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Volunteer Canada Announces National Volunteer Week 2014 Theme / Bénévoles Canada annonce la thématique de la Semaine de l’action bénévole 2014

By Volunteer Canada at 10:07 am Wednesday, Dec, 04 2013 • 0 Comments

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April 6-12, 2014 will be the 11th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada delivers the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign in partnership with Investors Group

The 2014 campaign call to action asks Canadians from coast to coast to call the Volunt-Hear Hotline and participate in a national conversation about volunteer recognition.

Win a complimentary year of Volunteer Canada membership! Gagnez un abonnement d’un an gratuit à Bénévoles Canada!

By Volunteer Canada at 12:07 pm Wednesday, Nov, 27 2013 • 0 Comments

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It is the 1-year anniversary of Volunteer Canada’s new website, To celebrate, we are giving away a complimentary year of Volunteer Canada membership to one lucky winner. Participate in our online scavenger hunt for your chance to win. Here’s what you need to do:

Profil de membre : Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec

By Volunteer Canada at 9:06 am Wednesday, Nov, 13 2013 • 0 Comments

Profil de membre : Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec

Saviez-vous que Bénévoles Canada compte plus de 1 200 membres à travers le pays, y compris des particuliers, des organismes du secteur bénévole, des centres d’action bénévole, des organisations sans but lucratif et des sociétés de tout ordre? Ensemble, ils défendent les intérêts du pays dans un bénévolat fort.

Welcoming Our New CEO: Reflecting on Change

By Volunteer Canada at 8:54 am Wednesday, Nov, 06 2013 • 0 Comments

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By: Ilona Dougherty
Chair, Volunteer Canada's board of directors & Executive Director, Apathy is Boring

VC Staff Welcomes New CEO (In their own words)

By Volunteer Canada at 8:29 am Thursday, Oct, 24 2013 • 0 Comments

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Welcome to the VC team

Volunteer Canada staff is delighted to welcome Steven Tipman as their new President and CEO...“In their own words.”


Testing out Career Options by Volunteering

By Volunteer Canada at 9:00 am Monday, Oct, 21 2013 • 0 Comments

By: Rachel Jenson
Career Advisor, University of Waterloo

We are constantly hearing about the challenges that young people face in seeking employment in their field of interest. As a Career Advisor at the University of Waterloo, I consult with students who are struggling to find relevant work experience and enter the job market. 

Member Profile: Volunteer Toronto

By Volunteer Canada at 11:03 am Tuesday, Oct, 15 2013 • 0 Comments

Member Profile: Volunteer Toronto


Did you know that Volunteer Canada’s membership includes over 1,200 individuals, voluntary sector organizations, volunteer centres, non-profits and companies of all sizes? They represent the country’s interests in keeping volunteerism strong.

The Making of the 2012 Edition of the Screening Handbook: Reflections One Year Later

By at 9:48 am Monday, Oct, 07 2013 • 0 Comments

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By Paula Speevak Sladowski
Interim President & CEO


One year and hundreds of workshops, webinars and downloads later, I am reflecting on the intense and exciting process of Volunteer Canada creating the 2012 Edition of the Screening Handbook, on behalf of Public Safety Canada.