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National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 4 / Mots croisés no. 4 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 8:46 am Wednesday, Apr, 26 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?”

Working Together for the Common Good / Travailler ensemble pour le bien commun

By Volunteer Canada at 2:05 pm Tuesday, Apr, 25 2017 • 0 Comments

As part of National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29), His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host Working Together for the Common Good: The Governor General’s Conference on Giving at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (EDT) Paula Speevak is attending on behalf of Volunteer Canada.

This one-day, national conference will focus on three major themes:

Happy National Volunteer Week from Paula Speevak / Bonne semaine de l’action bénévole de la part de Paula Speevak

By Volunteer Canada at 12:13 pm Monday, Apr, 24 2017 • 0 Comments

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

Volunteer Canada's president and CEO, Paula Speevak, thanks Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers, on behalf of everyone at Volunteer Canada and Investors Group.

At Investors Group, one of the ways we invest in life is by recognizing the importance of volunteerism. As a proud sponsor of National Volunteer Week for over 14 years, we celebrate the activities of over 12 million diverse volunteers across Canada.”

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 2 / Mots croisés no. 2 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 11:05 am Monday, Apr, 24 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?”

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 1 / Mots croisés no. 1 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 2:35 pm Sunday, Apr, 23 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?”

National Volunteer Week is April 23 to 29 / Semaine de l’action bénévole du 23 au 29 avril

By Volunteer Canada at 9:09 am Sunday, Apr, 23 2017 • 0 Comments

For the 14th consecutive year, Volunteer Canada delivers the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign in partnership with Investors Group

Ottawa, April 24, 2017 - National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to thank and recognize Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers for the difference they make in our communities.

Under Our Wing: Special Events Coverage / Sous notre aile : Couverture d’événements spéciaux

By Volunteer Canada at 11:30 am Wednesday, Apr, 19 2017 • 0 Comments

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.

How do we recognize volunteering in 2017? / Comment reconnaître les bénévoles en 2017?

By Volunteer Canada at 2:06 pm Wednesday, Apr, 12 2017 • 0 Comments

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?

National Volunteer Week 2017 is just 3 weeks away! / Il ne reste que 3 semaines avant la Semaine de l’action bénévole!

By Volunteer Canada at 2:29 pm Wednesday, Apr, 05 2017 • 0 Comments

Use the free, downloadable tools found in the Campaign Kit, and the tips published weekly on our blog, to help you through every step of your #NVW2017 campaign planning.

Below are a few highlights of tools and resources that we offer to help you plan your campaign:

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