Partnering and collaborative arrangement profile pages - Canada.ca template

A partnering/collaborative arrangement profile page represents the single landing page on Canada.ca for an entity that is associated with 1 or more Government of Canada institutions.

For the purposes of these profile pages, partnering/collaborative arrangements are defined in the Federal Identity Program (FIP) glossary as follows:

“Joint activities or transactions involving another government, a company, an organization, a group or an individual with shared or associated objectives, with a written agreement to combine financial or in-kind inputs.”

Partnering/collaborative arrangement profile pages:

  • provide a clear indication of the relationship between 1 or more institutions and the partnering/collaborative entity
  • provide a consistent, concise and timely overview of the partnering/collaborative entity’s mandate, partners and information and services
  • facilitate a person’s need to understand the scope of the partnering/collaborative entity’s activities
  • prioritize content and navigation to support the topics, information and services related to the partnering/collaborative entity

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When to use this template

Use the partnering/collaborative arrangement profile page template under the following conditions:

Use the Canada.ca institutions list to find out which profile to apply.

How to use this template

The departments and agencies page provides links to all partnering/collaborative arrangement profile pages (see the Departments and agencies page).

Partnering and collaborative arrangement profile page template
Template of partnering/collaborative arrangement profile page showing sections that make up its structure. Read top to bottom and left to right. Specifications detailed below.

1: Title of partnering/collaborative arrangement entity

Provides the title of the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity

  • Content
    • the title of the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity is used
    • do not use acronyms or abbreviations
  • Presentation
    • the title of the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity must be a unique H1
    • must be the first element on the page

2: Partnering/collaborative arrangement mandate

Provides 1 or 2 sentences that describe the Partnering/collaborative arrangement’s mandate

  • Content
    • provides a brief, plain language overview of how the partnering/collaborative arrangement serves the public
    • keep the text short and concise
    • written for a grade 6-8 reading level
  • Presentation
    • appears directly below the title of the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity

3: Partnering/collaborative arrangement entity social media channels

Features social media channels specific to the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity

4: Latest news

Features current news items related to the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity

  • Content
  • Presentation
    • appears below the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity social media channels
    • heading is labelled “Latest”

5: Services and information

Drives people to entity-specific services and information

  • Content
  • Presentation
    • appears below the latest news block and to the left of “Most requested”
    • heading is labelled “Services and information”

6: Contact information

Provides access to entity-specific contact information

  • Content
    • go to Contact information, use either the contact address pattern or contact links pattern as appropriate

7: Most requested

Features organization-specific top tasks

  • Content
    • use this component to provide shortcuts to the top tasks of the partnering/collaborative arrangement. However, it should not be used if all of the top tasks are already included as direct links under Services and information
    • use the Most requested pattern
  • Presentation
    • appears to the right of “Services and information” and below “Contact us”
    • heading is labelled “Most requested”

8: More information for

Links to related audience information

  • Content
  • Presentation
    • appears below “Most requested”
    • heading is labelled “More information for”

9: About partnering arrangement

Provides consistent access to key corporate information related to the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity

  • Content
    • it consists of a series of links to entity-specific content that is not presented elsewhere on the page
    • order and label headings as follows:
      Mandate
      • links to a page providing the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity’s mandate, vision and objectives
      List of Partners
      • links to a page providing the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity’s partners (i.e. federal/provincial/territorial, international or non-governmental organizations)
      Organizational structure
      • links to a page providing the partnering/collaborative arrangement entity’s organizational chart or structure
  • Presentation
    • heading is labelled “About [name of partnering arrangement]”

10: Associate features

Promotes entity-specific current activities being led by the organization

11: FIP or partner identifiers

Provides partner identification plus links to partner sites

  • Content
    • this component provides a visual representation of the partners within the partnering/collaborative arrangement
  • Presentation
    • appears at the bottom of the page
    • appears below Features
    • images are hyperlinked
    • a text link below the image is hyperlinked to the organization’s home page

The user navigation for partnering/collaborative arrangement profile pages includes information and services, and corporate information.

Figure 2. User navigation diagram
Diagram of how to navigate to partnering/collaborative arrangement profile pages on Canada.ca. Text version below:
Figure 2 – Text version

Partnering/collaborative arrangement profile pages can be accessed from the Canada.ca departments and agencies page and topic pages.

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