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Network stewardship means collaborating and partnering with organizations who support the nonprofit sector and that are serving the common good.

Stewarding a strong network for Alberta’s nonprofit sector is a key aspect of our work. Being connected to organizations, government, and businesses from across Alberta and Canada working to strengthen the nonprofit sector helps us all work better, together.

Organizations that we are currently working with on a variety of projects, initiatives, and issues:


Alberta Volunteer Centre Network

Alberta’s Volunteer Centres2015-125-VA---Icons---individual-Celebrating-PeopleCommunity are hubs for volunteerism, offering diverse programs, services, and resources to volunteers and nonprofit organizations based on the unique needs of their communities.

We convene the network in order to support each other in our work and to strengthen our presence in Alberta communities. We convene an annual conference, hold regular teleconferences and develop mutually beneficial relationships between members of the Volunteer Centre Network.

How we work with them:

  • Volunteer Alberta convenes regular monthly teleconferences for the Alberta Volunteer Centre Network.
  • We work collaboratively to promote volunteerism and we support annual National Volunteer Week celebrations.
  • We use our collective networks to share information, offer learning events, and provide resources to nonprofit organizations.
  • Together we share ideas, resources, knowledge, best practices, and provide support to each other to make greater impact in Alberta.
  • Together we discuss and advocate on issues impacting the work of Volunteer Centres and nonprofit organizations across our networks.

Learn more about the Volunteer Centres in Alberta: email Daniela.

Support for AVCN by Volunteer Alberta is made possible in part by funding from the Government of Alberta (Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program).

Alberta Nonprofit Network

Alberta Nonprofit Network (ABNN) is an independent network of nonprofits seeking to advance the cohesive, proactive and responsive nonprofit sector in Alberta. ABNN works together to:

      • Define and respond to systemic issues that impact the nonprofit sector in Alberta
      • Respond to and take collective action in response to strategic issues
      • Leverage learning and resources

How we work with them:

  • Volunteer Alberta convenes regular bi-weekly teleconferences for the ABNN Exploration Committee and supports the ABNN Steering Committees and Task Teams.
  • We act as fiscal agents for funding from the Suncor Energy Foundation and assist with planning sector gatherings.
  • We participate as a member of the Exploration Committee, co-lead of the Value & Impact Steering Committee, and participant on several Task Teams.
  • Together we identify and advocate on issues impacting the work of nonprofit organizations and work collaboratively to promote Alberta’s nonprofit/voluntary sector.
  • Participation on and support provided for ABNN by Volunteer Alberta is made possible by funding from Suncor Energy Foundation and Government of Alberta (Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program).

Learn more about the Alberta Nonprofit Network: email Karen.

Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada LogoVolunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada and leads National Volunteer Week celebrations each year and promotes the value of volunteerism.

Since 1977, Volunteer Canada has provided leadership in volunteer engagement and served as a catalyst for voluntary action. They provide support to volunteer centres, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and public agencies to create a vibrant and resilient Canada.

How we work with them:

  • We work collaboratively on the annual National Volunteer Week campaign.
  • We hold other committee, conference planning, and advisory positions on issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
  • We work collaboratively on a national strategy for volunteer screening and police information checks.
Government of Alberta

Alberta Queen's Printer LogoThe Government of Alberta operates public agencies and services, and invests in and supports Albertans and Alberta’s communities.

We communicate with government and across Ministries and Agencies on issues affecting the nonprofit sector.  We work with the Ministry of Culture and Multiculturalism and Status of Women, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Service Alberta, and others.

How we work with them: 

  • Volunteer Alberta serves as a nonprofit sector representative on the Albert Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector Initiative (ANVSI) working on issues at the intersection of government and nonprofit sector.
  • We deliver on several grants and contracts, including the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP), Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP), Volunteer Screening, and National Volunteer Week celebrations.
  • Together we convene stakeholder groups of government, police services, and nonprofits to address screening and police information check issues.
  • When requested, we hold committee and advisory positions on issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
  • We support and assist in promoting government-led initiatives and programs that benefit the nonprofit sector including: Alberta Culture Days, and Alberta Cultural Calendar.
  • We participate annually in promoting and adjudicating the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.  You can nominate a youth, adult or senior volunteer here.
Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada LogoImagine Canada is a national charitable organization advocating and educating to assist Canadian charities and nonprofits in achieving real impact.

They work to strengthen the nonprofit and charitable sector’s collective voice and capacity to succeed, and create opportunities for nonprofits and charities to connect and learn from each other.

How we work with them: 

  • We share our positions and actions on issues affecting the nonprofit sector that intersect at the national level.
  • We circulate Imagine Canada information and resources to Alberta nonprofit organizations.
Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO)

The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) was established in 2004 to strengthen nonprofit organizations and the sector by building capacity and addressing larger systemic issues.

They work for the nonprofit sector through sharing resources and knowledge, building connections, leading collaborative work, and giving voice to critical issues.

How we work with them: 

  • We collaborate to create learning opportunities and initiatives.
  • We support and promote CCVO research by sharing information and reports.
  • We collaboratively develop advocacy positions on key and emergent issues facing the nonprofit sector.
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO)

ECVO logoThe Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) has proudly served and supported nonprofits organizations in Alberta’s Capital Region for the last decade.

They provide innovative programs, workshop, and networking opportunities to approximately 3,000 nonprofits operating within the Greater Edmonton area.

How we work with them: 

  • We collaborate to create events and learning opportunities.
  • We collaboratively develop advocacy positions on key and emergent issues facing the nonprofit sector.

Propellus logoPropellus works to strengthen organizations in Calgary’s social sector and nonprofit community, helping people who care about community make the change that they envision.

They provide programs, services, learning opportunities, and consultation.

How we work with them:  

  • We share knowledge, vision, and resources for Alberta’s nonprofit sector.
  • We engage Propellus in stakeholder input on key and emergent issues.
Community Learning Network (CLN) Alberta

CLNThe Community Learning Network (CLN) supports innovate leaders building vibrant learning communities in Alberta. CLN provides and promote professional development, training, customized support, and networking opportunities to Alberta’s Community Adult Learning Programs.

How we work with them:

  • We work collaboratively to increase nonprofit and adult learning workforce capacity.
The Co-operators

The Co-operatorsThe Co-operators is a Canadian-owned co-operative with over 70 years of history. Their business decisions are guided by the co-operative principles which means measuring success beyond financials, and doing what’s right and healthy for clients and communities. They worked with the nonprofit sector to design Community Guard – an insurance program for nonprofit organizations that combines all the protection you need in one complete package.

How we work with them: 

  • We promote Community Guard in Alberta to nonprofit organizations.
  • We collaborate to provide education for nonprofits on Risk Management, Insurance, and Directors & Officers Liability.

OASSISOASSIS is a nonprofit employee benefit provider for nonprofits across Canada.

They have been offering affordable, comprehensive, and flexible employee benefits plans since 1990. OASSIS is committed to helping nonprofits attract, retain, and reward employees who work to benefit others.

How we work with them: 


AjahAjah Fundtracker Pro is an online funder database that includes information from foundations, corporations, and governments across Canada.

Ajah combines open and public data with their own research to help funders and nonprofits better understand the patterns, risks, and opportunities in their funding environment.

How we work with them:

Canadian Journal of Voluntary Resources Management

Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management LogoThe Canadian Journal of Voluntary Resources Management is a nonprofit publication highlighting the
management of volunteer services in Canada. They provide a forum for sharing stories of successes and challenges in the field.

How we work with them:

  • We offer member organizations access to the Journal.
  • We contribute articles relevant to the nonprofit sector.



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