About Us


About Us

Volunteer Canada was established to provide national leadership and expertise on volunteer engagement to increase the participation, quality, and diversity of volunteer experiences. Since 1977 we have collaborated closely with volunteer centres, businesses, non-profit organizations, government and educational institutions to promote and broaden volunteering. Our programs, research, training, tools, resources and national initiatives provide leadership on issues and trends in Canada’s volunteer landscape.


The value of one, the power of many.


We advance volunteerism to grow connection, community, and belonging.


Volunteer Canada acts with integrity and is socially just, collaborative, courageous, and results-focused.

Volunteer Canada's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

We're pleased to announce Volunteer Canada's Strategic Plan: Meeting the Moment. With this new plan, we hope to elevate and develop the investments, methods, and pathways to build and enhance accessible movements of volunteerism and participation. 

Who we work with

What we do

  • Provide leadership and expertise on volunteerism.

  • Promote and facilitate volunteer engagement.

  • Convene, connect, and collaborate with all sectors