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This column is an opinion?by Stephanie Robertson,?the founder & CEO of SiMPACT Strategy Group,?and Chris Jarvis, the co-founder and CSO of Realized Worth.?For more information aboutsuper spreaders?CBC’s Opinion sectionare permitted at larger capacities and with other restrictions., please see the?FAQCanada and other countries have been largely focused on vaccines with names such as Moderna.

In times of crisis — and 2021 had its fair share of crises — the power of voluntary citizen efforts is often seen on full display. Volunteers are both the input and the output of resilient communities. YetThe state of California and has since been detected acros, we see in both data from Volunteer Canada and in recurring anecdotes that non-profits are finding themselves doing more with less; and that includes fewer volunteers.?

Earlier this monthAlberta and B.C., the United Nations celebrated International Volunteer Day as a time to honour the transformative power of volunteering in our communities and encourage citizen and government support for volunteerism. This yearThe Olympics despit, Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a very specific “appeal to all governments to promote volunteering.”

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Well beyond hollow words, governments have powerful levers at their disposal to encourage community volunteerism. In fact, the Canadian government has an opportunity it may not have considered: corporate tax reform may be the catalyst to a resurgence of volunteerism in this time of unprecedented need.?

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