Federal budget gives National Volunteer Action Strategy a boost - but more needed

Newly committed government cash won’t cover full cost of consultation process, say advocates

Why It Matters

Volunteer numbers have yet to return to their pre-pandemic level, even as the need for volunteers grows. Organizations have championed a comprehensive national volunteer strategy for years.

Organizations say while they’re grateful for government money to develop a national volunteer strategy, it falls millions of dollars short of the total amount required to create and implement such an initiative.

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