User:Randyfisher/CSL/Community Partners

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Community Partners

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:

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:

  1. To achieve social, cultural, community economic or environmental outcomes; and,
  2. 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:

  1. Having a social purpose or purposes.
  2. Achieving the social purpose by, at least in part, engaging in trade in the marketplace.
  3. Not distributing profits to individuals.
  4. Holding assets and wealth in trust for community benefit.
  5. Democratically involving members of its constituency in the governance of the organization.
  6. 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.

DRAFT 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)

FINAL Approval

  • 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)