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Glossary: Resources and Publications

Peel Data Centre

Click on the link below to access the Peel Data Centre. 

The PDC gives you access to a wide variety of quantitative data on Peel.

Peel Data Centre: https://www.peelregion.ca/planning/pdc


Preventing fraud in Not For Profit organizations [Knowledge Resource]

Preventing fraud in Not For Profit organizations

"There are a number of ways to minimize the potential for fraud and its effects on your organization. Understanding different types of fraudulent activity and educating yourself and your associates about how it occurs and how to identify it is a good place to start. From there, you can incorporate procedures using a system of checks and balances to help prevent fraudulent activity from occurring in the first place (Royal Bank of Canada, n.d.)."

Reference: Royal Bank of Canada (n.d.). Fraud in the not-for-profit environment. Retrieved November 23, 2018, from https://www.cpacanada.ca/en/members-area/profession-news/2016/january/not-for-profit-fraud


Peel Police Data

Peel Police Data

The Peel Police crime mapping data can be used to evaluate the significance of programs and services to the at-risk population.

Access the Websitehttps://www.peelpolice.ca/en/in-the-community/crime-statistics-and-maps.aspx


Police Record Hub by John Howard Society

"The HUB is a one-stop site to access free resources and stay up to date on police and criminal records information in Ontario. These free and evidence-based resources are helpful for individuals with records, employers, the volunteer sector, legal and HR professionals (Source: John Howard Society)."

Visit The HUB by clicking on the link: http://policerecordhub.ca


Police Records Checks in Ontario

Police Record Checks in Ontario

In Ontario, the Police Record Checks Reform Actgoverns the types of record checks that can be conducted for screening (for example, non-law enforcement) purposes. The act authorizes three different types of police record checks:

  • criminal record check includes applicable criminal convictions and findings of guilt under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • criminal record and judicial matters check includes applicable criminal convictions, findings of guilt under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act, absolute and conditional discharges, outstanding charges, arrest warrants, and certain judicial orders
  • vulnerable sector check includes the same type of information that is disclosed in a criminal record and judicial matters check as well as applicable findings of not criminally responsible due to mental disorder, record suspensions (pardons) related to sexually-based offences, and in certain circumstances, non-conviction charge related information; when a strict test is met.

Please click on the reference link for more information.


Reference: Queen's Printer for Ontario. (n.d.). Police Record Checks in Ontario. Retrieved November 1, 2018, from http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/police_serv/PoliceRecordsChecks/PS_records_checks.html


Police Records Checks Reform Act

Police Records Checks Reform Act (Bill-113) comes into effect as of November 1, 2018. This act standardizes which Record Check to be done and what will be included in them. The types of records checks will now be; Criminal Records Check (Level 1), Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2), and the Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) across Ontario.

Click the link to learn more about the Act: https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-41/session-1/bill-113


Police Records Checks: Frequently Asked Questions about Vulnerable Sector Checks

This is a document answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding the Police Vulnerable Sector Check. It is a document put together by the RCMP. While Volunteer MBC Learning Centre goes to great lengths to maintain the most updated resources, please note that the information in this document may have changed from the date of upload.

Random Definition: A position of trust or authority is created when an individual's relationship with someone else has any of the following characteristics:

  • Decision-making power
  • Unsupervised access
  • Closeness inherent in the relationship
  • Personal nature of the activity itself

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retrieved on September 17, 2018


Police Records Checks: On the Record (Publication)

On the Record: An Information Guide on Police Record Checks in Ontario for Employers, Human Resources Professionals and Volunteer Managers. Click on the link below to download the publication.

"This document was produced by the John Howard Society of Ontario and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in October 2014. The publication of this document was supported by a grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario. Please note that this is legal information, not legal advice. If you need advice about your individual circumstances, please consult with a lawyer (John Howard Society of Ontario & Canadian Civil Liberties Association, 2014)."

Source: John Howard Society of Ontario & Canadian Civil Liberties Association. (2014). On the Record. Toronto, ON: John Howard Society of Ontario & Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Retrieved June 27, 2018, from http://www.johnhoward.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/On-the-Record-2-FINAL.pdf


Police Records Checks: Peel Regional Police

The following link will take you directly to the Record Checks and Suspensions (Pardons) webpage of Peel Regional Police.

