On May 14, join us for a free webinar to learn how to increase equity and inclusion through volunteering.
Many organizations and volunteers contribute to raising awareness, improving policies, and implementing strategies to embrace, celebrate and recognize diversity. Defining diversity in its broadest sense, this can include diversity of culture, race, language, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic circumstances, age, generation, health status, ability and other life circumstances.
The changing demographics and concomitant volunteering patterns are calling for significant changes to how organizations engage volunteers. Research has shown that the act of volunteering and the support received from volunteers can be a powerful force in creating welcoming and inclusive communities. Presented by Volunteer Canada, this webinar will explore the connections between volunteering and inclusion and showcase examples of such initiatives in Canadian communities.
Topic: Equity and Inclusion through Volunteering
Date: Thursday, May 14 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)
Audience: Nonprofit leaders and professionals, managers of volunteers, and boards of directors.
Cost: Free – Register Now
Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live session, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day.
NOTE: This webinar will be recorded – if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.
About the presenter
Paula Speevak, President & CEO, joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the Managing Director of Carleton University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. At Carleton, in the School of Public Policy and Administration, she taught a graduate course in Nonprofit Management, and at the University of Ottawa she taught undergraduate courses in Governance in the Voluntary Sector and Community Service-Learning. Prior to her focus on applied research, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the non-profit and voluntary sector in both institutional and community-based settings, in Montréal, Ottawa and on pan-Canadian initiatives. She holds a Master of Management Degree from McGill University in the McGill-McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders.
What’s a webinar?
Think of a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving your workplace or home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter’s slides (watching over an internet connection). You won’t be able to see the presenter, or others attending the program — and they won’t be able to see you. You will be able to ask questions – the webinar can be as interactive as you want to make it. The webinar will also be recorded and made available to you after the session, so there’s no need for frantic note-taking!
We are here to help!
Have a question about CharityVillage and how we can help you with your recruitment? Your local Territory Manager would be happy to hear from you and would be pleased to answer any of your questions.
North & East Toronto, Eastern Ontario, National Capital Region, Quebec & Atlantic Canada
Amanda Dexter: 1-877-459-1352
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“Overall good webinar, I’ll be continuing to take advantage of CharityVillage events when possible!“
– Past CharityVillage Webinar Participant