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The Missing Chapter in Edmonton’s Growth Story

By Gemma Dunn Growth. That was the theme of Mayor Amarjeet Sohi’s State of the City Address last month. “Our story is about growth,” began Mayor Sohi, “and all of the reasons people choose to move or stay here: like affordability, access to quality services, community, opportunity, and a good quality of life.” Leaders from …

From Mentee to Mentor

Full circle is the best way to describe Laurie Fagan’s experience in the Executive Director Mentorship program.   Jumped at the chance. Support, guidance, and information was what Laurie Fagan, Executive Director of Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre was looking for when she applied to ECVO’s Executive Director Mentorship program six years ago. “Being …

Join ECVO’s Board of Directors and Play an Active Role in Shaping the Non-Profit Sector

  We’re seeking new voices to join the ECVO board to guide our work and inspire transformation in Edmonton’s non-profit sector ECVO’s Board of Directors guides the organization towards achieving its strategic goals, while also driving systemic transformation towards a more equitable and inclusive sector. Board Directors govern through policy to ensure sound, ethical, legal, …

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 …