To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”
Does your organization host special events, such as conferences or fundraisers? If so, then you are probably aware that there are risks involved – what if an accident happened causing damage to the facility where your event is being held? Or even worse, what if someone is injured?
While your organization may already have a Commercial General Liability policy to protect against claims that may arise as a result of your operations and/or premises, this policy will not extend to cover your special events.
Volunteer Canada and Investors Group release groundbreaking volunteer recognition study in advance of National Volunteer Week
OTTAWA, ON, April 12, 2017 – Alarm bells sounded when the findings of the General Social Survey: Giving, volunteering and participating (2013) revealed a drop in volunteering among Canadians from 47% of Canadians in 2010 to 44% in 2013. Was this a minor blip or the beginning of a concerning downward trend? Have Canadians become less giving or are we simply giving time in new and different ways?
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017 Volunteer Ottawa, in partnership with Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Centres across the country, challenged Canadians to volunteer 150 hours in their community.
On March 9, 2017 Volunteer Canada participated in the National Refugee Assistance Program Conference 2017 in Ottawa. We moderated a panel entitled Building A Volunteer Base where participating organizations shared examples of best practices for managing volunteers to support newcomers and refugees to Canada.
Here are some highlights from the conference session:
HRM Canada spoke with members of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering to ask: “What Makes a Successful Volunteer Program?” Here are some highlights from their conversations exploring volunteerism within corporate culture.