Telling the untold stories: The Volunteer Factor and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to mobilize global efforts to improve social, economic and environmental conditions around the world by 2030. The goals help tackle the pressing challenges facing the world today: eliminating poverty, advocating for human rights, protecting the planet, and creating thriving and resilient communities. Volunteer Canada Continue Reading

Canada’s Volunteering Awards’ National Advisory Committee

Call for Applications open to public from January 14, 2019 to February 15, 2019 An important message from Nancy Averill, exiting Chair of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee It’s important to recognize and celebrate volunteers in Canada because they’re really the best of our citizens. My name is Nancy Averill and I’m the Continue Reading

International Volunteer Day 2019 – Launching our National Volunteer Week Theme

On International Volunteer Day, we stand in awe of more than a billion Volunteers who Build Resilient Communities around the world. As we recognize the collective efforts of volunteers globally, we reflect on the multitude of actions taken locally to help people, communities and neighbourhoods become better prepared to respond to the unexpected, and better Continue Reading