resources

PEER & SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUPS IN CANADA:

  • Visit www.meetup.com to find a like-minded group to do an activity with. This website (and the groups hosted) caters to people of all ages and persuasions. There is a large pool of groups to choose from (i.e. foodies, travel, movies, language, karaoke, camping, tea, photography, etc.). 
  • Visit www.selfhelp.on.ca to find a peer support, or to learn how to start your own. In a peer support group you can meet and speak with people who are managing concerns similar to your own (.i.e. diabetes, depression, loneliness, social anxiety, death/loss, workplace stress, addictions, etc.).

QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANADA & AROUND THE WORLD:

  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an agency that promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. If you are interested in learning about quality of life measurements around the world, then this is a great website.
  • Statistics Canada is a member of the Industry Portfolio, and it “produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture”.
  • The Wellesley Institute “is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute” that focuses on “developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health”.

NON-PROFIT RESOURCES: 

  • Statistics Canada is a member of the Industry Portfolio, and it “produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture”.
  • Social Enterprise Canada supports social enterprise in Canada.
  • Center for Social Innovation  “is a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world”.
  • Ontario Non-profit Network  has a mandate to “communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with nonprofit organizations working for the public benefit in Ontario”.
  • Charity Village is “Canada’s online community focused on careers, work life, and human resources issues in and around the social profit sector”.

SOCIAL WORK RESOURCES: 

Associations:

  • TheOntario Association of Social Workers (OASW)  is the “voice of social workers in Ontario. OASW is a voluntary, provincial, non-profit bilingual association for social workers. All practising members have a university degree in social work at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level”.
  • TheOntario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)  is “a regulatory body whose primary duty is to serve and protect the public interest. The College’s mandate is to regulate the practice of social work and social service work and to govern its members”.

Books:

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT & ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES:                        

(Source: Toronto Association for Volunteer Administrators)

Professional Associations (AVAS)

General Resource and Information:

Recruitment:

Promotional Materials and Gifts:

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS FROM DONNETT BAILEY:

  •  Volunteer Loyalty is Built at each organizational Touchpoint is a very accessible volunteer/stakeholder engagement resource, for anyone working in the charitable sector.
  • Socialization is an online publication, that hosts content about social work, social justice, community and quality of life issues.
  • Social Agency 180 is a blog website that hosts content about the non-profit sector, social work, social justice, community, and quality of life issues.

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