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Newsletter No. 6 | January 2015

In This Issue

VECTor Conference
Subscriber Circle on the Road
Winter Training Sessions
National Volunteer Week
Get Promoted in NOW!

Subscriber Discount
Featured Volunteer


Volunteers are part of the ripple effect, the theme for this year's National Volunteer Week celebrations, reflects on volunteer action being similar to a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. 

NVW 2015 takes place April 12-18 and is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada's 13.3 millions volunteers. 

Volunteer Canada has a handy toolkit to help you prepare for this years festivities! 

Stay tuned to our website and e-newsletter for an announcement on our own celebrations! 


Looking to boost interest in your volunteer positions? 

Every week, four lucky organizations have the opportunity to get one volunteer position promoted to over 386,000 readers of NOW, for FREE! 

Organizations whose positions are promoted in NOW report an increase in interest and applications leading to new volunteers.

To find out more about this incredible opportunity, contact
Ainsley Kendrick.

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VT subscribers receive a 10% discount off Sterling BackCheck's nonprofit rate for standard police records checks.

As a Full Subscriber, your organization pays $25 per standard check.

Complete this form or contact Mona for more information.

Learn more about this and other discounts available with a Full Subscription


Do you know a volunteer with a great story to tell? 

Each month we will feature a new volunteer on our website and in our Volunteer Times newsletter.

If you know someone who you think should be featured then get them to
  fill out this survey and we will contact them if they have been chosen. 

Check out our past features!

Contact Us

344 Bloor Street West,
Suite 404
Toronto, ON
M5S 3A7

Phone: 416.961.6888

VECTor: Volunteering, Engaging, Connecting Toronto

Creating Engaged Communities Through Volunteer Action

Oakham House, Ryerson University
Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Announcing Our Closing Panel!

Panel Moderator: Robin Cardozo, COO of SickKids Foundation

Robin Cardozo, COO of SickKids Foundation, will moderate an amazing panel of NFP sector leaders, talking about Creating and Sustaining Meaningful Group Volunteer Opportunities.

VECTor’s closing panel will discuss proven strategies and new ideas for engaging group volunteers in support of an organization’s mission. They will explore the challenges and rewards of working with group volunteers.

You won’t want to miss this enlightening discussion featuring a cross-sector group of panelists:

  • Julia Gorman, Chief Development Officer, United Way Toronto
  • Seanna Dempsey, Vice President Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation
  • Judy Leroux, Development Manager, Youth Without Shelter
  • Corporate Leader, TBD

Our Early Bird Special of $180 for Full Subscribers and $270 for Non Subscribers and Community Groups ends in February so register today! 

Subscriber Circle on the Road

Hold onto your seats Toronto West, we are coming to you!  

In this new addition to our monthly discussion group format, Mona ElSayeh, Volunteer Toronto’s Subscriptions Manager, will visit different parts of the city each month to bring exciting discussions and helpful advice right to your area! The first Subscriber Circle on the Road will take place in the Toronto West area.

Session Details

Attracting Professionals to your Non-Profit

Free for Full Subscribers
February 11, 2015 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Toronto West (TBD)

We always hear that attracting the right volunteers to our organizations translates to increased capacity, but how do we do this? In this session, we will focus on professionals: what are they looking for, how to get them to choose you, and how can you keep them engaged.


Full Subscriber - Only Event

Winter Training Sessions

Got the winter blues? Let us brighten your day with some intelligent conversation and enlightening information! Register soon as space is filling up fast for these upcoming sessions!!

Subscriber Circle: Time Poverty and the Glorification of Busy

Free for Full Subscribers 
Wednesday, January 28, 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Volunteer Toronto

In this Subscriber Circle, we’ll discuss the concept of time poverty and best practices and strategies to take back our work lives!


Full Subscriber - Only Event

Training Event: Rethinking Retention

$40 for Full subscribers
$70 for Community Groups/Non Subscribers
Thursday, February 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Volunteer Toronto

Informed by growing trends in the volunteer management industry, this workshop will invite volunteer managers and coordinators to rethink retention in their volunteer program. Reframe the values of successful volunteer retention, examine volunteer succession planning and explore the creation of project-based volunteer roles.


Subscriber Circle: Growing Beyond the Single Story

Free for Full Subscribers 
Wednesday, February 25, 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Volunteer Toronto

This Subscriber Circle will explore ways to ensure every volunteer is open to change and knows that every experience will be their best, while at the same time helping you create new experiences and stories to shape the growth of your volunteer program.


Full Subscriber - Only Event

Volunteer Toronto is a charitable organization committed to supporting, creating and celebrating volunteerism in Toronto. Through our innovative approaches to volunteering and services that empower organizations to develop engaging volunteer programs, we are supporting our mission to  create the best possible volunteer experience.

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Toronto, ON M5S 3A7

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Toronto, ON
M5S 3A7

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