Background: The Capacity Joint Table
The Capacity Joint Table (CJT) was established to improve understanding
of the challenges facing the sector and to develop ways of strengthening
the sector’s ability to meet the demands placed on it by Canadian
society. The Table’s first meeting was held in October 2000; members
represented federal government departments and voluntary sector organizations.
The Table’s work focused on three main capacity issues:
The Table also worked in conjunction with the sector-only Working Group
on Financing on a number of activities which explored sector financial
capacity issues. The CJT Secretariat in Human Resources Development
Canada supported the work of the Table.
- skills development and recruitment (human resources);
- research and information sharing; and
- policy capacity.
The Table’s mandate ended in October 2002, with the completion
of Phase I of the VSI, and a smaller Advisory Committee was struck; the Committee’s mandate is
to provide ongoing coordination and leadership to the CJT work until
the end of the VSI in 2005. This includes ensuring that the CJT projects
are linked to each other and to broader VSI activities. The CJT Secretariat
in Human Resources Development Canada continues to support the work
of the Advisory Committee.
The three projects which were commissioned by the Working Group on
Financing and funded by the Capacity Joint Table were: