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Sept Meeting | Volunteer Professionals as Activists for Change: A Panel Discussion

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


We’re excited to announce a new Membership Year, with our 10am-12pm, Thursday, September 16 kick-off meeting and workshop! We will begin with a few association announcements and then head right into our workshop.

Workshop Details:

“Volunteer Professionals as Activists for Change: A Panel Discussion''

For this workshop we’ve curated a panel of guest speakers from our own membership community, to ask them a few big questions - that you’ll want to hear the answers to!

Our moderator, Norah O'Donnell, will engage our panelists in a “by-us-for-us” discussion, that delves into how activism and current social issues might intersect with and play out in our role as volunteer engagement professionals. 

Panelist Biographies:

Ambrose Fan 范家俊 (Manager of Volunteer Engagement for Fred Victor)

Ambrose (he/him) has been a volunteer, a manager of volunteers, and a researcher focusing on volunteerism. His previous organizations include Volunteer Toronto, Shelter Movers, UNICEF Canada, AIDS Committee Toronto, and Daily Bread Food Bank.

Holly Procktor (Coordinator, Volunteers, Art Gallery of Ontario)

Holly is an optimist and people person, who loves her work as the coordinator of the volunteer program at the Art Gallery of Ontario (a dream role for this artist-by-night), where she's worked for the past 14 years. Holly is interested in the changing demographics of volunteer communities, and how we can structure and support volunteer placements to best support multiple generations. You can read more about Holly and her approach to work here.

Nadia Sayeh (Executive Director & Founder, ANNISAA Organization of Canada)

Nadia is the Executive Director and Founder of ANNISAA. She is an advocator for Muslim women and girls' wellbeing, building self-confidence, integration and self-empowerment. Listening to Muslim women, she felt she had a greater purpose of improving Muslim women leaders' prospects. ANNISAA was created because she saw more potential in Muslim women around her than they saw in themselves. She believes that featuring Muslim female role models and success stories would inspire others and make a difference in the lives of the next generations. She felt that we would see a ripple effect with more Muslim women in leadership roles by doing so. Nadia is continuously inspired by the younger generations and has the drive to lead young Muslim women to success and achieve generational wealth. When Nadia is not hard at work, you can find her continuing to nurture her passion for mentoring Muslim women and girls.

Donnett Bailey (Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Yonge Street Mission)

Donnett's interest in supporting healthy people and communities has long influenced both her volunteer and professional work! She is a non-profit, social work and volunteer engagement professional, with  over 18 years of experience supporting both volunteers and non-profit service users nationally, provincially and locally. She is also an avid volunteer and a long time supporter of TAVA, as is evidenced by her current TAVA President volunteer role. 


  • This is a virtual online workshop. Once you've registered, information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent in a reminder email a day prior to the workshop.
  • This workshop is open to TAVA Membership. For the 2021-2022 program year we are offering a one time Pay-What-You-Can ($1-$49) Membership Fee if the full amount ($50) isn't feasible for you. Become a Member! 

Thank you  for choosing to be a TAVA member. We love to learn, connect and share with you. We hope your TAVA membership adds value to your daily work and life!  - TAVA Executive Committee

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