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People using the maker space
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 1, 2019
You’ve got skills. We’ve got a new way to share them! How do we create a better community? By sharing our passions, know-how, and skills with others... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers Ajit and Maria
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 4, 2019
"Volunteering at Idea Exchange makes me feel useful to my community and empowers me to be more confident in life." – Maria Bolhuis Are you new to... Read More»
Double the Impact, Double the Fun
Sheridan Flietstra, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School Co-op Student | February 7, 2019
Mike and Kim Palazzo like to do things together. These former teachers, who each taught for 30 years in Toronto, recently retired and now indulge in... Read More»
people clapping and smiling
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
Finding your way and building your life in a new place can be a challenge. So roll up your sleeves and get busy with us as a volunteer. Here are... Read More»
hand holding a lightbulb
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 12, 2018
New location. New volunteer opportunities. The Idea Exchange, Old Post Office location offers a wealth of new services, resources and opportunities... Read More»
young woman and elderly man with a book
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2018
The Visiting Library Service is a program that partners book and people loving volunteers with those homebound due to age or illness. Our volunteers... Read More»
Volunteer pizza party at CCAF
Rebecca Soares, Conestoga College Print Journalism Student | April 2, 2018
“The heart of a volunteer can’t be measured in size, but by the depth of commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” -DeAnn Hollis We... Read More»
Brendon Highmore of Highmore Productions
Shannon Markle | October 27, 2017
“I can share what I know, and learn new things when I do.” ~ Brendon Highmore Brendon Highmore came to Idea Exchange as a co-op student in his final... Read More»
Keeping things Interesting
Ibelemari Kio and Shannon Markle | October 3, 2017
Volunteer Profile: Daisy Nguyen ‘Idea Exchange helps build relationships. It keeps things interesting’. Daisy Nguyen Like most fifteen year olds... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Veronica Garcia
Shannon Markle | October 3, 2017
Volunteer Profile: Veronica Garcia Little over a year ago 32 year old Veronica Garcia was very much a stranger in a strange land. Having left her... Read More»

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