The Corporate Social Responsibility Challenge will recognize businesses in the territory who support non-profit organizations and events, as well as encourage their employees to volunteer their time in the community.
Volunteer Yukon’s goal is to foster social responsibility throughout Yukon’s private sector, inviting companies to assist Yukon non-profit organizations and promoting the importance of volunteers.
Businesses who register with Volunteer Yukon for the Corporate Social Responsibility Challenge will be recognized with a listing on the Volunteer Yukon website, mentioned in the Yukon Chamber of Commerce newsletter and promoted through traditional and social media outlets.
The Volunteer Bureau identified local agency Outside the Cube as a leader in corporate social responsibility, and asked the company if they would lead the challenge. Cubers, as the staffs are known at Outside the Cube have dedicated countless hours to volunteering and the company supports the communities they work in with sponsorship dollars to numerous local organizations and events as well as a donation of services.
“Outside the Cube has a set of pretty simple core values and giving back is one of them,” said President and CEO Dee Enright. “I believe businesses build communities not just economies and we each have a responsibility to give back to the communities that allow us to succeed. We can’t just take – our team are part of the community and what matters to them matters to OTC. ”
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What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?
Corporate Social Responsibility is when a company monitors its own actions to ensure a positive impact—and to prevent deleterious impacts—on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, and all other members of the public sphere.
Corporate sponsorship and corporate volunteering are means by which a company can develop and expand its social responsibility.
What is the Corporate Social Responsibility Challenge?
The Corporate Social Responsibility Challenge is an initiative launched by Volunteer Yukon in partnership with local business Outside the Cube to formally recognize businesses in the territory that support non-profit organizations and that encourage their employees to volunteer in the community. Our goal is to foster social responsibility throughout Yukon’s private sector by inviting companies to assist Yukon non-profits and to promote the importance of volunteerism.
“Volunteers are vital in each and every Yukon community,” says VY Board President Noreen McGowan. “Business operators in Yukon support a number of events and activities each year; their support can be in the form of donations, in-kind contributions, and in encouraging their staff to volunteer and to get involved in community activities. We want to recognize and encourage that support. ”
“Social responsibility has always been important to Outside the Cube,” said President and CEO Dee Enright. “Whether it’s an in-kind or cash donation to a non-profit organization or spending the weekend volunteering at a local festival, I believe in giving back to the community that I live and work in and I encourage all of my employees to do the same.”
Volunteer Yukon’s CSR Listing
Businesses who register with Volunteer Yukon for the CSR Challenge will be recognized with a listing on VY’s website, will be mentioned in the Yukon Chamber of Commerce newsletter, and will be acknowledged through traditional and social media outlets.
Eligibility Criteria for the CSR Listing
Lastly, companies must also become members of Volunteer Yukon ($50), in order to be considered for the CSR listing. To become a member, please click on: http://volunteeryukon.ca/spip.php?article57.
How your listing will be displayed
The listing will:
The listing will be featured on Volunteer Yukon’s website, on the CSR webpage.
Your company will be acknowledged every three months on the NonProfitNet listserv (306 NGO subscribers), on the ArtsNet listserv (more than 1,000 Yukon subscribers), and once a year, in April, in VY’s e-newsletter (221 NGO subscribers). Your company will also be featured in a yearly ad in Yukon News.
CSR Policy Template
A CSR Policy template to help you implement a policy in your company
CSR Clock Volunteer Yukon suggests a “clock” for every employee who is volunteering their time for the challenge.
For more information, or to participate in the Corporate Social Responsibility Challenge, please contact Bruno Bourdache at (867)456-4304 or email@example.com.
The Volunteer Experience Recognition Program (VERP) was developed by the Centre d’Action Bénévole de Québec (CABQ) in 2002. In 2011, Volunteer Canada entered into a partnership with CABQ to allow Canadian volunteer centres to use the program.
As of April 2013, Volunteer Yukon is one of 18 volunteer centres across Canada test-driving the program.
What is the Volunteer Experience Recognition Program (VERP)? (http://preb.cabquebec.org/index_en.php):
Who can benefit from a VERP certificate?
Youth or student volunteers:
Newcomers to Yukon:
Volunteers seeking first time employment or re-entering the workforce:
Yukon Chamber of Commerce, YuWin, Employment Central and Yukon Council on Disability all believe that VERP will benefit the organizations using volunteers, the volunteers themselves, and employers seeking to hire personnel with enhanced skills.
A VERP certificate highlights the:
The description of "skills" and "experiences" is based on guidelines and terminology used by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
VERP certificate samples
Short Certificate: 1 page, includes Tasks/Activities and Skills/Competencies items
Long Certificate: 2 pages, includes Tasks/Activities, Skills/Competencies, Trainings/Achievements/Awards, and Comments items
Highlights of the certification program
For Non-Profit Organizations:
To be able to issue VERP certificates, you need to participate in a one-on-one presentation from VY and sign an agreement.
A one-hour presentation will equip you with:
Fees for a one-on-one information session:
Check membership status: http://volunteeryukon.ca/spip.php?article79
If you are interested in participating in VERP, please contact Bruno at (867)456-4304 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.