Since the 60s, we celebrate National Volunteer Week to highlight the significant role volunteers play in Canada. The annual celebration is a time to thank, recognize, and recruit volunteers from coast to coast to coast. This year’s theme, Volunteering Weaves Us Together, highlights the importance of volunteering to the strength and vibrancy of communities through the interconnected actions of volunteers.
As we appreciate volunteer contributions, we are excited to launch a new process to develop a National Action Strategy for Volunteering.
Why do we need a National Action Strategy?
We know that the volunteer landscape is changing and that how we engage volunteers also has to change. We know that we need to enhance existing supports and structures to meet the moment and rise to new challenges and opportunities.
That’s why we are developing a National Action Strategy for Volunteerism. We need shared tools and resources that will support the many different ways people contribute. A National Action Strategy will be an anchor for the next generation of inclusive participation and volunteering in Canada.
Volunteer Canada hosted a series of consultations across the country, and we want to build on these discussions by including an online consultation.
Let us know what you think by answering a few questions. Your thoughts will help guide the development of the National Action Strategy.
Volunteer Canada will use the information collected to draft a report on how to develop a National Action Strategy and what it should include. The report will be a roadmap for creating the Strategy with our partners in government, as well as the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Thank you for your time and input. If you have any questions, please email Chad Lubelsky, Volunteer Canada VP Strategy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.