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Disclaimer is a joint website managed by the Voluntary Sector Forum and Social Development Canada. Some of the information available on this site is provided by third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Voluntary Sector Forum and/or Social Development Canada.

In addition, the Voluntary Sector Forum and Social Development Canada cannot guarantee, and are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information contained on this site that is provided by third parties.

The Voluntary Sector Forum and Social Development Canada ensure that they comply with the Official Languages Act in hosting this site, and are committed to ensuring all information and services on this site are available in both English and French. However, visitors should be aware that some information from third parties that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Links to sites external to are provided as a convenience, and their inclusion in no way implies that the Voluntary Sector Forum or Social Development Canada endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content found on these sites or the use of such content. As the organizations that maintain these sites may not be subject to the Official Languages Act, information found on these sites may be available only in the language(s) in which it was written.

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Voluntary Sector Forum and/or Social Development Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Voluntary Sector Initiative.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

NON Commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Voluntary Sector Forum or Social Development Canada, as the case may be. We ask only that:
  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • The user identify the source; and,
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Voluntary Sector Forum or Social Development Canada.

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on this site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material. To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:

Voluntary Sector

Voluntary Sector Forum
85 Albert Street, Suite 1110
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6A4
Telephone: (613) 238-7555
Toll Free: 1 800 821-8814
F ax: (613) 238-9300

Government of Canada

Community Development and Partnerships Directorate
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Place Vanier, Tower A, 2nd Floor,
333 North River Rd.,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L1

Privacy Statement

Social Development Canada and the Voluntary Sector Forum are committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit this Web site. This site does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending an e-mail or subscribing to the site.

All personal information held or collected by Social Development Canada and the Voluntary Sector Forum through this website will be protected according to the requirements of the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

This site employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. No attempt is made to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting the site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

The site does not normally use "cookies" to track how visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. If cookies are in use and you have your cookies notification option activated on your browser the system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them. (A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)

Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except the Social Development Canada personnel and the Voluntary Sector Forum personnel. The information provided will be used only for the specific purposes for which it has been provided (i.e. to provide the user with information about the Voluntary Sector Initiative, or respond to your request), or to ensure the security of this system. Any further disclosure of the personal information you provided will be in accordance with the federal Privacy Act.


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Last Updated: 2007-01-01