Resources for Nonprofits and Charities

Explore free resources for non-profits, charities, and other Canadian organizations working with volunteers.

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement
Volunteer Canada’s Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement is a key document for organizations that engage volunteers. As...
CLEO’s Bylaw Builder
CLEO's Bylaw Builder tool is for non-profits incorporated under Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). This free-to-use tool...
Communications and DEI Resources
Find resources for Communications and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives for your organization.    Featured Resources Did...
Non-profit Management Resources
Part of Volunteer Ottawa’s mission as a volunteer centre is to help non-profits and charities in the...
Research and Data Resources
Canadian organizations have access to a wealth of online data, research, and statistics. Browse the links collected...
Screening Volunteers: Guides and Tools
Volunteer Ottawa helps people interested in volunteering find roles with organizations throughout the greater Ottawa region —...
Volunteer Management Resources
Volunteer Management is a unique field that shares some similarities with other HR and management roles, but...

Not finding the resource you need? Consider a custom workshop!

Volunteer Ottawa offers workshops customized for your organization. Whether it is training for Board members, management or staff, we will meet with you to determine your needs, develop a workshop that meets your requirements, and deliver it at your workplace or virtually. We can offer anything from a ½ hour lunch-and-learn to a full day staff retreat.

Customized learning experiences can be offered on any subject required, including, but not limited to, the following topics:  

  • Not-for-profit governance – Board training  
  • Project Management 
  • Strategic Planning  
  • Volunteer Management 
  • And more!