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Leadership Change at PIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE +++++++++++++++++++ Leadership Change at PIN – The People and Information Network PIN appreciates outgoing leadership and appoints Interim Executive Director Guelph, Ontario | December 1, 2022 |  “Since her appointment in 2020,” says Janet Kaufman, Chair at PIN – The People and Information Network, “Kim Cusimano, executive director, has provided outstanding leadership…

A Community Call to Action

Community Benefit Sector in Guelph Wellington Snapshot A Community Call to Action Guelph, Ontario | November 22, 2022 | Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the landscape of nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups that form the socially impactful community benefit sector and…

Richard is one of PIN’s greatest champions!

In 2005, a few years after Richard first discovered the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington, currently PIN – the People and Information Network, he returned to discover what opportunities might be in store for himself. He had recently completed the Volunteer Management Certificate program at Conestoga College and felt it might be a good opportunity…

Do you work with volunteers?

Learn how the 10 Steps of Screening can help you build a solid volunteer engagement program. To support a successful experience for both the volunteer and organization, volunteer screening is an important function. Through PIN’s BestMatch program, we are pleased to offer two sessions on the ’10 Steps of Volunteer Screening’ In this workshop, you…

New to Volunteering? Volunteer Guides and more!

Contributing through volunteer involvement is good for you and great for community.  Recent Statistics Canada 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS-GVP) in 2018, about 8 in 10 Canadians volunteered their time; “79% of Canadians aged 15 years and older reported volunteering, either as part of an organization or on their own without…

Caring Community Cards

National Volunteer Week is April 24 – 30, 2022, but we are thanking volunteers all month long with our Caring Community Cards! The cards are valid during April and feature perks and discounts from businesses and organizations that volunteers can redeem. For individuals to receive a card, PIN – The People and Information Network member…

Community Art Contest!

PIN was pleased to partner with the Here to Help team to engage with community through artistic medium that promotes local Guelph Wellington artists, community and PIN National Volunteer Week Awards. Overview: Instagram contest inviting the local community to submit art or photographs that ’embodies community’ Winning entry receives $500 and promotion through PIN website,…

Increased demand and disruption of services

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). Charities and nonprofits are a crucial part of Canada’s…

#DoGiveShareGW

      Inspired by the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, the inception of PIN – The People and Information Network (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington) began as a resource for nonprofits and charities and a central hub for volunteerism. “PIN connects people, ideas and information together” says Kim…

It’s Official! Happy 20th PIN!

May 18, 2021 – Inspired by the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, PIN – The People and Information Network (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington) began as a resource for nonprofits and charities and a central hub for volunteerism twenty years ago this month. “PIN connects people, ideas and information…