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Volunteerism

Canada turns a corner --- part one: the road to here

Written By: Doug Jamieson
September 9, 1996

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

A picture of the donor in Canadian society today

Written By: Sarah Dover
February 12, 1996

While rates of volunteering have risen since 1990, overall they have declined from 1985. In 1995, 40% of Canadians responded that they had performed some volunteer work, where 44% responded in kind in 1985.

How to develop a corporate volunteer program

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
September 19, 1995

Principles of Excellence in Community Service: A Plan to A.C.T. is a guidebook for building corporate volunteer programs and was developed by the US-based Points of Light Foundation with the assistance of companies that have provided exemplary service to the community.

Surveying the health of corporate support for volunteerism

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
August 4, 1995

The Canadian Centre for Business in the Community undertook a comprehensive investigation into corporate volunteer policies and programs, the first since 1986.

Volunteer leave programs mark progressive firms

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
October 31, 1994

Public-spirited Canadian companies are embracing an expanded definition of corporate philosophy. Nowhere is this more evident than in the trend to encourage and support paid volunteer leave time for employees involved in community service.

Guidelines for starting a corporate volunteer program

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
September 19, 1994

There is a philosophical underpinning for any solid corporate volunteer program: Acknowledge, Commit, Target.