--May 25, 2016.
Some 25 participants, all staff or volunteers affiliated with heritage, cultural and community organizations in the Outaouais region, attended last week's "Volunteering Matters" conference at the Wakefield-La Pêche Centre in Wakefield, Quebec.
The day-long event included a morning conference with Tara Walker, of John Abbott College, titled "Engaged volunteers, vital communities: tools for organizational renewal."
An afternoon session featuring Sharmaine Nelles, of the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement, was titled "Appealing to youth: how do welcome younger generations?"
This event was the fourth of its kind organized as part of QAHN’s 2016 Volunteering Matters regional conference series, which aims to help volunteer-based groups become more proficient managers of their unpaid workforce.
Further Volunteering Matters conferences are scheduled for Gaspé (June 17) and Knowlton (September 23). For more information on these events, contact the QAHN office.
Made possible by a financial contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage, these conferences will be of particular interest to volunteers serving on non-profit governing boards.