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

Voluntourism, obstacle or accelerator of international solidarity?

According to the United Nations, volunteerism is an essential vehicle for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the international community has set for 2030. Volunteering improves development, here as elsewhere, because it feeds the societal need to improve the human condition. In recent years, a type of volunteering has surfaced to fulfill both the desire Continue Reading

Canada’s Volunteer Awards – Highlighting past recipients under the Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award

All over Canada, there are people dedicating decades of their lives to serving their communities. Their lifelong selfless contributions are deserving of celebration. Each year, Canada’s Volunteer Awards recognizes one very commendable individual in this category of “Lifelong Achievement”. Named after Thérèse Casgrain, this category of the awards recognizes truly inspiring individuals who have dedicated twenty or more years of service to their communities.