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Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation

With thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund, PIN benefited from the opportunity to explore and enhance our services in support of volunteer engagement, training and consultation.  Through the 6 month initiative, PIN built the foundation of a new online resource and training platform. The PIN Learning Space will house information for prospective…

Province Wide Shutdown and Volunteering

 The Province of Ontario is imposing a Province Wide Shutdown effective Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. What does this mean for volunteering? Wearing a 3 layer mask, maintaining a 6 foot distance and washing your hands remain a priority; what may change is how volunteering supports local nonprofits and charities as programs and services continue…

What are SDGs?

Adopted by Canada and all 193 United Nations Member States in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a 15-year global framework centered on an ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 targets and more than 230 indicators. The 2030 Agenda is a people-centred, universal and transformative blueprint for sustainable…

#IVMDay20

November 5 – International Volunteer Managers Day International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999. IVMDay was developed in order to bring recognition to individual Managers of Volunteers and their roles in the mobilization and support of the world’s volunteers. PIN is pleased to highlight 5 for the…

PIN Appoints New ED

Guelph, Ontario | October 5, 2020 | The Board of Directors of PIN – The People and Information Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Cusimano as its Executive Director. “We are pleased that PIN will continue to benefit from Kim’s commitment, drive and ability to innovate”, said Janet Kaufman, chair of the…

25+ years. 200,000 hours.

June is Seniors Month! Volunteering is a great way to keep active, keep connected, share wisdom and your gifts of time and talent. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) Craft Club is a shining example of long-standing active volunteers who connect, build friendships and make an impact in the community. Over the past 25+ years,…

Join The Time To Give Breakfast

Held annually during National Volunteer Week (April 19 – 25, 2020), the Time To Give Community Breakfast celebrates volunteerism and the spirit of community. “In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to mobilize global efforts to improve social, economic and environmental conditions around the world by 2030.” – Volunteer Canada…

My volunteer experience has been awesome!

In partnership with the City of Guelph, PIN – The People and Information Network offers a unique service for eligible seniors and people with physical disabilities by matching those residents with volunteers who shovel their snow. These volunteers are ‘Snow Angels’ shares Emily Vincent, Program Coordinator, “and for the past eight years Michelle Wood has…

Volunteering set me up to be successful with my future goals.

Volunteering can take many variations throughout one’s life even for those who are, or have been, in the volunteer engagement sector. “I had completed college and was almost done my university degree. I was still feeling uncertain about my future path” says Katrina Burch, Team Lead, Mental Health Promotion and Education Services, Canadian Mental Health…

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. 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’ Children’s…