Volunteers and the law

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  • Stout, David
  • Irvine, Loreen



  • Volunteers
  • Legislation
  • Legal requirements
  • Canada
  • Risk management
  • Ontario

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Volunteers and the law


"Volunteers play an important role in society. A mixture of paid employees and volunteers’ staff many organisations. Volunteers provide many services that would otherwise not be available. Yet legally volunteers remain in a vulnerable position here in Ontario. And, unlike some of the other provinces in Canada, Ontario has no specific legislation addressing the rights and obligations of volunteers or volunteer activities. Once an individual becomes a volunteer they are responsible for their actions and must be familiar with the laws and regulations governing their voluntary activities. "


Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP

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