Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community


NVW 2017 Gift Store Now Open / La boutique en ligne de la SAB 2017 est maintenant ouverte

By Volunteer Canada at 12:25 pm Wednesday, Feb, 15 2017 • 0 Comments

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April 23 to April 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to celebrate and thank all of Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and all those who put their values into action every day.

Volunteering, eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017?

However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless…volunteer efforts have a positive impact in communities across Canada. So from April 23-29, we’re celebrating their efforts by offering NVW-branded recognition items!

Tips on Recruitment for Service-Providing Organizations Assisting Newcomers to Canada / Conseils sur le recrutement pour les organismes offrant des services d’aide aux nouveaux arrivants au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 12:12 pm Thursday, Feb, 09 2017 • 0 Comments

Welcoming volunteers to your organization starts with a comprehensive recruitment strategy. Before you start with the recruitment process, take the time to:

NVW Recognition Event Ideas / Idées d’activités de reconnaissance dans le cadre de la SAB

By Volunteer Canada at 2:58 pm Wednesday, Feb, 08 2017 • 0 Comments

During National Volunteer Week (NVW), volunteer centres and organizations are encouraged to recognize and celebrate the contributions of volunteers. Recognition events are one way to do this and offer a chance for your volunteers and staff to get to know each other.

NVW2017 is all about how we recognize and define volunteering. Here are some ideas to help you incorporate this year’s NVW theme into your recognition event:

Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Organization / Créer un organisme accueillant et inclusive

By Volunteer Canada at 9:18 am Thursday, Feb, 02 2017 • 0 Comments

An inclusive organization is one where people of all backgrounds feel included, welcomed, and valued. Volunteer engagement can contribute to this in two ways:

Tips for creating your own NVW Crossword Puzzle / Conseils pour créer vos propres mots croisés de la SAB

By Volunteer Canada at 12:49 pm Wednesday, Feb, 01 2017 • 0 Comments

To collectively celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during National Volunteer Week Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities.

7 Tips for Planning your National Volunteer Week Campaign / 7 Conseils pour Planifier Votre Campagne dans le Cadre de la Semaine de l’Action Bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 8:39 am Thursday, Jan, 26 2017 • 0 Comments

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National Volunteer Week is approaching fast. Have you planned your activities yet? Here are 7 tips and resources from our NVW campaign kit for making your campaign a success.

Introducing the Volunteer Management Handbook / Présentation du Guide de gestion des bénévoles

By Volunteer Canada at 11:36 am Tuesday, Jan, 24 2017 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Management Handbook: A Resource for Service-Providing Organizations Assisting Newcomers to Canada

Over the past number of months, thousands of Canadians have come forward to help the more than 25,000 Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian communities. With this came a need to support service-providing organizations who engage volunteers to assist these newcomers, as well as the many others that Canada welcomes each year.

Get Started with National Volunteer Week 2017 / Planifiez d’avance votre Semaine de l’action bénévole 2017

By Volunteer Canada at 12:03 pm Wednesday, Jan, 18 2017 • 0 Comments

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2017 is just 14 weeks away! Last week, Volunteer Canada released the NVW2017 Campaign Kit to assist organizations to get a head start.

One of the benefits of membership with Volunteer Canada is our annual NVW mail-out. This year’s package contains a letter from our President and CEO, Paula Speevak, a poster, two thank you cards and a commemorative Heart of Volunteering Canada 150 pin.

National Volunteer Week 2017 Campaign Kit now available / La trousse de la campagne pour la Semaine de l’action bénévole 2017 est maintenant disponible

By Volunteer Canada at 2:26 pm Thursday, Jan, 12 2017 • 0 Comments

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2017 is just 16 weeks away!

Planning volunteer recognition celebrations can take time, so Volunteer Canada has released the NVW 2017 Campaign Kit to assist organizations to get a head start. We also send out an annual NVW mail-out to our members to help them start planning their volunteer recognition celebrations.

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a happy new year / Meilleurs vœux pour un joyeux Temps des fêtes et une bonne et heureuse année!

By Volunteer Canada at 11:34 am Wednesday, Dec, 21 2016 • 0 Comments


Pictured Left to Right: Leigha McCarroll, Sarah English (Ipsos), Betty-Ann Atwood (Ipsos), Paula Speevak, Lainie Towell, Anne Hamelin, Laura Allardyce. Volunteer Canada staff who helped but are not pictured: Deborah Pike, Martha Aynalem, Elizabeth Dove, Alison Stevens