Date adopted: 
May 21, 2021
Last update: 
March 16, 2022

Put nouns in lowercase as much as possible because this makes text easier to read. Exceptions include proper nouns (that is, a specific person, place or thing).

Use capitals for the full name of a project, initiative, report, board or committee but if you are not writing the full name, use lowercase. For example, "The Broccoli Food Bank is open every day. Lots of people use the food bank."

If you're writing about another organization’s project or event, follow the same capitalization style that they use for it. For example, capitalize "Annual" if it's part of the full name of a conference but not if you're just describing the conference as an "annual" event.

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