Community Sector Council of NL

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St. John’s Office                             Gander Office
25 Anderson Avenue                       P.O. Box 2222
St. John’s, NL A1B 3E4                    230 Airport Boulevard                                                                                              Gander, NL A1V 2N9

Tel: (709) 753-9860                    Email: csc@cscnl.ca 
Fax: (709) 753-6112                   Website: www.communitysector.nl.ca

Mandate:

CSC NL is an independent organization promoting social and economic well-being. The goal is a prosperous and inclusive society that supports individuals, families and communities. The mission of CSC NL is to encourage citizen engagement, to promote the integration of social and economic development and to provide leadership in shaping public policies.

Target Population:

Non-profit, community-based groups and volunteers in Newfoundland and Labrador

Highlight of Program / Services Offered:

  • The Community Sector Council’s website is a virtual resource centre for non-profit voluntary groups featuring current news in the sector, tips, a volunteer opportunities board, a directory of websites, and more. Click here to view their Directory of Websites, which lists over 2600 websites of community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Provides access to the province’s Social Assistance Policy Manual, helping people through the intricacies of the income support system.
  • Conducts in-person and online research on issues of interest to the non-profit sector.
  • Conducts training in areas such as youth engagement, board governance, volunteer recruitment and management, and charitable obligation.
  • Coordinates and sponsors national Volunteer Week activities.
  • Convening organization for Vibrant Communities – St. John’s poverty reduction initiative.
  • CSC NL administers the Student Work and Service Program (SWASP) – Community Service Component, which provides post-secondary students across the province with community service placements at non-profit organizations, in exchange for a tuition voucher and weekly stipend.