Three reasons why you want to consider volunteering when developing your comprehensive retirement plan.

There is no doubt that retirement planning is a top of mind issue for many Canadians, especially when considering that Canada had the largest baby boom of any western country and there are close to 10 million baby boomers (aged 45- 64) in the country. There has been incredible focus in public discourse around saving for retirement, home care, access to affordable drugs and the…

New tools aim to bridge the gap between boomer volunteers and organizations

New tools aim to bridge the gap between boomer volunteers and organizations Volunteer Canada, in partnership with Manulife Financial, today launched two new interactive tools f or use by baby boomers and organizations interested in engaging boomer volunteers. The tools are designed to address the gaps identified in the Bridging the Gap research report, between what baby boomers look for in volunteer opportunities, and what organizations currently offer. The first tool,…

New Family Volunteering Tools

New Family Volunteering Tools Volunteer Canada, in partnership with Manulife Financial, launched two new interactive tools for use by families and organizations interested in family volunteering. The tools are designed to address the gaps identified in the Bridging the Gap research report, between what families look for in volunteer opportunities, and what organizations currently offer. The first tool, Building Blocks for Family Volunteering: Tools and…

Strong Employee Volunteer Programs Benefit Corporations and Communities More than just ‘Chequebook Philanthropy’

Innovative Tool Capitalizes on Skills – Building Potential of Volunteer Work Research about the changing landscape of volunteerism in Canada identifies comprehensive Employee Volunteer Programs as critical to effective community building. A new tool helps employees give back while developing essential skills to advance their careers. To capitalize on skills – building potential, Volunteer Canada and Manulife Financial developed a new tool, titled Skills Plus. The tool identifies hard skills…

New Digital Tool Classifies Canadians According to Six Volunteer Types and Suggests Suitable Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a ‘Cameo’ – style volunteer, who wants occasional, flexible opportunities to develop your skills? Or are you a ‘Type A’, a highly motivated leader, driven to contribute to a cause that means the most to you? Volunteer Canada, together with Manulife Financial, is introducing a new digital tool that categorizes Canadians into six distinct volunteer types and recommends available roles suited to their…

Study Finds Pitfalls and Opportunities in Changing Volunteer Landscape: Organizations Urged to Strengthen Strategies to Improve Volunteer Satisfaction

Non-Profit & Private Sector Leaders Unveil Landmark Campaign to Transform Volunteerism in Canada Unique Digital Tools Match Volunteers with Meaningful Opportunities A national campaign aimed at enriching volunteer experiences for Canadians and strengthening the country’s volunteer sector was launched today by Volunteer Canada, the voice of volunteerism in Canada, and Manulife Financial, whose signature cause is to encourage volunteerism nationwide. The multi-faceted, two-year campaign features an…

Canadian Youth Perceive Age Discrimination While Volunteering

New tools aim to bridge the gap between what young Canadians want out of volunteering, and what opportunities exist Canadian youth feel discriminated against because of their age while seeking, and being assigned, volunteer responsibilities, according to a landmark voluntary sector research study. This key insight prompted leaders from the non – profit and private sectors to collaborate and launch a new suite of tools to address the issue.…