Companies, non-profits dialogue in Calgary about working together

Calgary Corporate-Community Forum – Part 1 Changing the conversation: The first of a 3-part blog, based on a Calgary meeting of non-profits and companies to discuss corporate volunteering. Volunteer Canada held the semi-annual Corporate Council on Volunteering (CCOV) Gathering in Calgary, May 28 and 29.  The Council invited non-profits to join them on the first Continue Reading

Are single day, employer supported volunteering opportunities beneficial to community partners?

Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV) is any activity undertaken by an employer to encourage and support the volunteering of their employees in the community. There are a multitude of options and strategies for employers to engage their employees.  Employers may enact company-wide days of service, flex time, rewards programs or even microvolunteering.  It is in the employer’s best interest to offer Continue Reading

Collective Impact: Highlights from 2016 IMPACT 2030 Global Summit

One hundredand fifty delegates from around the globe, most representing companies,attended the IMPACT2030, a three-day conference held September 14-16 at the UnitedNations Headquarters in New York City. Volunteer Canada’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, Elizabeth Dove, attended and shared these highlights: The opening plenary included an impressive and diverse roster of high-level speakers that set the Continue Reading