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Thursday, April 26, 2018Save The Date!
DESIGN THINKING           Facilitator : Christine Martin
Learn and explore the principles of design thinking in an interactive workshop format.  Try out a few design thinking tools to create an even better experience for volunteers, staff and clients at your organization.

THE ENGAGED VOLUNTEER    Facilitator:  Deban Brunette
Last year, the Canadian Red Cross presented a seminar: The Connected Volunteer. This is the next piece of that conversation: The Engaged Volunteer. 
Time:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:   Neighbour to Neighbour Centre                
                      28 Athens Street, Hamilton ON

Cost:   $25 members, $35 non-members
             Continental breakfast + Lunch (optional)
RSVP      Anne Rae,     area@hamiltoncas.com
Deadline: April 20, 2018

Past Events:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Annual General Meeting

Guest Speakers: Susan Cheeseman and David Wallis, “The Culture of Volunteerism”

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Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Children’s Aid Society
26 Arrowsmith Road, Hamilton ON
Breakfast included

RSVP by Friday, June 9, 2017

Tues. April 11, 2017

Workshop: The Connected Volunteer

Lynda Watson, Canadian Red Cross, Lead Facilitator of the Connected Volunteer.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Children’s Aid Society, 
26 Arrowsmith Road, Hamilton ON
Light refreshments provided.

RSVP by Fri, April 7, 2017

Wed, March 15, 2017

Workshop: PREB Ontario Training
Kaitlyn McDermott, Volunteer Hamilton and certified PREB Trainer

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Children’s Aid Society
26 Arrowsmith Road, Hamilton ON
Light refreshments provided.
RSVP by Mon, March 13, 2017

Thurs Jan 19th, 2017Share & Learn: Community Partnerships through the Hamilton Spectator.
Welcoming guest speaker Jane Allison, Director of Community Partnerships from the Hamilton Spectator to teach us about engaging the community at large and media relations 1 on 1.
Time: 9:00 to 10:30am
Location: to be confirmed.  
Fri. Dec. 2nd 2016Celebration:  Festive Luncheon
It's that time of year again!  Please come out to the HAV festive luncheon to celebrate yet another successful year together to kick off the holidays.
Time:  12:30 to 4:00pm
Location: Battlefield House
170 King Street East
Thurs Nov. 3rd 2016

Celebration: International Volunteer Managers Day
Join us for fun, food and social conversation as we celebrate "1 Job, Many Hats" - take this time to celebrate you, your colleagues and your profession!
Time:  5:00 to 7:00pm
Location: Fool & Flagon
2255 Barton Street East

Nov. 2016
Workshop:  Formula For Change
Business coach, Dan Holstein will be joining us to teach us  how to get more of what we really want at work and break the cycle of feeling boxed in!  
Time: 9:00-12:00pm
Location:  N2N
28 Athens St., Hamilton
More details to follow

Thurs. Oct. 27th 2016

Share and Learn:  Student Retension Strategies
Ruthanne Talbot, Anna Magnotta and Dave Heidebrecht discuss resources available at McMaster University & strategies on how to engage, maintain & motivate your student population & programs.
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Ancaster Community Services
300 Wilson Street.
Light refreshments provided.
RSVP by Oct 25th    

Tues Feb. 23rd, 2016
Share & Learn Best Practices
Come out and hear from Members on what has worked well in our industry around:  The 3 R’s Recruitment, Retention, Recognition.
Location:  Neighbour to Neighbour Centre   28 Athens St., Hamilton
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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