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Caring Community Cards

National Volunteer Week is April 15th-21st, but we are thanking volunteers all month long with our Caring Community Cards. The cards are valid during April and feature perks and discounts from businesses and organizations across the county that volunteers can redeem. For individuals to receive a card, PIN, The People and Information Network member agencies place…

Thank you Marj!

Definition: Marvelous – superb; excellent; great; such as to cause wonder, admiration, or astonishment; surprising; extraordinary. “The Heart and Stroke Foundation – Wellington/Dufferin chapter feel that the above definition perfectly describes Marj Euale.” says Area Administrator Beth Kerr. ‘Marvelous Marj’ joined the Heart and Stroke Foundation in 2008 during the annual door to door Heart…

Young Professionals On Board

Young Professionals On Board About the Program Young Professionals on Board (YPOB) is a pilot project aimed at connecting young professionals with established leaders in our community.  Young professionals, up to the age of 35 years, will be matched with mentors who sit on a local Board of Directors. This project will provide the opportunity…

Join The Time To Give Breakfast

Held annually during National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018), the Time To Give Community Breakfast celebrates volunteerism and the spirit of community. This year, we will explore ‘Why Community Matters’ with keynote speakers: Why Volunteering Matters – Emma Rogers As Director of Community Relations and Engagement at United Way, Emma considers herself one of the lucky ones…

Winegard Awards Accepting Nominations

Do you know someone at the University of Guelph that is making a difference to our community through their volunteer contributions? The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards recognize the contributions of U of G students, faculty and staff who are making our community stronger. Nominate an outstanding individual today through the online application…

Ted is helping to build a vibrant, healthy and resilient community!

Ted Drewlo has supported the development of HOPE House from its inception. “I became involved with volunteering after I retired. I was looking for something to do related to HOPE House. I belong to Lakeside Church and I was involved with the purchase of the old United Church and the setup of the HOPE House…

Thank You Kathy!

‘I would love to get involved there!’ thought Kathy Andrews after visiting a National Volunteer Week celebration and Open House at PIN (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington). 10 years later, Kathy’s love for the work of the organization and impact of Kathy’s support continues.   ‘There are many highlights of my experience with…

Stronger Together Symposium 2018

With a keynote address from Bruce MacDonald, President of Imagine Canada, join us for the first ever Executive Director Peer Group (EDPG) Symposium. This day long event will consist of concurrent sessions on relevant topics, everything from change management to best practices in volunteer involvement. We have engaged local leaders to deliver the workshop topics following…

Improving Lives Locally!

Thank you Irene Thompson for improving lives locally with the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin! As a member of the Campaign Cabinet, Irene volunteers alongside others to help run the annual fundraising campaign. Specifically, Irene co-chairs the United Way Leadership Giving committee which aides in attracting and retaining Leadership donors. ‘Irene often volunteers her…

Achieve Ontario

Achieve Ontario (formerly PREB-Ontario) is a volunteer recognition program based on Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Occupational Classification. It allows organizations that engage volunteers to: Recognize the value of volunteer experience Assist volunteers in their job search Access volunteer position descriptions PIN, The People and Information Network is a certified trainer of this volunteer recognition…