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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Volunteer Profile: Emily Kennedy

It’s nearing the end of National Volunteer Week (2020) but we are still interviewing some of our amazing Carizon volunteers to highlight those who donate their time and talent to our community. Our final profile goes to Emily Kennedy, a student-volunteer at Carizon: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a soon-to-be Master… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Cam Gordon

It’s nearing the end of National Volunteer Week (2020) but we are still interviewing some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today, we have the opportunity to talk to Cam Gordon: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Retired 4 years ago.  Spent 23 years in Computer… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Wilson

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today, we have the opportunity to profile Charlotte Wilson: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a retired Registered nurse with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  What is your… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Ron Johnson

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Ron Johnson: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a retired P. Engineer, married with 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and live… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Justin Hoang

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Justin Hoang: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Currently, I’m a student at Conestoga College, working towards a degree in accounting. I enjoy helping people and… Read more »

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Why Donating Your Time Is Good for Your Health

Not only is it #WellnessWednesday, but we are in the middle of celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020!  So, for this week’s installment, I will try to answer the question: why volunteering is good for your health. Have you ever wondered why people volunteer and what keeps them coming back week after week? Volunteering should be… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Amy Du

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Amy Du: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I came to Canada with my husband one year ago from China. In the first… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Jill Kolb

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Jill Kolb: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I’m a local young professional working in the communication and engagement sector.  What is… Read more »

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The Power of Self-Compassion: Quarantine & Beyond

Cover Art: Lorrainne Sorlet Self-Compassion: More Helpful Than Self Esteem? Self-esteem (the level to which we evaluate ourselves positively) is generally considered a foundational part of our mental and emotional wellbeing. However, as we learn more about healthy growth and development in children and what supports wellbeing in adults, the focus on self-esteem is coming… Read more »

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