Do you want to know the latest trends in community involvement for businesses? Is your company wondering what the most pressing social issues are in your community? and how you can be part of the solution?
For more than a decade, Volunteer Canada has been working with businesses of all sizes across the country to help them develop, improve and justify their employee volunteer programs. In 2005, Volunteer Canada joined forces with 21 national corporations to form the Canadian Corporate Council on Volunteering – a peer-to-peer group of leaders who promote the value and impact of employee volunteer programs.
The Council has continued to evolve since its inception and is now focused on the development of the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Community Involvement. The development framework for the Centre included four pillars – Information, Curriculum, Research & Best Practices, and Consultation & Support.
The Centre for Excellence brings together the for-profit and non-profit sectors on common ground for the first time in Canada. Participants from both sectors will learn how to better communicate and work together in partnership by learning about each other through the four pillars.
This social networking technology has been developed to facilitate this collaboration between sectors. I allows corporations and nonprofits to login and access an interactive website, connecting to communities of common interest for discussion, learning, and sharing. The site also showcases the collected best practices of the members of the Corporate Council on Volunteering and will be the foundation for developing new curriculum topics.
- A comprehensive overview of how companies are making a difference in communities across the country;
- Research in the ‘spectrum of volunteering’ and how employee volunteers can participate in all types of volunteering;
- Best practices of how companies are proving the business value of employee volunteer programs; and
- Facts and information about what is happening around the world.
Login now to experience the benefits of social networking when developing or managing an employee volunteer program. Whether you have a non-profit or business perspective, this site will give you access to valuable contacts and best practices. The first 30 days of membership are free so create a profile and take a look around. At the end of the trial period you will be required to obtain a Volunteer Canada membership to continue access. Annual non-profit membership to Volunteer Canada is $100 and business membership is $250.