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Volunteers

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF VOLUNTEERS IN OTTAWA

on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 17:01


A United Nations report released on December 5th indicates that volunteerism contributes to the well-being of individuals, communities and society. The first State of the World’s Voluntarism was released in New York on the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.

The report gives recognition to the millions, perhaps billions, who are volunteering their time and energy for the well-being of their communities. The report documents volunteerism through local community groups in income poor communities around the world. National volunteer studies identify almost equal numbers of men and women volunteers, involvement of the public and private sector in volunteering, as well as strong civic participation by young people.

Simultaneously, the Report was launched at Press Building in Ottawa organized by CUSO International and Volunteer Canada. Dr.

Invited at CIVICUS World Assembly

on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 15:31

 

 

The CIVICUS world assembly is a global gathering for civil society, donors, governments and businesses to find common solutions to the challenges facing humanity.

Under the logo “Acting Together for a Just World”. the global conference will take place at ‘Convention Centre’ (Palais des Congres) in downtown Montreal on September 10-12, 2011.

Genara Conde Tumiri, Women’s Affairs Secretary of Voluntarios en Acción (VEA) from Bolivia; and Marco A. Guzman, Frontiers Foundation Executive Director; will make a presentation of the productive partnership between two aboriginal organizations and will play a video documentary “Keep the Circle Strong” produced by Montreal based Adobe Foundations, as well as “Standing Tree to Standing Home DVD on the work of Frontiers Foundation in Northern Canada with emphasis on certifiable skill training.

The Operation Beaver program of Frontiers Foundation plays an important role in the development of

Volunteer gets funding for solar power project in Nahanni Butte community in the North

on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 04:29

 

 

Solar Panels in Nahanni Butte: thanks to volunteer David Overall. Photo: David Orvall

David Overall found funding for a solar power project in the Nahanni Butte community where he is volunteering for Frontiers Foundation.

It really is amazing and shows the added benefits that can come from our volunteers.

From David's blog:

After more than a year of research, planning, and hair-pulling, my renewable energy project is finally finished. Working with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Arctic Energy Alliance, and the Naha Dehe Dene Band, I have been able to acquire a 5kW photovoltaic array for Nahanni Butte. We are officially the first community in the Dehcho to incorporate solar power into the community grid - but hopefully not the last.

The array and work crew arrived over the weekend, and they have spent the past 4 days installing it on the roof of our community gym.

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