Reconciling the costs of employer-supported volunteering

Calgary Corporate-Community Forum – Part 3 Changing the conversation: The final post 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 on May 28 and 29, 2018. The Council invited non-profits to join them Continue Reading

A New Link for Volunteers and Non-profits in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians are some of Canada’s most generous volunteers. On average, they contribute the greatest number of hours compared to volunteers from all other provinces and territories. Since 2007, Nova Scotians have consistently volunteered well above the national average. On November 2, the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Continue Reading

Health and safety for employer-supported volunteers

Many employed Canadians volunteer their time to make a positive change in communities across Canada. The number of companies that support their employees’ volunteer efforts grows each year, with more than half of employed volunteers receiving some sort of formal support from their employer.  Whether employees’ volunteer efforts are led by the employees themselves or by Continue Reading