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

How Neuroscience Can Improve Your Volunteer Training

Learning in a Volunteer Context The learning that takes place in our organizations, especially with volunteer training and orientation, has a direct impact on volunteer engagement, risk management and the quality of our services. Their effectiveness is critical. Non-profit organizations engage with a diverse range of learners. Factors such as culture, learning experience, language, socio-economic Continue Reading

Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

Congratulations to The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector on the timely release of its report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, synthesizing the views of thousands of witnesses, submissions, and reports, and putting forward 42 clear recommendations (see Page 14). The report challenges all sectors to work together to Continue Reading