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Epilepsy Ottawa: Through the Eye of a Volunteer

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Epilepsy Ontario

Can you imagine suddenly waking up in the middle of the street or at your place of work with no idea how you got there? Can you imagine losing your job or people avoiding you because they're scared of you? These are some of the experiences described to me as a volunteer Administration and Support Co-ordinator at Epilepsy Ottawa.

Make Year-Round Volunteering a 2014 New Year's Resolution

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Eric Quon-Lee

As the dawn of a New Year begins, many of us are making New Year's resolutions both of a professional and personal nature. From eating healthier to taking steps to get that promotion, individuals around the globe are cleaning up the detritus from 2013 and making new resolutions for 2014. In the drive to create new personal and professional resolutions, we should not forget about resolutions to help those less fortune around us.

5 Great Ways to Help Out Charities This #GivingTuesday

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Giving Tuesday offers an alternative to the glut of consumerism. Created by not-for-profits as a way to promote charitable giving, Giving Tuesday tries to infuse a drop of altruism into the season. Unlike the Friday and Monday preceding it, it's not all about parting with your money.

Changing the World One "Vacation" at a Time

John F. Gray | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

We're spoiled. Face it, when the days monumental decision is about which foamy coffee to order, which patio has the best WiFi, or choosing a playlist for a run around False Creek, we're really agonizing over a collection of serious first world problems. Building communities, and supporting the people directly takes boots on the ground, a willingness to get your hands dirty, a get-it-done attitude, and maybe a little voluntouring.

The Most Lethal Weather for the Homeless? Not Cold

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Jody Steinhauer

The issue of homeless people suffering from dehydration while on the streets is one that has long been marred by ignorance or misinformation. With fresh water so readily available to many of us, it can be hard to imagine someone not being able to have water when they need it most.

Calgary's World Partnership Walk - Taking Steps to End Global Poverty

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

One of my earliest memories as a child was going to Prince's Island Park in Calgary every June to walk The World Partnership Walk. Back then, I looked forward to it because we made it a family affair. I would head down to the park with my family and it seemed that in exchange for walking a mere 8 kilometers or so, I would receive a delicious chili lunch, have a chance to part in some fun activities, get my face painted and even come away with a few prizes (it was all well worth the stickers).

This National Volunteer Week, Say Thank You

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Jody Steinhauer

This year, National Volunteer Week in Canada is April 21 - 27. It's a week-long recognition and celebration of the commitment of the roughly 13.3-million volunteers across Canada. So remember to smile a little wider during National Volunteer Week.

4 New Canadians Who Love To Give Back To Their Communities

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Impact

For some new Canadians, adjusting to a new home isn't just about finding a new job or getting accustomed to a new language — it's also about slottin...

Don't Expect Kids to Change the World Without Role Models

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We've all heard the complaints about today's "apathetic" youth, but it's the adults who seem reluctant to step up. We can't help but feel that adults are passing the buck. If we want our kids to make change, they should witness us fighting city hall, building a school or even casting a ballot. If we don't set an example, we are naïve to think children will forge their own paths.

Want to Volunteer? Here's Where to Start

Kirk and Kris Tobias | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Impact
Kirk and Kris Tobias

While it may seem difficult to find the extra time to donate to a worthy cause, lending a hand doesn't have to eat into your busy schedule, and helping out can be easier than you think. Think about the skills and experience you can bring to a charity based on the work you do every day.

Take Control Of Your 30s: The Ultimate Bucket List

The Experts At Ford | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Living

Forget what everyone always says about high school being the best years of your life; your thirties are actually where it's at. In your thirties, you'...

Quick Study: How To Get Involved As A Family

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Volunteers Everywhere!

Larry Leach | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada
Larry Leach

In your community, as many others, everywhere you turn there are volunteers. Whether it be at the community association or town, in one of the many ...