The Capacity Joint Table
The Human Resources
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 organizations.
The committee was tasked by the Capacity Joint Table (CJT) to determine how best to use the CJT
dollars allocated to paid human resources in the voluntary sector. The committee identified its
goal as strengthening the capacity of the sector to attract, optimize and hold top talent, and
has chosen two projects to meet this goal.
National Volunteerism Initiative Joint Table
The National Volunteerism Initiative (NVI) Joint Table was established in late 2000 for
a one-year period. During this time it focused its efforts on how to encourage more Canadians
to volunteer with, participate in and contribute to voluntary organizations. Its work also addressed
how to enhance the ability of voluntary organizations to benefit more from the contributions of