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Live from Studio 5 - Interview with Paula Speevak about National Volunteer Week

By Volunteer Canada at 9:57 am Thursday, Apr, 14 2016 • 0 Comments

On April 13, 2016,Paula Speevak, Volunteer Canada President and CEO, spoke with Stephanie Saberan and Mike Ross from Live From Studio 5 on AMI-audio to talk about National Volunteer Week.

#NVW2016 message from the Governor General of Canada / Message du gouverneur général du Canada à l’occasion de la #SAB2016

By Volunteer Canada at 9:09 am Thursday, Apr, 14 2016 • 0 Comments

Happy National Volunteer Week, Canada! Everybody knows this week is all about giving, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why giving matters?

You may answer: Because giving your time, talent or treasure to a good cause helps people in need. Or, because giving helps us to connect with people in our communities. Or, because it’s simply the right thing to do.  

Recognition is key to volunteer engagement / La reconnaissance constitue la clé de la participation bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 9:53 am Wednesday, Apr, 13 2016 • 0 Comments

National Volunteer Week is the time to formally recognize volunteers across Canada. However, on-going recognition is crucial to make volunteers feel appreciated and engaged year-round. Our Volunteer Recognition Study shows that most volunteers want to know the impact of their efforts. Volunteer Canada offers a variety of tools and resources to help manage your volunteer recognition program.

Four ways Investors Group supports volunteerism / Quatre démarches engagées par le Groupe Investors pour appuyer le bénévolat

By Volunteer Canada at 10:15 am Tuesday, Apr, 12 2016 • 0 Comments

Investors Group is a long-time partner of Volunteer Canada and National Volunteer Week. As part of its commitment to corporate citizenship, Investors Group helps raise awareness of the important contributions made by Canada’s volunteers, and assists organizations in their recognition efforts.

Four ways Investors Group is supporting volunteerism:

National Volunteer Week is April 10 to 16, 2016 / Semaine de l’action bénévole du 10 au 16 avril 2016

By Volunteer Canada at 9:07 am Tuesday, Apr, 12 2016 • 0 Comments

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National Volunteer Week is April 10 to 16, 2016

Volunteer Canada and Investors Group roll out national campaign to celebrate, recognize and thank our country’s 12.7 million volunteers


Happy National Volunteer Week from Paula Speevak / Bonne semaine de l’action bénévole de la part de Paula Speevak

By Volunteer Canada at 8:43 am Tuesday, Apr, 12 2016 • 0 Comments

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.

On behalf of everyone at Volunteer Canada, President and CEO, Paula Speevak thanks Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Happy National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week is April 10-16, 2016

A National Volunteer Week message from Paula Speevak, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada


Profil de membre : Cuisiniers Sans Frontières

By LAllardyce at 3:30 pm Thursday, Apr, 07 2016 • 0 Comments


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.

In Good Company Forum Sessions and Speakers Announced / Annonce des séances et des conférenciers du Forum En bonne compagnie

By LAllardyce at 1:12 pm Thursday, Mar, 31 2016 • 0 Comments
Program details for Volunteer Canada’s 2nd community building forum for businesses and non-profits, In Good Company, are now available.

Member Profile: Infinite WOOFS Animal Rescue Society

By LAllardyce at 12:30 pm Thursday, Mar, 24 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 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 Infinite WOOFS Animal Rescue Society.


7 tips for planning your National Volunteer Week Campaign / 7 conseils pour planifier votre campagne dans le cadre de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

By LAllardyce at 10:32 am Wednesday, Mar, 16 2016 • 0 Comments

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National Volunteer Week is fast approaching. Have you planned your activities yet? Here are 7 tips and resources from our NVW campaign kit for making your campaign a success.