R+T Park: Giving Back This Season

R+T Park: Giving Back This Season

More than ever, the charities and nonprofits that so many in our communities rely on need anyone who can to step up and support

R+T Park Manager, Mike Pereira, sits down with community leaders Rose Greensides from Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region, Olivia Rogalla from the Accelerator Centre, and Laura Galbraith from Vidyard, to talk about the challenges facing the community and local charities; and how people can give back this year to help those most in need.

The Challenges

Here’s a high level look at some of the considerable challenges facing local organizations today:

  • 49% of nonprofits report difficulty engaging volunteers in current working conditions.
  • 30% of charities report having to lay off staff
  • Most organizations anticipate or experienced a 40-50% drop in resources compared to 2019
  • Reductions or anticipated losses in donations, with many organizations cancelling or postponing fundraisers
  • Leaders are finding it difficult to balance the obligations of delivering vital services, while also providing appropriate flexibility, care, and supports to staff
  • Lack of technical skill is impeding a successful move to online for many organizations

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Ways You Can Support

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  • The Volunteer Action Centre provides a list of available volunteer opportunities.
  • Capacity Canada offers Board Governance Training and matching services to help people join Boards.
  • Reach out to organizations directly and find out how to get involved.


Giving Back in R+T Park

The tenants of R+T Park continue to give back and support their employees and communities in a variety of ways.

Did you know:

The R+T Park Charity Golf Tournament raised a large amount of funds for the local community