Webpage Link: https://www.peelpolice.ca/en/services/record-checks-and-suspensions-pardons.aspx


Police Records Checks: Volunteer Management Blueprint

The Volunteer Management Blueprint is published by John Howard Society of Ontario. The main goal of this resource manual is to contribute to the development of

volunteer programs by:

  • Building organizational capacity by bringing together resources and best practices for those organizations interested in developing robust and inclusive volunteer programs, and
  • Providing new tools and ideas that can assist organizations in the management, creation and enhancement of inclusive volunteer programs.

It can be downloaded from http://johnhoward.on.ca/download/volunteer-management-blueprint


Police Records Checks: Youth

Effective November 1, 2018, in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), youth records will only be released to federal, provincial or municipal government agencies. Record checks for young persons won't be conducted for any other purpose. 

Due to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, an individual sentenced for an offence as a Young Person does not have to apply for a record suspension since all records are destroyed or archived once all applicable time periods have elapsed.

For more details contact: Peel Regional Police, Records Services, 905-453-2121 Ext. 4343

Source: Recent Changes to Police Records Checks [Webinar], presented by Peel Regional Police, hosted by Volunteer MBC, on October 2017.

Link to more informationhttps://www.peelpolice.ca/en/services/record-checks-and-suspensions-pardons.aspx#


Questioning Volunteer Management

Questioning Volunteer Management

A paper by Jennifer Woodill

Extract: "Very quickly after I became a “Volunteer Coordinator”, I had a sinking feeling that I was in the wrong job. As someone new to the field of “volunteer management” (I had worked with volunteers for years before but not in a formal ‘management’ role), I wanted to learn everything to do my job well. I jumped head first into my new world of volunteer management, reading voraciously about volunteer management practices, joining my local AVA (Association for Volunteer Administrators) and connecting with other volunteer managers. I learned about the different topics of interest to volunteer managers: recruiting, screening, risk management, interviewing, evaluation, etc. My big picture questions, about how volunteerism connects to community development, civic engagement and social inclusion were never mentioned, in the books or meetings or discussions with other volunteer managers. I felt like I had been dropped into a completely different profession, perhaps as a Human Resources Manager, an Administrator, or maybe a Factory Manager, churning out well-oiled volunteers as efficiently as possible. I started wondering, what was going on? (Woodill, 2007, p. 2).

To download the paper:

1. Click the Reference: Woodill, J. (2007). Questioning Volunteer Management(Master's thesis, 2007). Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. Retrieved November 8, 2018, from http://atwork.settlement.org/downloads/atwork/Questioning_Volunteer_Management_Discussion_Paper_Nov07.pdf

2. Or, click on the icon below.


Raising the Bar on Financial Governance

Raising the Bar on Financial Governance: Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Board Directors in Ontario

by BDO Canada


"More than ever before, board members are held to a higher degree of accountability. Anyone who joins the board of a not-for-profit or charitable organization should be prepared to govern with a clear understanding of their responsibilities and a strong focus on best practices. These Acts establish higher standards of oversight in a number of areas — including financial accountability. For example, the duties, powers, liabilities, protections and standards of care for directors are clarified. Not-for-profit corporations must now make their financial statements available to members (BDO Canada, 2015)."


Click the Reference to read the articleBDO Canada. (2015, April 23). Best practices for Not-for-Profit boards of directors in Ontario. Retrieved November 22, 2018, from https://www.bdo.ca/en-ca/insights/industries/not-for-profit-education/best-practices-for-not-for-profit-boards-of-direct


Random Acts of Kindness

"We’re the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, though we also go by ‘RAK’. We’re a small, but mighty team making huge strides towards building a kinder world. We come to work live every day working to make kindness effortless and have selfless acts be the norm (www.randomactsofkindness.org)."


Click here to visit the website: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/get-inspired


Reimagining Governance in the Non-Profit Sector

Peering into the Future

Reimagining Governance in the Non-Profit Sector

"Governance is one of the most challenging and complex issues in the non-profit sector. It is typically regarded as something that boards do, and problems with governance are usually understood as problems with board performance.

Peering into the Future, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that focusing on the board as the only mechanism of governance may no longer be sufficient for an increasingly complex environment (Source: https://mowatcentre.ca/peering-into-the-future)

Download the Report by clicking on the icon below.


Lalande, L. (2018). Peering into the Future: Reimagining Governance in the Non-Profit Sector(Rep. No. 171). Toronto, ON: Mowat Research.


