From a news release issued by Volunteer Canada:

National Volunteer Week was first proclaimed in 1943 as an initiative to draw the public’s attention to the vital contribution of women to the war effort on the home front. In the late 1960s, the focus was revived and broadened to include all community volunteers.

National Volunteer Week, the country’s biggest celebration and recognition campaign of volunteers, runs from April 19 to 25. Through the National Volunteer Week website (, created by Volunteer Canada, hundreds of individuals and organizations have submitted photos and videos of “volunteers in action,” and thousands more have used the site’s resources to plan their own volunteer recognition events.

Take a moment this week to stop and thank the volunteer directors and committee members that take time out of their lives to help make our condominium communities a better place to live and work.