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International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day Celebrated annually on Dec 5th, International Volunteer Day offers an opportunity for voluntary organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts, and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels. This year’s theme for International Volunteer Day …

Engaging in Politics While Being Non-partisan

  By Aileen Burke Can you be political but non-partisan? This is a question that is especially prevalent within the non-profit sector. There seems to be a general wariness about getting involved in any activity that could be perceived as political. And understandably so. There are some very legitimate concerns about the legality of becoming …

International Volunteer Manager Day

This year, the theme of International Volunteer Manager Day is ‘Many Backgrounds – One Profession – Stronger Together.’ Not only do Edmonton volunteer managers work with diverse teams, they come from a broad range of ethno-cultural and career backgrounds. Across Canada, 77% of non-profit workers are women, 47% are immigrants and 35% are Indigenous and/or …

GivingTuesday Resources

This year, GivingTuesday takes place on November 29, 2022. After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes GivingTuesday, a day to focus on supporting non-profit organizations and their missions. While Canadians still see Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and GivingTuesday as predominantly American events, Canadians are increasingly participating with an astonishing $43.6 million donated …

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation   As Canada marks the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations encourages Edmontonians to participate in an event or activity designed to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. This year, National Day for Truth …

An EDI Journey, Part 1: A Starting Point

January 2020 marked a time of significant change for ECVO. With a new Executive Director leading the way, the organization took time to reflect on its past and to chart a path forward. Over nearly two decades, ECVO has built a reputation as a capacity-builder within Edmonton’s non-profit community, supporting organizations to build effectiveness with …

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, …

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. One look at this year’s Black History Month calendar shows that Black culture in all its diversity is thriving here in Edmonton and throughout the province. The history of …

Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning Services

ECVO is seeking a strategic planning consultant or consultants to facilitate a process to create our next three-year Strategic Framework for 2023-25. This Strategic Framework will display foresight on emerging needs and challenges facing the non-profit voluntary sector (NVPS) and outline how ECVO can effectively respond through our work in the coming years. The Strategic …