March 2019

Photos Wanted!

National Volunteer Week is around the corner - April 7-13 , 2019. This year’s theme is: “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities.”

Send us photos that reflect the unique qualities of your volunteers and the strong contribution they make in their communities! Deadline is April 1st.

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Board Member on the Move!

Congratulations to our Board Director - Stacy Ashton! She is now the Executive Director of the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre).

The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969. As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 425+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What Non-Profits Need to Know

All organizations face employment practice liability issues; however, non-profits commonly face additional or increased challenges because of their unique structure and functions. In fact, industry data shows that about 80% of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance claims made by non-profits are related to wrongful termination or discrimination. There are a number of measures non-profit organizations of any size can make to lower their risk. Click here for more.

New Ability411 Website

Ability411 is a new website from CanAssist at the University of Victoria that answers questions about technologies and equipment to help BC seniors remain independent and safe. Ability411 provides information on a wide range of devices designed to assist seniors in areas such as eating, mobility, dressing, memory and recreation. The site also provides links to equipment rental and loan programs in BC, health organizations for seniors, support services for caregivers, and other resources.

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