Risk Assessment Tool

This Risk Assessment Tool gives you a template to identify what risks may exist with your volunteer role. It should be utilized during the volunteer position design stage.

Screening Handbook, The


The Screening Handbook (2012 edition) is a publication prepared by "Volunteer Canada" and published by the "Public Safety Canada" based on the 10 Steps of Screening. This handbook is a valuable resource for the practical application of volunteer screening standards and procedures. 

Page 71 to 73 of the handbook highlights the legal profile of Ontario. It is a list of all volunteer involvement related regulations and legislation relevant to the Province of Ontario.

Click the link below to download "The Screening Handbook." Here is the link to the Volunteer Canada webpage; https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=337


Seven Rules for Meaningful Board Engagement

Adopted from "The Nonprofit Board Engagement Playbook: 7 Tenets for Success" by Bordable, click the resource icon here to download a summary of the seven rules. Click on the reference below to download the playbook.

Reference: Bordable (n.d). The Nonprofit Board Engagement Playbook: 7 Tenets for Success, Retrieved on January 27, 2020, from https://boardable.com/resource/download-boardables-board-engagement-playbook-7-tenets-for-success


Act: Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Board Candidate Assessment Form

A set of questions that could be used at a Board Recruitment Interview which also includes a diversity lens.

Board Composition and Recruitment Matrix

A worksheet with a diversity lens free to download and customize to strengthen your not-for-profit's Board composition and to plan out Board recruitment and succession planning.

Board of Directors Evaluation Questionnaire

An assessment of the efficiency and the effectiveness of the entire Board as a team - as perceived by each individual member of the Board. This could be conducted anonymously, by identifying the evaluator or reaching consensus through a group discussion. Selecting the most appropriate approach of how it is done is within your discretion. Anonymous evaluations generally yield close to accurate results.

Board Governance Training Programs

Board of Directors Self-evaluation

Encourage each individual board member to assess their effectiveness as a Board member by completing the attached checklist. This should ideally be recorded and stored as a confidential document and used only for the purpose of self-evaluation and performance management of each director. When using it as a Board Member performance management tool, it is understood that the document is confidential and will be reviewed only by those carryout out the performance discussion.

Board Structure Chart: Working Board


This is a template of a Working Board. Template developed by Kathleen Douglass.

Canada’s Charitable Sector: What to Expect in 2019

Canada’s Charitable Sector: What to Expect in 2019

Written by John Lorinc for The Philanthropist on January 7, 2019

"When the federal government released its Fall Economic Statement in November, it signaled what many in Canadian philanthropic circles would regard as a sea-change in Ottawa’s thinking about a sector that employs more than two million Canadians and accounts for 8% of the country’s GDP (Lornic, 2019)."

To Read, click reference: Lorinc, J. (2019, January 08). Canada's Charitable Sector: What to Expect in 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019, from https://thephilanthropist.ca/2019/01/canadas-charitable-sector-what-to-expect-in-2019


Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (2017ed.)

The Candian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) published by Volunteer Canada is the most important resource to drive the policies and procedures of a not-for-profit organization that engages volunteers, whether Board of Directors or operational volunteers. 

The most recent issue is the 2017 edition published by Volunteer Canada. 

Download your copy from: https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=346


Certification, Certificate, Diploma, and Degree: What's the Difference?

Certification, Certificate, Diploma, and Degree: What's the Difference?

Written by: Shaminda Perera, MEAE | On November 6, 2018


Certification Vs. Certificate 

Often used interchangeably in conversation and often confused, these two terms have two very different meanings. While a certification is an endorsement of competence of professional practice, a certificate is focused on recognizing the accomplishment of a learning outcome.

Certification: This is a practitioner's professional standard that has been endorsed by an establishment who is an authority in the field of practice. There generally is a process of assessing the practitioner's competency, knowledge, skills, and/or professional portfolio, and to which a recognized credential is awarded upon successful assessment. For example, the "Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA)" credential is a certification awarded by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (more details: https://www.vmpc.ca/certification.html).

Through certification, the practitioner will earn a designation of which the acronym can follow the person's name. For example:

  • Certified in Volunteer Administration: Kristen Doe, CVA
  • Certified Training and Development Practitioner: Kristen Doe, CTDP

Certifications, most often come with a requirement for maintaining the designation which is determined either by a validity period, maintenance of credit units through continued engagement in professional development or the combination of the two.

