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An Open Letter from OVCN on Thanksgiving 2021

Volunteer Centres: Investing in People The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is the provincial network strengthening the individual and collective ability of Volunteer Centres in Ontario to promote, support, and enhance volunteerism. Volunteers across Ontario continue to step up in the face of COVID-19. A record number of individuals have invested their time, talent and human spirit…
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Tillsonburg volunteer recognized with Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship 

Frank Moore of Tillsonburg was one of 13 outstanding volunteers presented the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for 2021-22.  “I’m so excited about what happened,” said Moore. “It was quite an honour – exhilarating – and it was a humbling experience to walk across the stage.”  The medals, representing the second-highest honour awarded by the…
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Willing to lend a hand? Ontario Summer Games organizers want your help

The organizers of the London 2024 Ontario Summer Games have issued a call for volunteers, less than six month before the event makes its 5th showing in the forest city. The Ontario Summer Games, which were last held in London in 2018, have been postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, ahead of…
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Ontario Celebrating Outstanding Contributions of Volunteers

TORONTO — The Ontario government is recognizing 6,650 community leaders through the 2024 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. The annual award honours adult and youth volunteers for their outstanding contributions and continued service at organizations such as non-profits, schools, community centres, hospitals, libraries and community associations. “Volunteers are the backbone of Ontario communities,” said Michael Ford,…
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Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Ontario honored 24 exceptional young volunteers with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers for 2021 and 2022. The program recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions from individuals aged 15 to 24. To the full list of recipients and learn more click here.

Enabling Volunteerism Beyond COVID-19

Our Mission To provide a provincial network and voice to strengthen the individual and collective ability of Volunteer Centres in Ontario, to promote, support and enhance volunteerism. A Renewed Imperative: 1 in 2 volunteer leaders displaced 80% decrease in volunteer positions; slow to return in mid-markets 20% volunteer shortage in Toronto Local, intensive support to…
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