The Spirit of Volunteering
April 11 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for a night of engaging discussion on the spirit of volunteering.
There are many different approaches to the concept of volunteering all over the world. In Canada, becoming a volunteer can be a formal process; however, many of us engage in ‘volunteer’ work on a daily basis. So what does volunteering mean? We all have diverse backgrounds and different life experiences, and therefore the way we understand volunteerism is bound to be different. Is it a way to gain job skills? A way to give back? Or is it just our duty as community members?
Hear keynote speaker, Halifax District 8 Councillor Lindell Smith, speak to his experiences volunteering, followed by a panel discussion, where speakers will share their thoughts and experiences from a variety of perspectives.
About Lindell Smith
Lindell Smith is a lifelong resident of the North End Halifax, and a proud father of a beautiful daughter. Co-founder of Center Line Studio, a non-profit recording studio for youth who want to express themselves through art and music. Lindell is also a member of “The One North End Project”, made up of community leaders from around HRM whose aim is to ensure that all residents benefit from the rapid growth by encouraging new hiring practices for local businesses and holding community engagement sessions. In 2016, Lindell was elected as City Councillor for District 8 Halifax Peninsula North. Since 2015 Lindell has been a member at large on The Council on African Canadian Education (CACE), which is a provincial advisory council that provides advice and guidance to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development on educational programs, services and funding for African Nova Scotian learners. He also sits on the Board of Police Commissioners for the Halifax Regional Municipality”
Lindell has been awarded various honors including: Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Education and Community Service, chosen as one of five Youth Rising Stars for Nova Scotia, Abby Bryant (humanitarian) Award of Excellence, this award is given to a young person who is recognized for outstanding community service, and the Black Business Initiative’s Industry Development Award, awarded by the African-Nova Scotian Music Association.