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Highlights from the 2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum

By Volunteer Canada at 11:17 am Monday, Jun, 13 2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum was held on May 24 & 25 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Representatives from volunteer centres across the country were in attendance to engage in discussion, make connections, exchange knowledge, and learn about new programs, tools and resources.

The two-day agenda included subjects from hot topics and trends, to innovation and inspiring practice. The following are some highlights from the forum sessions.

2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum

By Volunteer Canada at 11:28 am Wednesday, May, 25 2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum brings together representatives from volunteer centres from across the country to engage in important discussions and make connections. The Forum was held May 24-25 at Mount Royal University in Calgary Alberta, in conjunction with the 2016 CACSL Conference.

How Small and Medium Enterprises Engage in Employer-Supported Volunteering: Q&A with Katherine Scott

By Volunteer Canada at 11:05 am Wednesday, May, 18 2016 • 0 Comments

Katherine Scott is the Vice-President of Research and Policy at the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), a not-for-profit organization that partners and collaborates with all sectors and communities to advance solutions to today’s toughest social challenges. She will be at the In Good Company community building forum, on June 9 in Toronto, to moderate a panel on how small and medium sized enterprises (SME) define employer-supported volunteering (ESV).

The importance of sponsors to volunteerism / L’importance des commanditaires dans l’univers du bénévolat

By Volunteer Canada at 12:06 pm Thursday, May, 12 2016 • 0 Comments

Sponsors play an important role in supporting volunteerism. Their investments allow organizations that engage volunteers to continue creating and maintaining public awareness on issues related to volunteerism. Sponsorships help increase and maintain organizational capacity to support volunteers.

In Good Company Bursaries – Apply Now / Bourses En bonne compagnie – Faites une demande dès maintenant

By Volunteer Canada at 3:23 pm Tuesday, May, 03 2016 • 0 Comments


Volunteer Canada and RBC are pleased to announce that 15 bursaries will be granted to non-profit organizations to attend In Good Company, a community building forum for businesses and non-profits that takes place June 8-9, 2016 in Toronto.

Take the Volunteer Quiz / Remplissez le Questionnaire des bénévoles

By Volunteer Canada at 9:21 am Thursday, Apr, 28 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteers help improve quality of life for others. They also gain valuable experience and develop new skills. The Volunteer Quiz is an interactive tool that allows you to find out what volunteering opportunity suits you best. Once you know your “type” visit your local volunteer centre to find the right volunteer match for you.


National Volunteer Week 2016 Highlights / Faits saillants de la Semaine de l’action bénévole de 2016

By Volunteer Canada at 1:49 pm Thursday, Apr, 21 2016 • 0 Comments

April 10 to April 16, 2016 was National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. This year marked the 13th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada and Investors Group have partnered to deliver the NVW campaign.

Share your feedback on National Volunteer Week 2016 / Que retenez-vous de la Semaine de l’action bénévole 2016?

By Volunteer Canada at 3:31 pm Monday, Apr, 18 2016 • 0 Comments

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our post National Volunteer Week (NVW) survey. Your responses are completely anonymous. The results of this survey will be used to assist Volunteer Canada in planning future NVW campaigns.


Do you know how your volunteers want to be recognized? / Savez-vous de quelle façon vos bénévoles veulent être reconnus?

By Volunteer Canada at 11:49 am Monday, Apr, 18 2016 • 0 Comments

National Volunteer Week is the time to formally recognize volunteers across Canada. However, on-going recognition is important for volunteers to feel appreciated year-round.

The Volunteer Recognition Tool helps volunteer managers plan meaningful recognition activities. Volunteers take the quiz to find out what their language of recognition is, and then share the results with their manager. Some may prefer heartfelt hoorays or receiving goodies and gifts. You can use this information to plan meaningful and effective recognition activities.

Live from Studio 5 - Interview with Paula Speevak about National Volunteer Week

By Volunteer Canada at 9:57 am Thursday, Apr, 14 2016 • 0 Comments

On April 13, 2016,Paula Speevak, Volunteer Canada President and CEO, spoke with Stephanie Saberan and Mike Ross from Live From Studio 5 on AMI-audio to talk about National Volunteer Week.