For the health and safety of our membership, we will be meeting virtually on Zoom for the duration of the 2020-21 Membership Year.  Zoom login details will be included in your registration confirmation email. We will keep our members up to date on location information should it change.


Workshop Cost for Non-Members: 

Please note that for our 2020-21 program year, you need to be a member of TAVA to register for workshops.  We are offering a Pay-What-You-Can membership if the full membership fee isn't feasible for you. Become a Member now to gain access to workshops. 

Guest Speaker Proposals: 

Any inquires and ideas for guest speakers are welcomed. Please email our Programs Co-Chairs at


June 10, 2021 from 9:30am -11am | TAVA AGM & Workshop (presenter TBA) 

Upcoming Events- REGISTER NOW!

    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom

    We heard from members that you're interested in learning more about strategic foresight after the topic teaser at our Change Makers Conference. We're welcoming back Eric Blais for our May Membership Meeting set for Thursday, May 13 from 9:30-11am.


    This fast-paced hand-on 90-minute interactive workshop will explore the future post COVID-19 by asking the question: which current trends will survive the pandemic and how will they affect my team or my volunteer-run organization?

    Using the 33 trends exploring the Future of Volunteer Engagement in Hospitals Post COVID Crisis as a foundational piece, co-author and workshop facilitator, Eric Blais will guide you through the collaborative and hand-on process of using trends to pluralize the future, think of its impact, create scenarios and build robust strategic plans for your team or your organization.

    Once completed attendees will be able to:

    • identify current relevant trends
    • assess trend impact on individual, team or organization
    • sort organizational impact(s)
    • list possible positive or negative driving forces
    • describe possible alternate futures using scenarios
    • identify and address organizational areas that require change or innovation as a result


    A little bit of homework...

    We will be sending along the complete Future of Volunteer Engagement trend deck prepared by Adriane Beaudry and Eric Blais. We invite you to review all trends before the workshop and come prepared to share the 3 that resonate with you the most or will have or have a direct impact on your organization.


    We will be meeting virtually over zoom and once you're registered we will send along the link a few days 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. Become a TAVA Member!

    Speaker Bio

    Eric Leo Blais brings over 25 years of academic knowledge and practical experience leading big and small brands in leveraging advances in technology to improve operations, reduce costs, increase reach, create products, and build sustainable practices. Eric believes that a strong vision sets the strategy while design thinking makes the impossible happen. He loves making the complex understandable and the future plausible. Wrapped in humour and unconventional wisdom, Eric customizes each innovation process or planning strategic session using proven methodology. Borrowing from Buddhist philosophy: change is inevitable, suffering is optional! Eric is currently the Director of Client Success at StatsRadio.

Past Events

Thursday, April 08, 2021 April Membership Meeting - Reimagining Volunteerism: A Conversation
Thursday, March 11, 2021 March Membership Meeting with Give & Get
Thursday, February 11, 2021 2021 Change Makers Conference
Thursday, January 14, 2021 January Meeting - Volunteer Toronto Hosting | Virtual Volunteer Recognition
Thursday, November 12, 2020 TAVA Nov Meeting & Workshop: Examining Unconscious Bias
Thursday, September 24, 2020 TAVA Sept Meeting & Workshop: The Trauma Informed Volunteer
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Digital Give & Get - VM Connector Summer Series
Thursday, June 11, 2020 June 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting & Workshop "I Survived A Toxic Workplace"
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Mindful Meetings: Connect with Mindfulness - May 2020 Online Workshop
Thursday, April 02, 2020 COVID-19: What Next? - Online April 2020 Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2020 How to Navigate Workplace Conflict - March 2020 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, February 06, 2020 TAVA and Volunteer Toronto present your 2020 Conference:
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Give & Get - January 2020 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Essential Stories - November 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The Future is Now - Hybrid Conference 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019 *Eric Anastacio* Cybersecurity 101 - October 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, September 12, 2019 *Maggie DiStasi* The Mindful Leader - September 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, June 13, 2019 June 2019 Annual General Meeting & Workshop-Top Volunteer Engagement Trends and Proactive Responses
Thursday, May 09, 2019 *Rob Jackson* Valuing Volunteer Management- May 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019 April 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop - The Art of Listening
Thursday, March 07, 2019 March 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop-6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders and Teams
Thursday, February 07, 2019 2019 Conference (February 7)- Mission Possible: Redefining What is Possible
Thursday, January 10, 2019 January 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop- Give & Get
Thursday, November 08, 2018 November 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- Volunteer Communications: Let's Get Digital!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 October 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- Queery-ing inclusion through Pride IN Volunteering
Thursday, September 13, 2018 September 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- HANDING OVER THE BATON: Planning Successful Volunteer Leader Transitions
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