Benefits of Slack

Created by @amandabernardo , @crazybat and @idavidcsps

What is Slack?

Slack is a collaboration hub that can replace email to help you and your team work together seamlessly.

A Slack workspace is made up of channels, where team members can communicate and work together.

Comparing Plans - Key Differences


  • Only the 10k most recent messages are searchable
  • 5 GB storage / Workspace
  • 1 to 1 voice calls
  • Only 10 App integrations
  • Limited Analytics


  • Unlimited Messages
  • 10 GB storage / member
  • Up to 15 people for voice calls (+ added features)
  • Unlimited Apps
  • Multi / Single Channel guests


  • All Standard Features
  • 20 GB storage / member
  • 24 / 7 support
  • Real time Active Directory
  • 99.99% guaranteed uptime

Tips for Remote Work

  • Create a dedicated announcement channel
  • Organize your work by channels (e.g.: a channel per project)
  • Connect the tools you use everyday (e.g.: Outlook, GSuite)
  • Adopt shared channels (collaborate in / outside your org)
  • Post status updates (on a call, having lunch, etc.)
  • Make calls without leaving Slack (integrated options)

Security - Using Slack in Government

Slack should only be used for unclassified transitory information. All Government of Canada Information Management policies must be followed when dealing with classified, sensitive or non-transitory information.

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