Comprising substance abuse professionals from a broad spectrum of jurisdictions and sectors, the National Advisory Group on Workforce Development (NAGWD) provides representation and leadership in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of a broad national strategy on workforce development across the continuum of services related to substance use.
CCSA led in the formation of NAGWD, recognizing the need to work in partnership with key stakeholders in the development of a strategic framework that would bring focus, action and accountability to the National Framework for Action priority, "Sustain Workforce Development".
- To identify key issues related to workforce development that would benefit from national leadership
- To make recommendations regarding those areas identified by the committee for attention
- To make high-level recommendations concerning the mechanisms necessary to support these recommendations (e.g., communities of practice)
- To develop a list of guiding principals for Workforce Development that would inform the development of a national conceptual framework
Federal/provincial/territorial/organizational systems addressing workforce development plans/strategies would have access to resources and guiding principles that are meaningful, flexible and supportive within their diverse jurisdictions, as evidenced by the successful completion and endorsement of the above-noted objectives.