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Volunteer Toronto Launches New Website For Grassroots Groups

August 31, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ainsley Kendrick
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The ultimate one-stop online portal for volunteer leaders and grassroots organizations.


TORONTO, August 31, 2016 – Today, Volunteer Toronto launched a new streamlined website that will make it easier for volunteer leaders to grow their project ideas and turn them into viable non-profit organizations. The first of its kind for grassroots groups —there’s no other online community of practice for volunteer-run groups to learn and connect with each other in Ontario.

The launch of the website,, follows a report from Volunteer Toronto about how small, volunteer-run organizations are making a big impact across Ontario and recommendations on how to improve resource support for these groups.

“With limited revenue and resources, grassroots groups struggle to access the non-profit sector best practices that help organizations manage volunteers effectively. The website will be a freely accessible space for groups to take advantage of different types of learning materials, and network with other groups from across the Province.” said David Allen, Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto.

“The grassroots growth project has been incredible in building knowledge, sharing ideas and helping grassroots groups grow our communities across Ontario” said Daniel Francavilla, a volunteer and founder of the non-profit organization ACCESS.

The Grassroots Growth website is now available to groups with no full-time paid staff and an annual budget of less than $75,000 per year, and includes the following free resources:

  • Printable how-to handbooks and templates to address the specific needs of grassroots groups
  • Opportunities to connect with experienced grassroots leaders
  • Video series featuring grassroots leaders
  • Community discussion forum
  • Wiki resource directory

Visit to experience the website.




For more information and media inquiries, please contact:


Louroz Mercader

Community Outreach Coordinator    

Grassroots Growth    

O: 416.961.6888 ext. 404                            

Ainsley Kendrick

Marketing and Communications Manager 

Volunteer Toronto

O: 416.961.6888 ext. 231  


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