January 14, 2011

Successful Year for the Joint Learning Program in 2010

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) had a very busy year in 2010. Twelve Orientation sessions were held from coast to coast and as a result the JLP welcomed 194 new facilitators. Clinics were held in different regions supporting 38 facilitators in their delivery of the Respecting Differences/Anti-Discrimination kit.

Other exciting projects and initiatives occurred in 2010. In April the new JLP website was launched. As well the Program achieved a monumental milestone by delivering its 1000th workshop. Celebrations occurred in the regions and in June Public Service employees, managers and the JLP community were invited to mark the milestone with a breakfast held at the Public Service Alliance of Canada Headquarters in Ottawa.

The JLP is proud to be green! Committing to be more environmentally friendly, in November the JLP modified the workshop box to a workshop envelope. Included was an updated promotional pamphlet and the new JLP “clip”. Finally, the renewal of the Joint Learning Program until June 2014 is one of the highlights of the agreements reached by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Treasury Board of Canada.

The upcoming year shows no signs of slowing down. The JLP is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). These partnerships are integral to the overall objectives of the JLP to promote labour relations in the workplace.

The JLP is also looking forward to the launch of the recently updated Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace kit (formally called the Anti-Harassment kit) and a brand new workshop, Duty to Accommodate. Please keep checking the JLP website for the latest updates on these projects.

With several Orientation sessions planned for 2011 we look forward to welcoming more facilitators into our JLP community. Best wishes in the New Year!