AT THE CANADIAN INSTITUTES
OF HEALTH RESEARCH …
The President’s Voluntary Sector Committee meets
regularly to discuss current and emerging voluntary
sector issues. As well, each of the organization’s
13 institutes has an advisory board that includes
at least one voluntary sector representative and
one person who focuses on partnerships with the
voluntary sector. CIHR also has a “Partnerships
Best Practices” working group that explores
ways of enhancing its relationships, including
collaboration with voluntary sector partners.
AT THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL
ASSESSMENT AGENCY …
Describing its relationship with voluntary sector
partners as “solid and dynamic,” the CEAA uses
a broad range of public consultation mechanisms,
including a public registry, to promote effective
public participation in environmental assessments.
As well, the CEAA’s regulatory multi stakeholder
committee includes environmental and Aboriginal
groups, as well as industry associations.
AT VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA …
Working in partnership with Health Canada and
voluntary sector organizations, the department
supported the flow of funding to various
community-based veterans organizations
through the Population Health Fund.