My volunteer efforts are a part of my entire work-life-balance! I work throughout the week, but want something relevant to do in my free time; something rewarding that allows me to give back to my community. Since I was young, before I ever contemplated a career, I knew I wanted to volunteer. My efforts cover a lot of areas; I volunteered with numerous agencies while in university, and currently, spend a lot of time with kids as part of a homework club. Volunteerism connects people. It brings new Canadians and those born and bred Canadians together. I think that’s something that is unique to our culture.