Join us on November 14th to hear from Shannon Leahy on how to use story telling to demonstrate the value and impact volunteers are making in your organization and community!

The Toronto Association for Volunteer Administration (TAVA) provides professional development for our members through educational events, networking, mutual support and raising awareness of the importance of volunteerism in the community.  


November 14: Essential Stories with Shannon Leahy 


Congratulations to TAVA's 2019 Bursary Recipients

Kristin Hersey (Yonge Street Mission)

Debbi Leith (Centennial College and George Brown College)

Faiza Venzant (YMCA of Greater Toronto)

These TAVA Members took advantage of their member benefits to invest in their professional development!


TAVA memberships are valid from October 1 - September 30.  New and renewing members can register online and pay via PayPal (using a major credit card) or through requesting an invoice.  The cost is $50 per year and provides members with access to workshops, a discount to TAVA's annual conference, networking opportunities with fellow volunteer engagement professionals, and much more!

Workshop Location: TAVA's business meetings & workshops are held at The Yonge Street Mission - 306 Gerrard Street East. 


Whether they are new to the sector or veterans in the profession, all TAVA members have experiences, ideas, and resources to share. Read about our members and hear their advice to other volunteer engagement professionals. New member spotlight interviews are published monthly!


Congratulations to Ruth Pentinga, TAVA's 2019 Innovation Award Winner.

Quotes from our Nominators:

“Ruth leads by example. The volunteer program she has forged at YSM is a model for us all- one that is open and welcoming, while rooted in its foundations.”- Christine Martin (Evergreen)

 “Ruth is constantly mentoring new volunteer engagement professionals and is regularly working across agencies to support her peers.” Donnett Bailey (Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Yonge Street Mission)

“Empowering presence without intending to be. Look to her to ask the tough questions, challenge stereotypes, question assumptions…”Faiza Venzant (YMCA of Greater Toronto)

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