National Volunteer Week April 16 - April 22nd 2023


The power of the people reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society.  We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.

Canada's Volunteer Week is from April 16th to April 22, 2023

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2023 is Volunteering Weaves Us Together. This reveals the importance of volunteering to the strength and vibrancy of our communities through the interconnected actions we take to support one another. These diverse forms of sharing our time, talent and energy strengthen the fabric of our community.

Through volunteering we experience our interconnectedness, making our lives more meaningful. Getting involved in various ways, we find friendship, develop trust, and link our relationships. Threading these connections, we come to belong as we contribute towards the same goals.

Like each individual thread makes weaving stronger, every volunteer’s experience, perspective, and abilities add to our collective resilience. Woven together from coast to coast to coast, volunteering reinforces our ability to grow, thrive, and create change within our community, province, and country.

Knowing our volunteer contributions are valued and meaningful creates a greater sense of purpose and dedication. From helping build a home, cleaning up a park, or coaching a sports team to cooking for an ill friend, checking in on a neighbour, or helping a stranger cross the street, each action we take impacts our community’s overall wellness, now and for future generations.

During National Volunteer Week 2023, we celebrate our collective impact: through our kindness, generosity, and commitment to volunteering, we weave our lives together.

Please Thank These Local, Independent Small Business Operators For Their Support

Local Business Operators like ones shown here, have helped to make this message possible. They are community booster and are deserving of your support.

DRESDEN FOODLAND 265 St. George Street, North. Fresh Food and More.

Locally owned and operated by Trevor Authier & Mark deHass 

Always our best deal on each and every car and truck.

Florence Mill Inc. Castle Dealer *Hardware & Building Supplies. 519-692-4711.

Badder Bus Service Limited, Phone 1-800-668-1974: Wabash.

10210 McCreary Line, Hwy #78. Mon-Fri- 8-5, Sat 8-3

A wide range of supplies & metal fabricated services.

Quality Used Cars and Trucks at affordable prices.

Formerly known as Shelley's Painted Treasures!

Thank you for Thinking and Shopping Local.