December 2018

International Volunteer Day


December 5 is International Volunteer Day (IVD)- a global celebration of volunteers. This day founded by United Nations Volunteers shines a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. For more information, please visit the United Nations Volunteers website.

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Celebrating BC’s Volunteers

This year, the theme of IVD is "Volunteers build resilient communities." These powerful images from our photo contest showcases what volunteering look like throughout the province and the contribution they make in communities. We celebrate and thank BC’s Volunteers for their dedication and commitment!

Facebook Launches Fundraising Tools for Canadian Nonprofits


Facebook Canada has just announced how they are making it easier for nonprofits to raise funds and reach more donors with the launch of new digital donating tools in Canada. These tools provide new ways for nonprofits to fundraise directly from donors and raise awareness for their cause.

With Facebook’s newest digital tools, nonprofits and changemakers can really engage Canadians in the spirit of giving for the holiday season and throughout the year! More info.

CharityVillage's Nonprofit Sector Salary Survey Now Open!



Our friends at Charity Village will release a brand new, fully updated edition of the popular Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report in the new year.

They need your participation to make this report the best yet!

Your participation is vital to create the most comprehensive report to date, and you can fill out the survey in as little as 15 minutes, based on your own individual job. As a thank you, all who complete the survey will be entered in a draw to win a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice. You'll also be able to order the full report at a 50% discount.

Click here to complete the survey and enter to win a $1,000 donation!

Upcoming Volunteer Management Training



Vancouver Community College has partnered with the Volunteer Management Institute to offer a training program specifically for supervisors and managers working or volunteering in the non-profit sector. The Volunteer Management Institute awards a certificate to students who complete any 4 of their courses offered through Vancouver Community College. Courses are starting in the new year. More info.



Volunteer Canada & Deloitte: Volunteer Screening Webinar

This National Webinar on Volunteer Screening will provide stakeholders from across the country with a basic background on the emerging volunteer screening model in Canada.

Date: Thursday, December 13 @ 10 AM PST

Register by emailing: