Welcome to the official website of the Canadian Volunteers United in Action (CANAVUA). As a premier volunteer-run organization dedicated to addressing the prevalent issues of food insecurity and affordable housing in the vibrant city of Edmonton, Alberta, CANAVUA stands at the forefront of fostering positive change within our local community.

Founded on the principles of compassion, collaboration, and community engagement, CANAVUA operates with the steadfast mission of eradicating food insecurity and advocating for accessible housing options for all residents of Edmonton. Through our unwavering commitment to volunteerism and urbane advancement, we strive to create a more equitable and inclusive society where every individual has access to nutritious food and safe, affordable housing.

At CANAVUA, we understand the profound impact that food insecurity and the lack of affordable housing can have on individuals and families in Edmonton. That is why we have taken it upon ourselves to mobilize a dedicated team of 1500 volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in their community. Through our various initiatives and programs, we work tirelessly to provide essential resources and support to those most in need, empowering them to lead healthier, more stable lives.

Through our comprehensive network of volunteers, partners, and supporters, CANAVUA has been able to make significant strides in combating food insecurity and promoting affordable housing in Edmonton. By advocating for policy change, organizing community events, and collaborating with local organizations, we continue to strive towards our vision of a city where no one has to go without food or shelter. Join us in our mission and together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future for all residents of Edmonton.

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CANAVUA Community Food Truck

Promoting volunteerism in Alberta

Canadian Volunteers United in Action Society (L’Association des Volontaires unis dans l’action au Canada), or CANAVUA, is a philanthropic association administered by volunteers. The principle which underlies all our endeavours of community support is that of solidarity. CANAVUA facilitates the connection between volunteers seeking volunteer placements and organizations in search of volunteers. Our mandate is to promote volunteerism in Alberta, primarily within the Francophone community. To do this, we recruit, train and deploy volunteers to serve in our various projects.

CANAVUA establishes links between candidate volunteers and community organizations. We recruit and train volunteers with the end of solidarity borne closely in mind. CANAVUA assigns volunteers first and foremost to projects organized by our community partners (community associatoins, hospitals, administrative bodies, businesses, etc.).

At CANAVUA, it’s time to volunteer!

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