Corporate Community Engagement Council


Corporate Community Engagement Council

Corporate Community Engagement Council LogoCompanies have a unique opportunity to create informed, engaged global citizens through offering employees and other corporate stakeholders opportunities to better understand community issues and support for participation in voluntary activities that can bring positive change.

Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Community Engagement Council (CCEC) is comprised of Canadian companies committed to advancing the practice of corporate volunteering, giving, learning and other civic activities in order to create stronger communities, growth for employees, and a skilled empathetic workforce for companies. 

Going beyond volunteering to look at corporate community engagement more broadly, this leadership group brings together a diverse and talented group of practitioners from Council companies to:

  • Learn together in a supportive peer environment 
  • Benefit from Volunteer Canada's experience and consultation services
  • Generate and promote thought-leadership on corporate community engagement practices 
  • Support Volunteer Canada’s mission (see CCEC Member Company Pledge)

Council membership

Cascade of logos featuring the members of the Corporate Community Engagement Council

Key Benefits to CCEC Companies:

Join the Council

Annual CCEC company membership - $10,000

For small companies with up to 100 employees - $ 4,000

Call us to discuss how the Corporate Community Engagement Council can breathe new life into your company’s corporate community engagement program.

Contact Elizabeth Dove, Director of Corporate Citizenship at 416-574-1936 or edove [at] volunteer [dot] ca.

2021 CCEC Membership Benefit Details

Community of Practice

Develop connections with diverse leaders in the field of corporate community engagement and share experiences and resources through face-to-face gatherings, virtual and informal opportunities.  

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Professional Development

  • Share, learn and connect at two annual 2-day Gatherings of member companies.  As many as five company representatives can attend each event at no charge.
  • Easily obtain professional development resources, slide decks and recordings, from past events through the CCEC Members-Only Resource Portal. 
  • Take advantage of discounts to other CSR industry events.

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Tailored Support

Advance your company program with 10 hours of expert program development consultation by Volunteer Canada (5 hours for Small Company members).

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Leadership Opportunities

  • Participate in the creation of studies, tools, and standards with other Council members to advance the field of corporate community engagement.
  • Present at local and national business and community events on behalf of the Council and your company.
  • Mentor Volunteer Canada Employer Members trying to improve or start company programs.
  • Provide input into government policy as a part of the government relations work of Volunteer Canada.

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Latest Insights

  • Get the scoop with monthly “insider” virtual Council Conversations. These "insider" meetings with your peers will cover developments in the field and in the charitable sector, policy issues, opportunities, and more.
  • Benchmark your program through our exclusive annual CCEC Member Practice Survey results.
  • Enjoy Corporate Citizenship focused blogs, sent directly to your inbox.
  • Stay up to date with regular media monitoring reports with salient issues and trends in volunteerism.

Recent CCEC Virtual Meetings 

  • Sept 9, 2022 – Orientation for new CCEC Representatives 
  • May 18, 2022 – Results of the 2021 CCEC Members Practices’ Survey
  • January 6, 2022 – Book Discussion: Job Purposing and ‘Do Good at Work’ by Bea Boccalandro
  • December 2, 2021 – Podcast Discussion: ‘The Good Ancestor’ (CBC)
  • November 4, 2021 - Employee holiday giving/service in a pandemic
  • September 28, 2021 - Idea Swap for Giving Tuesday | Strategic Planning in a Hybrid World | Favourite Virtual/Remote Activities
  • July 28, 2021 - Creating better funding applications | Including or excluding nonprofits which are not charities | Paying community organizations for volunteering opportunities and speaking engagements
  • June 6, 2021 – Results of the 2021 CCEC Members Practices’ Survey
  • May 12, 2021 – The Business Advisory Program to Support Affordable Housing – pilot (Guests: CMHC)
  • March 17, 2021 – Employee Fundraising (Guest: Paul Nazareth, CAGP)
  • January 12, 2021 - 2021 Strategic Planning Challenges plus 3-Minute Achievements (CIBC, RBC)
  • December 1, 2020 - Volunteering Lens of COVID-19: Fall Survey Highlights
  • November 10, 2020 – 3-Minute Achievements (Accenture, Cenovus, Home Depot, SunLife)
  • October 20, 2020 – Employee morale | Favourite virtual opportunities | Skills-based volunteering – opportunity or threat
  • June 18, 2020 -  Influencing meaningful corporate responses to emerging events
  • June 2, 2020 - Navigating fall employee giving campaigns
  • May 19, 2020 – Imagine Canada survey findings (Guest: Bruce MacDonald)
  • May 5, 2020 – Leveraging resources to support NFPs | Demonstrating value to the business
  • April 21, 2020 – Expanding thinking on giving back | Well being | Changes to roles 
  • April 7, 2020 – Navigating the pandemic

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National Volunteer Week Resources

  • Customizeable marketing materials to help you celebrate National Volunteer Week.
  • NVW E-Store discount on volunteer appreciation items.

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Demonstrable support to Volunteer Canada’s mission

Demonstrate the value your organization places on volunteerism and community engagement while helping Volunteer Canada increase the participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences in Canada.

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