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CANADA | May 23, 2024

Call for Lived Experiences: WHO Commission on Social Connection (Deadline: May 31, 2024)

The WHO Commission on Social Connection is looking for individuals who have experienced social isolation and loneliness to share their stories, insights, and advice.Commissioners are committed to lived experience being central to the process and products of the Commission. Your personal perspective

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Volunteer Airdrie is bringing low cost transportation to the city

Here is an impactful story of the collaboration taking place through the CBSS initiative and discussion forums on CORE Alberta where Volunteer Airdrie and Drive Happiness have announced a new partners

Cracks to Chasms: The shaky foundations of unpaid care that Canada's health care system is built on

This is part one of a four-part series. Part 1 sheds light on how much the Canadian health care system relies on unpaid care. Since January, more than 700 older adults and family members helped shape

Protecting health services from COVID-19 liability

The proposed legislation would extend COVID-19 civil liability protection to those in the health-care sector who have rigorously followed public-health orders and guidance throughout the pandemic. Civ

Supporting working parents

The Supporting Alberta Working Parents Advisory Group will look at the latest research, data and economic analysis to consider short and long-term initiatives to ensure parents, particularly women, ca

Paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations

Alberta’s government intends to introduce legislation that will make amendments to the Employment Standards Code to ensure working Albertans can access up to three hours of paid, job-protected leave

Celebrating the power of Alberta’s volunteers

In recognition of Alberta’s volunteers, the province has provided funding to Volunteer Alberta to support micro-grants totalling $65,000 for 67 community celebrations. Instead of in-person gatherin

NIA Commentary on the 2021 Federal Budget

The Liberal government released the long-anticipated Budget 2021, their first federal budget in over two years. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Budget 2021 outlines a path towards economic and s

Federal budget makes strides for nonprofits and charities

The federal budget laid out a series of measures that will support the nation’s charities, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in what may be an unprecedented show of recognition for our sector by t

Statement by the Prime Minister on National Volunteer Week

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Volunteer Week: “During National Volunteer Week, we recognize and thank the many Canadians who give back and mak

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