Volunteerism

Technology Could Enable the Four-Day Work Week

Jon Packer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

Well not exactly. But Larry Page, co-founder of Google, does tell us that working a 40-hour week is an out-moded employment model. He believes that through smart design and technology we could work a four-day week or less. Now, with over $32 billion in the bank it is easy for Page to make such lofty assertions, but he might have a point.

Gross Global Happiness Has No Limit

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Last year was the first-ever Happiness Day, and we heard plentiful advice on how to make ourselves happy. But if we want to maximize our planet's sum total of happiness, it would seem most efficient to share the fortune we have -- material, emotional and spiritual -- with those who have little.

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.

The Ottawa Councillor Who Lived The Canadian Ideal Abroad

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Long before Katherine Hobbes became a noted Ottawa City councillor - she took a break from exhausting careers with Bell Canada and Bank of Nova Scotia...

Director Training Is 20 Years Behind the Times

Greg Vermeulen | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Business
Greg Vermeulen

Non-profit organizations (NPOs) are governed by a board of highly skilled directors. While significant advances in technology and education have taken place over the past few years, director training has essentially remained the same for the past 20 years.

How to Show your Young Volunteers Appreciation

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Danisha Bhaloo

There are so many issues that it's easy to volunteer for a cause that means something to you. Through texting, facebook, Twitter and talking, our (young) volunteers are likely one of our greatest marketing tools. It's National Volunteer Week, let's show them that we care about their commitment to our cause.

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.

Volunteerism: The New Trend for 2013

Shane Feldman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Impact
Shane Feldman

Teenagers are some of the most interested, enthusiastic, and concerned people around. The apathy adults were talking about was very specific. I had to do something. Today, what began as a small school assembly has transformed into "Count Me In Conference," which is the largest youth-run event in Canada!

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...

Time Management Troubles? Try Out Volunteering

CBC | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Living

If it seems as if there’s never enough hours in the day to do all the things you want — try reversing that feeling by volunteering your time to do...

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...

The Positive Power of Selfishness

Dan Jacob | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Living
Dan Jacob

While I believe one needs to have altruistic tendencies to commit to a volunteer position, I just as firmly believe that some of the most awe-inspiring and powerful examples of volunteerism are often rooted in selfish motives. I believe this because I have witnessed it firsthand.

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 ...