Workshop Location for 2018-2019:
The Yonge Street Mission 
306 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7
Workshops will be held in Classrooms A or B (Please check workshop details for more information)
Workshop Cost for 2018-2019:     
  • Monthly workshops: Free for members!  $10 fee for non-members (guests)
  • Full Day Conference (February):  early bird pricing is $60 for members, $80 for non-members (includes lunch)
  • AGM (June): There is a $10 fee for non-members and guests (includes lunch)

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)

    Sustained achievement of any volunteer program requires careful succession planning. Yet, beyond selecting a successor, how the transition is managed can make the difference between success and failure. When left to chance, transitions for key volunteers (or leaders of volunteer programs) can be complicated and challenging, resulting in costly consequences for an organization. Fortunately, by planning and anticipating the most common challenges, organizations can move smoothly through the key volunteer and volunteer leader transitions with confidence.

    Through attending this workshop, facilitated by Suzanne Clark, participants will learn to:

    • Evaluate and plan for better off-boarding and on-boarding of key volunteers.
    • Help their key volunteers set the organization up for transition success when planning their resignation or retirement.
    • Find strategies to help their next volunteer leader(s) step in with as smooth a transition as possible.

    Suzanne Clark, M.A., is an Executive Recruiter and Partner at Four Corners Group, where she oversees the firm’s Non-profit and Academic Executive Search Practice. Suzanne served as the Sport Administration Supervisor (managing volunteers) for the TO2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games’ triathlon and road cycling competitions and spent 6 years coordinating 300+ volunteers as the Event Director of the Toronto Triathlon Festival. Suzanne’s experience also includes serving as Executive Director of DAREarts, a national charity that uses the arts to help young people develop leadership skills. She is passionate about attracting top talent to Canada’s non-profit sector and developing outstanding volunteer leaders. 

    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)

    Everyone, without exception, should have the opportunity to make an impact on their community through volunteering.  By making volunteer experiences more accessible, non-profit organizations develop volunteer constituencies that are more reflective of the communities they serve. The Pride in Volunteering Project aims to enhance 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in volunteerisim.

    Representatives from two of Pride in Volunteering’s Champion Organizations, Shaminda Perera, MEAE (Manager of Learning & Resource Development, Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon) and Ziva Gorani (2SLGBTQ+ Special Projects Coordinator, Peel HIV/AIDS Network), will facilitate an engaging and informative learning experience for non-profit professionals want to strengthen inclusion and diversity for their organizations, with a volunteer engagement lens.

    Through attending this workshop participants will:

    • Learn the experiences, challenges, and expectations of inclusion among 2SLGBTQ+ Community volunteers
    • Be able to Identify tools and practices that non-profit organizations can utilize to enhance 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in their volunteer programs
    • Be able to compare their experiences, challenges and expectations of inclusion when volunteering or considering volunteering

    Shaminda Perera, MEAE, has been involved with the non-profit sector since 2011 and is a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion. With over 14 years of experience in all aspects of adult learning, he is a Learning and Development Strategist. At Volunteer MBC (Mississauga Brampton Caledon), Shaminda leads three major portfolios: the Volunteer MBC Learning Centre, the Volunteer Referral Service, and technology integration. Shaminda introduced the “Service Excellence Blueprint (SEB)” as a learning and audit tool to help not-for-profit organizations build a culture of inclusion, care, and service excellence within the organization.

    Ziva Gorani is a Kurdish Syrian pansexual transwoman. Ziva moved to Canada in 2016 from Syria via Turkey. Working in the humanitarian sector in Turkey and Syria, Ziva developed an activist voice when she began speaking about her experience as a queer trans woman displaced by civil war and religious intolerance. Ziva’s work with the Peel HIV/AIDS Network increases visibility and inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ communities through community development and interventions to improve wellbeing.

Past events

Thursday, June 14, 2018 TAVA Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Workplace Communications- How to Speak & Engage with Confidence
Thursday, April 12, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Developing a Standard of Inclusivity: From Policy to Community
Thursday, March 08, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: The Glass (half) Full! A Workshop that Promotes Intentionality, Positivity, Proactivity, and Success!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 2018 Conference: Accessibility in Volunteering - Understanding and Accommodating
Thursday, January 11, 2018 January 11, 2018: Annual "Give & Get" Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Appreciation to Volunteers - How, Why and Where to Begin.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Teams and “Teaming” – Enabling Collaboration
Thursday, September 14, 2017 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, June 08, 2017 2017 AGM & Building a Culture of Volunteerism and Philanthropy Workshop: June 8, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Member Discussion Panel - Volunteer Management Systems
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Project Management - A Crash Course
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Volunteers
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Outstanding Fee's for TAVA Conference
Thursday, February 09, 2017 TAVA Annual Conference - Emerging Trends in Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, January 12, 2017 GIVE and GET
Thursday, November 10, 2016 More than Volunteer Management: Be a better leader!
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Design Thinking Tools for Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, September 08, 2016 TAVA Meeting - Volunteers, Policies and the Law
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