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Mental Health First Aid Training

On Friday November 23 and November 30, break the barriers and stigma attached to mental health. Build a strong foundation of knowledge on how mental health is connected to so many of our daily interactions; identify key indicators and behaviours of those in crisis and step-by-step basics to transition individuals to a more stable level…

Retire with Confidence: An Info Series for 55+

Retirement is often viewed as the end-goal to a lifetime of working, however it is also a time of momentous change. Some struggle to seek an identify outside of the workforce while others fear a loss of income, and struggle with complexities caused by debilitating health. It is increasingly important to acknowledge the need for…

Volunteer Leadership Hybrid Conference

‘Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day’ is a volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC).  Now in its fourth year, this year’s topic will explore how leaders of volunteers can move from managing to LEADING.  The streaming event will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed…

Dave Supports Community Changemakers!

Retirement can offer a blank canvas to create a beautiful visual of new opportunities, people and experiences. For Dave McConnell, retirement included volunteering and the opportunity to support several organizations including Action Read, The Elliott, Guelph Film Festival and Doors Open. Guelph – Wellington provides many opportunities for individuals to volunteer; to become involved in…

October 7 Decent Work Day

“Every year on October 7th the world celebrates the United Nations standard for Decent Work.  On this date (and often throughout the first week of October) trade unions and progressive public policy advocates rally throughout the province to raise public awareness to the poor working conditions plaguing modern workplaces.  However, in recent years, employers in…

Cheers, Beers and Volunteers!

You want to do good. You have skills to share. You want to create your next volunteer experience. Cheers, Beers and Volunteers is inviting you to its inaugural event at #Goodworking.  #Goodworking is a brilliant concept. People who want to do good gather together to learn about good work in the community and how to…

Congratulations to the 2018 Winegard Award Winners

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are named for William Winegard, former University of Guelph president and former Guelph MP who served as Canada’s first minister of science and as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade. This year, during two award presentations,  the awards were presented to: Dr. Lianne Foti, Assistant…

Anu is loved and respected!

After living in Canada for almost 20 years, Anu Saxena felt it was time to get involved; she wanted to give back to her community. In 2011, she began volunteering with the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival (GDMF); the perfect opportunity for her to explore the various aspects of volunteerism and learn more about her…

Music To Our Ears!

The Suzuki String School are our Volunteers of the Month!   Since 1972, the Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) has raised funds, organized activities and performed at countless community events to meet its goals. SSSG seeks to advance the art of music, build communities, provide accessible music education to all members of our communities, create…

Professional Development Opportunities 2018-2019

Learn more about the professional development opportunities the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance has planned for the 2018-2019 series. Registration is now open and member organizations receive a special discounted price. Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions  August 23 in Kitchener (United Way Waterloo Region Communities) OR August 30 in Guelph (Immigrant Service Guelph Wellington) Time: 9:00 am…