Since 1977, we have been committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation through ongoing programs, special projects, national initiatives, resource development and by engaging in research and training across the country.
Volunteer Canada actively leads national dialogues on how volunteerism is related to citizen engagement and civil society. At the same time, it provides leadership on issues and trends in the Canadian volunteer movement.
These goals are achieved through its collaborative work with volunteer centres, community and national organizations and businesses alike.
Volunteer Canada’s vision is: Involved Canadians. Resilient communities. A vibrant Canada.
Volunteer Canada’s mission is to provide leadership in strengthening citizen engagement and to serve as a catalyst for voluntary action.
We develop and share opportunities that align with how Canadians want to give and make it easier for them to find those opportunities. We also work with a broad range of organizations, from individuals to local volunteer centres to national corporations with thousands of staff, with the aim of furthering volunteering in Canada.