Fact sheet: Implementation And Management
In June 2002, the IM/IT Joint Table completed its work on identifying
ways of building the capacity of the sector through the application
of Information Management/ Information Technology. The Joint Table submitted
a report with program recommendations to the Minister of Industry and
to the VSI Joint Coordinating Committee. The IM/IT Secretariat at Industry
Canada has been tasked, along with sector representatives, to implement
Work of the IM/IT Joint Table
The Joint Table examined previous studies and reports on the needs
of the sector, as well as conducted its own needs analysis study in
2001. It also set up working groups to examine issues and solutions.
The Joint Table prepared a report that includes research findings
and a five-component strategy:
Expected Roles and Responsibilities in Implementation
- Campaign focussed on funders
- Access to IT planning, hardware and software, training and technical
- Voluntary sector portal
- Funding exchange
- Technology awareness campaign.
Industry Canada will consult broadly on implementing the IM/IT Joint
Table strategy. The IM/IT Secretariat, which will report to the Minister
of Industry, will work with the various components of the VSI to ensure
that the proposed tools and services complement the overall objectives
of this important initiative.
The Secretariat will also work with an advisory group of voluntary
sector representatives to deliver this strategy. Voluntary sector members
will also have an opportunity to sit on several implementation teams,
which will be selected through a competitive process.
After implementation, the voluntary sector will be responsible for
the management of the initiatives. It is anticipated that the IM/IT
Secretariat will close in March 2005.
For more information, contact the IM/IT Secretariat at (613) 990-7233
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org