Our five-year programming (2009-2013) targets priorities regarding interventions and management.
Based on our guiding principles, L’ŒUVRE LÉGER’s priorities regarding interventions aim to support and encourage:
- Empowerment and the respect of human dignity;
- Preventive actions, whose results can be seen in the long term;
- Faith in community organizations that identify solutions that meet their own needs;
- Initiatives based on consultation and joint action;
- Quick action to solve urgent problems;
- Particular sensitivity to populations and communities where access to resources is deficient.
Since 2007, the three Quebec endeavours have been grouped together under one Board of Directors, in charge of their administration and management. However, each of the endeavours has its own allocation committee made up of volunteers from the community. The Board of Directors delegates to these committees the analysis of the requests submitted by community agencies. Allocations are approved by the Board, taking the committees’ recommendations into account.
Based on its guiding principles , the priorities of L’ŒUVRE LÉGER regarding management aim to:
- Work closely with the community;
- Build on the quality of the project analysis and monitoring processes, but in a way that is non-invasive for beneficiary agencies.
- Remain responsive to social realities today and tomorrow, to underlying needs and to new initiatives.
- Encourage collaboration with other social partners and donor agencies to better respond to needs.
- Favour professional relationships based on communication, accompaniment as and when needed, and the common pursuit of results based on an efficient partnership.
Since 2000, L’ŒUVRE LÉGER offers in Quebec an organisation-building program, intended exclusively for organizations it already supports financially. This program consists of counselling and accompaniment services in management and community development.
Essentially, the program aims to help organizations with their long-term planning and daily management work. The program allows organizations to acquire new tools and strategies to help them face management challenges.
To date, several organizations have made use of this program. They were provided support for developing and reviewing their internal policies, establishing an organizational diagnosis, and setting up a strategic planning process.