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 Workshop Location for 2018-2019:
The Yonge Street Mission 
306 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7
Workshops will be held in Classrooms A or B (Please check workshop details for more information)
Workshop Cost for 2018-2019:     
  • Monthly workshops: Free for members!  $10 fee for non-members (guests)
  • Full Day Conference (February):  early bird pricing is $60 for members, $80 for non-members (includes lunch)
  • AGM (June): There is a $10 fee for non-members and guests (includes lunch)

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)

    Everyone, without exception, should have the opportunity to make an impact on their community through volunteering.  By making volunteer experiences more accessible, non-profit organizations develop volunteer constituencies that are more reflective of the communities they serve. The Pride in Volunteering Project aims to enhance 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in volunteerisim.

    Representatives from two of Pride in Volunteering’s Champion Organizations, Shaminda Perera, MEAE (Manager of Learning & Resource Development, Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon) and Ziva Gorani (2SLGBTQ+ Special Projects Coordinator, Peel HIV/AIDS Network), will facilitate an engaging and informative learning experience for non-profit professionals want to strengthen inclusion and diversity for their organizations, with a volunteer engagement lens.

    Through attending this workshop participants will:

    • Learn the experiences, challenges, and expectations of inclusion among 2SLGBTQ+ Community volunteers
    • Be able to Identify tools and practices that non-profit organizations can utilize to enhance 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in their volunteer programs
    • Be able to compare their experiences, challenges and expectations of inclusion when volunteering or considering volunteering

    Shaminda Perera, MEAE, has been involved with the non-profit sector since 2011 and is a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion. With over 14 years of experience in all aspects of adult learning, he is a Learning and Development Strategist. At Volunteer MBC (Mississauga Brampton Caledon), Shaminda leads three major portfolios: the Volunteer MBC Learning Centre, the Volunteer Referral Service, and technology integration. Shaminda introduced the “Service Excellence Blueprint (SEB)” as a learning and audit tool to help not-for-profit organizations build a culture of inclusion, care, and service excellence within the organization.

    Ziva Gorani is a Kurdish Syrian pansexual transwoman. Ziva moved to Canada in 2016 from Syria via Turkey. Working in the humanitarian sector in Turkey and Syria, Ziva developed an activist voice when she began speaking about her experience as a queer trans woman displaced by civil war and religious intolerance. Ziva’s work with the Peel HIV/AIDS Network increases visibility and inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ communities through community development and interventions to improve wellbeing.

    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)

    Digital communications have changed rapidly in the last few decades, and continues to evolve every day! In addition, digital communications have become ubiquitous in our organizations and in our volunteers' lives.

    Melissa Korn, CVA is will demonstrate how to leverage digital communication tools, like social media platforms, to improve communications with volunteers and to better promote your volunteer programs! Melissa will guide us through an interactive exercise on digital stories that will enhance your professional toolkit.

    This workshop will focus on:

    • Understanding the importance of storytelling
    • Overcoming barriers to engaging volunteers through social media
    • Leveraging creative digital communications to increase success as a volunteer engagement professional

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    Melissa Korn, CVA is a Marketing Specialist, focused on content creation and campaign management. With over 10 years of experience in Volunteer Engagement, a degree in English and a post-graduate certificate in Strategic Public Relations, Melissa has utilized digital communications throughout her career. She is passionate about making content fun, engaging and inspiring.   

Past events

Thursday, September 13, 2018 September 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- HANDING OVER THE BATON: Planning Successful Volunteer Leader Transitions
Thursday, June 14, 2018 TAVA Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Workplace Communications- How to Speak & Engage with Confidence
Thursday, April 12, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Developing a Standard of Inclusivity: From Policy to Community
Thursday, March 08, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: The Glass (half) Full! A Workshop that Promotes Intentionality, Positivity, Proactivity, and Success!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 2018 Conference: Accessibility in Volunteering - Understanding and Accommodating
Thursday, January 11, 2018 January 11, 2018: Annual "Give & Get" Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Appreciation to Volunteers - How, Why and Where to Begin.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Teams and “Teaming” – Enabling Collaboration
Thursday, September 14, 2017 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, June 08, 2017 2017 AGM & Building a Culture of Volunteerism and Philanthropy Workshop: June 8, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Member Discussion Panel - Volunteer Management Systems
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Project Management - A Crash Course
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Volunteers
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Outstanding Fee's for TAVA Conference
Thursday, February 09, 2017 TAVA Annual Conference - Emerging Trends in Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, January 12, 2017 GIVE and GET
Thursday, November 10, 2016 More than Volunteer Management: Be a better leader!
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Design Thinking Tools for Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, September 08, 2016 TAVA Meeting - Volunteers, Policies and the Law
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