The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations helps organizations build and sustain their volunteer programs and services through resources, networking, and skill development opportunities.
We are a member-based nonprofit organization serving the nonprofit and charitable organizations in Metro Edmonton.
ECVO strives for engaged, inclusive, and resilient communities. Working with the non-profit sector, we convene, build capacity, and amplify our common voice to strengthen collaboration, responsiveness, and resilience.
2023 – 2026
Convene: We will convene the non-profit sector so it can:
Build Capacity: We will build capacity so the non-profit sector can:
Amplify: We will amplify the voice of the non-profit sector so it:
Organizational Excellence: We will model the sustainable, creative, transparent and inclusive organization we want to see in the sector, aiming to:
Collaboration: We believe collaboration, not competition, strengthens our communities and sector partnerships. We support sector organizations to find common ground and discover ways they can share resources and ideas. Internally, we encourage our team to work without silos and find interdisciplinary solutions to common challenges.
Boldness: We seek to be bold in our ideas and in the way we communicate our work because the issues our sector face require honesty and approaches beyond the status quo. We push into uncomfortable places in order to achieve new learnings and opportunities for growth and necessary change.
Adaptability: The sector and society are shifting, and our work at ECVO must respond appropriately. We seek sector transformation that will enhance sector agility and resilience so organizations and their personnel may adapt to the social, environmental, and economic changes of the 21st Century.
Credibility: We conduct our work and relationships in ways that build trust. We aim to fairly, transparently, and accurately represent our members and community so they can rely on our strong voice and reputable programs to achieve their goals.
Just Relationships: Relationship is at the core of everything we do, whether through supporting the development of interpersonal relationships—member to member, mentor to mentee, volunteer to staff—or more macro sector partner relationships. We understand that the way we relate to each other can be marked by inequality and injustice that is structural in nature. In all of our relationships we strive for equality, justice, and reconciliation.
While values are broad, guiding principles are more specific. They act as boundaries for our operations and behavior to ensure our programming and services intentionally reflect our broader values and ideals. They are more prescriptive (hence actionable) in nature.
Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
ECVO is a diverse organization that welcomes and values the knowledges and lived realities of our members and communities. We are committed to ensuring our programs, activities, policies, and priorities are inclusive, equitable, and aimed at systems-level change. We actively work to enhance diversity at all levels of the organization in order to effectively represent public-serving voluntary sector organizations in the Edmonton area.
Manager, Strategy and Innovation
firstname.lastname@example.org | 587.635.0275
email@example.com | 780.809.0886
Director, Learning & Development
firstname.lastname@example.org | 780.801.1054
Manager, Marketing & Communications
email@example.com | 780.809.8596
Volunteerism & Programs Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org | 780.801.4720
Ethnocultural Capacity Building Project Manager
Community Connector, ACSN
Director of HR & Shared Services
email@example.com | 587.635.1576
Communications & Programs Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.org | 587.635.4104
Sector Resilience and Capacity Building Manager
Anne-Marie Kallal | Chair
Erin O’Neil | Vice-Chair
Darlene Kowalchuk | Treasurer
Roya Damabi | Secretary