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Welcome to Our World!  AVR SK Professional Development Day & Annual General Meeting

Thursday, June 1, 2017 │  8:15am-3:30pm  
Comfort Suites 203 Bill Hunter Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK    
Cost: $55.00 (members of AVR-SK)    
          $65.00 (non-members)  

Registration(and membership) form: Click here
General inquiries: avrsask@gmail.com or Pat Aylward at 306.882.4111 ext 2312  





Speaker and author, Maureen Haddock will be presenting at our June conference

With Love, From Iraq: A true story of hope, perseverance, and becoming Canadian

It is the love story of Maysoon and Wajid, who met as teenagers, in a troubled Iraq. Maureen relates thte story, as they remember it, from the perspective of childhood and adolescence, through to adulthood. Inspite of  some harrowing experieinces, their escape stroy is uplifting: it is filled with hope, perseverance, and entrepreneurism. Maysoon and Wajid came With Love, From Irqaq and Canda is richer for their citizenship.



Volunteer Management learning opportunities:

Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) National Forum (2018 TBA)



Sandbox Lunch & Learn Sessions   Presented by; Leadership Saskatoon
What is the Sandbox Lunch & Learn? In 2007, Leadership Saskatoon and Volunteer Saskatoon developed a partnership and started a series of Lunch & Learn events in Saskatoon. A need had been voiced for a space to gather community leaders and discover together.

The 2017-2018 Series of Sandbox Lunch & Learns TBA in the Fall
Lunch & Learns run from 12:00-12:50pm at the Sask Abilities Council in Saskatoon. If you are interested in attending any of the below opportunities contact Dinny @ (306) 242-5890 or email dholroyd@shaw.ca. Space for each session is limited. You can bring your lunch or purchase on from the onsite Cafe.


Volunteer Sector Studies Network - Luther College
Click here to learn more


Online Opportunities

Charity Village on Twitter


Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

Applications are accepted on a continual basis, however there is a deadline for each exam window.

  • Fall Exam Window:  Oct 2-13, 2017; application deadline:  Sept 15, 2017



Energize Inc.


Fleming College - Peterborough, Ontario
Volunteer Management Certificate (On line distance education 120 hours)
Four course certificate (courses done concurrently)
Volunteer Management – Administration

Volunteer Management – Applied Project

Volunteer Management – Spectrum of Engagement

Volunteer Management Foundations



Ryerson University, The Chang School- Toronto, Ontario
Non-Profit Undergraduate Certificate (O
n line distance education and classroom 234 hours)

Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
Developing Effective Organizations
Program Evaluation
Strategic Planning or
Advocacy and Governmental Relations or
Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations or
NGO and World Governance or
Critical Issues in the Third Sector or
Issues with Diversity or
Financial Management



Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning- Toronto, Ontario
Volunteer Management Leadership Certificate Program (New)(On line distance 120 hours)

Foundation of Volunteer Management
Building Leadership Capacity
Leadership and Planning Strategies



Conestoga College- Kitchener, Ontario
Volunteer Management Certificate (In Class and On line required)

Volunteer Management Foundations
Volunteer Management Core Skills
Volunteer Management Applications
Volunteer Management Building your Leadership Capacity OR
Volunteer Management: Change Management OR
Volunteer Management: Understanding and Resolving Conflict OR
Volunteer Management: Understanding Project Management OR
Volunteer Management: Understanding & Supporting Boards’
( 2 Electives Required)



Mohawk College- Hamilton, Onatrio
Volunteer Management Certificate (On line and in class learning required)



This is not an all inclusive list if you know of any other opportunities or sites that might be of interest to individuals working or thinking of working in the field of Volunteer Management please forward them to AVRSASK@gmail.com



2017 AVR-SK AGM & Professional Development Day will be June 1, 2017. We will look forward to seeing you there.