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Achieve Ontario Workshop – Kitchener Location

August 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Achieve Ontario (formerly PREB) is a volunteer recognition program based on Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Occupational Classification or NOC codes.

It allows organizations that engage volunteers to:

  • Recognize the value of volunteer experience with tangible skill development
  • Assist volunteers in their career development and vocabulary for their resumes
  • Provide access to pre-designed volunteer position descriptions with skills and competencies outlined.


Achieve Ontario allows certified organizations to issue certificates to their volunteers. The certificate summarizes the experience, responsibilities and skills the volunteer demonstrated during their tenure. The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) trains staff from Volunteer Centres across Ontario to become Achieve Ontario Certified Trainers . Achieve Ontario supports Volunteer Centres in their training efforts through the production of training materials, ongoing technical support and community outreach in order to certify local voluntary organizations to issue certificates. This workshop is available to volunteer managers of member organizations only. Recommend everyone brings a laptop to this workshop for personal use.

About the Facilitator: Cody Palmer-Almond is currently the General Manager of the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, a network of 28 Volunteer Centres across the province of Ontario.Cody completed his BA, BEd and MEd at Brock University in St. Catharines. In 2012, he began working at Information Niagara with the ChangeTheWorld-Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. This role soon expanded to include coordinating the Volunteer Connections program. He is also the Past Chair of his local Association of Volunteer Administrators (AVA). Volunteerism is where Cody’s passion lies and he moved to the provincial level to lead the PREB-Ontario (now known as Achieve Ontario), a legacy initiative of the TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Participant Limit: 25

Fee: $10 for members* only
*members of Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area, PIN, The People and Information Network (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington) or United Way Volunteer Centre.

A Note About Cheques: Cheques should be made payable to the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington RE: Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance, 46 Cork Street East, Unit 1,Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2W8

Registration & Cancellation Policy: Fees for workshops, training opportunities, and events are due prior to or on the date of the event. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to request fees in advance. Participants who have registered for a workshop, training opportunity, or event with the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance will be invoiced for the fee associated with the event if cancellation is not made at least 3 business days prior to the date and time of the event. Cancellation fees will be waived if the participant can find and guarantee an alternate to attend. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be issued to all paid registrants within one month.




August 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance


Community Support Connections
61 Woolwich St. North
Breslau, Ontario N0B 1M0 Canada
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