The Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Centre strives to give local volunteers and groups the tools and information they need to continue contributing to their communities. As we come across resources that we find valuable, they will be posted with the intention of specifically assisting non-profit organizations, community groups and volunteers in Lunenburg and Queens County.

Creating Stronger Partnerships
12 Best Practices for creating effective, purposeful partnerships

This guide was developed by the Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Centre as part of a project funded by the Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust in 2011.  The process of implementing some or all of these best practices will produce results for strengthening existing partnerships and can provide a framework for the initiation of new partnerships.

*NEW 2012 Edition Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement provides voluntary and not-for-profit organizations with a philosophical framework for involving volunteers at the governance, leadership and direct service levels. The Code outlines the values, principles, and standards for effective volunteer practices within organizations. It also includes the Organization Standards Checklist, which will assist organizations to evaluate and improve their volunteer programs

Nova Scotia Resources

  • HR Toolkit: Discover ideas and tips, practical guides, checklists, downloadable templates, and links to other relevant resources that will help you find, keep and develop valued employees.
  • SkillsonlineNS: Thousands of FREE online courses on the most important workplace topics to improve skills and career prospects; A CoursePark Lifelong Learning Profile to share with colleagues and employers; Career development tips and various online communities for professionals; ability to build your own courses
  • Welcoming Workplaces: This toolkit workbook has been designed to support you in working through the foundational steps needed to access the full spectrum of Nova Scotia’s human resources. As such, it is based on what is known as the Four Pillars of Diversity. These pillars represent four areas where your company can build and maintain a work environment that is welcoming and inclusive. It shows you how to take action, offers relevant tips, and provides valuable resources as you work through the various components of each of the four pillars.
  • The State of Health of the NPV Sector in Nova Scotia:  The primary purpose of this research study is to document the defining characteristics of the nonprofit
    sector workforce and the challenges that exist related to human resource (HR) management. This study of the non-profit sector’s workforce is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia, providing important data on which to base human resource strategies moving forward.

General Resources