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December Reflections

There’s something very special about the month of December.  It fills me with memories of my mother’s incredible Pfefferkuchen baking in the oven, and our home filled with unique Christmas decorations.  It’s a reminder of the search for the perfect tree with my siblings and Dad, followed by a fun afternoon of decorating. Once December…

PIN Celebrates I&R Day

  Everyday thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral (I&R) services. To recognize the importance of I&R in our community, PIN – The People and Information Network is celebrating I&R Day. Information and Referral is the art, science and practice of bringing people…

Celebrating Leaders of Volunteers! Helping our community find their BestMatch.

            For 20 years, November 5th has been International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay), an event developed to bring awareness and recognition to leaders in their role mobilizing and supporting the world’s volunteers. Through our pillar of Nonprofit Leadership, we offer training, consultation and facilitate a community of practice called the…

Mary is thankful for the connection and relationships.

Each month from September 2019 to June 2020, PIN is pleased to share the voice of leaders of volunteers in Guelph Wellington. Participating in our Volunteer Managers Network (VMN), the experience of these leaders is enlightening and inspiring. This is Mary’s story. Why did you join the Volunteer Managers’ Network? In 2008 I accepted the…

Holiday Giving Guide Now Available!

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Terri Marshall Share in the spirit of giving! By donating and/or giving, you can enrich lives in Guelph Wellington. For details on how you can give, visit the link Holiday…

Noor is a Bright Light!

“Eager to use my background knowledge in psychology and apply it to practice, I was intrigued when I heard about J.O.E.” shares Noor Imadal-Deen. “Noor has always brought a strong sense of positivity and care with her to her volunteer position at Jobs.Opportunities.Enterprise (J.O.E.), a registered charity that provides meaningful, community-based training and employment readiness…

Learn from Leaders of Volunteers – October 2019

PIN – The People and Information Network believes in the importance of Leaders of Volunteer Involvement; the skill, support and the spirit that provides vital leadership and mobilizes volunteers into action.   Our Volunteer Managers Network has been a strong network of leaders of volunteers since 2011. In the last 8 years, this community of…

Jeff is creating lasting change

” Creating lasting change doesn’t happen as the results of your individual actions but rather by the reactions from those actions carried out by others you can captivate along the way.” – Jeff Leask. Improving Lives.  Building Community. Through his volunteer support as a United Way Campaign Lead, Jeff Leask is a champion of change,…

The Volunteer Manager’s Network Changed My Career

Volunteerism in our neighbourhoods and communities is a common thread in the fabric of our country. According to Statistics Canada, 12.7 million Canadians or 44% of people volunteer on average 154 hours per year (2013); astounding contributions that has visible impact in our communities. Think about your community. Volunteer impact is everywhere. Coaching, recreation programs,…

Dr. Winegard Award Winners!

The Honourable Dr. William Winegard (September 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019) University of Guelph President 1967-1975, embodied the community spirit that is so prevalent at the University of Guelph. The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are in celebration and honour of Dr. Winegard and named on his behalf. Recognizing the contributions of…