Speak of the Locals is a web site hosting free classified ads for culture and media people of Canada. The site was launched in July 2020 by Sur Place Media, a Montreal non-profit organization that offers workshops and media services. If you have any questions or comments, please email support@surplace.co.

The purpose of this site is to support Canadian content creators, independent freelancers, cultural stakeholders, and media consumers in the following activities: creating local media content, reporting on local stories, disseminating job and gig opportunities, announcing local initiatives, training and professional development, and more. Canadian independent media outlets, professionals, and freelancers are adversely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This site provides a moderated space for sharing and discovering new opportunities.

Details about the service

Similar to other classifieds sites, users can post an anonymized ad to any category. A validation email will be sent; you are required to click on the validation link before the ad will be published. Your email address will not be visible to site visitors. When they click to reply to your ad, the reply will then be routed to your email address. To edit or remove an ad, follow links included in the confirmation email. There is no need to register an account on this site.

The moderators of this site will review every ad posted, and reserve the right to remove any content that does not conform to the site’s rules and guidelines. These rules are designed to encourage supportive and proactive community engagement.

Rules and guidelines for speakofthelocals.ca

Violation of these rules will result in a warning and then a ban.

  • Users can submit up to two (2) ads per day.
  • Zero tolerance for any posts that contain harassment, abuse, or prejudice against any group.
  • This classified site is not for selling or buying physical goods.
  • Use of this site for spamming, phishing, scraping or otherwise improperly using the site content is not allowed.

We reserve the right to change these rules as necessary.

Thank you!

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