Regulated professions often make it mandatory for the practitioners to complete the certification and it is on a voluntary basis for non-regulated professions. However, earning the certification and displaying the designation besides the name is a mark of excellence in the individual's professional practice.

Certificate: Even though it is about professional development, the outcome is pure education or learning based. There could be a method of knowledge assessment such as tests, assignments, and capstone projects. This is a one-time accomplishment which recognizes the successful completion of the education/learning program. For example, successfully passing a course that awards a "Certificate in Not-for-Profit and Volunteer Management" by a college or university will award a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Competence.

The time taken to complete the program could vary from a number of days to months. 


Diploma Vs. Degree

Based on learning outcomes, these two terms highlight an individual's academic excellence in a particular field of study.

Diploma: This is an academic program where its intensity lies somewhere between a Certificate program and a Degree. The diploma can be awarded by a community college, university or a commercial educational institute. Most diplomas take more than one year and up to 2 years to complete. An example would be a Diploma in Learning and Development. 

The curriculum will ideally take a practical and skill-based value. There is a knowledge assessment methodology that determines the achievement of the diploma. 

Degree: A Degree is a comprehensive and intensive academic program that awards a recognized higher education accomplishment. In Canada, there are four levels of degrees that progress from (1) Associate, (2) Bachelors, (3) Masters, to (4) a Doctorate. A degree is awarded by a community college or university. The academic period can range from 2 to 4 years and maybe, even more, depending on the field of study. An example would be the Master of Education in Adult Education (MEAE) Degree.

The curriculum is more focused on building the deep and philosophical knowledge of the field of study. There is a knowledge assessment methodology that determines the achievement of the Degree which generally ends with either a research-based dissertation, thesis or a capstone project depending on the level of degree.

Just as it is with a Certification, Degrees too award an acronym that can be placed beside an individual's name. For example: 

  • Associate of Arts: Kristen Doe, AA
  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Kristen Doe, BBA
  • Master of Education in Adult Education: Kristen Doe, MEAE
  • Doctorate in Philosophy: Kristen Doe, PhD or Dr. Kristen Doe.
A person who would hold a Certification, as well as a Degree, would list both after their names most commonly starting with the highest educational qualification and ending with the Certification. For example:
  • Kristen Doe, PhD, CVA
  • Kristen Doe, MEAE, CTDP

Here are three professional development organizations related to Volunteer Management for you to explore;

  1. Volunteer MBC Learning Centre (VLC): https://www.volunteermbc.org/LearningCentre
  2. Professional Association for Volunteer Leaders in Ontario (PAVRO): https://pavro.on.ca/page-18521
  3. Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC): https://www.vmpc.ca/certification.html

Whichever professional development initiative you are currently contemplating or you hold, its accomplishment is a mark of your commitment towards excellence in your professional practice.

Learn and Grow folks.


CNIB Ambassador Program – Training Guide

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A sample guide to train community ambassadors developed by Canadian National Institute for the Blind on January 2017. Shared with Permission.

CNIB's Philosophy on Volunteerism


Canadian National Institute of the Blind
's philosophy on volunteerism shared as a template fo r the use of not-for-profit organizations. Shared with permission.

Code Audit Tool (CCVI 2017ed.)

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Code Audit

Click on the link below to access the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Code Audit Tool. Please note that you must have a login to access this tool. Login access is given to you by Volunteer Canada once you become a member of Volunteer Canada.

Volunteer Canada Membership Details: https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=360

Code Auit Tool: http://audit.volunteer.ca


Competency Matrix Development Template

Here is a template and a step by step guide to developing a Competency Matrix for a particular role. Resource developed by Volunteer MBC.

Corporate Social Responsibility Trends

Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends You Should Be Watching

Article Written By: Thomas Bognanno for Forbes Nonprofit Council

Introductory Paragraph in the Article"Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved dramatically over the last decade. Most companies are no longer satisfied with just writing checks to charities or sponsoring events. Now, corporate leaders are aligning social impact and employee engagement with business objectives. That means measuring results and ensuring CSR and employee engagement efforts demonstrate real value to the company."

The trends mentioned in the article: (1) Authenticity Is In, (2) Communication Is Key, (3) Diversity Has Business Impact, (4) Volunteering Can Solve Business And Social Challenges, (5) Measuring Is A Must.

