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Dr. William C. Winegard Awards – Call for Nominations

Honourable Dr. William Charles Winegard September 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019 Veteran, former Guelph MP and former University of Guelph president Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service and the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award. A supporter of community and an avid…

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…

“I gain as much as I give”

Jan Muir started her roots of volunteering early in life and continues to be an avid, lifelong volunteer within the community. Most recently, Jan volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (Habitat WDG) as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Family Services Committee, and at the…

Are you a leader of volunteers?

Are you a leader of volunteers? Responsible for the recruitment, screening, matching and recognition of volunteers? Yes, you are a leader! Volunteers are a vital resource; they build, develop, mobilize. They fund-raise, coach and mentor. Volunteers are a core component of the community benefit sector. Volunteers coach your child’s sports team, provide one to one…

Who Should Pay For Police Record Checks for Volunteers?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guelph, Ontario | January 10, 2020 | All those that require volunteers to complete a police check are invited to a community dialogue on Thursday, February 13th to discuss an issue of crucial importance for 2020 and beyond. “As a key supporter of volunteerism and an advocate for the sector,” Christine Oldfield,…

Snow Angels Program in the news!

Thank you Guelph Today for sharing information about the Snow Angels program. In partnership with The City of Guelph and the heart of volunteers throughout the city like our Volunteer of the Month – Michelle Wood, seniors and persons living with disabilities have safe and accessible entry to their driveways. For clients of the program, they…

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…

Adopt-A-Family Volunteer Team brings a spark of shining light!

The Adopt-A-Family volunteer team brings a spark of shining light for many families in Guelph and Wellington during the holiday season. With a team of over 60 hard-working and dedicated volunteers, it’s no wonder they were awarded the Mary Carlin Award for Volunteerism at the Children’s Foundation Annual Gala in October 2019. “The Adopt-A-Family Program…

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…