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1.6 Million Volunteers in Toronto— National Volunteer Week is Our Time to #SayThanks

April 1, 2019   (2 Comments)
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Volunteering is the biggest positive social phenomenon in Toronto, with 40% of adults giving back.


Once a year, during National Volunteer Week from April 7-13, Toronto recognizes the transformative contributions of our 1.6 million volunteers—the everyday citizens—who deliver critical services and landmark events that every Torontonian accesses and enjoys.


National Volunteer Week Celebration


On Tuesday, April 9, we invited all of this year's 110 Legacy Award nominees, as well as their friends and family, to #SayThanks with us at a special event. 

We celebrated all of Toronto's 1.6 million volunteers and recognized this year's six Legacy Award recipients—each an outstanding example of the volunteer spirit that powers our city. 



Want to learn more about this year's Legacy Award recipients and their amazing stories? Click here.



Quick Facts

  • Giving back to their own community is the #1 motivator for volunteers
  • Toronto’s volunteers contribute roughly $5.6 billion to Canada’s GDP
  • 40% of Toronto's 13,000 non-profits and charities don’t have paid staff, they rely completely on volunteers 


Help us connect volunteers to the causes that need them through a charitable donation to Volunteer Toronto.


For additional information, please contact:

Cara Eaton
Director of Marketing & Communications, Volunteer Toronto
416-961-6888 ex 231


William Pridgens says...
Posted April 4, 2019
Wow. This is really great. So glad to know about it. I think it is a great achievement. As said here, volunteering is a biggest positive social phenomenon. More people coming for the service is really great. We need these kind of people today. It is great work. Keep it up your great work. Looking forward to reading more good posts. Thanks for sharing this one. Please ref :
Harry M Flemming says...
Posted April 3, 2019

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