DRAFT OPERATIONS PLAN FOR A BRITISH COLUMBIA CAP COLLABORATIVE NETWORK


NOTE: This plan is intended to suggest what might be accomplished and how by a serious attempt to build a British Columbia CAP collaborative network.

VISION (a short inspiring statement of underlying purpose of the CAP network) Nurturing collaboration among CAP sites to help citizens use the Internet and other communication technologies to improve their quality of life.

STRATEGIC INTENTIONS
Mission (a more detailed statement of purpose of the Network)
i) Assist CAP Site Leaders to collaborate and share ideas and experiences to deal with a wide range of needs that they documented in preparation for the workshop
These needs included a desire for assistance in making meaningful connections to:
ii) The assumption is that if the CAP network was functioning successfully it would dramatically assist the CAP sites and Industry Canada (and others) to collaborate in a meaningful way in order to accomplish the Mission of the CAP sites more efficiently and effectively
iii) The potential contribution (Mission) of CAP sites in British Columbia was described by workshop participants in the following terms:

FUTURE GOALS

Note: A small group at the Vancouver workshop made the first contribution to setting some target goals for the future. The intent was to use their imagination to set some Stretch Goals.


OPERATING PRINCIPLES OF THE NETWORK The Assumptions which we discussed and slightly revised during the workshop will provide the starting point for describing the principles which are driving the creation of this network and which should then shape the values that guide its operation.

OBJECTIVES FOR THE NETWORK (Specific significant initiatives which if accomplished over the next year would move us towards achieving our Vision, Mission and Stretch Goals).

The workshop groups developed a list of six objectives that might be undertaken in creating and launching a collaborative network.

A CAP collaborative network in British Columbia, if created, should initiate in the following 12 to 18 months major activities that will attempt to accomplish the following:

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