We are a registered not-for-profit volunteer centre that has the following purposes: 1. To encourage Canadians to volunteer; 2. To improve the capacity of organizations to involve volunteers; 3. To increase the public’s awareness and support for volunteerism and the voluntary sector; 4. To promote public participation with community organizations with an aim to foster good citizenship and encourage healthy communities; and 5. To provide courses, seminars, workshops, and other educational programs of use to volunteers.