Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector. As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta's Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. This session will provide information about energy efficiency initiatives and programs implemented in other centres in North America. You will also learn about the latest developments from the Alberta Climate Change Office; specifically its' plan... Read more

Lunch and Learn Opportunity

On Tuesday, July 19 between 11:30 and 1:30, ECVO is hosting: Shaping our Community - Engaging Newcomers as Volunteers!" Organizations can tap into rich experiences, skills, and competencies while newcomer volunteers gain new skills and experiences allowing them to settle into their new environment and shape the community in which they live. Come and meet Dicky Dikamba, Executive Director of Canadian Volunteers United in Action (CANAVUA) and find out how his organization has engaged newcomer volunteers in managing a food bank, delivering meals to Edmonton’s homeless, and providing trustworthy volunteers for casinos and numerous fundraising events! You bring your lunch and we’ll provide coffee! Read more

Highlights of 2015 AGM

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our AGM yesterday. For those of you who were unable to attend here are just a few of the highlights. During the business portion of the meeting,  ECVO Board Chair, Cliff Higuchi, shared the organization's new Strategic Framework for 2016 - 2019 and welcomed three new directors to ECVO's Board; Wanda Wetterberg, Sue Wilson and Erick Ambtman. In his Executive Director report, Russ Dahms shared many highlights from 2015 including the three new staff who joined ECVO: Sharon Mvundura (Volunteerism), Alain Bertrand (Capacity Building) and David Feldman (Governance and Leadership). Russ encouraged people to read the stories of collaboration and partnership ECVO documented during the year and promised t... Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector. As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta's Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. This session will provide information about energy efficiency initiatives and programs implemented in other centres in North America. You will also learn about the latest developments from the Alberta Climate Change Office; specifically its' plan... Read more

Lunch and Learn Opportunity

On Tuesday, July 19 between 11:30 and 1:30, ECVO is hosting: Shaping our Community - Engaging Newcomers as Volunteers!" Organizations can tap into rich experiences, skills, and competencies while newcomer volunteers gain new skills and experiences allowing them to settle into their new environment and shape the community in which they live. Come and meet Dicky Dikamba, Executive Director of Canadian Volunteers United in Action (CANAVUA) and find out how his organization has engaged newcomer volunteers in managing a food bank, delivering meals to Edmonton’s homeless, and providing trustworthy volunteers for casinos and numerous fundraising events! You bring your lunch and we’ll provide coffee! Read more

Highlights of 2015 AGM

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our AGM yesterday. For those of you who were unable to attend here are just a few of the highlights. During the business portion of the meeting,  ECVO Board Chair, Cliff Higuchi, shared the organization's new Strategic Framework for 2016 - 2019 and welcomed three new directors to ECVO's Board; Wanda Wetterberg, Sue Wilson and Erick Ambtman. In his Executive Director report, Russ Dahms shared many highlights from 2015 including the three new staff who joined ECVO: Sharon Mvundura (Volunteerism), Alain Bertrand (Capacity Building) and David Feldman (Governance and Leadership). Russ encouraged people to read the stories of collaboration and partnership ECVO documented during the year and promised t... Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

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2016
8:00 am Energy Efficiency – Implications... @ Fantasyland Hotel
Energy Efficiency – Implications... @ Fantasyland Hotel
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector. As … Continue reading Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

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Aug
31
Wed
2016
8:00 am Energy Efficiency – Implications... @ Fantasyland Hotel
Energy Efficiency – Implications... @ Fantasyland Hotel
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector. As … Continue reading Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

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