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Community Information

Dufferin-Peel Community Information Database
List and contact info for all services in Dufferin and Peel.


Below are links that will be useful to volunteers and the organizations that need them

211 Community Information Across Canada!
Wherever you are, you can go to this link to find resources in many communities in Canada. Currently community info from Alberta, BC, Ontario, and Quebec is available with other provinces in the process of 'coming aboard'!
Board Development Resources for all organizations, profit or non-profit!
Online Integrated Library (FREE!!) for personal, professional and organizational development. All about Boards of Directors (For-Profit and Nonprofit) from the Free Management Library.
Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Values, Guiding Principles and Standards of Practice
Detailed document regarding Principles and Standards that organizations should consider while developing or reviewing how volunteers are involved in their organizations. Useful for all organizations that use volunteers.
Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management
The Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management (CJVRM) is a nonprofit publication highlighting the management of volunteer services in Canada. For more than 18 years, CJVRM has connected managers of volunteer resources throughout the country by providing a forum for sharing stories of successes and challenges in the field. We are managed by a team of volunteers, based in Ottawa, with Regional Representatives and contributors from coast to coast.

CBC Governor General and Volunteerism
'Build a more caring Canada', Governor General David Johnston urges!
Change the World Youth Volunteer Challenge
High School Student Campaign!
Charity Village
Canadian Not for Profit news including job postings, volunteer opportunities, lots of resources and links!
Civic Action - Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance
Take action on the latest issues!
Designing Volunteer Training
Easy steps to keep in mind when developing volunteer training programs! 1-2-3 approach!
Developing an Employee Volunteer Program
This document is an overview of the guidelines for developing an excellent Workplace Volunteer Program. The work was done by KPMG, a high end consulting group, and has lots of good thinking for businesses and employers of all kinds!
Dufferin Family Directory: Services for Parents, Children & Youth
Resources, services and information about everything in Dufferin!
A very helpful search engine.
Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce
Dufferin Business Listings and updates!
HandsOn Blog - 5 More Tips for Writing an Awesome Volunteer Position Description
Lots of great information on this site that's all about 'taking action'!
Headwaters Communities in Action
Created by 54 community leaders representing a variety of sectors, the vision for Headwaters Communities in Action holds our dream for a strong community built upon the spirit of collaboration.

Idealware's Social Media Resource Library
A tool that will help your nonprofit organization learn about and make great use of social media to support your work!
Linda Graff- Consultant in Not Profit Management and Volunteerism
A highly respected international consulting firm that specializes exclusively in volunteerism and nonprofit management.
Ministry of Community and Social Services - Making Ontario Accessible
On-line information on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Customer Service Standards and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
Nominations and information about Nominations for Young Volunteers! See the winners from previous years and how they contributed, and download the nominations form or vote on line for Young Volunteer Awards!
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards: learn about the awards, who has received them and how to nominate a volunteer you know!
Our Shared Resources - for volunteer managers
A free service where those who work in the field of volunteer management will be able to add useful resources and others in the field will be able to access them. is a free service where those who work in the field of volunteer management will be able to add useful resources and others in the field will be able to access them. With many people contributing a little we avoid re-inventing the wheel time and time again. Resources can be;
•Downloadable, real-world examples of forms, manuals or position descriptions
•Templates & tools for creating resources
•Tips, ideas and how-to Resources

Shed the Light!
Shed The Light is a youth-led group project that is bringing awareness to children, youth, adults about mental health issues, in hopes to reduce the negative stigma surrounding Mental Health. Together, with help from Children’s Mental Health staff at Dufferin Child and Family Services, the group developed a videos and a multimedia presentation. This year, we presented to a a number of schools, and public events. We are always looking for new members. If you are interested, please email us at

The Maytree Foundation
This foundation has historically supported many tools, strategies and initiatives to strengthen the not for profit sector, volunteerism and community capacity.
The Non-Profit Centre - Downloads of interest to Boards
Useful documents from the Nonprofit Center: Promoting the Association Management Profession
Volunteer Canada
Find current tools and resources about the latest strategies to promote volunteerism.
Volunteer Dufferin
The place to go to look for volunteer opportunities in Dufferin.
Volunteer MBC (Mississauga Brampton Caledon) resources and links
The Volunteer Centre that serves Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon has a great site with lots to learn and many links. One day, we'll be able to have the links and resources they do, but in the meantime, let's learn from them! ,
Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance
The Learning Alliance is a regional training service designed for staff and volunteers at local community benefit organizations.
Work Smart Ontario Information for Volunteers
Ministry of Labour's site about the workplace as it relates to volunteers and in particular young volunteers and their parents.
World Volunteer Web
International Volunteer News, Resources and Initiatives, to get the global perspective of volunteerism.
Youth Change the World Campaign
A record-breaking 28,000 high school students from across the province made a difference in their communities by participating in the 2012 Ontario ChangeThe World Youth Volunteer Challenge.