Katimavik Day of Action – Volunteer / Journée d'action Katimavik – Bénévoles

Protest through volunteerism / Protestation par le bénévolat

Campaign Success and Failure

We are in the final week before the “Katimavik Day of Action – Volunteer” on June 23 and while we have not so far achieved our goal of 1000 hours … Continue reading

2012/06/18 · Leave a comment

Katimavik’s Contribution in the Press

Yesterday I presented stories of Katimavik volunteers who wrote about the work they did in the program to benefit host communities. This work may not have always seemed useful but it … Continue reading

2012/06/17 · 1 Comment

What are Katimavik Volunteers actually doing?

In the previous articles we looked at facebook testimonials of people who had trouble with Katimavik; who had life changing experiences in the program; and fun memories that will live … Continue reading

2012/06/16 · Leave a comment

Katimavik’s Contribution

A common criticism often levelled at Katimavik proponents is if participants want to volunteer there is nothing stopping them from going out into the community and doing the work! This … Continue reading

2012/06/15 · Leave a comment

Is Katimavik Relevant?

Although framed as a financial decision, the debate over Katimavik really comes down to a vision of Canada and the role of government in our society. Does government have a … Continue reading

2012/06/13 · Leave a comment

The Sunny Side of Katimavik

The public image of Katimavik is generally positive but it is also not well understood. It is a complex program, dealing with Canadians with many different strengths and challenges; different … Continue reading

2012/06/12 · Leave a comment

KatimaVictom no More!

I just attended the first official GTA Katimavik Alumni meeting in Toronto with a great selection of “KatimaViktoms” who started up the meeting by talking about their time in the … Continue reading

2012/06/08 · 1 Comment