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Volunteer Leadership Hybrid Conference

‘Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day’ is a volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC).  Now in its fourth year, this year’s topic will explore how leaders of volunteers can move from managing to LEADING.  The streaming event will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed…

Dave Supports Community Changemakers!

Retirement can offer a blank canvas to create a beautiful visual of new opportunities, people and experiences. For Dave McConnell, retirement included volunteering and the opportunity to support several organizations including Action Read, The Elliott, Guelph Film Festival and Doors Open. Guelph – Wellington provides many opportunities for individuals to volunteer; to become involved in…

October 7 Decent Work Day

“Every year on October 7th the world celebrates the United Nations standard for Decent Work.  On this date (and often throughout the first week of October) trade unions and progressive public policy advocates rally throughout the province to raise public awareness to the poor working conditions plaguing modern workplaces.  However, in recent years, employers in…

Cheers, Beers and Volunteers!

You want to do good. You have skills to share. You want to create your next volunteer experience. Cheers, Beers and Volunteers is inviting you to its inaugural event at #Goodworking.  #Goodworking is a brilliant concept. People who want to do good gather together to learn about good work in the community and how to…

Congratulations to the 2018 Winegard Award Winners

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are named for William Winegard, former University of Guelph president and former Guelph MP who served as Canada’s first minister of science and as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade. This year, during two award presentations,  the awards were presented to: Dr. Lianne Foti, Assistant…

Anu is loved and respected!

After living in Canada for almost 20 years, Anu Saxena felt it was time to get involved; she wanted to give back to her community. In 2011, she began volunteering with the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival (GDMF); the perfect opportunity for her to explore the various aspects of volunteerism and learn more about her…

Music To Our Ears!

The Suzuki String School are our Volunteers of the Month!   Since 1972, the Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) has raised funds, organized activities and performed at countless community events to meet its goals. SSSG seeks to advance the art of music, build communities, provide accessible music education to all members of our communities, create…

Professional Development Opportunities 2018-2019

Learn more about the professional development opportunities the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance has planned for the 2018-2019 series. Registration is now open and member organizations receive a special discounted price. Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions  August 23 in Kitchener (United Way Waterloo Region Communities) OR August 30 in Guelph (Immigrant Service Guelph Wellington) Time: 9:00 am…

Annual Report 2017 – 2018

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 28, 2018 at Skyline Group of Companies. The corresponding annual report features highlights from 3 pillars of work by PIN, The People and Information Network. Some highlights include: 73 volunteers helped shovel snow for 184 seniors and persons with disabilities there are 1,365 information records on essential human services…

Lucy is a Shining Example

For over 60 years, The Heart and Stroke Foundation has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke and relies on volunteers with a wide variety of skills to help. With their generous contributions of time, commitment and appreciation for the cause, volunteers are vital to the work of Heart and Stroke. Lucy Kloepfer, a…