HR Needs Assessment of National Voluntary Organizations Working in Health

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In 2006, the Office of the Voluntary Sector (OVS) at the Public Health Agency of Canada contracted with the HR Council to undertake an HR needs assessment of national voluntary organizations working in health.

This project identified the pressing HR issues in national voluntary organizations in the health sector and determine what approaches would work best to address common HR issues. The key elements of this project included:

  • Bringing together an advisory committee drawn from among the leadership in national voluntary organizations to provide advice and guidance
  • Identifying a number of voluntary health organizations and inviting them to participate in an on-line HR needs assessment survey
  • Assessing the survey results to identify HR needs and the level of interest in collaboration to address the issues affecting the sub-sector
  • Presenting a final report to the OVS that outlined recommendations for next steps

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