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FREE WEBINAR: Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility

Original broadcast date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summary: Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering. There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR). Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.

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About the presenters

Paula Speevak 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 Non-Profit 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.

Trevor Krahn is an Honours graduate from the Business Administration program at Red River College in Winnipeg, MB. He began working with Investors Group in 2000 and contributed to several departments before embarking on the role of overseeing the company’s Community Investment Program over 10 years ago. During Trevor’s time at Investors Group, he obtained the Investment Funds Institute of Canada Certificate, Marketing Management Certification and a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement Management through Boston College.

Alison Stevens is a consultant and facilitator, a professional with over 20 years of experience in the Montreal non-profit sector, specializing in organizational development, volunteerism and community development. As the Executive Director of the Volunteer Bureau of Montreal for many years, she worked in collaboration with volunteer centres in Quebec and across Canada as well as with of hundreds of community partners from all sectors. For the past year, Alison has been acting as a volunteer centre consultant to Volunteer Canada.


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