When most people talk about volunteering, they look at it from the perspective of ‘giving back’ to a community, but in my case it’s what I continue to get from the experience.

As one of the 12 founding members of CPC, I was eager to take on a volunteer role and see the organization succeed. I soon realized that it did not have to be a big role, and did not require a lot of my time. In doing so, I did not know that my small efforts would have given me several business connections and the opportunity to be awarded CPC’s Outstanding Canadian Career Leader.

Being a member of CPC is a step in the right direction, but volunteering in some capacity will give you and your business a higher level of visibility and credibility.