Province Passes New Legislation

A new bill in Ontario has passed that may effect your organization's policies, orientation and health and safety education. Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, passed November 6th, 2014. The bill is designed to protect vulnerable workers, such as interns and unpaid learners. To read more about this new legislation; visit: Ontario Newsroom.

Volunteer Audit Summary

As a Professional Association seeking to constantly improve and raise the bar of our profession, we took it upon ourselves to undergo a Volunteer Audit Summary for our own organization. To see the PAVRO Volunteer Audit Summary, you can view the document here: Volunteer Audit Summary

Call for Speaker Proposals! 

PAVRO is inviting proposals from speakers/facilitators/presenters for the annual
conference “LIVE 2015”, being held on May 28 & 29, 2015 at the Center for Health and
Safety Innovation (CHSI) 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, ON. For full details, see the Request for Proposal Document. 

New Website Upcoming!

We are very excited to launch our new website with enhanced features and a newly designed interface. Please bear with us in this time of transition. We promise it will be worth the wait! 

Mentor Program for 2014-2015

Whether you are new to the field of volunteer management or are a seasoned professional, the PAVR-O Mentor Program provides a unique opportunity to expand your learning. We are accepting applications until August 15th, however we encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible. Visit Mentor Program. 
Thank you to all who participated in the program last year!

Visit our AGM page to learn about what was on the agenda at the Annual General Meeting that took place at Conference. You can also find the Annual Report and Bylaw Changes. 


PURPOSE: PAVR-O will collect, use and disclose member’s personal information only for purposes related to membership and/or provision of information concerning  programs, products or services, in the voluntary or volunteer management sector. We will only disclose personal information to third parties, in accordance with applicable laws, or with a member’s consent.

CONSENT:  Membership in PAVR-O constitutes implied consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information to carry out our mandate in our sector. If we intend to use personal information in the future for a different purpose than originally set out, we will first obtain express consent to do so.

RETENTION/ACCESS: We retain personal information for so long as we are engaged in matters related to the voluntary or volunteer management sector.Members have the right to access their own personal information in our records, and we will make that available upon communication with our Privacy Officer. We will respect member`s rights  to challenge or correct the accuracy or completeness of that information, in accordance with applicable laws.

OPENESS AND SAFEGUARDS: This statement of our privacy policy is open to anyone and will be made available upon request. Personal information is available only to the individual or to those who are entitled to that information under the provisions of any federal or provincial law. We take reasonable steps, consistent with our mandate and office practices, to keep your personal information safeguarded.

PRIVACY OFFICER: PAVR-O’s Privacy Officer is the Communications Director. He/she is responsible for administering the privacy policy and ensuring compliance with federal privacy legislation (PIPEDA) and is the person who will answer any questions and deal with any complaints of our handling of personal information. The Privacy Officer may be reached at




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