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VAC Updates Newsletter - August 2014

VAC Updates Newsletter - July 2014



Community Care Concepts of Woolwich Wellesley and Wilmot, on the evening of Saturday September 20th will host AutumnFest, a fall fundraiser!  The evening will feature live entertainment, draws, a light lunch and cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 pm with the bands starting at 9 pm. It's a licensed event for those 19+  Tickets are $20/person. Call Community Care Concepts at 519-664-1900 for tickets or information.  All proceeds support services that help seniors live independently in their own homes across Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot.


Planned Lifetime Networks is having their Annual Amble "A Community Walk for All" with family activities for everyone on Sunday, September 14, 2014. See the event flyer for more details. 

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (November 17-21, 2014)  Five Day Fast-Track Training in Toronto for Canadian Practitioners. Earn a Certificate of Practice in Corporate Citizenship - Level 1. Registration closes September 1st, 2014. For more information and for registration details, click here.

Program Evaluation as Organizational Development - New Certificate Offering (Fall 2014) **SPACES STILL AVAILABLE! Register today ** WLU Continuing Studies and the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) have partnered to offer a new certificate in program evaluation to provide a comprehensive introduction to how organizations can effectively use program evaluation to improve their programs/services. The certificate courses will provide a comprehensive introduction to program evaluation, including a variety of evaluation approaches, design models, and practical tools. The program will be taught in a blended format by experts in the field. Classes start September 2014. Tuition scholarships are available! Click here for complete details.

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region is having a fundraising gala celebrating 25 years called 25 Years...and all that Jazz! Get more information here. 

2nd Annual Pond and Garden Tour, proceeds go to one lucky non profit who will win a therapeutic Pondless Waterfall Feature (up to $10,000, custom designed and built). Details and simple online application form here

Business and Community Engagement Forum is being presented by Volunteer Canada at Carleton University on September 9-10, 2014. Are you a business leader, academic researcher, or practitioner in the public, private, or non-profit sector? Then you should consider attending.


Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games – The Drive for 20,000+ Volunteers The summer of 2015 will see the largest international multi-sport Games ever hosted by our great nation right here in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, rather than watch it on television or from the stands, YOU could be a part of the action. Don’t delay – volunteer interviews have begun and offer letters are sent in the fall of 2014. Apply now and be one of the first to tell the world what you will be doing in the summer of 2015! Get involved at www.toronto2015.org/volunteer  


The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) is conducting a Job Analysis survey to update their understanding of volunteer administration. Whether you are a CVA or not, if you have 3 years or more experience in the field they would like YOUR help in updating the skills, knowledge and competencies that practitioners in our field possess. Please take 25 minutes to complete their survey here.


Diversity and Inclusion News: Local Immigration Partnership Community Action Plan updates click here.  YMCA has released their Summer 2014 Immigrant & Employment Services Newsletter! Check it out here. 


Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program/ Pride Stables is in need of a stand up office photocopier, black and white or colour. If you are looking to re-home a used photocopier please contact Heather at 519-653-4686 or email here.




SAVE the DATE - Volunteer Action Centre Volunteer Recruitment Fair - Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Conestoga Mall from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.  Come meet representatives from several local organizations. Free to public. If interested in more information. Contact us


SAVE the DATE - Wilfrid Laurier Community Volunteer Fair - Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the WLU Concourse. Represent your organization at Laurier's Waterloo Campus and showcase your unique volunteer opportunities to our engaged and talented students. Space is limited! Please contact Shannon Pennington for further information. 


SAVE the DATE - University of Waterloo Volunteer & Internship Fair - Tuesday September 23rd, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Karleigh Masney & Rachel Jenson, Co-operative Education & Career Action,519-888-4567 ext. 37355. Registration is now OPEN until Wednesday, September 11th, 2014. Register here.


SAVE the DATE - Conestoga College Internship Fairs - September 15-18, 2014. Cambridge: September 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waterloo and Guelph: September 16, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Doon: September 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please register by August 4, 2014Please notify Laura Black or call 519-748-5220 ext. 2373.




The City of Kitchener is pleased to announce a new grant program to help neighbourhoods fund community projects, in partnership with the United Way of Kitchener and WaterlooClick here for the media release.


United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries is moving! As of August 1, the new location is 135 Thompson Drive, Suite 2, Cambridge



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