Presentation on theme: "Program Delivery BC - 2014. OBJECTIVE OF THE PRESENTATION Provide an overview of the priorities influencing Program Delivery in BC. Provide an update."— Presentation transcript:
OBJECTIVE OF THE PRESENTATION Provide an overview of the priorities influencing Program Delivery in BC. Provide an update on emerging technologies and program design that will affect program delivery clients.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT Build a stronger, more competitive Canada, support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and improve Canadians’ quality of life
PROGRAM DELIVERY PRIORITIES The Government of Canada’s top priorities are: job creation economic growth long-term prosperity Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is adapting its policies and programs to ensure that programs continue to meet Canadians' changing needs and support the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and economic growth.
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PRIORITIES: 2013-2014 Speech from the Throne (October 2013) Budget 2013 (March 2013)
THRONE SPEECH HIGHLIGHTS Key Themes: 1)Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Canadians Canada Job Grant New Labour Market Agreements Job training for people with disabilities, Youth and Aboriginals Work experience in high demand fields On reserve education Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure that Canadians have the first attempt at jobs 2)Supporting and Protecting Canadian Families Homelessness Partnering Strategy– Housing First 3)Putting Canada First Focus on jobs, economic growth, long term prosperity Addressing the skills mismatch
BUDGET 2013 HIGHLIGHTS Highlights affecting ESDC: 1)Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs Canada Job Grant First Nations Job Fund Career Focus 2)Supporting Families and Communities Homelessness Partnering Strategy – Housing First
KEY ESDC CORPORATE PRIORITIES: 2013-2014 Business Transformation – Modernization of our core business Improving our policies and programs
PRIORITIES INTO ACTION YOUTH The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the labour market. What’s new? Skills Link - Emphasis on Work Experience Accountability - Results for Success
PRIORITIES INTO ACTION OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAINING Through the Economic Action Plan, the Government is transforming the way in which Canadians access the training they need to get jobs in high-demand fields. These include skilled trades, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. What’s new? Digital Economy Strategy Canada Jobs Grant
MODERNIZING GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS Steps continue to be taken toward the modernization of Grants and Contributions programs design, administration and delivery: Standard Application for Funding Standard Contribution Agreement Financial Management and Project Reporting Direct Deposit (DD) Funding Programs Website
BENEFITS TO FUNDING APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS Standard Application for Funding: Streamlined form allows more consistent project assessment; Ensures applicants provide the details needed for staff to quickly and efficiently complete the assessment process; Standard Grant Agreement: Straightforward agreement ensures consistent and efficient processes for staff and funding recipients; Eliminates the need to interpret multiple agreements between Gs&Cs programs; Simplified clauses and common wording makes the agreement easier for Staff and funding recipients to interpret; and Promotes greater understanding for funding recipients.
BENEFITS TO FUNDING APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS (cont’d…) Grants and Contributions On-line Services (GCOS): Reduces burdensome application and reporting requirements by offering an online solution, allowing for safe and secure submission of new applications, claims, Forecast of Project Expenditures and activity reports; Eliminates repetitive organizational tombstone information previously required when submitting paper applications, claim, FPEs, and activity reports; Promotes straight-forward data entry via a user-friendly layout; Equipped with the ability to complete, save, view and retrieve information related to applications and active projects at any time.