The Community Sector Working Committee brings together voices from across Newfoundland and Labrador to engage with the challenges and opportunities facing the community sector. Head here to learn how the committee works and what it exists to do.
What is the Committee's Role?
- To act as a strategic engagement mechanism to build linkages with the breadth of the community sector in NL
- To offer guidance on communications with sector organizations
- To promote and capture views and help enhance thinking and understanding of key sector issues, and to offer advice and guidance on sector priorities
- To expand collaborative efforts
- To encourage and share research and knowledge
- To encourage discussion about innovative approaches for the sector
- To mobilize a stronger voice for the voluntary, nonprofit community sector
- To position a sector funnel for connection with the Voluntary Non Profit Secretariat and other government departments around cross-cutting issues
- To influence public policy and programs
- To strengthen connections among groups within the sector across the province, and provide insight and support to establish a province-wide network of community sector organizations
How does it fit in?
The Community Sector Working Committee is a committee of the CSC Board, which is the key governance and decision-making body for CSC. The Community Sector Working Committee provides the CSC with a link to the views of the sector and leadership around sector issues, and is chaired by the CSC CEO.
How was the committee assembled?
Members of the CSC are appointed as individuals, not formal representatives of particular organizations. Substitutes cannot attend. Every member submitted a formal expression of interest (EOI), following an open call.
A 6-person selection committee reviewed all EOIs and recommended the make up of the group to reflect the sector’s diversity.
The selection committee looked for leaders from the sector who display the following characteristic:
- An ability to think strategically on behalf of sector as a whole and beyond the interests of their own area and organization
- Willingness and ability to contribute to the committee’s work
- Willingness to accept a leadership role
- Breadth of experience in and personal knowledge of the sector
- Ability to work with a pan provincial group
The Committee was formed to reflect:
- Pan provincial diversity (geography, sub sector, organizational size)
- Demographic mix