Cross Cultural Projects
Sumnergroup has track record and reputation in providing cultural sensitivity and expertise on cultural heritage issues, longstanding contacts with First Nations organizations and other cultural communities, plus a roster of web and programming talent from a range of cultural backgrounds, along with diverse academic and technical expertise.
Partnership Liaison and Copyright Negotiation
Sumnergroup has proven track record in negotiating copyright access to cultural artifacts and intellectual property; identifying and bringing diverse partners together --- from the educational and cultural sectors, First Nations peoples, and NGOs. To date, we have negotiated copyright clearance and access on over 1,000 artifacts, on behalf of the Federal Government of Canada.
With a considerable track record in international, cross cultural, educational, and web, we provide expertise spanning the project lifecycle, from project conceptualization and creation, proposal writing, budget preparation, project management, project and contract administration, human resources, risk management, corporate and contract, and partnership liaison.
The Sumnergroup web team is a diverse group of qualified individuals who bring expertise in the management of creative concepts and teams, artistic direction and production, customer centric web and visual design methodologies, information architecture, page layout, graphics production, digital audio/video production and post production, interactivity programming, usability testing, evaluation with target audiences.
Information and Communications Technology
The Sumnergroup has hard technical capacity and experience including project requirements definition, technology analysis and management, software architecture, functional specifications, database and application programming and design, system integration, application and administration of standards and accessibility best practices, focus group methodologies, testing and quality assurance, software licensing issues, operations management, maintenance and data legacy issues, computer operations, data backup, systems and operations documentation and support, communications network issues, and disaster recovery planning.
Educational Content Development
Part of Sumnergroupís core expertise is educational content development services which include stakeholder awareness programs, focus group methodologies, curriculum correlation methodologies, educational content development, and online educational delivery experience and expertise.
Teachersí Advisory Group
The Sumnergroup works with a TAG (Teachersí Advisory Group) in order to create culturally rich internet content. The TAG is an established forum for gathering educational stakeholder requirements and conducting focus group testing. In cultural web projects, where the educational component is an important component, rapid and accurate feedback from a representative sample of schools, classrooms, teachers, and students from across Canada(the major target audiences for the finished product) has been a major contributing factor to our success.
Public Relations and Website Promotion
Working with in-kind partners such as the Assembly of First Nations and the Pearson-Shoyama Institute, along with our clients and strategic partners, we can facilitate public relations for Radio, TV, and print media coverage, publicity, press releases, project gala, and website launch.