Author: Admin OVCN

  • 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 […]

  • With one click…

    With one click…

    You have an interest in getting involved but don’t know where to start. A passion to affect change in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. You love sport. Coaching and mentoring are your areas of interest. Leadership. Mentorship. You see yourself in board service. All of these and more can be found right in your […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stronger Together

    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 […]

  • #OVCN2017

      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 […]

  • #BelieveitAchieveit

    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 […]