Vicky Lapointe

Project Coordinator, MTIS at CBC/Radio-Canada

“It’s really important for my generation to know that what you do in your everyday life – work and personal – has a positive impact. Knowing that I’m part of ensuring Canadians having a reliable source of information across the country – and beyond – is a critical purpose in our current climate of fake news.”

We sat down with a Project Coordinator at CBC/Radio-Canada, MTIS, Vicky Lapointe to ask her about her first impression as a new employee, what’s exciting about her role and why she stays. It turns out, it all comes down to one thing, being a part of an organization dedicated to delivering real information to Canadians.

What does a Project Coordinator, MTIS do at CBC/Radio-Canada?

I’m currently focused on introducing efficiencies to our processes and how we collaborate with other departments. It’s a challenge every day as we try to evaluate different tools that other departments can use by thinking from their perspective.

Can you tell us a little bit about your career progression at CBC/Radio-Canada?

As a proud Canadian, I’ve always appreciated the content created by CBC/Radio-Canada. I’ve only been in this role for six months so I can’t comment beyond saying that I can see the potential for growth here. It’s an incredibly supportive environment. This is a place where when you come in, the people who have been here for a long time will welcome you and your ideas. There is an openness here.

Why do you love working within MTIS at CBC/Radio-Canada?

It’s the feeling of knowing that you are making that impact on Canadians everyday. It’s really important for my generation to know that what you do in your everyday life – work and personal – has a positive impact. Knowing that I’m part of ensuring Canadians having a reliable source of information across the country – and beyond – is a critical purpose in our current climate of fake news.

What would you say to someone to encourage them to accept a role on the team?

This is a chance to be an integral part of CBC/Radio-Canada. No matter what your role is here, you will be part of the bigger objective to create and deliver valuable, honest and accurate content to Canadians by supporting the people that create the stories. If you want to work here, you have to believe in what we do and be willing to learn.  It’s a challenging journey with creative initiatives. It’s also more than that. The environment here is a world in itself; it’s not just the work you do but the people you do it with that will make all of the difference.