Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

 

The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations was launched in March 2004 after a long-term grassroots collaborative process with voluntary sector members to fill a gap in the sector’s infrastructure. CCVO functions similar to a Chamber of Commerce by providing research, education and a vehicle for consultation and public policy development on issues of most concern to the voluntary sector.

 

Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Suite 940, 1202 Centre Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A5
(403) 261-6655 phone
(403) 261-6602 fax
www.CalgaryCVO.org

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Our Work

The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) was established in 2004 to strengthen individual nonprofit organizations and the sector generally, by building capacity and addressing the larger systemic issues that can ultimately help or hinder their missions.


To this end, CCVO works to provide leadership on issues broadly affecting the nonprofit/voluntary sector. We work collaboratively, building connections with and within the sector. We contribute to a cohesive voice for the sector by inspiring dialogue, participating in public policy, and promoting the value of the nonprofit/voluntary sector with government, business and the public. And we build capacity within the sector by undertaking research, publishing information, sharing tools and resources, and developing skills and knowledge.

What We Do


The high quality of life enjoyed in communities across Canada, including Calgary, is built on many of the programs, activities and services run by the nonprofits and charities that make up the voluntary sector. These include sports programs for our kids to conserve our natural treasures; services to help new immigrants settle in Calgary; training to give people the skills they need to fill gaps in the workforce; programs to help the homeless leave life on the street; and, arts and cultural activities for the whole community, to name a few.


The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) was established in 2004 to strengthen these individual organizations and the sector generally, by building capacity and addressing the larger systemic issues that can ultimately help or hinder their missions. To this end, CCVO works to provide leadership on issues broadly affecting the nonprofit/voluntary sector.


* We work collaboratively, building connections with and within the sector.


* We contribute to a cohesive voice for the sector by inspiring dialogue, participating in public policy, and promoting the value of the nonprofit and voluntary sector with government, business and the public.


* And we build capacity within the sector by undertaking research, publishing information, sharing tools and resources, and developing skills and knowledge.


Today our work benefits from the support of a large and diverse CCVO membership ranging from small, grassroots nonprofits with no paid staff, to large, well known registered charities. Members work in areas across the community, including housing, social services, health, sports and recreation, arts, and environment.