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The Nonprofit Vote: Janet Rock

Published: Mar 4, 2022 @ 10:52 AM

We are pleased to see that many people have taken notice of the report, An Anti-Racist Approach to Volunteering. More people need to see it and the conversation needs to continue and grow stronger. Thanks to The Nonprofit Vote it is shared further. Look for some events coming in the future to support that continued conversation!

Thanks to our own Janet Rock for writing a blog post for The Nonprofit Vote, here is a short except:

Volunteering has a good reputation. We tell people it’s the way to gain experience and share skills. Volunteering is fundamental to what we value as a pillar of Canadian society, isn't it? It can be all of these things, but let’s face it. It’s also a colonized practice that pre-dates the formation of our country. The concept was born at the same time as volunteering for the military. This association may have thinned over time, but its direct origins in violent white supremacy should be considered when we look to understand the experiences of volunteers today. (Read full post)