February 24, 2021
VMPC Members-Only Webinar -
The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to our volunteer programs to say the least, but are there now opportunities to re-imagine volunteer engagement so that your organization comes back stronger, more diverse and more vibrant? How does focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, using the principles of Gender-Based Analysis Plus provide volunteer coordinators with a positive Return on Investment? This webinar will elaborate on these concepts, and illustrate each theory with case studies from the front lines of Parks Canada.
Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 11:00 – 12:30pm PT/ 2:00 – 3:30pm EST
Cost: Free for VMPC Members*
Click here to register: https://www.vmpc.ca/cgi/page.cgi/Member_Only_Webinars.html
About the Presenters
Cate Watrous has been the National Volunteer Program Coordinator for Parks Canada since 2015. She cut her teeth in volunteer management as the president and program coordinator for her local community centre, followed by a stint in municipal politics. She was also the founder and managing editor of a community newspaper. She teaches a course at the University of Manitoba in the Environmental Studies Department, in public engagement and facilitated decision-making, which includes a unit on citizen science.
Tina Barzo has been the Leader of Volunteer Engagement in Banff National Park since 2006, where she developed the volunteer program from scratch. She has also worked in non-profits and corporate settings for more than 20 years, in mainly volunteer management, ecotourism and voluntourism. In 2018, she earned a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, her thesis was on advancing conservation through leadership in citizen science. She l loves hiking, canoeing, and hanging out with her dog, cat and husband in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.