Canada was home to the largest baby boom of any western country. Considered to be born between 1946 and 1964, the baby boomer generation can be characterized as having multiple mosaics, between ethnicity, family, religion and lifestyle preferences. This range and variation in the experiences of baby boomers affect their ability and/or motivation to volunteer.
Volunteer Canada has developed a variety of tools and resources that explore the opportunities and barriers to effectively engaging boomers and older adults. We are in a very fortunate position, as there now exists a large and highly talented group able to contribute to their communities and nurture the spirit of civic engagement in Canada.