As part of the International Year of Volunteers 2001 celebrations, the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement was developed. The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement is designed to present a setting in which organizations can discuss how their volunteers are engaged and supported.
Volunteers and the voluntary sector play a vital role in Canadian society. Volunteers across Canada are involved in services and programs that improve and enhance the life of our communities. While Canadians are proud of this contribution, there has never been a clear articulation of the important values and benefits received from volunteer involvement. The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement provides a framework for your organization to start discussing the role that volunteers play in helping achieve your purpose or mission.