Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Welcome David Vandenberg!

Volunteer Canada is pleased to welcome David Vandenberg as the new Corporate Citizenship Specialist. 

David Vandenberg is a community builder and social impact specialist focused on strategic partnership development that drives actionable results for stakeholders. In his new role with Volunteer Canada, David will work closely with both companies and non-profits to advance positive social and environmental impact by facilitating a variety of engagement opportunities.

David has held roles at Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Burlington's Emergency Meal Program, and Crestview Strategy. David is experienced in non-profit management, government relations, strategic planning, and DEI best practices.

David holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McMaster University, a Not-for-Profit Leadership and Management Certificate from Mohawk College, was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2021 and was awarded the Platinum Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by the Government of Canada in 2022 for community service.

Join us in welcoming David to the Volunteer Canada Team! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Volunteer Canada announces new VP, Strategy, Impact and Development
Chad Lubelsky

Volunteer Canada is excited to announce Chad Lubelsky as the new Vice President, Strategy, Impact and Development.  Chad has 20+ years experience designing and implementing programs that support and elevate belonging and inclusion.

In his position as VP, Strategy Impact and Development, Chad will be playing a leadership role in the organization supporting development and advancement opportunities for Volunteer Canada. He will also lead the development and implementation of Volunteer Canada’s strategic growth and engagement as a trusted partner supporting volunteering and participation across communities, networks and organizations in Canada.  Playing a leadership role in reimaging new models of volunteering and participation supports that will meet the needs of communities and individuals, Chad brings a strong track record of building durable models and strategies that support systems change.  Megan Conway, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada expressed her enthusiasm for Chad’s arrival stating, “Chad brings tremendous wisdom and expertise about the landscape of volunteerism in Canada—he is charismatic, engaging and will be a dynamic leader reimaging what the future of volunteering will look like with a greater emphasis on belonging and engagement.”

Prior to joining the McConnell Foundation, Chad was the Executive Director of Santropol Roulant; developed leadership and community engagement programs for the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation; worked as an Assignment Editor for NBC news in San Francisco; managed global Internet Rights advocacy for the South African based Association for Progressive Communications; and was a Founding Trustee of the Montreal Awesome Foundation.  

Currently on leave from McConnell, Chad is joining Volunteer Canada for the next year and can’t wait to get started, “Volunteering brings people together, connects us to our communities and builds collective purpose” says Chad. “Volunteer Canada is well-placed to help usher in a new era of belonging and inclusion and I couldn’t be more excited to contribute to this vital work at this pivotal time”.

A dedicated and active volunteer, Chad was the co-Chair of Universities Canada’s Social Impact Advisory Group, and a Board Member with Apathy is Boring and l’Abri en Ville. Chad is currently the Chair of the Board for Open North, a member of the Advisory Committee at the Concordia University’s Shift Centre for Social Transformation and a regular meal on wheels volunteer.

Chad holds a BA in Communications & a Master’s Degree in Communications and Leadership.    
We enthusiastically welcome Chad as a member of the Volunteer Canada team. 

Volunteer Canada's Recommendations for Budget 2023 (Thursday, November 3, 2022)

Volunteer Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to our board of directors (Wednesday, September 28, 2022)

Volunteer Canada announces two new appointments (Thursday, September 15, 2022)