We are honoured to have Kris Archie, Executive Director, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada as the keynote at Volunteer Futures Symposium.
The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle) transforms philanthropy and contributes to positive change with Indigenous communities by creating spaces of learning, innovation, relationship-building, co-creation and activation.
Kris Archie, a Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from the Ts’qescen First Nation, is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. Prior to her role at The Circle, Archie was the senior project manager for the Vancouver Foundation’s youth homelessness initiative, called Fostering Change.
So you want to volunteer this summer? Need hours or work experience? This recorded webinar, hosted by CharityVillage and Volunteer BC and presented by Stacy Ashton of the Alzheimer Society of BC, provides you with the tools you need to find the perfect summer volunteer role – and succeed once you are hired.
Missed the webinar? Watch the recorded video to get all the tips and tricks to volunteering.
Volunteer Canada is very excited to share with you that the new Canada Service Corps has launched!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new national service initiative for Canadian youth. This initiative will provide a number of ways for youth to engage in service to their communities, including an online volunteer matching platform, created in collaboration with Volunteer Canada. This platform will enable young Canadians to find and be matched with volunteer opportunities locally and across the country!
Learn more about the Canada Service Corps and the new volunteer matching platform:
Volunteer Futures Symposium – World of Opportunity was a huge success. For the 2nd year, Volunteer BC and BCACG have combined their event to offer a cost-effective conference for individuals around BC interested in learning more about volunteerism, non-profits and charities.
Highlights included Keynote Bill Walters, Diversity onBoard – presented by Vancity set the tone for the event and discussed the importance of diversity in leadership. Second keynote, David Battey, President and Founder of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC), a nonprofit organization operating in the U.S. and Canada spoke about the importance of increasing service opportunities for youth and helping them develop a lifetime ethic of service.
Other topics were: Updates from the Community Gaming Branch; Volunteer Management Workshops, The Mobile Office and Working with At Risk Youth.
Over 175 delegates from all over BC attended and we look forward to planning the 2018 Event!