Calling all volunteers! As part of National Volunteer Week, April 21st to 27th, 2013, the Social Planning Council of Ottawa is very excited to launch the Ottawa TimeBank.
The TimeBank is an interactive web portal that allows members to exchange skilled services and assets with agencies and organizations, hour-for-hour. Members are able to make a profile in the portal, identify which skills they have to offer the community, and those which their organization requires. The portal tracks offers and requests for skilled volunteer assistance, and the hours exchanged by members. For each hour you contribute to an agency or organization, you can redeem an hour of skilled assistance for your own organization from other members in the TimeBank. Members don't need to exchange services directly -- your hours become currency which can be "spent" on any service in the TimeBank.
The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is excited to announce a new phase of the Building Greener Futures Together initiative! We’ve launched a new, more comprehensive employment program for young adults looking to enter the “green” home renovation and retrofit industries.
The crisis caused by lack of access to healthy food for many residents, particularly those who are low income, is a key health priority which is well recognized and documented. In response, the SPC Board established a priority in 2011 to work to develop new programs to directly increase access to healthy food.