Promoting Professional Volunteer Resource Management

Greetings KAAAV Members:

Here are some opportunities for education for the upcoming months.

1.    Ottawa to host the National Conference for Volunteer Engagement Professionals in May 2019

Volunteer Engagement Professionals from across Canada are invited to the LiVE– Leaders in Volunteer Engagement Conference in Ottawa, May 14-16, 2019, under the theme Synergize, Collaboration in Action.

Registration fees for the two-day conference include the keynote speaker Rob Jackson of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd, lunch, workshop sessions and networking evening. Early bird registrants can benefit from a discounted rate until. 

Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders-Ontario’s (PAVRO), Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada’s (VMPC), Volunteer Canada’s network of volunteer centres can benefit from a preferred rate. Non-members with a valid membership with their local Association of Volunteer Administrators (AVA) can also enjoy a special discount.

With Collaboration in Action as the main theme for the annual conference, the three-day event will kick off on May 14 with a full day hosted by Volunteer Canada, followed by the LiVE– Leaders in Volunteer Engagement Conference May 15-16.

More details on registration, program and speakers will be announced in Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada’s (VMPC), Volunteer Canada’s and PAVRO’s websites soon, as well as on twitter @SynergizeOttawa, #SynergizeOttawa2019 or #PAVROLiVE2019.

 2.   No Ratings Performance Management: Lessons for Success

May 16 at 1pm Eastern Time
In this session, Vincent Chow, Partner and Co-founder of LoganHR, will share case study examples, insights and lessons learned to determine if a no ratings process is right for your organization, and how to successfully shift to this new approach if it's right for you. Click here for more details and to register.

3.   Charity Culture: Five Tips to Achieve Positive Culture Change
May 23 at 1pm Eastern Time
What can you do, without huge salary offers or swanky office spaces, to continue to attract and retain the best people out there? The answer is investing in culture. Join behaviour and culture change experts Kin&Co as they provide five top tips for using culture to your advantage.
Click here for more details and to register.


Monthly Meeting Dates

  • Meetings start at 9 A.M. unless otherwise noted
  • All meetings for 2018 are at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, 1300 Bath Rd. (Frontenac Mall)
Wednesday 16 January
Thursday 21 February

Motivating and Retaining Volunteers

Wednesday 20 March
Thursday 18 April
Family/Employee/Group Volunteering 
Wednesday 22 May
PAVRO Attendee Sharing
Friday 21 June
Annual General Meeting







Key Dates

International Volunteer Managers Day  5 November, 2019


UN International Volunteer Day  5 December, 2019


National Volunteer Week  7-13 April, 2019


PAVRO/VMPC  Conference 14-16 May, 2019