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Collective Impact: Highlights from 2016 IMPACT 2030 Global Summit / Impact collectif : faits saillants du Sommet mondial IMPACT 2030 de 2016

By Volunteer Canada at 3:22 pm Monday, Sep, 26 2016 • 0 Comments

One hundred and fifty delegates from around the globe, most representing companies, attended the IMPACT 2030, a three-day conference held September 14-16 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Volunteer Canada’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, Elizabeth Dove, attended and shared these highlights:

The opening plenary included an impressive and diverse roster of high-level speakers that set the tone for the excitement and potential that followed, including:

New: Leading with Intention Podcast – Coming in October / Nouveau : Baladodiffusion sur Mener intentionnellement – dès le mois d’octobre

By Volunteer Canada at 3:43 pm Wednesday, Sep, 21 2016 • 0 Comments

Tune into Volunteer Canada’s new podcast series, Leading with Intention: An Employer-Supported Volunteering Podcast.

Each Wednesday, starting October 5, Volunteer Canada will present the stories of companies who are leading the practice of employer-supported volunteering and community involvement. Hear from the companies themselves about how and why they are engaging their employees in creating strong and connected communities.

You will hear from:

Introducing IAVE’s Handbook on Youth, Volunteering and Employment / Lancement d’un nouveau guide pratique sur les jeunes, le bénévolat et l’emploi de l’IAVE

By AHamelin at 1:57 pm Monday, Sep, 19 2016 • 0 Comments

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has introduced a new handbook on youth volunteering and employment. 

This handbook is a resource to inform and educate youth volunteers, organizations that engage youth volunteers, and corporations, of the added value and skills youth obtain from volunteering. It serves to highlight the importance of youth volunteering as a way to learn skills, increase a young persons’ network of contacts, and encourage youth to gain real-life perspectives.

Leading with Intention: RBC / Mener intentionnellement : RBC

By LAllardyce at 4:51 pm Wednesday, Sep, 14 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada, with the generous support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to present Leading with Intention: Employer-Supported Volunteering in Canada. This resource explores the benefits and challenges of employer-supported volunteering (ESV); presents examples of leading practice; provides insight into how small and medium sized enterprises connect with community; and outlines some strategies for the future of this developing field.

The final piece in our three-part blog series sharing stories from this new resource focusses on RBC’s ESV program.

Leading with Intention: Investors Group / Mener intentionnellement : Groupe Investors

By Volunteer Canada at 10:06 am Wednesday, Sep, 07 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada, with the generous support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to present Leading with Intention: Employer-Supported Volunteering in Canada. This resource explores the benefits and challenges of employer-supported volunteering (ESV); presents examples of leading practice; provides insight into how small and medium sized enterprises connect with community; and outlines some strategies for the future of this developing field.

The second in our three-part blog series about this new resource focusses on Investors Group’s Employees in Action program.

Leading with Intention: Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus) / Mener intentionnellement : Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus)

By Volunteer Canada at 11:40 am Wednesday, Aug, 31 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada, with the generous support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to present Leading with Intention: Employer-Supported Volunteering in Canada. This resource explores the benefits and challenges of employer-supported volunteering (ESV); presents examples of leading practice; provides insight into how small and medium-sized enterprises connect with community; and outlines some strategies for the future of this developing field.

New Resource – Leading with Intention: Employer-Supported Volunteering in Canada / Nouvelle ressource – Mener intentionnellement : le bénévolat appuyé par l’employeur au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 3:14 pm Thursday, Aug, 25 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada, with the generous support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to present Leading with Intention: Employer-Supported Volunteering in Canada. This resource explores the benefits and challenges of employer-supported volunteering (ESV); presents examples of leading practice; provides insight into how small and medium sized enterprises connect with community; and outlines some strategies for the future of this developing field.

Questions to ask yourself before volunteering / Questions à vous poser avant de vous lancer dans des activités bénévoles

By Volunteer Canada at 1:44 pm Monday, Aug, 08 2016 • 0 Comments

When individuals volunteer in their community, they have the opportunity to express their values, act upon their passions, strengthen their links to the community, and develop their skills and capacities. Those considering volunteering can ask themselves some basic questions:

 

Giving Volunteers What They Want / Donner aux bénévoles ce qu’ils veulent

By Volunteer Canada at 8:23 am Thursday, Aug, 04 2016 • 0 Comments

At Volunteer Toronto, we know that today’s volunteers want to give back to their local community, but they often have personal goals in mind as well. Whether it’s gaining a skill for their resume, socializing to meet new people in their new neighbourhood, getting their first taste of work experience in Canada, or simply flexing the skills they don’t get to use in their day job, volunteers today often know what they want and will only volunteer for roles that fit their goals.

Member Profile: Autism Society of PEI

By Volunteer Canada at 2:07 pm Monday, Jul, 25 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada’s membership includes over 1,200 individuals, voluntary sector organizations, volunteer centres, non-profits and companies of all sizes. They represent Canada’s interest in keeping volunteerism strong.

Volunteer Canada features a different member on our blog every month. This month, we are pleased to feature Autism Society of PEI.

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