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Conference 2017 -  Leading for Transformation:
Advancing the Volunteer Management Profession

May 10-12, 2017 * Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria BC

Join VMPC and our hosts the Administrators of Volunteer Resources (AVRBC) for the premier education event for Volunteer Management Professionals. Connect with your colleagues across Canada to learn from experienced leaders within the field. You will gain new ideas and be inspired to transform your volunteer programs!

The conference kicks off on Wed May 10th in the afternoon with sector specific learning events and will be followed by a welcome reception hosted by VMPC. The Conference begins May 11th and will include two full days of exciting workshops and keynotes, hot topic discussions and networking opportunities, as well as a fantastic gala event on the Thursday night. View our conference schedule and workshop descriptions for more information. You can also find information on our stunning venue, the Delta Ocean Pointe, details on how to get to beautiful Victoria BC and discount codes for WestJet flights.


Registration is now open! Click here to register. 

(Can't attend in-person? Check out our live streaming options at the bottom of the page).


A big THANK YOU to our generous conference sponsors.



Conference Hotel - Delta Ocean Pointe Resort: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyjvo-delta-hotels-victoria-ocean-pointe-resort/

Alternative hotels near the Delta Ocean Pointe:

  • Victoria Regent

  • Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza

  • Hotel Rialto

  • Bedford Regency Hotel

  • Swans Hotel and Brew Pub



Discount code for West Jet flights:

Use Westjet Discount Code to get a 10% discount to attend the conference:
Book by: May 20, 2017
Travel from: May 3, 2017 to May 20, 2017 (Blackout dates: May 18 – 19, 2017)
Coupon code: (web coupon no.) T1NCNW3
*For Travel Agent: Web use only – Promo code: YYJ01
Reservations: 1-800-538-5698
Web: http://www.westjet.com

More information on how to get to Victoria by air or water:  https://avrbc.com/conference/gettingthere/ 



Melissa Ketler


Melissa Ketler has specialized for the past 10 years in the development of creating high-functioning and effective teams. She has a focus on culture, leadership development, organizational solutions, and employee engagement. She is a change management specialist and will be leading attendees in transforming how they support volunteers through change. You can find out more about Melissa at http://www.foxandowl.ca/

Christina Sestan



Christina Sestan, is an ambitious, energetic and dynamic coach, facilitator, and speaker with fifteen years of organizational development experience, focusing on leadership development and peak performance in a variety of organizational settings. Christina will lead us to exam our own unique leadership style while exploring ways to leverage our impact in our workplaces and communities. Find out more about Christina here http://citruscoaching.com/ 



Destination British Columbia's website: http://www.hellobc.com/ 

Tourism Victoria's website: http://www.tourismvictoria.com/



Brought to you by the Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC (AVRBC) and the Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC).


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Can’t attend Conference 2017 in person? Bring your colleagues together and live stream day 2 of the conference on May 12

Details are available here :

Live Streaming 2017

Host site requirements


Thank you to Better Impact for offering this service in-kind!