Reflections from the Corporate Community Engagement Summit 2020

The evolving relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility teams and company stakeholders. January 27-29 Volunteer Canada convened 30 companies at the Corporate Community Engagement Summit in Surrey. Delegates were corporate professionals managing programs and initiatives for their employees, and other stakeholders, to give back to communities – whether through volunteering, donating, learning or other civic engagement. The Continue Reading

Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue for volunteers

Volunteers who work with vulnerable clients often describe their work as meaningful, rewarding and impactful. The compassion that infuses the work that volunteers do is transformative both for the client and for the volunteer. At times, it can be demanding and exhausting to work regularly with people who are chronically ill, lonely or experiencing other Continue Reading

How to engage people doing mandatory community service

Eight per cent of Canada’s volunteers give back because they’re required to (Statistics Canada). Mandatory community service come in many forms, including students needing to complete a certain number of hours to graduate, people required to volunteer to receive or top up their social assistance and people ordered by the court to volunteer as an Continue Reading