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 who have the opportunity to be a persuader of philanthropy. Emma has been working and supporting non-profits within Guelph for upwards of ten years. Whether it is chairing GuelphGives, co-chairing Guelph’s Women in Leadership lunch, or sitting on various committees, such as the Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee or the Dufferin Board of Trade’s Ambassador Committee, Emma’s motivation is local impact.

Through Emma’s work in the community the focus is always positive change, helping raise over 3.5 million dollars annually for our community through her work at United Way, she empowers over 350 volunteers to support local non-profits while educating workplaces on how to better engage employees through philanthropy.

Emma has been a recipient of Guelph’s 40 under 40 award as well as the Guelph Mayoral Award in 2017.

Why Information Matters – Faed Hendry

Faed Hendry is a Certified Information & Referral Specialist who is Manager of Training and Outreach with Findhelp Information Services in Toronto. He has worked in various capacities at Findhelp since 1989.  Prior to working for Findhelp, he worked as a Community Development Coordinator for Volunteer Toronto,  Faed regularly conducts training and credentialing programs related to information, assessment and referral throughout Ontario and North America.

Faed has served as the Chairperson of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Standards Committee which developed the most recent edition of the Professional Standards for Information & Referral and Quality Indicators. AIRS is a professional membership association with over 1,000 organizations. Faed is also the immediate past-president of AIRS and conducts regular accreditation site visits to Community Information Centres and 211 agencies throughout North America.

Why Leadership Matters – Peter Barrow

Peter is the owner of Petrona Associates Ltd , a corporate professional development and training company.  He is formerly the Chair of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington and Chair of Hopewell Homes and has served on several Boards over the past 40 years.  He received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2014 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in business and public service from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce in 2016.


Our Time To Give Breakfast will also feature video content showcasing the impact of our pillars of work – Volunteer Network, Community Information and Non Profit Leadership by local videographer Liam Magahay.

Join us Thursday, April 19th from 7:30 – 9:30 am at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre.


  • Visit PIN, The People and Information Network and pay by cash or cheque
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Posted on February 9, 2018