Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community


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:

NVW 2017 – Introducing Twitter Polls / SAB 2017 – Voici les sondages Twitter

By Volunteer Canada at 2:55 pm Wednesday, Mar, 29 2017 • 0 Comments

From now until National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017, Volunteer Canada will share a weekly Twitter poll asking about your NVW campaign plans.

Last week, we asked how you are planning on recognizing volunteers for NVW 2017.

150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge Update / Mise au point sur le Défi des bénévoles 150 pour 150

By Volunteer Canada at 11:57 am Monday, Mar, 27 2017 • 0 Comments

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017 Volunteer Ottawa, in partnership with Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Centres across the country, challenged Canadians to volunteer 150 hours in their community.

Sharing Best Volunteer Management Practices at the National RAP Conference / Partagez les meilleures pratiques en géstion du bénévolat à la conférence nationale PAR

By Volunteer Canada at 3:44 pm Thursday, Mar, 23 2017 • 0 Comments

On March 9, 2017 Volunteer Canada participated in the National Refugee Assistance Program Conference 2017 in Ottawa. We moderated a panel entitled Building A Volunteer Base where participating organizations shared examples of best practices for managing volunteers to support newcomers and refugees to Canada.

Here are some highlights from the conference session:

National Volunteer Week 2017 Video / Vidéo Pour la Semaine de l’Action Bénévole 2017

By Volunteer Canada at 2:15 pm Wednesday, Mar, 22 2017 • 0 Comments

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Volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Volunteering, eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017?

April 23 to 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week (NVW). Watch and share this video. Celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and all those who put their values into action every day.



What Makes a Successful Employer-Supported Volunteer Program? / Qu’est-ce qui fait la réussite d’un programme de bénévolat appuyé par l’employeur?

By Volunteer Canada at 10:51 am Tuesday, Mar, 14 2017 • 0 Comments

HRM Canada spoke with members of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering to ask: “What Makes a Successful Volunteer Program?” Here are some highlights from their conversations exploring volunteerism within corporate culture.