Update from HRSDC

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Transcript Update from HRSDC

Program Delivery
BC - 2014
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
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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
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Homelessness Partnering Strategy– Housing First
3) Putting Canada First
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Focus on jobs, economic growth, long term prosperity
Addressing the skills mismatch
BUDGET 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
• Highlights affecting ESDC:
1) Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs
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Canada Job Grant
First Nations Job Fund
Career Focus
2) Supporting Families and Communities
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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:
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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.
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