MPP hosts another Volunteer Roundtable DiscussionPublished on June 23, 2021
Local volunteer groups meet to discuss activities through the summer months
Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton hosted a Community Volunteer Roundtable Discussion today with more than a dozen local volunteer groups. Attendees at the virtual meeting included Kanata and West Carleton community associations and a range of organizations from the Kanata Food Cupboard to the Ottawa Salvation Army.
This was the third such roundtable discussion with local charities and volunteer groups. The roundtables are part of the MPP's Kanata-Carleton Community Volunteer Initiative -- an initiative to raise the level of awareness of the benefits that volunteering offers individuals and to promote the many opportunities in our community to volunteer.
"The roundtable discussion allowed us to reflect on some core issues about our volunteer groups and our community," says MPP Fullerton. "This summer and fall the efforts of volunteer groups will be essential and we focused our discussion on how local groups are pivoting to provide services post-pandemic. For individuals who volunteer, their actions will ensure a healthy re-engagement in daily activities and with fellow residents. So, we discussed the importance of volunteer activities and how they will help both individual residents and the community as a whole transition from this past year to the new normal."
Fullerton adds, "We live in a wonderful community and I believe it is so because of our community-minded residents, many of whom are volunteers in our community associations and groups. So, thank you to everyone for the important roles you are playing."
MPP Fullerton stated she would be sharing the discussion and outcomes of the roundtable in a volunteer report to be released in early July. The report will be circulated to all volunteer groups in Kanata and West Carleton and will be made available to residents upon request.
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