Fast Facts / Students Speak

Fast Facts about Community Volunteer Action (CVA) & Open Circle

  • 320 students giving over 9,800 hours of annual service, which at minimum wage is approximately $100,000 of benefit to the community!
  • 300+ students involved in weekly discussion groups & events
  • 33 weekly volunteer groups this year

Agencies with CVA Volunteer Groups:

  • Bennetto Public School
  • Conway Opportunity Homes
  • Dr. Davey Breakfast Program 
  • Eva Rothwell Community Centre
  • Frontier College Reading Buddies
  • Mission Services 
  • ON March of Dimes 
  • Pathways to Education (NHCHC)
  • Shalom Village
  • Welcome Inn Community Centre 
  • Wesley Centre Soup Kitchen
  • YMCA Immigrant Youth Centre
  • YOUth Create (HARRRP)

Students Speak...

“Being a CVA group facilitator has reiterated my passion for volunteering and community engagement. I am a strong believer of ‘every little bit counts’ and volunteering has been my outlet for growth, self-awareness and renewal.” (Debi Banerjee, student leader)