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Volunteering is an Impactful Experience for Youth

Volunteering is an Impactful Experience for Youth

Volunteering is an impactful and rewarding experience – for both the volunteer and the community receiving. When it comes to youth and volunteering,there is an even greater impact in terms of underlying skills and experience gained. Because of the COVID-19 related restrictions this past year, opportunities for youth to earn their community service hours for […]

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National Volunteer Month - Thank You!

National Volunteer Month - Thank You!

April is National Volunteer Month and across Canada we celebrate the dedication and contributions of volunteers. Each day, countless people make the decision to volunteer in their community. People volunteer for many different reasons and there are certainly lots of ways you can volunteer. Volunteering helps you build connections within your community. It also improves […]

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International Day of Pink

International Day of Pink

International Day of Pink falls on April 14, this year. Everyone is encouraged to wear a pink shirt and stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is not immune to discrimination, bullying, harassment and violence. From an intersectional gender-based violence lens, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community experiences a higher risk of abuse and violence. Though […]

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MentorAction Steering Committee Member - Volunteer

MentorAction Steering Committee Member - Volunteer

When I first came on board as a volunteer with the MentorAction Steering Committee, it was something I saw as of benefit to me professionally: an opportunity to make some connections with men on the Steering Committee and the staff of Interval House of Hamilton.  At the time, working for many years in child welfare, it […]

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Steel City Allies - A Community Campaign

Steel City Allies - A Community Campaign

The Steel City Ally Community Campaign calls upon allies to end gender-based violence. Through an online promise (or pledge), allies can take their #firststepfirstchange. This is a call to action to end gender-based violence. In Canada, a woman or girl is killed every 2.5 days and half of all Canadian women have experienced at least […]

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