Community Benefit Sector Links:

Volunteer Canada
Charity Village
Volunteer Management Professional of Canada
Imagine Canada
Canada Helps

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin has created a resource that guides customer service in conjunction with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. This resource is available here.

Volunteer Screening:

Waterloo Region Police Service – Police Records Check Info

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (2017 Edition)
Volunteer Canada updated the Code to reflect the current Canadian volunteering context. Revisions take into account the shifting realities of today’s volunteers and current volunteer engagement practices.

The Screening Handbook (Volunteer Canada, 2012 Edition)

An Overview of Provincially Mandated Police Records Checks: A Resource for Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Sector
An online resource tool regarding police records checks developed by the Ministries of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Citizenship and Immigration, in consultation with Ontario Nonprofit Network.


Highlights from 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians (Highlights from the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating) (Volunteer Canada) Resources:

Engaging Youth Effectively: A Case Study for Volunteer Centres (@ (PDF)
The EYE model details the stages involved in developing a youth community involvement strategy, based on a Volunteer Action Centre pilot project. This model is intended for use by community-based volunteer centres. It outlines the key relationships needed to develop a robust youth engagement strategy as well as steps for implementing a similar program.

Building Blocks for Youth Volunteer Engagement (@
This interactive document focuses on providing supports to those who support young volunteers, as well as a self-assessment tool for youth to help align their skills and interests to volunteer opportunities.

Building Blocks for Family Volunteering (Family Tool) (@ (PDF)
This tool outlines the concept of family volunteering and outlines a variety of ways that families can get involved in their community.

Transitions, Milestones, and Legacies: Retirement Planning Module on Volunteering (@ (PDF)
This module highlights the benefits of volunteering as part of a healthy retirement plan, and helps retired persons and those who are looking to retire to discover volunteer opportunities that best fit their interests, lifestyle, and motivations.