Working Together for the Common Good / Travailler ensemble pour le bien commun
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
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.”
Under Our Wing: Special Events Coverage / Sous notre aile : Couverture d’événements spéciaux
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?
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?