The Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Program
Please note that Industry Canada’s
Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Secretariat
completed its activities on March 31, 2005 after successfully accomplishing
its mandate of delivering the five component
strategy recommended by the IM/IT Joint Table of the Voluntary
Sector Initiative (VSI).
The IM/IT Strategy of the VSI has resulted in the creation of
user-friendly technological tools and services to assist voluntary
sector organizations in delivering vital services to their communities.
The tools consist of the following:
- A voluntary sector portal, www.voluntarygateway.ca,
to serve as a one-stop web site by providing access to resources,
discussion forums and other helpful technological tools;
- Changing Technology Funding
Practices, a collection of online tools to assist grantmakers
and grantseekers in their technology funding applications;
- A Canadian Directory to Foundations
and Corporations, directory.imaginecanada.ca, an enhanced
online directory featuring funding resources essential to the
fundraising efforts of voluntary sector organizations;
- IM/IT Canada, www.imitcanada.org,
a pan-Canadian training and technical support network providing
valuable assistance in IT planning, hardware and software, training
opportunities and technical support at the lowest possible rates,
- A National Technology Awareness Campaign, to raise awareness
among voluntary sector organizations of the technological tools
and services are now available as a result of the IM/IT Strategy.
The campaign included a mailing
to Canadian voluntary sector organizations.