Volunteer Appreciation

National Volunteer Week 2022! 💚💙

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.⁣
⁣Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences. It connects people in ideas and actions and helps create bonds forged in common goals and aspirations.⁣

⁣Volunteering can help us develop empathy, to see the world through the eyes of others. It can connect people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, expanding our views. It can build our capacity to work collectively and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive society.⁣

⁣From coast to coast to coast in formal and informal settings, volunteers create caring, collaborative, and compassionate communities. During National Volunteer Week 2022, we celebrate the contributions of Canada’s millions of volunteers: their actions, their understanding, and their genuine concern for the world around them.⁣

⁣Volunteering, putting empathy into action, can build communities where people feel happier, healthier, and more welcome – creating a stronger, more connected Canada.⁣
#NVW2022 #EmpathyInAction #VolunteersBringHeart #empathy #volunteer

City of Vaughan 2022 Volunteer Recognition award recipient: Phyllis Santone

Creating Alternatives recognizes our Founder and Board President, Phyllis Santone, with the City of Vaughan, as she will receive the City of Vaughan’s Volunteer Recognition Award 2022 on April 27! 👏🎉

Creating Alternatives celebrates over 20 years of leadership from Phyllis! This #NationalVolunteerWeek we are honoring her commitment to the Vaughan community and to the Creating Alternatives mission, for providing a place of inclusion and belonging for all to be valued members of the community. Phyllis is a champion of the community and inspiration to many in her advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.⁣

Thank you for your many years of continued dedication and support, Phyllis! 🥰

@Cityofvaughan: This year’s Volunteer Recognition Awards will take place virtually tonight at 7 p.m. Tune in to celebrate 55 outstanding individuals who have made a significant and positive impact on the community. Learn more: vaughan.ca/news ⁣