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TAVA Annual General Meeting

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom A&B)


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Join us for TAVA's Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2018.
This will be our final meeting of the 2017-2018 program year.

Event Schedule

9am-10am Catered Networking Breakfast*

10am-10:30am Annual General Meeting

10:30am- 12pm Professional Development

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please email Past President Heather Johnson ( with this information upon registration.

Event Details

Professional Development features:

A Reading Discussion on the "Top 10 Ideas in Volunteer Engagement for 2018" ebook, compiled and edited by Erin Spink- founder of spinktank. Erin, an internationally-recognized thought leader in Volunteer Engagement and Past President of PAVRO, will join us to provide an overview of and insight into this forward-thinking book. To learn more about Erin and her work, visit the Special Guest section below.

The "Top 10 Ideas in Volunteer Engagement for 2018" ebook can be downloaded for free at spinktank.caOur Reading Discussion will focus on four ideas:

  • Data-Informed Volunteer Engagement
  • Do You Belong to a Nonprofit Dream Team?
  • Building Capacity Through Volunteer Leadership Roles
  • Avoiding Burnout
Bring your questions, stories, experiences, and observations! We look forward to learning with you! 

Annual General Meeting includes:

  • Reviewing highlights from the 2017-2018 program year
  • Presenting the inaugural Inspiration by Innovation Award
  • Recognizing outgoing TAVA Executives
  • Confirming incoming TAVA Executives
  • Reviewing and accepting the updated TAVA Organizational Framework
Special Guest: Erin Spink

Over the past 20 years, Erin Spink has been passionately involved as a volunteer, advocate, and employee in the social profit sector, focusing exclusively in volunteer engagement. In 2008, Spink completed an M.A. (Leadership), submitting a major research project which was the first-ever academic work to quantify the concept of “volunteer engagement”. 

For almost a decade she has been an Instructor with Conestoga College and was one of the inaugural instructors for the CSAE’s Foundations of Association Operations at Seneca College. Spink’s academic and thought-leadership work has been published in both Canadian and international journals and she is a requested speaker and trainer. In 2010, she was fortunate to be selected as an Action Canada Fellow, one of only 17 young Canadians chosen. 

She had the honour of serving on the Board of Directors for PAVRO (Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources – Ontario) for five years, including two years as President, during which she led the association to grow its membership levels, build an operating reserve and sit at key decision-making tables including presenting on behalf of the sector to the Minister for Economic Development.  Erin currently volunteers as the Training Designs Editor for e-Volunteerism, the premiere journal for Volunteer Engagement practitioners. Recently, Erin was recognized with the 2017 recipient of the Linda Buchanan Outstanding Leader of Volunteers- Ontario award for her contributions to the profession.

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