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Government of Alberta Announces the Critical Worker Benefit Program

On February 10, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced the introduction of the new Critical Worker Benefit, offering one-time payments of $1,200 to eligible front-line workers in Alberta, include those from the non-profit sector. Critical workers in the health-care, social services, and education sectors are eligible to receive the Critical Worker Benefit, which will be distributed through their …

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

*Please note: these positions are no longer accepting applications. Directors are pivotal in helping steer the organization towards achieving our strategic goals and funded outcomes. Directors adhere to policies and bylaws in coordinating sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management practices for the organization, including approving the annual budget and ensuring the organization has …

Statement on the Canada Student Service Grant Program

At Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, we believe that youth are vital to volunteerism and the non-profit sector. One of our key strategic priorities is to encourage volunteerism so that the sector has a rich repository of human capital to draw upon. Certainly, youth are fundamental to this goal, as they bring invaluable new ideas …

The Networked Nonprofit Workshop

Beth Kanter, internationally recognized nonprofit expert, will be conducting a workshop in Edmonton on May 10, 2017 ¬†based on her book, The Networked Nonprofit. This workshop will help nonprofits to achieve greater impact for their cause. Kanter will illustrate vividly how engaging in networks requires organizations to focus more on their mission within the community, …

ECVO Kicks-off National Volunteer Week

April 23 – 29 is a week set aside to recognize the contributions of volunteers across Canada. With over 12.7 million Canadians volunteering 13.3 million hours yearly, there are lots of reasons to celebrate. A recent press release from Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism reminds us that “there is not a single Albertan …

Thinking of applying as a Canadian charity?

If you are considering applying for status as a registered charity in Canada you will want to read a series of blog posts from Mark Blumberg, a partner in the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto. He works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law. In “What is the chance …

Celebrating Canada 150

ECVO is excited to be a part of Canada’s 150 Celebration. Throughout 2017, we will be interviewing volunteers, snapping photos, and digging deep into corporate, city and volunteer program archives, to tell the story of volunteerism in Edmonton. With generous financial support from we will be sharing the digital stories on our website and many …