How are new Community Partners approved?
1. They must meet CGCE's definition of a Community Partner
- nonprofit community organization
- for-profit organization focused on civic engagement and / or social responsibility and a high quality CSL placement experience.
2. They need to adhere to CGCE's Code of Conduct which includes but is not limited to:
- agreement to the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms; and / or
- agreement to the Ontario Human Rights Code
- agreement to Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario
- agreement to Amendment to Occupational Health and Safety Act: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace (Bill 168), Ontario
3. They need to read, sign and date (from the organization's signing authority), an Agreement between CGCE and their Organization
- The signature is required from the organization's signing authority.
- A link to a sample agreement will be provided, and link to a sample agreement (template) on CGCE's website.
- Currently, there are three (3) versions of the Agreement: (1) for government / public sector; (2) for Clubs; and (3) Other
Definition of Social Entreprise
Social enterprises are revenue-generating businesses that, whether operated by a non-profit organization or by a for-profit company, have two goals:
- To achieve social, cultural, community economic or environmental outcomes; and,
- To earn revenue.
On the surface, many social enterprises look, feel, and even operate like traditional businesses. But looking more deeply, one discovers the defining characteristics of the social enterprise: mission is at the centre of business, with income generation playing an important supporting role.
Social enterprises have six defining characteristics:
- Having a social purpose or purposes.
- Achieving the social purpose by, at least in part, engaging in trade in the marketplace.
- Not distributing profits to individuals.
- Holding assets and wealth in trust for community benefit.
- Democratically involving members of its constituency in the governance of the organization.
- Being independent organizations accountable to a defined constituency and to the wider community.
Centre Staff - Roles and Responsibilities
To verify content provided by Community Organization contact, to CGCE's Registration System / Database
- Individuals with different roles have different permissions for accessing CGCE's database and editing and viewing content.
- Roles are: Super Admin User (complete access - front & back-end); Admin-User; (front-end); Reviewer; User 1, 2, 3 etc.
- Users with these roles are: CGCE Director; Manager, CSL; CE Coordinator; Placement Officers; Work Students; Administrative; Fundraiser; and others as authorized and required.
- Users will be provided with appropriate training, to provide DRAFT and/or FINAL Approvals
- When a new Community Partner submits content to CGCE's Database, two approvals are required: DRAFT Approval and FINAL Approval.
- User edits database record, ensuring his/her initials are provide for future tracking, followup (i.e., RF)
- User checks the organization's website and the Internet (Google Search) for bona fides
- User records findings, evidence and rationale for approving or not approving the community organization (text box provided in database)
- If YES, user provides DRAFT APPROVAL to the Community Organization in CGCE Database (i.e., selection in check box, drop-down menu)
- If NO, Community Organization does not receive DRAFT Approval (i.e., selection in check box, drop-down menu)
- User communicates directly with the organization's main contact (i.e., by phone, email), to verify Community Organization content.
- User records supporting information and rationale (i.e., in text box)
- If YES, Community Organization receives FINAL Approval (i.e., selection in check box, drop-down menu)
- If NO, Community Organization does not receive FINAL Approval (i.e., selection in check box, drop-down menu)