Call for project submissions
The Collectif de la communauté du savoir: our raison d’être
Eighteen provincial francophone organizations came together to form the Collectif de la communauté du savoir (CCS), representing knowledge communities. These organizations are committed to encouraging their members and partners to work together to:
- implement projects and initiatives in their communities in order to promote existing training opportunities, formal, non-formal or informal alike;
- create new opportunities according to targeted gaps; and
- showcase opportunities in the community by celebrating collective and individual successes, while developing a taste for learning.
The CCS is first and foremost a group of partners who want to support lifelong learning initiatives in francophone communities in Ontario, by using their resources in a spirit of solidarity, inclusiveness and action.
If you would like to submit a project, please complete the attached form.
Project submission process
Individuals, organizations and communities that would like to receive support from the CCS must follow all the steps in the project submission process as outlined below:
a) Meet the selection criteria below to ensure that candidates are eligible for CCS support.
b) Fill out the project submission form (attached) and forward it to the COFA office: Coalition ontarienne de la formation des adultes, 235 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6C7; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for receipt of submissions: JUNE 1, 2013
Note: No submissions will be considered after June 1, 2013. All applications received will be forwarded to a selection committee for review. Confirmation will be sent by mail by June 30, 2013.
Submission selection criteria
To be eligible, projects and initiatives must meet the following selection criteria:
a) Be in line with the Collectif’s five guiding principles:
- comply with the organization’s mission: lifelong learning;
- bring together people of all ages, all skills and all cultures;
- promote the learning of one of the three types of knowledge: skills, knowledge and behaviours;
- provide a French-language learning environment, through either formal/non-formal or informal training;
- contribute to the expansion of the francophone space.
b) Be able to self-manage and to continue to operate after receiving input and support from the CCS.
c) Be financially self-reliant; the CCS is not a funding agency (however, it can help projects find the funds needed for their completion).
d) Take place in Ontario.
e) Have realistic goals with a reasonable timeframe (all projects or initiatives must be completed or implemented in the year following approval).
The selection process will take place as follows:
- Submissions will be initially examined by CCS’ working committee. Projects that meet the above-mentioned conditions will be selected and sent to the 18 members of the Collectif. Three submissions will be accepted for the year 2013.
- Once completed, submissions must be sent to COFA, at 235 Montreal Road, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario, K1L 6C7.
The three submissions selected to be supported by the CCS will be announced on June 30, 2013.
N.B. To the extent possible, the review committee will consider the representation of the province’s geographic regions.
- June 1, 2013 – Last day for submissions
- June 15, 2013 – Announcement of submissions selected after the first round of review
- June 30, 2013 – Announcement of the three submissions selected for the CCS project