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News Update (April 23, 2009)

• They keep our city strong Hamilton Spectator - ‎4 hours ago‎

Across Canada, volunteers give a total of two billion hours each year, the equivalent of 1 million full-time jobs, says a report from Volunteer Canada. ...

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News Update - April 22, 2009

Volunteering: do it for others, do it for yourself Times and Transcript - ‎3 hours ago‎

Volunteers are people from all walks of life, all ages and stages. What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community --- and in ...

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Statements in the House of Commons

Hon. Joseph Volpe (Eglinton—Lawrence, Lib.): 

Mr. Speaker, today kicks off National Volunteer Week in Canada. This week gives us occasion to both recognize the work done by volunteers and to get involved in charitable work ourselves.

It is estimated that in Canada, some 12 million volunteers give their time to 161,000 charitable organizations, which generate $112 billion a year for our economy.

Volunteers are selfless in their actions, noble in their intentions, and they enrich the lives of people who they will never meet.

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National Volunteer Week News Update

Aging volunteer population leaving void - ‎14 hours ago‎

By JENNA McMURRAY, Sun Media Approximately 12 million people are being honoured across the country as part of National Volunteer Week, but a national group ...

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Volunteering for Television

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