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Newsletter No. 21 | September 2015

This Month in Training!

Whether in our office or at your desk, we have a great mix of training opportunities on a wide range of topics – in September we’re covering recruitment, retention, recognition, dismissal and fundraising.

Register for our upcoming training today!

NEW Online Learning Course

“Improving Recruitment & Retention Strategies”

$60 Full Subscriber Rate / $100 Regular Rate


Looking for ways to spice up your volunteer recruitment? Eager to retain your great volunteers? Check out our newest online course featuring six in-depth pre-recorded lessons to help you rethink and reframe your recruitment and retention strategies – from targeted recruitment to succession planning, and much more!

September Sessions  

PREB-Ontario Training

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2015
TIME: 9:30am-11:30am
LOCATION: Volunteer Toronto
COST: $30 for Full Subscribers/ $50 Regular rate


Get connected to the PREB-Ontario system! Learn how to use PREB-Ontario to create certificates for your volunteers and show your appreciation in a great new way.

This workshop will show you how to use the PREB-Ontario system, add volunteers and roles, as well as print certificates – including hands-on practice! By attending this workshop, you will receive your organizational administrative login to the PREB-Ontario system.

How to Fire a Volunteer 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
TIME: 9:30am-11:00am
LOCATION: Volunteer Toronto
COST: FREE for Full Subscribers


The uncertainty and pressure associated with the difficult decision of whether or not to dismiss a volunteer has made ‘how to fire a volunteer’ one of Volunteer Toronto’s most frequently requested training topics. Join us to ask your questions, share your experiences and learn from your colleagues in a discussion about why, when and how to fire a volunteer.

Subscriber Circles are discussion groups available for Full Subscribers of Volunteer Toronto only.

“Hassle-Free Fundraising" with Grant Connect

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015
COST: FREE for All


Join us for our next lunch & learn live online webinar with Imagine Canada’s Grant Connect – the most comprehensive funding research tool in Canada. Learn how Grant Connect’s funder database can connect your organization to the foundations, corporate investors and government funding programs that share your cause. This webinar is suited for anyone in your organization who deals with acquiring funding. 

Learn how you can take advantage of Volunteer Toronto’s special Full Subscriber discount to the Grant Connect service. Registered attendees will be e-mailed instructions to access the webinar prior to the session date.

  Sneak Peek At What's Ahead  


Just announced!

Toronto Police Service Reference Check Program

 October 29, 2015
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm 
Location: Volunteer Toronto 
Cost: $70 Regular Rate / $40 Full Subscriber Rate


Are you requesting Police Reference Checks and/or Vulnerable Sector Screenings for volunteer candidates?

Learn all the details about the Toronto Police Service reference check program as one of our most popular workshops returns in October with co-presenter Katie Watts, Assistant Manager of Records Management, Toronto Police Service. Learn about the TPS reference check process, including when and why fingerprints may be required and more information about connecting with the RCMP. We’ll also be covering important information about the TPS Memorandum of Understanding for police reference checks as well as your organizational responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Don’t miss this great workshop opportunity with the Toronto Police Service expert on reference checks!


Volunteer Toronto is a charity that helps build vibrant communities by connecting volunteers to the causes that need them and supporting organizations in the creation of engaging volunteer programs.

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