Promoting Professional Volunteer Resource Management


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Be part of the change - be a mentor for a person living with a disability. KEYS is partnering with Dolphin Digital Technologies to organize Disabilities Mentoring Day in Kingston again this year. The mentoring day will be held on October 25, 2017 and we are now accepting applications from mentors and mentees:

Mentor application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DMD2017Kingston  (+ promo flyer for mentors attached) Mentee application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MenteeDMD2017Kingston

 Disabilities Mentoring Day facilitates the pairing of job-ready persons with disabilities with companies that utilize the skills they have or are developing through training. The mentees gain insight from practicing professionals around job requirements, jobs duties and tasks and where mentee skill sets are a best fit. The mentees are demonstrating to local employers that it is their ability that counts, not their disability. For the Mentoring organizations, the time spent with the mentees shows businesses examples of the breadth and depth of skills that persons with disabilities offer and is an opportunity to ensure that company policies and facilities are welcoming to all persons.

Goals for Disabilities Mentoring Day:

  • To provide mentees access to workplace contacts, environments, skills, & HR process,
  • To increase confidence among students and jobseekers with disabilities,
  • To enhance internship, co-operative education and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities,
  • To dispel employers’ fears about hiring people with disabilities and promote disability confidence,
  • To give employers an opportunity to benchmark themselves as being accessible to what is a largely untapped pool of talent as well as a massive consumer market.

Monthly Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 9 A.M. unless otherwise noted.
Thursday 14 September
KAAAV Bursary Recipients Presentation
Location:Youth Diversion 559 Bagot Street 
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Wednesday 11 October
Leadership Volunteers: Role Definition, Recruitment & Support
Speaker: Jill Holland-Reilly, KGH 
Location:Kingston Health Sciences, Kingston General Hospital – Shea Conference Room
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Thursday 2 November
Dealing with Challenging Volunteers
Speaker: Joanna Michalski
Location: Queen’s University International Centre 87 Union Street, JDUC Building
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Wednesday 6 December
Risk Management & Liability in Volunteer Programs
Speaker: Panel & Group Discussion
Location: KMFRC 32 Lundy’s Lane
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Key Dates

International Volunteer Managers Day, 5 November 2018


UN International Volunteer Day , 5 December 2018


National Volunteer Week, 15-21 April, 2018


PAVR-O Conference,  ?


VMPC Conference  30 May to 1 June in Winnipeg, MB