Celebrating National Volunteer Week with strength in numbers

The CIA’s history is rooted in the strength of its volunteers. They founded and continue to grow the Institute through efforts in research, standards development, and education – sharing time, knowledge, and objectivity to help ensure the financial security of all Canadians.

At the Institute, recognizing the contributions of our volunteers is a year-round commitment. National Volunteer Week, however, is an opportunity to collectively applaud the achievements of members who have given back to the advancement of the profession and longevity of the Institute.

This year, due to COVID-19 limitations, the Institute was forced to think creatively. In lieu of in-person visits and activities, the Volunteer Services team developed Strength in Numbers: The CIA’s Report on Volunteerism.

“Despite knowing first-hand how impactful our volunteers are, seeing the numbers is a testament to the impressiveness of the CIA’s volunteer force,” says Sue Alcott, Manager, Volunteer Services. “Developing this report reinforced the magnitude of the volunteer program and the incredible outputs of our volunteers.”

This special tribute, while a departure from the National Volunteer Week norm, demonstrates the complexity of collaboration within the Institute while highlighting first-class volunteer outputs and opportunities for future growth.

To complement the report, Seeing Beyond Risk podcast host Chris Fievoli, FCIA, Staff Actuary, sat down with Sue Alcott, and long-time volunteer Angelita Graham, FCIA, to delve into the vital role volunteers play in the Canadian actuarial profession. 

As we celebrate another National Volunteer Week, we do so with pride in how we’ve grown in numbers, endeavoured through challenge, and succeeded with triumph.

To each and every one of our volunteers, thank you for exemplifying the impact of strength in numbers.

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