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OHPE Bulletin 340, Volume 2003, No. 340

This week, we have a feature article from the Volunteer Value Added Project. In "Valuing Volunteers in Healthcare Organizations," they write "A year 2000 survey by Statistics Canada estimates that volunteers contributed more than 1 billion hours of service to organizations across the country. However this contribution seldom finds its way into accounting statements or the formal record keeping of non-profit organizations.These data are perplexing because we know that volunteers are an important part of the labour force of non-profits and without their contributions there would have to be substantial service reductions."

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