Information, research, and resources strengthen the nonprofit sector.
We have gathered some key resources that shed light on the different ways the nonprofit sector, volunteerism, and civic engagement support our society. We continue to monitor social trends, explore statistical information, and gather inspiring resources that support you in your day-to-day work.
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Volunteer Specialist CoP: Insurance & Volunteers 101
Our friendly and knowledgeable partners from the Co-operators will be available to provide an overview of volunteer risk management and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about volunteer screening and mitigating risk, insurance when developing volunteer programming, and the basics of insurance that volunteer specialists should be aware of.
Volunteer Specialist CoP: Building meaningful short-term volunteer opportunities
During our second CONNECT Community of Practice for Volunteer Specialists on June 19, 2023, we delve into the topic of creating shorter-term volunteer projects. With guest co-hosts Erin Kelly, Partnership Coordinator with the University of Alberta’s Community Service-Learning Unit, we explore how organizations may engage short term volunteers as well as how organizations can utilize the Community Service Learning Unit.
Ready to Lead: curating spaces for growth and learning to help create empowered youth
The CDLI Mini Summit 2023 is a space for community practitioners and organization to gather to share their knowledge of Community Work. In this was hosted by the Youth Engagement Team at Volunteer Alberta, we ask the question: What happens if empowerment becomes the foundation of youth engagement? Join us as we explore good practices and principles rooted in youth empowerment and their potential to transform our work in youth engagement.
Do I need a Vulnerable Sector Check?
Welcome to our first Webinette (a bit-sized webinar for ease of access!). In this quick 12-minute learning opportunity, we discuss what your organization might consider when requesting Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSCs) for volunteers and also share points around general good practices for screening volunteers.
Description du rôle du bénévole – Modèle
Ce modèle décrit le poste de travail du bénévole et comprend une évaluation des risques contractuels. En tenant compte des différentes responsabilités du bénévole et les risques potentiels
qui y sont liés afin de bien définir et/ou orienter le processus d’évaluation.
Regle D’or: Dépistage Pendant une Pandémie
Cette brochure met en évidence certaines bonnes pratiques que les organisations doivent prendre en compte lors de la sélection des bénévoles pendant une pandémie.
Organizational Change and Revenue Diversification: Part 2
Presented by the Volunteer Canada Council, this two-part webinar series offers a case study on how a volunteer centre addressed the challenge of staying relevant and sustainable, using a practical approach. This second session looks at the organizational change, where they were after, and the challenges and successes of changing. This session also offered a questions period where others were able to share their own experiences.
Organizational Change and Revenue Diversification: Part 1
Presented by the Volunteer Canada Council, this two-part webinar series offers a case study on how a volunteer centre addressed the challenge of staying relevant and sustainable, using a practical approach. This first session looks at the overview of Volunteer Ottawa, the impetus for change, and steps to revenue diversification.
Cyber Security Awareness Training Co Hosted with OASSIS
Watch this free webinar, co-hosted by OASSIS, to learn about the different types of cybersecurity threats facing your non-profit or charity. We’ll cover how to identify these threats, as well as offer some insight into how to protect your organization’s sensitive data from cyberattacks. You’ll walk away with proven strategies that you can put in place right away to protect yourself and your organization.
(Ré)Engagement de bénévoles
Malgré leur nature généreuse, les bénévoles sont dépassés et épuisés. Les organismes sans but lucratif ont souvent un noyau de bénévoles; perdre un membre de ce groupe a un impact significatif sur l’organisation. Apprenez-en davantage sur la façon dont un solide programme de sélection des bénévoles peut maintenir l’engagement et l’intérêt de vos bénévoles dévoués.
Traduction de l’anglais vers le français réalisée par le programme de Bénévolat Bilingue de l’ACFA.