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Welcome to the Voluntary Sector Initiative

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The Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI) was a unique undertaking between the Government of Canada and the voluntary sector to enhance their relationship and strengthen the sector's capacity. This site contains documents and links to documents that were created during the Initiative. To find out how the Government of Canada and the voluntary sector are working together today please visit Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Voluntary Sector Forum.

What's New
PWGSC helps small and medium businesses to compete for government contracts! PWGSC selects contractors based on value for the federal government. Your non-profit, voluntary sector organization may offer
a good or service required by the government. You may also choose to register your organizational information in the newly created PWGSC database ...More

Inventory of Effective Practices in Financing and Resourcing of Voluntary Sector Organizations in Canada is a database of successful practices of voluntary organizations.
Access the database.

Policy Development
Participating in Federal Public Policy: A Guide for the Voluntary Sector is a resource to help voluntary organizations participate in federal public policy development.
Download the Policy Guide.

Accord and Codes Tools
Download or order the following Accord & Codes related materials:

The Accord
Codes of Good Practice
Accord Presentation
Training Video
CD Rom
Accord Poster
Technology Grantmaking Tools
  Download tools to assist technology grantmakers and grantseekers assess needs & make compelling requests for technology funding.
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Last Updated: 2020-01-24
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