Presented by Volunteer BC & Volunteer Campbell River
Tuesday, December 1st
Registration 9:00 am, Workshops 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Risk Management Workshop with Lillian Whitmore – Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC
This workshop is for anyone wanting practical strategies on how to incorporate risk management into their organization, programs and community.
You will leave with: An understanding of possible areas of risk in your programs; a template for risk assessment; strategies to deal with risk (position description, policies, training, supervision); resources to develop appropriate risk management policies and procedures; techniques to advocate for risk management to your organization; national best practices and resources; and an overview of insurance options.
Police Information Checks and Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Review Comparisons
Stacy Ashton (Volunteer BC) Lillian Whitmore (AVRBC), Shara Skinner (Ministry of Justice)
As discussions arise in our community about the cost of having checks done, this session will talk about the differences between RCMP Police Information Checks and Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Reviews. Real life examples will be used with the opportunity to ask questions and gather information to decide which screening practice best suits your needs.
Lunch provided 12:30 – 1:30
Community Conversation Update – New Directions for the Non-Profit Sector in BC Summary with Lawrie Portigal – President, Volunteer BC
During lunch Lawrie will share updates and results on the two BC wide non-profit surveys and 15 Community Conversations.
Culturally Welcoming Volunteer Programs Workshop – Part 1
Stacy Ashton (Executive Director of Community Volunteer Connections, Vice President of Volunteer BC and a member of AVRBC nominated for the 2015 Impact Award)
What does a culturally inclusive Volunteer Program make possible in for you, your organization and in your community? Gain the skills to recruit and manage volunteers who are new to Canada with confidence and success! Learn where to go and how to ask new immigrants to volunteer, build volunteer roles that work for immigrants and for the organization, handle cross-cultural differences in management and supervision, and be inspired by stories of success.
Wednesday, December 2nd
Registration 9:00 am
Workshops 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ten Common Legal Pitfalls and How Healthy Non-Profits Can Sidestep Them
Presented by Martha Rans
• Does your board know what a T3010 form is?
• Can we provide notice of a meeting by email?
• Can we lease space to a for-profit company?
• Who is on your membership register?
• What the heck is a membership registry?
• When do you call a lawyer?
Join non-profit and charity lawyer (and volunteer) Martha Rans and explore her legal diagnostic to see how you and your organization can avoid some of the most common legal problems a non-profit organization in BC can face. Based on real-life situations that volunteer organizations confront. By the end of the session Martha will help identify issues, walk through the answers, and demystify the law!
Lunch provided 12:00 – 1:00
New Society’s Act Workshop
Find out what you need to know to transition your organization without losing sleep. The workshop will familiarize non-profit organizations with the new review act.
Facilitator: Martha Rans
Martha Rans has been a lawyer for nearly 20 years. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in the legal needs of non-profits, charities and digital creatives. Martha is an advocate for public legal education and information. She is the founder of lawfornonprofits.ca and resource dedicated to the non-profit sector. She is the Legal Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach, which provide advice, information and education to thousands of BC’s creators and non-profits.
Seating is limited!
To register please contact 250-287-8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.