Beyond the Headlines is a relatively new publication that presents conversations with six Concordians who are not only making headlines, but are influencing the way we think. We have teamed them up with a community thought-leader to discuss a common topic, creating conversations intended to generate broader discussion and reflection.
This week, we feature Valerie Millette, coordinator of the Leadership Initiative and Volunteer Engagement (LIVE) Centre.
As coordinator of the LIVE Centre, Millette is conscious of the legacy placed in her care. The first resource of its kind among Quebec universities, the centre brings together volunteer resources and opportunities from across the two campuses, Montreal, and even abroad.
Conversing with Milette is Alison Stevens, a lifelong volunteer who began as a candy striper at a Toronto hospital. Today, she’s the executive director of the Volunteer Bureau of Montreal, the oldest volunteer centre in Canada, which works with about 1,000 organizations.
• Beyond the Headlines