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  • Volunteer Screening Series 2017

    Did you know that commencing 2018 Peel Regional Police is charging for Police Record Checks for volunteers? Is your organization ready to manage the significant financial impact and volunteer turnover when delivering your programs and services? 

    Volunteer MBC is playing our part in supporting the not-for-profit organizations prepare for these changes by offering a three-part series that will give you the tools to effectively manage your screening process and adapt to these changes.

    The first in the series is a webinar that highlights the screening process. The second webinar is about risk management and we will also have Peel Regional Police join the webinar to explain the charges and to answer any queries from the audience. The final installment of the series is a workshop on behaviour-based interviewing. The series is designed to help leaders of volunteers identify the right volunteer to the right role, in other words, to "screen-in" the right volunteer. 

    Read our article regarding the importance of Volunteer Screening: De Paz, J. (2017). Is your current screening process costing you volunteers and budget strain? Retrieved September 18, 2017, from

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    Click on the section titles below to learn more about the series and to benefit from the bundle discount.

    • Leaders of Volunteers who are directly involved in volunteer recruitment.
    • Those who are responsible for volunteer engagement/supervision.
    • Executive Directors/Heads of not-for-profit organizations.

    CategorySingle Program Fees5 Pack Bundle
    Full MembershipWebinars = $20; Workshop = Free$65 ($10 Savings)
    Individual MembershipWebinars = $20; Workshop = Free$65 ($10 Savings)
    Special Event MembershipWebinars = $30; Workshop = Free$105 ($10 Savings)
    Future MembersWebinars = $30; Workshop = Free$105 ($10 Savings)

    Registration: Closed. Overcapacity.

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    Kathleen Douglass

    Kathleen is a long time facilitator of Volunteer MBC's Board Governance series. Her subject matter expertise has been invaluable to the creation of this Board Essentials module.

    Kathleen has over 25 years of international experience working at both the field and leadership levels with formal education in the not‐for‐profit sector. 

    Previously she was the Manager, Volunteer/Community Services with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), where she provided leadership to a provincial team who delivered educational health and safety programmes to Ontarians. She was also one of the architects of Humber College’s Advanced Program in Volunteer Studies and presented sessions on the Governance and Writing Policies modules along with portions of the Fundamentals program for 10 years.  

    She holds an MBA, Strategic Leadership Certificate, Voluntary Sector and Arts Diploma and Fundamentals of Volunteer Management. She is Past President on the PAVRO (Professional Administrators of Volunteer Leaders ‐ Ontario) Board of Directors and currently serves as a District Parliamentarian for Zonta International – a service organization which promotes the status of women in both local and global communities.

    • Cancellations and Disclaimers

      Legal Disclaimer: 

      The content presented in Volunteer MBC’s workshops/webinars is for educational purposes only. There is no guarantee of the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information for your particular business/organization. It is recommended that you consult your own professional for specific legal, accounting, finance, or tax advice. The content is intended for the registered participant only. Any unauthorized use, copying or disclosure is prohibited.

      Cancellation Policy:
      Registration Cancellations: Cancellations will be accepted, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) up to two working days prior to the date of the workshop. Cancellations made within this two working day window, or registrants who fail to attend the workshop shall be responsible for the full fee. 

      Delegate substitutions may be made, at no charge at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop.

      Winter Cancellations: For the winter months only, a snow cancellation policy is in effect. If school buses are cancelled in the Region of Peel area on the day where the workshop is scheduled to be held (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon), the workshop will also be cancelled that day.”