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    The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau is the centre of Grande Prairie's community non - profit sector. We work collaboratively with individuals, non-profits, educational institutions, and the corporate sector to provide programs opportunities and advocacy to develop a vibrant, growing community that cares. Read More
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    Caught in the Act

    Caught in the Act is back! Our latest edition is about HIV North Society Volunteer Mikenzie Batke, click the 'Read More' to learn about this great volunteer. Read More
  • 2018 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO

    2018 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO

    Nominations are now open for the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards program. The GPVSB and presenting sponsor ATCO, wanrt to recognize out of this world students (ages 13 to 18) who have made outstanding contributions to their communities through volunteerism. By recognizing these exceptional volunteers, the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards will inspire other students to give selflessly and become lifelong volunteers. Read More
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    Member Spotlight

    This month's Member Spotlight features the Grande Prairie Sport Council. To learn about this great organization click Read More
  • HR Recipes for Success

    HR Recipes for Success

    10 practical HR focused workshops, that can be taken individually or as a series. Workshops are 90 minutes every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, starting March 14th, 2018! Each workshop is full of practical learning, valuable networking and opportunities. Read More
  • GPVSB Member Benefits

    GPVSB Member Benefits

    There are many benefits to being a GPVSB member such as 3 free workshops for 2 participants, website linkage, volunteer listings, member pricing on professional development opportunities and more! Read More
  • Today's Indigenous Employability Services

    Today's Indigenous Employability Services

    Our T.I.E.S. project focuses on the personal skills and talent that contribute to the transition from unemployment and depending on family, community or government financial sources to self-sufficiency. This leads to self-empowerment for the individual and eventually the whole Community. If you are of Indigenous ancestry and looking for work, click Read More
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VSB Highlights

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation coming into effect July 1, there is a need for volunteer centres and your network of organizations to obtain explicit consent from individuals in order to send out various electronic messages, whether it be newsletters, special events, or donation requests.

While some of you may be using free or paid mass email marketing services, such as Mailchimp or IndustryMailout, we know that many of you do not. Some of these email services also may not have a built in “opt-in” mechanism.

You can obtain consent by manually emailing your contacts and tracking their responses individually, but depending on how large your list is, this could be very time consuming!

Here is another option that might work for you:  we've created a sample Google form that you can use to obtain consent. The form can be sent out to your email contact list, and people can opt-in to receiving emails from you of a commercial nature in the future. The results of people providing consent will automatically be stored in an excel spreadsheet. The sample live view of the form can be found here, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGdXRW9FbWFiSWxlYUU0cEpWWHhRNUE6MA#gid=0

 Directions to use the Google template:

The downloadable template for the form can be found here at Google Templates, https://docs.google.com/templates (you will need to login to a gmail account to access this template).

Search for “CASL Consent Form”. Click on “Use this template”, and the document will be saved onto your Google Drive. 

Edit the form to include information about your organization (Form -> Edit). 

Edit the confirmation page (that lets people know they can opt-out in the future) to include information about your organization (to edit confirmation page, on the form click “More actions” -> “edit confirmation”).

Once the template is edited and saved to your Google Drive, you will be able to send the link to the form to your email list (Form->Go to live form, then copy the web address). This will allow you to compose your own email to send to your email list, and allows you to preface it how you would like. 

All their responses and consenting email address from the form will be saved onto an excel spreadsheet. You can now just copy all the names and emails that are in the sheet, and that is your list of people who have consented to receiving your electronic messages.

It may not seem all that clear right now, but it should all be a little clearer once the template form is downloaded and you test it out a bit. 

So if you feel like this could be of use, or if it could be of use to your network of organizations, feel free to download the template or share it with your network.

If you have any questions or need a walk-through of anything, please contact Simon at (780) 482-3300 ext. 223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you,

Volunteer Alberta 

Tim Hortons Volunteer of the Month

Moira Cooke - Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Feburary Volunteer of the Month Moira Cooke

February’s Tim Hortons Volunteer of the Month Draw Winner is Moira Cooke!  Moira was nominated for our Volunteers of the Week program, on February 5th by the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, here’s a look back at Moira’s nomination:

“Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum nominates Moira Cooke.  Moira has been a dedicated volunteer at the museum since Feb. 2017. She has done great work preparing fossils in the lab, excavating in the bonebed, leading tours as a docent, and volunteering for special events at the museum. She has been a terrific asset to the museum, and an exemplary part of our volunteer team.“

Congratulations Moira!

The staff and board of the GPVSB would like to thank our sponsor Tim Hortons for helping us fuel the volunteers of Grande Prairie.


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