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DO NOT

necessarily have
​the time.

​They have the heart.

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Use what you have.

Do what you can.

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Volunteer appreciation

April 23 to 29 is National Volunteer Week. It is also the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada delivers the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign in partnership with Investors Group.

Thank you Canadian volunteers, for 150 glorious years.

In 2017, volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself.  Someone who shovels their neighbour’s laneway or who brings a lost pet to the animal shelter is helping to build a stronger community.  Sometimes we miss recognizing these people as volunteers, because they do not occupy a formal role within an organization or group. 

To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW
Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless…and that is volunteer efforts create positive impact in communities across Canada.


Thank you, Volunteer Canada and all of Mission's wonderful volunteers!