Click Reference to Read the Full ArticleBognanno, T. G. (2018, September 13). Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends You Should Be Watching [Web log post]. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesnonprofitcouncil/2018/09/13/five-corporate-social-responsibility-trends-you-should-be-watching/#38d7252d2383


Creating a Business Plan

Business Plan Guide

An article in Canada Business Ontario

"Although business plans can vary in length and scope, all successful business plans contain common elements. Get an overview of the common parts of a business plan."

Click this link to read the article: http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/planning/writing-a-business-plan/business-plan-guide


Data Collection for Program Evaluation

Data Collection for Program Evaluation

By Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington

A toolkit developed by Northwest Center for Public Health Practice to assist with planning your own data collection for program evaluation.

Click the icon below to download the toolkit.


Data on Giving, Volunteering and Participating in Canada

“Completed every three years since 1997, this is the most comprehensive study on giving and volunteering. The data give insights into the state of volunteering in Canada, including where Canadians volunteer, the types of activities they’re involved in, the volunteer habits of newcomers and the evolution of workplace volunteering in Canada. This research highlights differences in volunteer behaviour based on region and demographics (Volunteer Canada).”

The data is published by Statistics Canada.

Click this link to access the data: https://volunteer.ca/index.phpMenuItemID=364


Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada Website

Access the Website: https://www.statcan.gc.ca



Strategic Volunteer Management: Expanding Your Organization's Brain

Strategic Volunteer Management: Expanding Your Organization's Brain

By Susan J. Ellis | www.energizeinc.com

"A few years ago during a workshop I led in Perth, Western Australia about being strategic in engaging volunteers, a participant came up to me during the morning break. He excitedly told me, “I just got it! Volunteers can expand my organization’s brain! (Ellis, 2013)."


Click Reference to Access Article: Ellis, S. J. (2013, May). Strategic Volunteer Management: Expanding Your Organization's Brain [Web log post]. Retrieved November 8, 2018, from https://www.energizeinc.com/hot-topics/2013/may


Team Dynamics: Five Key Elements of a Thriving Volunteer Team

Ten Steps of Screening Brochure

“Screening is a process that helps match people with volunteer positions while improving the quality and safety of the programs and services offered in communities.

It’s an ongoing 10-step process performed by an organization to ensure that the volunteers’ involvement is meeting the needs of the organizations, the populations they serve and the volunteers themselves (Source: https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=368).”



The Board's Role in the COVID-19 Crisis

"In a crisis like that of COVID-19 when the stakes are high and scrutiny is intense, the board has a unique role. Stepping in may be uncomfortable, but stepping aside is not an option….Leadership in a crisis like that of COVID-19 is not the same as in business as usual: demands on management have become exponentially greater and it has become harder for leaders to execute their role. Usual ways of working must be adapted, process simplified, authority delegated. Directors should resist the urge to jump in and blur the lines between those of management and the board. (Delloitte, 2020)."


Publication: Stepping In: The Board's Role in the COVID-19 Crisis

Publisher: Deloitte - Global Centre for Corporate Governance

Publishing Year: 2020


Twenty questions directors should ask about governance committees

20 questions directors should ask about governance committees

"As a board, do we have the right directors, with the right experience, knowledge and motivation to help us deliver value to the organization? Are we able to effectively set strategic direction with management and oversee and evaluate management’s execution of strategic plans? Are we confident that we have delegated responsibilities effectively across committees? Are we effective in overseeing risk mitigation and staying on top of emerging risks? Do we receive useful feedback through regular evaluations that help us enhance the value we provide? Are we developing candidates to take leadership positions on our board? Do we have an effective and productive relationship with management? How well do we understand stakeholder expectations and is our board proactively engaging with stakeholders in a way that is both productive and mutually beneficial? 

These are just some of the challenging issues that today’s governance committees are helping their boards to address. (Anderson, 2010)."

Reference: Anderson, D. W. (2010). 20 questions directors should ask about governance committees. Toronto: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


United Way Greater Toronto Research and Reports

United Way Greater Toronto Research and Reports

Access the Website: https://www.unitedwaygt.org/research-and-reports


Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to drive inclusion in learning. It takes three factors into consideration to promote access and ability to learn by anyone despite barriers, challenges, and circumstances. They are; (1) Engagement - stimulating the interest and motivation by considering the audience, (2) Representation - multi modal presentation of material, and (3) Expression - enable learners to express what they learned in different ways.

