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ECVO’s Human Resources Shared Services!

What is a Shared Services Model? ECVO is excited to offer Human Resources support through our shared services model. ECVO members and non-member organizations can access foundational Human Resources support that enhances organizational capacity with meaningful and relevant HR knowledge. Our shared services model means we have a dedicated team member to take on project-based …

Pressing the Reset Button on Your Volunteer Culture

  By Scott Lundell When Turlough Myers fell into the role of volunteer manager at the Winspear Centre in late 2019, little did he realize the pivotal role he would play in creating a healthy volunteer culture in the organization. He found himself in a space where some changes needed to be made – changes …

Celebrating Black History Month in Alberta

February is Black History Month — a time to learn about Black history in Canada and celebrate the many contributions of Black Canadians over the centuries. Below, you will find links to calendars highlighting many events and programs scheduled for February 2024 in Edmonton, sharing the incredible stories and history available online, and highlighting Edmonton-based …

Request for Proposals: Web Designer

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) is requesting the submission of proposals from interested web design and development agencies to modernize and redesign our website, logo, and the portals through which our members, public and non-profit sector connect to our services and programs. Currently we have multiple websites that we would like to bring …

AMT Changes – A Concern for Charities!

By Edmonton Community Foundation A concern for charities! The Federal government has proposed troubling legislation.  In its enthusiasm to ensure that wealthy Canadians pay taxes, changes have been proposed  to how “alternative minimum tax” (“AMT”) is calculated.  For many “AMT” is a mystery because, in most cases, it has no impact on what taxes a …

International Volunteer Managers Day 2023

By Scott Lundell November 5th marks International Volunteer Managers Day. It’s a day set aside to recognize and appreciate those who nurture the backbone of many organizations – their volunteers.  Volunteerism, as we’ve known it, is in decline across the globe. This is not a new trend, but it was accelerated by the pandemic. And …

Edmonton Non-profits Charging Towards Organizational Resilience

By Kerry Sitcheron With the unprecedented demand for services, social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and even increasing inflation, non-profit organizations are feeling the pinch and thinking now, more than ever, about the long-term resilience of their organizations. Resilience is the ability to withstand adverse conditions while still delivering services and meeting the …

Lonely at the Top: Navigating Non-Profit Leadership Challenges through Mentorship

  By Kerry Sitcheron Leslie Allen, Executive Director—WIN House, and ECVO Mentor  For many non-profit leaders, Randy Newman’s song “Lonely at the Top” rings true. Beyond feelings of isolation, non-profit executive directors often find themselves navigating challenging work situations, including teetering on the brink of burnout just to keep the organization sustained, having multiple roles, …

ELIP Intercultural Community Gathering: A Reflection

  By Isca Irangwe, ECVO Communications Summer Student On August 3, the Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership (ELIP) hosted an Intercultural Community Gathering for community organizations and groups in Edmonton’s immigration and settlement ecosystem to participate in a full-day in-person gathering. The event offered an incredible opportunity for ELIP members to meet in-person for the first …