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Author: Liz January 24, 2017

Celebrating Canada’s 150th: It’s Your Time to Shine

Canada150for150 is a volunteer challenge that asks Canadians to volunteer 150 hours this year in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. You may ask, “What kind of volunteering would I need to... read on

Author: Liz December 5, 2016

SPARK Your Spirit of Giving This December

December 5 is International Volunteer Day! It’s a day that celebrates the impact volunteers make across the globe. Founded by United Nation... read on

Appears in: Impact, Volunteering
Author: Liz October 21, 2016

Volunteers: Keeping the Terry Fox Run Going

Guest Post By: Mike Connell “I’m speechless about what these people will do for the [Terry Fox] organization,” says Martha McClew, Provincial Director, ... read on

Author: Liz October 7, 2016

#betheSPARK: A contest that shows you care

If you live in Ontario, October 3rd marked the start of our #betheSPARK contest on Twitter and Instagram! Capture you or your friends doing something good, something selfless—helping out a friend, a family membe... read on

Appears in: Impact, Volunteering
Author: Liz March 9, 2016

What's luck got to do with it?

When it comes to volunteering, are some people just lucky? Here at SPARK Ontario, we read many inspiring stories of people who have found their volunteering SPARK. How did they find it? What can we learn fro... read on

Author: Liz January 22, 2016

When is the best time to make a difference?

Carpe Diem! That’s what Robin Williams' character, Mr. Keating, said to his class of young men in the film, Dead Poets Society. This phrase meaning “Seize the Day” inspired his young students to ... read on

Author: Lianne November 25, 2015

Helping When It’s Hard

It’s always tempting for us non profits to promote volunteering as ‘fun’. We think that’s what we need to do to recruit people. To make volunteering look like it’s a bit of a party. We ce... read on

Appears in: Impact, Volunteering
Author: Lianne November 17, 2015

Non-Profits: What’s YOUR Story?

Here at SPARK we are all about story. Not just because it’s a ‘cool’ new way of connecting but because it works. And it has worked for thousands of years. As humans we are storytellers. We used story... read on