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VIRTUAL Conference for Non-profits, Charities & Volunteers | Volunteer BC & BCACG Conference Oct 28 & 29, 2021

Join BC Association for Charitable Gaming (BCACG) & Volunteer BC from the comfort of your homes or office space. The low-cost event will navigate the challenging landscape volunteers, non-profits, and charities are experiencing during & post COVID-19. Everyone is welcome! 

Special Guest: Niki Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development & Non-Profits. 

Sessions: Culturally Welcoming Volunteer Programs, Path Of Reconciliation For Non-profits, Community Gaming Grants, Cybersecurity, Future of Fundraising, Managing Volunteers During the Pandemic and more…

Date: October 28 & 29, 2021
Fees: $100/2 days (member) – $200/2days (non-member)

Registration fees include:  All virtual conference presentations, live events, and networking opportunities. 

For more info: Event Details

2021 Program Guidelines

 The Community Gaming Grants: 2021 Program Guidelines have just been released. Check out important information about eligibility, application requirements, and recipient responsibilities. Click here.

Want more details about the 2021 Program Guidelines?  Register for upcoming webinar on February 9 –  How to access the BC Community Gaming Grant 2021 – with COVID-19 related information with Denise Mahon, Outreach and Policy Manager, BC Community Gaming Branch. Click here to register.

Virtual Event Highlights

Thank You to all our Attendees, Speakers, Sponsors and Organizers!

On November 12 & 13, BC Association for Charitable Gaming (BCACG) & Volunteer BC hosted a virtual conference. We weren’t together in-person, but we offered a high-quality event filled with inspiring keynotes and impactful workshops designed to navigate the challenging landscape, volunteers, non-profits and charities are experiencing during COVID-19.

We had 1 Keynote, 4 Breakout Rooms and 13 Sessions to choose from! Topics included Updates to the Community Gaming Grant, Grant-seeking in 2020, Inclusive to Intercultural Leadership to Artificial Intelligence – there was alot to learn from these incredible speakers.

BIG THANKS to our presenters – Terry ClarkCarmen HildebrandStephanie Moore & Carrera TealAmber MacMillan,  Matthias KlenkShagun BhanotJennifer Barnes van ElkMichael McEvoyMelissa Bilko, Community Gaming Branch StaffRandy Wright, Lisa Mort-Putland & Bruce MacDonald, CEO Imagine Canada

And big thanks to our Breakout Room Hosts – Olga StachovaNate ToevsKelina KwanRita Innamorati, Anne-Marie Koeppen (Volunteer BC-Vice-Chair)

Here’s Some Favourite Moments from #VFBS2020

Keynote Bruce MacDonald, CEO Imagine Canada –  kicked off the conference and shared with us that it’s not all DOOM & GLOOM for the sector – there are opportunities ahead of us in 2021!

The biggest take-away from his presentation – It is a MARATHON but feels more like a SPRINT – You must take care of YOURSELF, your staff & volunteers – to help you get through this challenging time.

Gaming Grants Update: Gaming Grant Branch Staff provided updates to the program along with Covid-19 related info.


Thank you to our contributors for their support and helping us put on a great event!  Visit their sites to see what they can offer you and your organization.


See You Next Year!

Keynote Announcement – Volunteer Futures and BCACG Symposium!

Bruce MacDonald

President & CEO, Imagine Canada


Session Title: Good Riddance 2020, Hello 2021 – It’s Not All Gloom & Doom

Session Description: What a year! From the global pandemic to the WE charity controversy to a seismic shift related to systemic racism, the charitable sector has been engaged in massive disruption.  Bruce’s keynote will address some of the main issues from 2020 and look ahead to the possibilities of 2021.

Click here for more event details.


November 12 & 13, 2020 – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Our event is going virtual! On November 12 & 13 join us from the comfort of your homes or office space. We may not be together in- person but will continue to offer a cost-effective, high-quality event that you have come to expect and value.



We are accepting submissions for speakers for Volunteer Futures & BCACG Symposium 2020.

Sessions will be presented virtually and no more than 1 hour in length.

Have a session idea? Submit Speaker Session Form

Questions? Email

Gaming Grant Application continues under COVID-19

Message from the Gaming Branch

As the province moved into the difficult time of temporarily stopping services and closing operations, BCACG is committed to continue to assist you on your BC Community Gaming Grant applications. The Gaming Branch has assured us that they are continuing to do their part, reviewing applications and disbursing funds.

Please continue to follow your sector’s deadline and submit your Gaming Grant applications as per usual. If you are missing some requirements because of the current situation, such as having to reschedule AGM, thus not having hosted an AGM in time, or not being able to meet prior year level in program participation because of programs having to shut down, please still apply for the grant but explain clearly why certain items or requirements are irregular or missing. The Branch will take them into consideration when assessing your application.

If you have any questions concerning any update on the Gaming Grant or your application, please don’t hesitate to email us at or call 604-612-2392.