November 7, 2018

A volunteer management conference like no other
presented by Volunteer Toronto

2018 VECTor Report

About VECTor

Connect with colleagues across the sector, be the first to hear the results of exciting new research in volunteer management and contribute your voice to creating solutions for volunteer coordinators across Toronto.

VECTor is a full-day volunteer management conference for non-profit professionals to learn, connect and get inspired. Workshops, discussion groups, networking opportunities and more will allow you to develop your volunteer management skills and discover new trends, research and innovation in the non-profit sector.


Non-Profit Professionals




Hours of learning


Years of VECTor

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Our Venue

VECTor 2018 took place at the Yorkville Conference Centre, part of the Human Resourcs Professionals Association, a Volunteer Toronto Subscriber organization.

VECTor 2018 Schedule

7 Nov, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

Get to know each other over a coffee and delicious breakfast and grab your seat to get the day started!

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Introductions and Networking

Volunteer Toronto's Executive Director Camara Chambers kicks off the day and invites participants to explore our similarities and challenges in the first networking activity.

Session 1

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Innovations in Volunteer Management

"Growing Seed-funded Projects into Sustainable Programs using Volunteer Resources" and "Turning Volunteer Friendraisers into Difference Makers" followed by a Q&A period.

By Tracy Ford and Jessica Pang-Parks

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Choose a discussion group

Choose one of four discussion groups to explore the first session's themes:
Engaging Youth Ambassadors
Finding Volunteer Champions
Volunteers and Fundraising
Getting a Seat at the Planning Table

Discussions lead by Sammy Feilchenfeld, Holly Procktor, Danielle Benton, and Iona Frost

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Hot lunch is served while you connect with colleagues from the morning.

Session 2

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Research in Volunteer Management Trends

"Volunteering in the Media: Gender & Emotional Language" and "Recruitment: The #1 Challenge Across Ontario" followed by a Q&A period.

By Heather Johnson and Kasandra James

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Choose one of four workshops to explore the second session's themes:
Language in Volunteer Roles
Emotional Labour
Transforming Roles into Short-Term Opportunities
Keeping Volunteers Connected Between Events

Discussions lead by Sammy Feilchenfeld, Holly Procktor, Danielle Benton, and Iona Frost

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Break, Summary and What's Next Discussions

Take a coffee break while preparing for the final summary of the day. Then join your colleagues in planning what's next for you, your organization and the world of volunteer management.

Our Speakers

Danielle Benton

West Neighbourhood House

Sammy Feilchenfeld

Volunteer Toronto

Tracy Ford

CAS Toronto

Iona Frost

Volunteer Toronto

Kasandra James

Volunteer Toronto

Heather Johnson

Canadian Cancer Society

Jessica Pang-Parks

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Holly Procktor

Art Gallery of Ontario

The 2018 VECTor Report has arrived!

Learn all about what happened at the 2018 VECTor Conference with this free report.

2018 VECTor Report

Contact Info

Yorkville Conference Centre

150 Bloor Street West, #200, Toronto