At the end of May, over one hundred volunteer management professionals gathered at our Annual National conference in Winnipeg, hosted in partnership with MAVA and VMPC. This year’s conference was filled with top-notch learning opportunities, fun events and everyone's favourite part: networking.
We kicked off the week with four different sector tours and a welcome reception at the iconic Canadian Museum of Human Rights in the heart of Winnipeg.
The next day we moved into learning, hearing from our keynote speaker Angela Cassie and our human rights panel. Each offered an insightful perspective of volunteer management on the theme of diversity, inclusion and human rights. In the afternoon delegates enjoyed their breakout sessions with various speakers from across the country. We capped off the evening dining together at various restaurants in downtown Winnipeg.
Friday morning started with our keynote speaker, Shahina Siddiqui, followed by our “Managing Event Volunteers” panel. After another afternoon of engaging sessions, we wrapped up with an interactive session led by Lindsay Baker to help us put our new knowledge into action.
As always, the highlight of the conference was being able to connect with our colleagues, new and old, and hearing about the amazing work being done in the field. We left feeling energized and ready to tackle our new goals.
A huge thank-you to everyone involved in organizing the event and making it a success. We look forward to next year’s conference in Ottawa!
Victoria De Haan-Traa
Co-Chair, Conference 2018