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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…

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…

Grace has a passion for helping!

“My volunteering at the Guelph General Hospital began when as a member of the Salvation Army, I visited patients on a monthly basis” says Grace Welch, “and Salvation Sounds, the singing group I am a part of that would visit and sing throughout the hospital.”  Grace continues “we were always well-received by both staff and…

Newcomer Resources Now Available

Newcomers in Canada ‘One in five Canadians is born outside of Canada. Immigration now accounts for close to 70% of our population growth. Each year, approximately 250,000 people come to Canada as refugees and landed immigrants. They settle in communities around the country, mostly in cities.’ – Volunteer Canada Many newcomers to Canada turn to volunteering…

Thank you Team PIN!

At PIN – The People and Information Network, we have the privilege of supporting local nonprofits and charities to connect with volunteers who are seeking meaningful experiences and wanting to make valuable contributions to their community. We love to see the great efforts of volunteers ❤️ We also have the privilege of working alongside a team…

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…

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…