THE INITIAL IDEA
The idea for these Shoutout communities began when I moved from Sudbury, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta to work in the oil and gas industry. I found it hard to get to know the city and the people residing in it, so I decided to create an online community for people to be able to ask questions and express their opinions anonymously.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve been able to learn more than I would have ever hoped, and have had the opportunity to meet up with some incredible people over the years. I wouldn’t have it any other way, and I hope that these communities have helped connect hundreds, eventually even thousands, of others across our beautiful nation.
Roughly 1.5 years after starting Shoutout Edmonton, I was given exclusive administrative rights to a fairly popular Facebook page based out of Sudbury, which was then later transformed into Shoutout Sudbury.
HOW WE STAND OUT
These communities have given people a safe place to speak their minds about anything.
We’ve been able to give people warnings about dangers lurking in their cities, we’ve proudly helped bring lost animals and missing persons back to their loved ones time and time again, we’ve answered thousands of questions, and have expressed our opinions on countless posts across the country.
The Shoutout Canada community concept was established in April of 2014.