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OVCN CTW Launch Press Release Apr 17


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  • 1. Ontario Volunteer Centre Networkc/o Volunteer MBC, 7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3(905) 238-2622 x228ctw@ovcn.cawww.ctw.ovcn.caFor Immediate Release April 17, 2013 OVCN Launches ChangeTheWorld Campaign in Ontario Youth volunteers combat social injustice during National Volunteer WeekBRAMPTON, Ont. – The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is launching this year’sChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge with 23 volunteer centres during NationalVolunteer Week (April 21 to 27, 2013) through to May 20.“We have a strong network to connect youth with the issues they are passionate about,” said CarineStrong, Chair, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network. “our aim is to provide meaningful volunteeropportunities, allowing youth to become civically engaged Canadians creating positive changes to theirworld and future.”ChangeTheWorld is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership by the OVCN.It is a province-wide campaign for youth aged 14 to 18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of localinitiatives, connecting urban and rural communities. This year, the goal is to engage 30,000 youthvolunteering for a minimum of three hours per volunteer over the four weeks.“This is a great way to help those who need assistance and give back to our communities,” said theHonourable Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. “your local volunteercentres are working with your schools and community organizations to connect you to volunteeropportunities in your community.”Youth will have the opportunity to volunteer with community service organizations at various eventsacross the province. Opportunities will be made available through the OVCN website also encourages youth to establish their own initiatives to contribute to the campaign.Ontario youth are creating events to raise awareness for various causes such as gun violence, bullying,mental health, environmental and diversity issues.The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is an unincorporated network of 24 volunteer centres inOntario, guided by a volunteer steering committee. Its key goal is to engage Ontarians and ignite theirpassion for volunteerism. The OVCN provides a provincial network and a unified voice to strengthenthe individual and collective ability of volunteer centres in Ontario to promote and develop volunteerism.For more information, please visit Contact:Fiona Yu, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, ctw@ovcn.ca905-238-2622 ext. 228. -30-