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 organizations.
The Table’s work focused on three main capacity issues:
The Table also partnered on a number of activities with the sector-only Working on Financing,
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 CJT carried out its work largely through committees, which then reported back to the Table.
The Policy Internships and Fellowships Committee provided overall
co-ordination of the PIAF Pilot Project as well as providing guidance on other policy-related
projects. The Committee’s work ended with the completion of Phase I of the VSI.
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.
Three activities were undertaken by the CJT to improve the voluntary sector’s ability
to provide input into policies of the federal government: