Capacity Building/Definitions

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This page is for accumulating resources related to capacity building in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Possible definitions

Feel free to add your own, or discuss these on the discussion section.


A process by which individuals, groups institutions, organizations, and societies enhance their abilities to identify and meet development challenges in a sustainable manner
--CIDA,


A process that improves the ability of a person, group, organization, or system to meet its objective or to perform better
--USAID,


Coordinate agencies to connect and share information through various events
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Facilitate collaboration that increases capacity through the sharing of best practices, research, insights and past experiences
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Engage and support member agencies to better address current and emerging issues
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Communicate public policy and sector trends to member agencies, government, media and the public
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To enhance the professional competency and skills level of immigrant and refugee service workers, including front-line staff, managers and Executive Directors
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To facilitate dialogue and networking among sector leaders and government representatives to find answers to challenges such as better service coordination and responsiveness to changing needs of immigrants and refugees.
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To facilitate the networking and sharing of information, innovative approaches and expertise among new and experienced workers in settlement and integration.
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To offer a forum for discussion and consensus building on issues related to the development, professionalization and accountability of the settlement sector.
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Even more!


A wide range of capabilities, knowledge and resources that [settlement agencies] need in order to be effective.
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The process of strengthening an organization in order to improve its performance and impact
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Actions that improve nonprofit effectiveness
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Actions that enhance a nonprofit's ability to work towards its mission
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Activities or actions put in place to support and strengthen core capacities within an organization
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Actions that strengthen a not-for-profit's ability to deliver greater social, economic and environmental benefits
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Files

  • File:Capacity-building-2011-05-en.pdf:
    A PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation discussion paper on strengthening the dialogue between the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. (2011, 23 pages)

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