On Wednesday, September 28 - the Governor of Canada - David Johnston spoke at an event in Vancouver. In his speech he is quoted:
"I have spoken to Canadians on how we can create a better country as we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. With this in mind, I would like to talk to you today about a fundamental component in our society, one that I have set out as a pillar of my mandate as governor general: that of volunteerism and philanthropy."
In his speech he lays out 10 challenges that we need to address, both as caring Canadians and as a caring society, to improve volunteerism and philanthropy in Canada. Some examples are:
"First is to identify the needs of the community.
Second challenge is to look at a new definition of volunteerism.
Third point - social innovation..."
To read more about ways we can improve volunteerism and philantrophy in Canada - click here