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Wired for Innovation / Branchés sur l’innovation

By Volunteer Canada at 12:20 pm Monday, Jul, 18 2016 • 0 Comments
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Wired for Innovation – Ilona Dougherty on unleashing the potential of today’s youth

On Wednesday, June 15th, Canada's Public Policy Forum hosted a Lunch & Learn Event in Ottawa with Ilona Dougherty on Youth and Innovation. Ilona is a regular commentator in the Canadian media and speaks to audiences internationally about tapping into the innovation potential of Millennials and Gen Z. Ilona was also the Chair of Volunteer Canada from 2013-2015.

How skills-based volunteering can advance your career

By Volunteer Canada at 1:54 pm Monday, Jul, 04 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada contributed an article about skills-based volunteering to Charity Village in advance of a free webinar on the topic, coming up on July 7.

Click here to read the article

Cyber Security and Privacy Risk: Vulnerability in the Non-Profit and Charitable Sector / La cyber-sécurité et le risque d’atteinte à la vie privée : la vulnérabilité dans le secteur sans but lucratif et de bienfaisance

By Volunteer Canada at 11:20 am Tuesday, Jun, 28 2016 • 0 Comments

Non-profit and charitable organizations face the same threat of a cyber breach as governments and big businesses yet are often not prepared to deal with the technical and financial consequences. 

Year-round Volunteer Recognition in Newmarket / Reconnaissance des bénévoles à longueur d’année à Newmarket

By Volunteer Canada at 4:05 pm Thursday, Jun, 23 2016 • 0 Comments

On Wednesday June 15, Volunteer Canada’s CEO, Paula Speevak, spoke to Charitable Gaming representatives at the Canadian Gaming Summit. Following Paula’s presentation, we heard from Christine Arnold, Charity Coordinator for the Newmarket and Richmond Hill Charitable Gaming Centres, home to approximately 800 volunteers representing 66 not-for-profit organizations in York Region and Toronto. Christine reached out with this message:

Highlights from the 2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum

By Volunteer Canada at 11:17 am Monday, Jun, 13 2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum was held on May 24 & 25 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Representatives from volunteer centres across the country were in attendance to engage in discussion, make connections, exchange knowledge, and learn about new programs, tools and resources.

The two-day agenda included subjects from hot topics and trends, to innovation and inspiring practice. The following are some highlights from the forum sessions.

2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum

By Volunteer Canada at 11:28 am Wednesday, May, 25 2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum brings together representatives from volunteer centres from across the country to engage in important discussions and make connections. The Forum was held May 24-25 at Mount Royal University in Calgary Alberta, in conjunction with the 2016 CACSL Conference.

How Small and Medium Enterprises Engage in Employer-Supported Volunteering: Q&A with Katherine Scott

By Volunteer Canada at 11:05 am Wednesday, May, 18 2016 • 0 Comments

Katherine Scott is the Vice-President of Research and Policy at the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), a not-for-profit organization that partners and collaborates with all sectors and communities to advance solutions to today’s toughest social challenges. She will be at the In Good Company community building forum, on June 9 in Toronto, to moderate a panel on how small and medium sized enterprises (SME) define employer-supported volunteering (ESV).

The importance of sponsors to volunteerism / L’importance des commanditaires dans l’univers du bénévolat

By Volunteer Canada at 12:06 pm Thursday, May, 12 2016 • 0 Comments

Sponsors play an important role in supporting volunteerism. Their investments allow organizations that engage volunteers to continue creating and maintaining public awareness on issues related to volunteerism. Sponsorships help increase and maintain organizational capacity to support volunteers.

In Good Company Bursaries – Apply Now / Bourses En bonne compagnie – Faites une demande dès maintenant

By Volunteer Canada at 3:23 pm Tuesday, May, 03 2016 • 0 Comments


Volunteer Canada and RBC are pleased to announce that 15 bursaries will be granted to non-profit organizations to attend In Good Company, a community building forum for businesses and non-profits that takes place June 8-9, 2016 in Toronto.