Use these guidelines in your next learning program design and development.

Learn More:

- Click here to access the UDL guidelines: http://udlguidelines.cast.org/?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=none&utm_source=cast-about-udl

- Click this link to learn more about UDL: http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html


Source: CAST (2018). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.2. Retrieved from http://udlguidelines.cast.org


United way Toronto research reports

Universal Declaration on the Profession

of Volunteer Management

"In 2001, International Year of Volunteers, volunteer management professionals from around the globe met in Toronto for the International Conference on Volunteer Administration. Participants worked together to develop a Universal Declaration on the Profession of Leading and Managing Volunteers. The group worked together for two days to produce the following declaration. We encourage you to use the declaration to raise awareness of the powerful role played by volunteer resource managers (www.volunteer.ca)."

Read the Declarationhttps://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=340


Value of Volunteering in Canada

The Value of Volunteering in Canada is a research report briefing presented to Volunteer Canada on April 5, 2018, by The Conference Board of Canada.

"Each day, Canadians in every region of the country contribute both their time and money to help and improve the well-being of their communities. Financial contributions from millions of people across the country benefit important causes, including the successful operation of shelters, service organizations, and food banks. Also, contributions help to ensure that universities, research institutes, and hospitals can make key advances in scientific, medical, and other research areas. But in addition to donations, volunteering provides many important services that affect the lives of Canadians—supporting Canadians in need and contributing to sports, arts, cultural, and environmental causes are just some examples (Beckman & Antunes, 2018)."

Click on the icon below to download the PDF file.


Reference: Beckman, K. & Antunes, P. (2018). The Value of Volunteering in Canada(Issue brief). The Conference Board of Canada.


Vital Signs - Mississauga

Mississauga's Vital Signs

"Vital Signs is a national program led by local community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada. It leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our quality of life (Community Foundation of Mississauga, 2018)."

Access Vital SignsCommunity Foundation of Mississauga. (2018). Mississauga's Vital Signs 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018, from https://www.cfofm.org/mississauga-vital-signs


Volunteer Management Handbook: A Resource for Service-Providing Organizations Assisting Newcomers to Canada

Volunteer Management Handbook: A Resource for Service-Providing Organizations Assisting Newcomers to Canada

This handbook provides a general overview of the volunteer management process with a focus on volunteers supporting newcomers (www.volunteer.ca).

Download the Booklet either by clicking on the URL or the download icon.

URL: https://volunteer.ca/vdemo/EngagingVolunteers_DOCS/VMH_Eng_2016_Print.pdf


Volunteering 2030 – New Paradigms

Description Extract: "Rapidly changing societal trends, technological innovation, virtual landscapes, and a global commitment to enabling the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone, everywhere creates an emerging dynamic where established boundaries for volunteering are being challenged and changed. Such a ‘borderless state’ often within countries but sometimes across nation states requires more collaboration, integration and sharing of resources to bring about the change the world needs. Partnership across organizations and sectors, new ways of engaging citizens and volunteering across borders can bring innovation and greater impact to the involvement of volunteers."

Published in: International Association for Volunteer Effort

Direct URL: https://www.iave.org/virtualforums2020/volunteering-2030-new-paradigms 

Retrieved: December 10, 2020


Sustainable Development Goals

Spearheaded by the United Nations, in 2015, global leaders rallied to established 17 goals to achieve by 2030 to push forward the development of the world. 

They are commonly referred to as Global Goals, which are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

In 2019, Volunteer Canada's theme for the National Volunteer Week is inspired by these goals.

While most not-for-profits are already engaged in tackling at last one of these goals, this initiative is an effort to put the goals into the centre stage. 

The resources that stem from the SDGs will be valuable content that can be used for program planning, grant writing, and evaluation.


Here are six resources that will inspire you to focus on these goals:

(1) The Global Goalshttps://www.globalgoals.org/resources 

(2) The Government of Canada Sustainable Development Goals Data Hubhttps://www144.statcan.gc.ca/sdg-odd/index-eng.htm

(3) Volunteerism and the Global Goals: https://www.unv.org/volunteerism-and-global-goals

(4) Volunteer Canada on SDGs: https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=382

(5) A Look at the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Foundation

(6) How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030, Michael Green on TED Talks