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The purpose of this unit is to find ways of increasing and maintaining a high level of volunteer participation in support of the work of ethnocultural organizations.

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Following are sources of additional information on volunteering.

Organization Website Comments
United Way of Canada
  • The materials have been adapted from the Board Basics Manual.
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Government of Ontario FactSheet: Volunteers the Heart of Community Organizations.
Volunteer Canada
  • Lists all volunteer centers in Canada; functions as a central resource on volunteering.
Canadian Heritage
  • The Volunteer Zone for history of volunteering in Canada.
Statistics Canada
  • Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians - A survey of volunteering and giving: Catalogue number 71-542-XIE.
Volunteer UK
  • Good materials on how to involve volunteers from ethnic communities.
Canadian Council on Social Development
  • Report: Funding Matters.
Cornerstones of Community
  • The National Survey of Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (NSNVO), conducted in 2003, is the first comprehensive study of nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Canada, and provides essential baseline information about these organizations.