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Newsletter No. 23 | October 2015

Planning Ahead!

It’s almost the end of 2015 – this quarter we’ve got a mix of training topics to help get you ready for your end-of-year volunteers and prepped for an amazing 2016!

 October Sessions  

Volunteer Orientation: Getting Started Right!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
TIME: 9:30am-11:00am
LOCATION: Unison Health & Community Services, 12 Flemington Road, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2N4
COST: FREE for Full Subscribers


Getting volunteers started on the right path can make all the difference in your volunteers overall experience - accomplish this by creating an effective and engaging volunteer orientation. Join the next Subscriber Circle on the Road as we discuss the best practices for building effective volunteer orientations and the creative ways to get our new volunteers informed and engaged from the start.

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


Toronto Police Service Reference Check Program
Featuring Katie Watts, Assistant Manager of Records Management, Toronto Police Services

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015
TIME: 9:30am-12:30pm
LOCATION: Volunteer Toronto
COST: $70 for Full Subscribers/ $40 Regular 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 this month 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!

 November Sessions  


Choosing the Right Volunteer Management Software with Better impact

WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
TIME: 12:00am-1:00pm
COST: FREE for All


Better Impact knows that effective volunteer management requires the right support. Join us as we discuss how to evaluate potential software options to choose the right volunteer management software for you. Learn how Volunteer Impact Software can help you better manage your volunteer engagement and how Volunteer Toronto’s subscribers can get amazing discounts on Better Impacts’ products and services.

Registration is required.


Volunteer Boundaries & Consequences for Crossing Them

WHEN: Thursday, November 19. 2015
TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: Volunteer Toronto
COST: $70 Regular Rate/ $40 Full Subscriber Rate 


Learn about creating boundaries between you and your volunteers, and your volunteers and your clients in this interactive workshop. Also, discover why volunteers violate these boundaries and explore effective consequences for those volunteers.


Are Your Volunteer Positions High Risk?

WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
TIME: 9:30am-11:00am
LOCATION: VolunteerToronto
COST: FREE for Full Subscribers


Before you can recruit, screen and train your volunteers, it is important to assess and mitigate any risks that may be involved in their work with your community and organization. Understanding and accounting for risks is a major component in planning volunteer roles. Join this Subscriber Circle discussion on assessing your volunteer roles and diminish risks to ensure volunteer programs are safe and effective.

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



Sector Space is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that updates subscribers and non-subscribers on new training sessions, trends or news in the voluntary sector, special events and opportunities.

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