Community and Voluntary Services

Programs and Services

The Alberta Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector Initiative (ANVSI)

The ANVSI section is committed to strengthening the relationship between the province and the voluntary sector and 1 provides a means to address common issues ... more

Community Development

Customized facilitation services build capacity in non-profits, municipalities, volunteer teams, community groups, and provincial ministries resulting in enhanced delivery of services to Albertans; a strong, supported and unified voluntary sector; and more vibrant, active and inclusive communities ... more

Community Spirit Program

Examining ways to increase private charitable donations in Alberta ... more


A broad range of funding programs are available to support the work of nonprofit and charitable organizations in Alberta ... more

Volunteer Police Information Check Program

Non-profit organizations that deal directly with children, seniors and people with disabilities can apply to have the costs of police information checks for volunteers covered ... more

National Volunteer Week April 6-12, 2014

During the week of April 6 - 12, 2014 communities across Alberta join forces with Alberta Culture and Volunteer Alberta to celebrate National Volunteer Week ... more

Board Development Program

Provides assistance to not-for-profit boards in the area of governance ... more

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

Celebrate extraordinary volunteer contributions through the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.

Publications & Resources

Publications and resources to assist the voluntary sector.


A Provincial Voluntary Sector conference.

Serving Communities Internship Program

Post-secondary skills development program for students involved in volunteerism.

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) for Non Profit Organizations

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to certain non-profit organizations when they collect, use or disclose personal information as part of a commercial activity ... more

Reflections on Leadership

Listen to fellow Albertans' perspectives on leadership: how they practice leadership, their inspirations, the potential impacts on individuals and communities ... more


Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards Albertans are recognized for extraordinary volunteer contributions in our communities.

Stars of Alberta website

Last reviewed/revised: March 5, 2014