Our April Membership Meeting is hosted in partnership with
Reimagining Volunteerism: A Conversation
This year’s National Volunteer Week theme provides an opportunity to speak to the long-standing issues of inequity and systemic marginalization in Canada’s volunteer sector. The action of “reimagining” also captures this transformational moment in time without having all the answers. Volunteer Toronto has invited voices from across the sector to reflect on what this collective vision could be, and the role leaders and volunteer management professionals play in both dismantling these barriers and creating equitable, ethical and meaningful volunteer engagement experiences. As facilitators of volunteerism, we can say ‘Thank You’ to volunteers this National Volunteer Week by making a commitment to examining the ways in which our volunteer programs can be catalysts for change, and by making sure our organizations are spaces where everyone has the opportunity to participate, thrive and belong.
Please join Volunteer Toronto’s Manager of Programs, Kasandra James, as the moderator of a discussion about who and how we want to be in the future with guest panelists:
Ambrose Fan, Writer/Editor for Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
Ambrose has been a volunteer, a manager of volunteers, and a researcher looking into volunteerism. His most recent organizations include Volunteer Toronto, Shelter Movers Toronto, and AIDS Committee Toronto.
Dipti Purbhoo, Executive Director | Dorothy Ley Hospice
Dipti is a registered nurse with 25 years of experience in the home and community care sector in Toronto. Dipti believes in the tremendous value and partnership with volunteers and the community to help individuals and their families have the supports they need at end of life.
Maxine McKoy, Volunteer Program Manager | North York Community House
With over 15 years’ experience as a volunteer management professional, Maxine has a worked with civic and social organizations focusing on community and social service delivery and program evaluation. Prior to working with NYCH, Maxine coordinated volunteers and mentoring relationships with youth at Eva's Phoenix.
Samya Hasan, Executive Director | Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)
Prior to joining CASSA in 2015, Samya worked at the Affordable Housing Office at the City of Toronto as a Research Associate and Policy Consultant. Samya has written policy papers on transportation, immigration and race relations, childcare, housing, international development, economic development and innovation, and health care.
Information on how to join online will be sent in the reminder email a day prior to the workshop.
Note that you need to be a member of TAVA to register for this workshop. For the 2020-2021 program year TAVA is offering a pay-what-you can membership if the full membership fee isn't feasible for you. If you are not already a member you can select the pay-what-you can membership type and then use Paypal to transfer what you are able to pay ($1-$49)