April 10 to April 16, 2016 is a National Volunteer Week:
“Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to boom. Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient. Even the tiniest volunteer effort leaves a profound and lasting trace in a community, much like tree rings that appear over time”.
Volunteers are the foundation of community resilience and effective emergency management.
Stay tuned for our Spring issue of HazNet haznet.ca which focuses on Volunteers and Volunteer Management in Canada (to be released during the EP week).
For resources visit https://volunteer.ca/nvw2016
Watch this video celebrating 12.7 million volunteers in Canada: