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Volunteer Canada’s Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum

  • May 13, 2019
  • 3:30 PM
  • May 15, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Ottawa, Ontario
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Volunteer Canada’s Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum

Kicking off the Synergize! event is Volunteer Canada’s leadership forum for volunteer centres.

The objectives for the forum broadly are to share knowledge, practices and resources across the network and for volunteer centre leaders to connect with colleagues from all over Canada. This year, due to a collaboration with VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada) and PAVRO (Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders Ontario), there will be the additional opportunity to connect with and learn from volunteer management professionals representing a wide variety of organizations and locations throughout the country.

The forum is a two-and a half-day event from May 13th to 15th, 2019.

May 13th (from 3 p.m.): in the afternoon, there will be a Volunteer Centre Leadership Café: Explore various trends, tools, and training modules designed to position and equip volunteer centres to provide leadership on volunteer engagement in local communities. In the evening there will be a Celebration Dinner: The Pan-Canadian Volunteer Matching Platform: Come celebrate our successes through collaboration!

May 14th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will be dedicated to Volunteer Canada and volunteer centres and will feature panels, discussions and presentations from colleagues on issues that are of particular interest to volunteer centres. Plenty of opportunity will be provided to learn and to network with your peers.

May 15th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will be a day shared with volunteer management professionals and will include internationally renowned keynote speaker, Rob Jackson (http://www.robjacksonconsulting.com/), an interactive panel, discussions and workshops on issues of shared interest to both groups. There will be more opportunities to continue learning and networking with a wider group of colleagues involved in volunteer engagement.

A detailed program will be provided in the early spring of 2019 and all events will take place at the Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa KIR 5T9

Registration for this event is only for Volunteer Centres. There is an optional extra day (May 16th) for those who choose to stay for the final day of the Synergize! Conference. A special price has been created for volunteer centres.

Book early! Accommodation details for the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel are now available. 

For any information about the Forum, please contact Alison astevens@volunteer.ca or call her at 514-702-1251.

Cancellations and Refunds Policy 

At PAVRO, we understand that from time to time, extreme circumstances occur where you may not be able to attend the conference. To avoid a cancellation fee, you can recruit another member to take your place. This must be arranged through the PAVRO Administrator at pavro@pavro.on.ca or 416-907-1007 no later than May 8th, 2019. If a replacement is not possible, PAVRO will charge a $100 cancellation fee up to May 1st, 2019 and will be unable to provide any refund thereafter. 

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