Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community

Value of Volunteering: A National Dialogue on Measuring Impact

Richmond City Hall, Room M2004
6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC
V6Y 2C1


The dialogue will bring together leaders and practitioners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to develop an online measurement tool. The tool will capture both contributions made by volunteers and the impact of volunteer engagement on volunteers, organizations, neighbourhoods, businesses and society at large.


  1. Increase the capacity of the public, private and non-profit sectors to measure the social and economic value and impact of volunteers;
  2. Better engage volunteers by communications the value and impact;
  3. Improve public policy that facilitates volunteering; and
  4. Increase accountability to stakeholders, shareholders, funders and the public


The national dialogue will explore the following issues:

  1. Why is it important to measure?
  2. What measurement tools exist?
  3. What could we build together? What assets, resources, capacities are available?
  4. What are first/next steps?

Click here to join us January 19th, 2015 to contribute to the Measuring Volunteering Partnership.

The dialogue will inform a subsequent webinar, which will invite all Canadians to contribute.

Click here to read a backgrounder on the issue.