Labour Day has come and gone. Remember the days when that used to mean it was time to hit the books? For a lot of corporate community engagement professionals, the Fall now represents intense campaigns to encourage your employees to serve and give. Just because you aren’t sitting in a classroom this Fall doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on some of the latest research and practices. Find some time between your Fall activities to read up and feed your mind. Data that supports your budget submission Back up your budget with these studies, packed with Canadian data. The Business […]Continue Reading
Newcomer, New Community, New Volunteer!
Volunteering is a great way for newcomers to get to know their community, while learning about Canadian culture, practicing or learning skills and meeting new people. Just like engaging volunteers from other cultures, there are factors unique to engaging recent immigrants. For example, they might be unfamiliar with Canadian social norms or face language barriers. And yet, volunteering is often a valuable integration tool. For many, it’s also a steppingstone towards employment. This year, I had the pleasure to meet Debbi from the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick who (among other things) helps newcomers to find volunteer opportunities in […]Continue Reading