Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community


Survey: Profiling the Profession

By Volunteer Canada at 4:01 pm Wednesday, Jul, 05 2017 • 0 Comments

The Conference Board of Canada is undertaking research into the Corporate Community Investment (CI) profession in Canada and is seeking your input.

150 Years of Canadian Volunteering History / Les 150 ans d’histoire du bénévolat au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 3:42 pm Monday, Jun, 26 2017 • 0 Comments

July 1, 1867 – July 1, 2017

Volunteers – what would we do without them? Since Canada’s earliest days as a nation, volunteers have continuously worked towards creating a better society for all. Here’s a recap of the last 150 years of volunteering history.

Only a few days left to apply to become a Young Champion of the Earth! / Seulement quelques jours restants pour appliquer pour devenir un jeune champion de la terre!

By Volunteer Canada at 1:50 pm Thursday, Jun, 15 2017 • 0 Comments

Attention Youth Volunteers! If you believe in putting your values into action for a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth!

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to recognize the contributions and breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. This program is an exciting new initiative to identify young, talented people between the ages of 18 and 30 and to support their inspirations to create positive environmental impact.

Celebrate World Environment Day 2017 / Célébrez la Journée mondiale de l’environnement de 2017

By Volunteer Canada at 9:44 am Monday, Jun, 05 2017 • 0 Comments

On June 5, millions of people around the world will be celebrating World Environment Day. This year’s theme “Connecting people to Nature” offers a chance for us to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to us - and this year, Canada is the official host country!

The day will be recognized in countless ways throughout the nation. Put your values into action and take part in the celebrations by volunteering your time for a compelling cause. Below are a few ways to get involved to make the most of World Environment Day 2017:

New Volunteer Canada member benefit: Grant Connect / Nouvel avantage au programme d’adhésion de Bénévoles Canada : Connexion subvention

By Volunteer Canada at 2:40 pm Thursday, Jun, 01 2017 • 0 Comments

We have added an exciting new benefit to the membership program at Volunteer Canada! Effective May 30th, members of Volunteer Canada will receive a discount of 15% on the list price of a new 1 year Grant Connect Essential plan subscription.*

What is Grant Connect?

Celebrating with one of Canada’s oldest volunteer centres / Célébrons avec l’un des plus vieux centres d’action bénévole au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 9:10 am Tuesday, May, 23 2017 • 0 Comments

On April 24th, Volunteer Canada was pleased to participate in the celebration of National Volunteer Week and the 50th anniversary Volunteer West Island in Montreal. With an impressive attendance of over 300 people, including representatives from 69 local organizations and all levels of government, it was a festive and up-beat affair.

12th Annual Volunteer Impact Awards / 12e Prix annuels sur l’impact bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 2:22 pm Tuesday, May, 16 2017 • 0 Comments

The 12th Annual Volunteer Impact Awards were hosted by the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area during National Volunteer Week. The Gala Dinner recognized 14 volunteers, groups, businesses, and programs that have made a significant contribution to volunteerism in Waterloo Region. Recipients ranged from a newcomer youth to a team of stroke survivors. During the Volunteer Action Centre’s 30th Anniversary year (2014) an award of merit was established to enable the Centre to recognize broad, overarching contributions to volunteerism.

9 things charities want companies to know about asking to volunteer / 9 choses que les organismes charitables en quête de bénévoles veulent que les entreprises sachent

By Volunteer Canada at 9:40 am Wednesday, May, 10 2017 • 0 Comments

Requests for 100 employee volunteer spots in a single day.

Looking for some way to pitch in… next week.

Volunteers keen to plant trees, without a budget for supplies.

Community organizations get a lot of requests from companies looking for volunteer opportunities for their employees – some get dozens of offers of support monthly. While always well-intentioned, sometimes company requests are simply not possible to meet, and put the community organization under stress. 

Trending NVW Topics on Twitter / Sujets Courants de la SAB sur Twitter

By Volunteer Canada at 10:14 am Tuesday, May, 02 2017 • 0 Comments

Happy National Volunteer Week! Volunteering, Eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017? With the end of National Volunteer Week 2017, we wanted to highlight the trending topics and comments discussed on our social media platforms.

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, and the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, share their thoughts of NVW through social media:

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 7 / Mots croisés no. 7 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 8:47 am Saturday, Apr, 29 2017 • 0 Comments

Happy National Volunteer Week!

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?”