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National Volunteer Week, a statement by PM Justin Trudeau

From http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/04/23/statement-prime-minister-canada-national-volunteer-week

Ottawa, Ontario
April 23, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Volunteer Week, which takes place from April 23 to 29, 2017:

“Every year, almost 13 million Canadians across the country volunteer their time, energy, and talent to help improve the well-being of others and make Canada an even greater place to live.

“National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate Canadian volunteers and thank them for the selfless work they do to help those around them. As we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, we honour the essential contributions volunteers make to our country, this week and throughout the year.

“This year’s theme –Volunteering, eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017?encourages us to celebrate the many acts of generosity that Canadians carry out each day. Whether cleaning up our shorelines, tutoring young people after school, or preparing a meal for Canadians in need, volunteers remind us that our commitment to support each other makes us who we are as a country.

“The Government of Canada is proud to honour the contributions of these exceptional individuals through Canada’s Volunteer Awards. Canada’s communities are stronger and more inclusive thanks to the efforts and dedication of our countless volunteers.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I invite all Canadians to take the time this week to thank a volunteer who is making a difference in your community by using the hashtags #MakeADifference and #NVW2017.

Canada’s Volunteer Awards Program
Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition

Community Living Guelph Wellington wishes to THANK all Board and Committee Members, the agency Program Volunteers, Maude Squad, Bike Riders, Pet Therapy, Best Buddie Peers and Campus Friends, Event Volunteers and Staff Event Volunteers for all that you do and give to the agency and the People We Support.

 

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde

 

To be a volunteer, it takes…

Generosity, a willingness to give your time to others
Understanding, because their lives might be very different from your own
Empathy, an ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel what they must feel
Compassion, to truly care about making someone else’s life better
Patience, because the process doesn’t always go as smoothly as it might
Dedication, to stick with the project and see it through

You’ve shown these qualities and so much more!

Thanks to all of YOU!

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Union Petition Clarification Notice

Please be advised that there has been a recent petition circulating regarding Community Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW) and Community Living Dufferin (CLD).  As an agency, we want to confirm that this is a CUPE union led initiative and not an agency led initiative in any way.

CLGW wants to clarify a couple of points included in the union petition:

  • In addition to service expansion over the past several years, CLGW received an addition to base funding in 2014-15 in the amount of $793,641. This base funding increase was provided to … support the continued professionalization of developmental services and to support an increase in the salaries and wages of MCSS funded adult developmental services front line workers…”  This resulted in a 4% increase in staff compensation (salaries plus benefits)
  • In 2013 CLGW reduced agency-wide service hours by 4,680 per year to assist with our statutory financial obligations. There were no staff lay-offs as a result of this reduction in hours and no substantial reduction in service to clients

Please feel free to contact Laura Hanley, Executive Director at 226-314-0830 if you have any questions.