Kings Volunteer Resource Centre (KVRC) is taking our FALL 2020 Series of Workshops ONLINE. 

We are excited to try out this new format and have three knowledgeable and engaging facilitators lined up over the course of the Fall Season up to help build community capacity in the voluntary sector.  

We are limiting capacity to 30 people to ensure robust engagement with our facilitators so sign up early to avoid disappointment. Once you have registered you will be sent a ZOOM link prior to the workshop date.

Click on each workshop to find a summary of the content and a bio of the facilitator.

As always there is no charge for our workshops, but please be sure to honor your commitment for attending as seats are limited. 

Survival Strategies for Non Profits in the COVID Era.
October 15, 2020

Covid-19 has dramatically disrupted nearly every sector and organization. While some thought it would be short period of

disruption it is now predicted it will be 1 – 3 more years until we transition out of Covid-19 mode. Join us for a workshop to look at how we adapt to these new circumstances, continue our work of community transformation, survive and even maybe thrive in the ‘new normal’.

A ZOOM link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

Max Chauvin will facilitate.

Since 2002 Max has helped community organizations focus , achieve extraordinary success and transform their communities. He has been honored twice by Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second for community leadership and volunteerism. Max is a nationally certified trainer and facilitator and holds both an MBA and an MSc in Strategic Planning. Those who have worked with Max Chauvin know he will provide tough love when required and will do everything he can to ensure that each group achieves its potential.

Building Community a Community Partnership Network
November 3, 2020

The importance of networking and sharing cannot be measured in usual ways, however it is vital for community development initiatives.


Some communities have very well established partnership networks and others are just beginning to think about building one.


This session will provide background on local successful partnership tables including starting principles, and key pieces that keep the tables vibrant and relevant in the community.

The session will be interactive so please come prepared that there will be facilitated participant involvement, and have a pen and paper handy for specific work within the session.


A ZOOM link will be emailed to you prior to the start of the workshop.


Andrea Parker will facilitate this session.


Andrea is a Dietitian currently working at the Nova Scotia Health Authority as a Community Health Board Coordinator from 2014 to present. Andrea completed her Nutrition degree and Integrated Internship Program at Acadia University in 2003. In 2013 she graduated with her Masters of Adult Education Degree from St. FX. After working in long term care and clinically Andrea decided she wanted to take a greater role in community health and health promotion - Upstream work. Outside of work Andrea along with her husband and kids are just finished building their first home outside Windsor.

Great Idea! What Now?
November 18, 2020 

Social enterprise is about nonprofits addressing important community issues by selling products and services to paying customers.

One of the first challenges that nonprofit leaders face is determining whether the idea they have is just that - an interesting idea - or a real social enterprise opportunity that warrants further consideration.

The second challenge is knowing what to do with an opportunity once you find it. This workshop will help sort through both of these challenges. We'll take you through an Enterprise Assessment Tool that has been used with hundreds of social enterprises to help leaders make informed decisions. Come with an idea and we'll take you through it .

A ZOOM Link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

Andy Horsnell will facilitate this workshop.

Andy has worked for three decades to create thriving local economies and communities. He has worked with 100s of community organizations — large and small, rural and urban ‒ throughout North America and abroad.

As a volunteer, he currently serves as vice-chair of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, and recently served as a founding director of the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia and chair of the Centre for Local Prosperity. In early 2018, Andy left the firm he co-founded (Common Good Solutions), to work as an independent consultant in the areas of social enterprise and local economic development.

In addition to his role at his own firm,, Andy provides consulting and training for the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick and the Centre for Local Prosperity. He lives on a small farm in beautiful Kempt Shore, Nova Scotia.

Kings Volunteer Resource Centre 

We are located in the County Fair Mall, New Minas, NS.


Phone: (902) 385-4950

Contact: Karrie-Ann

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