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Judy is Dedicated to Helping People

Judy Rouse has been volunteering for five years with HOPE House. Stacy, HOPE House Volunteer Coordinator, has noted that Judy has been a reliable and consistent volunteer even through COVID and appreciates her hard work and support. Judy’s volunteer journey with HOPE House started shortly after she retired from working as an HR manager for…

Job Posting: Development and Outreach Coordinator

Entrepreneurial in spirit, you are an activator who can visualize concepts and are energized by taking action that brings ideas to life. With laser focus to achieve goals, you love to meet challenges and deliver on mission. Does this describe you? At PIN – The People and Information Network, we connect people, ideas and information…

Your efforts are an inspiration!

Volunteers are a powerful human resource. Volunteer Canada research indicates that 44% of the population in Canada volunteers. 12 million Canadians, in Ontario alone there are 5 million volunteers. In Guelph Wellington? That could be upwards of 100,000 individuals volunteering! From supporting new parents with breast feeding and chest feeding to programs for toddlers, helping…

Giving Tuesday!

December 1st is Giving Tuesday! A global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday.  GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources…

PIN delegates on behalf of Nonprofits and Charities

Over the last number of months, provincial and national reports have given voice to the community benefit sector and the impact of COVID. Revenues have declined an average of 30.6% since the onset of the pandemic, with 69% of charities reporting decreased revenues. (Imagine Canada Sector Monitor Report) and 1 in 5 survey respondents say…

‘It’s a Precarious Landscape’

There is an estimated 170,000 nonprofits and charities in Canada and in 2018, over 12.7 million Canadians engaged in formal volunteering, with a total of 1.6 billion hours of their time given to charities, non-profits and community organizations—equivalent to almost 858,000 full-time year-round jobs (Statistics Canada). In Ontario, nonprofits and charities contribute $50 billion in…

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…

‘My volunteer experience has been so rewarding’

‘My volunteer experience has been so rewarding.  I enjoy knowing that I can make a difference in people’s lives.  That I can help them to avert a crisis by providing information, empathy or simply listening.’ says Clair Bowman Clair Bowmen was among the first group of volunteers to join the new Distress Line Program when…

Become a COVID Community Changemaker!

Become a COVID Community Changemaker!PIN – The People and Information Network leading volunteer recruitment initiative. As a result of the City of Guelph Emergency Fund, PIN will lead a volunteer recruit and deploy initiative to support local nonprofits and charities with COVID volunteer needs. “In recent Volunteer Canada research, 56% of respondents who submitted an…

Jane Volunteers With Grace and Pleasure

 ‘I believe the arts make a place special and help us understand our lives.  I love seeing the community embrace the arts because of our work. Whether it’s by attending events, buying creative work or donating money, seeing creative workers get recognition and remuneration for their work is so gratifying.’ says Jane Litchfield.  Jane is…