membership Database
It is important that you keep your member information up to date at all times – we recommend you update your profile as soon as anything changes.
Although we are asking for you to continually update your member information into the future, we are asking that at this time you at least go on the website and update all your key contact information by the end of March 2012.
Please see the directions below.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Accessing Your Member Profile
- Go to http://Qalipu.ca and click on the Update Member Information button (top right on home page)
– Click on the Create an Email Account link to create an email account if you don’t have one. An email account is important for your use of this service.
– If you already have an email account, Click on the Update Information link and go to your information pages (forms).
- Complete the Login Screen by entering your Band Member Registration Number and Date of Birth.
– Follow the prompts to create a password.
– When you are done, click on Login to open your Member Profile page.
- Click on Manage Profile where you will see a list of various information forms.
- Initially you will need to enter the information in the first two forms, Member Information and Additional Member Information. Click on each form in turn to open it.
We would also encourage anyone wanting to access training and employment benefits to complete all the other forms on the site.
- Click on the Save Information button when you complete each form.
Given the large number of members, we encourage you to please make every effort to update your own member file. However, if you cannot access the website, please call us at 1-855-634-8611.
Welcome to the Qalipu Blog.
We have a new Membership and Labour Force database which will help Qalipu provide services to members. All members are encouraged to complete their profile in that database. Recently QMFNB sent letters to members over the age of 18 encouraging you to login and update your profile. Please do so ASAP. You may receive a call over the next few weeks checking to confirm your profile or to see if you need help in completing it.
In the meantime check back here regularly for updates. Please encourage other Qalipu members to visit this Blog and to link it in any Blogs that you are managing. We will be updating regularly to keep you informed of the progress we are making with getting member profiles in the database.
Let’s put social networking to work!