Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community


The importance of screening volunteers / L’importance du filtrage des bénévoles

By Volunteer Canada at 9:34 am Wednesday, Nov, 25 2015 • 0 Comments

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Organizations have moral, legal and ethical responsibilities to the people they reach.

This includes members, clients, employees and volunteers. Screening is especially important for organizations that work with vulnerable people. Vulnerable people may include children, people with disabilities and senior adults.

The benefits of screening are:

Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand

By Volunteer Canada at 8:02 am Wednesday, Nov, 18 2015 • 0 Comments

Written by: Linda B. Gornitsky, Ph.D.
President, LBG Associates

Member Profile: Alianait Entertainment Group

By Volunteer Canada at 8:21 am Thursday, Nov, 12 2015 • 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 the 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 Alianait Entertainment Group.


Donate to Volunteer Canada on GivingTuesday

By Volunteer Canada at 8:12 am Tuesday, Nov, 10 2015 • 0 Comments

December 1st is GivingTuesday. Online donations made through and paid using Interac Online, will be matched by Interac up to $25 per donation. Choose volunteerism and donate to Volunteer Canada. 

International Volunteer Managers Day 2015 / Journée internationale des gestionnaires des ressources bénévoles 2015

By Volunteer Canada at 8:09 am Thursday, Nov, 05 2015 • 0 Comments

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International Volunteer Managers Day takes place November 5. It is a day to recognize the hard work of those who engage volunteers.

Entrevue avec Paula Speevak

By Volunteer Canada at 8:46 am Wednesday, Oct, 28 2015 • 0 Comments

Dans cette entrevue avec l'émission MISE À JOUR OUTAOUAIS, Paula Speevak, présidente et chef de la direction de Bénévoles Canada, donne un portrait global du bénévolat au Canada et parle du bénévolat dans les entreprises. 

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA)

By Volunteer Canada at 8:15 am Tuesday, Oct, 27 2015 • 0 Comments

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is an international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management.

Volunteerism and democracy / Bénévolat et démocratie

By Volunteer Canada at 8:05 am Wednesday, Oct, 21 2015 • 0 Comments

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Volunteer involvement has a powerful impact on Canadian society, communities, organizations and individuals. It is vital for strong, inclusive and resilient communities.

Member Profile: Volunteer Manitoba

By Volunteer Canada at 9:00 am Wednesday, Oct, 14 2015 • 0 Comments

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.

National Family Week 2015 / Semaine nationale de la famille 2015

By Volunteer Canada at 9:21 am Wednesday, Oct, 07 2015 • 0 Comments

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National Family Week takes place October 5-11, 2015. Family volunteering provides an opportunity to connect families through shared activities. 

Volunteering is a two-way relationship. Providing a mutually beneficial family volunteering opportunity can be challenging for organizations as they must balance their needs with the needs of multiple volunteers.

The 3 biggest challenges organizations face when engaging family volunteers are: