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#WeAdvocate: Charities on the Hill / Organismes de bienfaisance sur la Colline

By Volunteer Canada at 9:54 am Thursday, Oct, 19 2017 • 0 Comments

On October 17, 2017, members of Canada’s national non-profits and charities descended on the hill for the annual Charities on the Hill day of advocacy. The day allowed sector leaders to meet with Members of Parliament to discuss important sector issues such as legislation affecting registered charities and the limitations for social enterprise.

Have your volunteers logged 150 hours in this challenge?

By Volunteer Canada at 12:06 pm Tuesday, Oct, 10 2017 • 0 Comments

Guest blogger: Volunteer Ottawa

As we are nearing the end of the Volunteer 150for150 Challenge, Canadians nationwide have been volunteering their time and have come together to foster community engagement and celebrate Canada's 150th.

What defines a volunteer centre? / Qu’est-ce qui définit un centre d’action bénévole?

By Volunteer Canada at 9:06 am Monday, Sep, 25 2017 • 0 Comments

What’s in a name? That which we call a volunteer centre by any other name would smell as sweet.

It used to be that a volunteer centre was defined by its name; if you were a volunteer centre, you called yourself such. It wasn’t always consistent, but the word “volunteer” usually appeared. There are, however, organizations that perform the functions of a volunteer centre and are called something completely different – Community Link, Resource Centre, Community Services, etc.

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement & Code Audit Tool

By Volunteer Canada at 10:38 am Monday, Aug, 28 2017 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) in 2001 to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI details standards of practice for engaging and managing volunteers effectively, and organizations are encouraged to adopt the standards at all levels. To assist in the adoption process, Volunteer Canada developed the Code Audit Tool, which allows organizations to assess and analyze the way they involve volunteers, and helps them identify areas for further development.

Top three places to post your volunteer opportunities / Voici les trois meilleurs endroits où afficher vos occasions de bénévolat

By Volunteer Canada at 8:48 am Wednesday, Aug, 23 2017 • 0 Comments

From time to time, Volunteer Canada receives requests for posting volunteer opportunities on our website. While we thank you for thinking of us, we don’t match volunteers with volunteer opportunities; That’s something we leave to the expertise of local volunteer centres.

Volunteer centres work in local communities to strengthen volunteering and citizen engagement. With more than 200 in Canada, each volunteer centre’s name, size, structure and services reflect the unique characteristics of their community.

National Dialogue on Screening Volunteers / Dialogue national sur le filtrage des bénévoles

By Volunteer Canada at 11:03 am Monday, Aug, 21 2017 • 0 Comments

On June 2, 2017, Deloitte and Volunteer Canada co-hosted the National Round Table on Screening Volunteers. Twenty leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors gathered to consider models to improve screening people interested in working in positions of trust with vulnerable people, including children, youth, people with disabilities, frail elderly, and those experiencing temporary or chronic debilitating illness.

#ReducePoverty in Canada Contest / Concours #RéduireLaPauvreté au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 12:52 pm Wednesday, Aug, 02 2017 • 0 Comments

The Government of Canada is inviting young people from coast to coast to coast to answer one question:

How can we reduce poverty in Canada?

Do you have a great idea or solution? Have you seen something in your community that works?

Tell us about it in a creative way!

Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability / Certificat de deuxième cycle en RSC/viabilité

By Volunteer Canada at 1:39 pm Thursday, Jul, 27 2017 • 0 Comments

Take your career in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability to the next level, Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability, University of St. Michael’s College at U of T

Job Posting Manager, Corporate Events and Projects / Avis d’emploi vacant : Gestionnaire, Événements et projets d’entreprise

By Volunteer Canada at 2:50 pm Tuesday, Jul, 18 2017 • 0 Comments

Manager, Corporate Events and Projects

Contract position – 8 months with possibility for renewal (based on funding)

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Citizenship, the Manager, Corporate Events and Projects builds upon Volunteer Canada’s leadership and expertise in corporate citizenship through managing Group Volunteering Managing Services for corporate clients and supporting Corporate Citizenship Consulting/ Research and the Corporate Council on Volunteering.

Starting a Campus Club: Volunteerism at its finest / La création de clubs universitaires : le bénévolat à son meilleur

By Volunteer Canada at 11:15 am Monday, Jul, 17 2017 • 0 Comments

It is no secret that there are many opportunities to volunteer in university. All these opportunities are both rich learning experiences and important contributions to the community in their own way. I want to focus on the unique qualities of founding and running one of Canada's 7,000+ campus clubs and how volunteer centres and non-profit organizations could learn from and engage them better.

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