A ‘Time To Give’ Thanks

On Friday, April 12, more than 225 guests joined together for our annual community breakfast celebrating volunteerism in our community.

Team PIN – The People and Information Network

With many thanks to our keynote speaker, Eric Shirley, Manager Corporate Events and Projects at Volunteer Canada and to the following local leaders who shared success stories about welcoming and engaging ‘Employer Supported Volunteers’

Held annually during National Volunteer Week (April 7 – 13, 2019), the Time To Give Community Breakfast celebrates volunteerism and the spirit of community.

Volunteering: 
Good for Individuals. Good for Community. Good for Business.

In 2018, Volunteer Canada released ‘The Value of Volunteering’ to illustrate the immense and far reaching benefits of volunteer involvement in Canada.
Volunteers contributed two billion hours to Canada’s work effort in 2017. This volunteer contribution is valued at $55.9 billion; equivalent to 2.6 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)Conference Board of Canada
Volunteering is a vital resource and, if volunteering were an industry, it would employ nearly as many people as those currently working in education.

It’s good for individuals. Volunteering supports skill development, sense of belonging and well-being.
It’s good for community. Volunteering builds and strengthens resiliency, cohesion and social inclusion.
It’s good for business. Attracting talent, Stakeholder Relations and Employee Engagement.

At PIN, we believe in the value of volunteering and the strength it brings to individuals, communities and business. We were thrilled to welcome our keynote, panelists, sponsors and guests as we explored research and community examples of success.

We welcome business to connect with us about our Corporate Consulting Services. Research indicates employees and consumers are seeking companies who understand, support and invest in corporate volunteering.

Many thanks to the following sponsors who believes in the value of volunteering and the impact on individuals, community and business.

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Posted on April 15, 2019