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Shifting views of retirement and the implications for volunteer-involving organizations

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
January 30, 2006

As baby boomers edge toward retirement, there is lots of speculation about how they will spend their retirement years. Baby boomers have done many things differently than the generations before them - will they do retirement differently, too?

Ontario's growth projections and the important role not-for-profits play

Written By: Chris Markham
January 30, 2006

Leaders within nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations have a unique opportunity to play a role in building capacity within this sector to help organizations meet the growing demand for their products and services to fulfill their missions.

The untapped well: Is it time for a national youth service policy?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 29, 2005

Last year, nearly ten thousand young Canadians were deprived of the chance to serve their country. This is why many people believe it's time for a national youth service policy.

Ten myths of global civil society

Written By: Melanie Lovering
May 24, 2005

Dr. Lester Salamon, author, professor at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies was the keynote speaker at Imagine Canada's Symposium "Learning from the World: Canada's Charitable & Nonprofit Sector through a Global Lens."

Advocating for dignity and inspiring caring citizens

Written By: Cam Tait
July 26, 2004

This article is a profile of Jack Styan, director of external relations with PLAN Canada.

Fueling environmentalism the feel good way

Written By: Shelley Smith
May 31, 2004

Why do young people rank the environment as their third-highest priority, while at the same time environmental organizations are struggling to find volunteers?

Stretched for time: The state of volunteerism in Canada

Written By: Nicole Zummach
September 4, 2001

A look at the state of volunteerism: who was volunteering, where, and how much, based on the 2000 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating.

BC government volunteers some support

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 10, 2000

Nonprofit organizations in British Columbia with a major volunteering component in their activities are enjoying a whole new level of support from their provincial government. InVOLveBC was initiated in January by the new Ministry of Community Development, Co-operatives and Volunteers.

Sharing the Caring: Volunteers make the work of Community Care possible

Written By: Kristin Duare McKinnon
April 10, 2000

As we recognize Volunteer Week across the country, Community Care Victoria County (CCVC) is holding special anniversary celebrations.

What will be the impact of our aging population?

Written By: Ginette Johnstone
January 24, 2000

What does the aging population mean for voluntary service organizations? A great opportunity to attract baby boomers to your volunteer opportunities!

Canadian youth treatment agency demonstrates online volunteers can make a difference

Written By: Randy Tyler
September 7, 1999

Virtual Volunteering has great potential to assist non-profit organizations in ways most probably haven't thought possible. Furthermore, a virtual volunteering program is one key area where little investment is required for voluntary organizations to reap many benefits as a result of accessing a wider, diverse and largely, untapped cyber-based resource pool.

Are 'Virtual Volunteers' the wave of the future?

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 13, 1999

Examples of projects suitable for virtual volunteers.

Five distinct types of fundraising volunteers

Written By: Ken Wyman
February 17, 1999

Fundraising becomes easier when a nonprofit group has the right array of volunteers. What are the right types? Here are the five unique styles.

Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians (Part 1)

Written By: Maggie Leithead
August 31, 1998

Want to recruit volunteers successfully and keep them? The solution: ask them, offer flexible opportunities, then ask them to do more.

Virtual volunteering -- a revolution in community service

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
August 12, 1998

What is virtual volunteering and how can it work for you?

New approach needed to get boomers volunteering

Written By: CharityVillage
August 3, 1998

According to the authors of Shifting Paradigms: A Report On Volunteer Leadership in Saskatoon, the very essence of volunteerism, from its definition to its direction, is changing.

Study examines volunteering in seven countries

Written By: CharityVillage
May 18, 1998

Just released, a new study examines the main reasons people volunteer their time and how much time individuals spend volunteering; how individuals view volunteerism; why some donate time to charitable concerns and others do not; and which sources individuals rely on most for information about volunteering opportunities.

Public, private, voluntary sectors must redefine relationships

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
November 13, 1996

A profile of the Ontario government's Advisory Board on the Voluntary Sector.

Canada turns a corner --- part three: looking ahead

Written By: Doug Jamieson
September 23, 1996

This is the third instalment of a three-part series about the major, and disruptive changes underway in Canadian society as we approach the millennium.

Canada turns a corner --- part two: grasping the new reality

Written By: Doug Jamieson
September 16, 1996

This is the second instalment of a three-part series about the major, and disruptive changes underway in Canadian society as we approach the millennium.