Volunteer Centres: Investing in People
Volunteer Centres: Investing in People The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is the provincial network strengthening the individual and collective ability of Volunteer Centres in Ontario to promote, support, and enhance volunteerism. Volunteers across Ontario continue to step up in the face of COVID-19. A record number of individuals have invested their time, talent and […]
COVID. Volunteers. Volunteer Centres.
Every day in every way, volunteers in our communities answered the call to action. Delivering food, supporting vaccination clinics, help phones, virtual programming, board leadership and more. How do volunteers find out how to volunteer in their community? Through Volunteer Centres. Our network of Volunteers Centres in Ontario served more than 3 million volunteer seekers […]
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement – Update
What we’ve done… More than 100 people have taken part in in-person CCVI training sessions across the province. Sessions have taken place in London, Guelph, Cambridge, Toronto and St. Catharines, with more to come! Volunteer Canada recently trained a new group of trainers on the CCVI. The OVCN Online Learning Space launched the online CCVI […]
Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!
As 2017 has come to a close and 2018 is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our many successes in the last year: Social Media Because of extended staffing capabilities we were able to add a new platform (Instagram). Since starting it in May of 2017, we have made 170 […]
A year and a half ago, this simple yet powerful phrase became a huge part of who we, as the OVCN, are. Stronger Together. A couple weeks ago, we were shown just how true that phrase is. At our annual provincial conference, we were able to see the strength of being together. We had a […]
In 17 days, we will be at our annual conference. I may be a little biased, but this year is going to be something special. Our theme “Together We Can Achieve” is based around our value in learning from one another. We are excited about many particular sessions that will enable us to learn […]
The Importance of Social Media and Engaging Youth
Social media has become a force to be reckoned with and can make the difference between a company/organization being known, being unknown, or being known as irrelevant. The term irrelevant is used to explain when a person, thing, place, idea, or trend has lost its influence, or never had any. Talk to most people and […]
If you follow us on our social media platforms, you have seen this hashtag on many posts. (If you don’t follow us, why not follow us: @ovcnetwork.) This hashtag is usually attached to a well-known inspirational leader. Each leader is unique. There were business leaders, political leaders, social activists, of different ages, countries, ethnicities, and […]
Importance of Volunteering
“When I was in grade 8, I began volunteering. I started by volunteering with children day camps in the summer and as I got older, I began to work with jr. high students, and eventually high-school students. Volunteering at a young age opened me up to see more of the world around me. It […]
We are back!
The Blog is back! We have changed a lot since our last blog post. We hosted a successful provincial conference last summer and are gearing up for another exciting chance to bring Volunteer Centres together this October. Our PREB-Ontario program has become Achieve Ontario with some rebranding efforts. We are now using the slogan “Believe […]