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2 Think about the horrible BC forest fires of 2003 and how all of BC united to assist with relief efforts…

3 Think about the international outpouring of support following 9/11…

4 Think about the world’s response to the Boxing Day tsunami…

5 … and currently, our neighbours to the south are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina …

6 “Taking care of your own” no longer ends at your own city limits…

7 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat An initiative presented by:

8 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat This October, community leaders from across BC will gather to “pass the fire” between generations and back to their own communities…

9 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat “Passing the Fire” will begin with three days of learning, knowledge exchange and action plan development…

10 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat …followed by the implementation of regional action plans designed to increase the capacity of organizations to involve volunteers.

11 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat Who: 29 community leaders representing three generations and all corners of BC When: October 27-29, 2005 What:BC Volunteerism Academy

12 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat Why? To strengthen community volunteerism To promote knowledge exchange To encourage an inter-generational exchange of expertise …creating a stronger voluntary sector in British Columbia

13 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat We will be successful if: We deliver learning sessions, by volunteers, that strengthen the assets of each regional participant The initiative results in a strategic action plan for each corner of the province

14 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat We will be successful if: We are able to document processes, participation and results We are able to generate publicity, support and share our learning

15 Individuals are saying: “We can make change happen. We can make a real difference through volunteering”…

16 BC Volunteerism Academy 2005 Académie de bénévolat Want to find out more? Eager to hear the stories? Interested in learning how to build your own Volunteerism Academy? For more information write to:


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