COVID-19: Volunteer Engagement in Public Health Emergencies: Risk and Liability
August 6, 2020
On Behalf of Volunteer Canada, BMG & Gowling provides a valuable outline of the considerations for keeping volunteers involved during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: Volunteer engagement, within the context of a public health crisis, raises many questions as organizations assess the evolving risks and needs in our communities. What is an organization’s duty of care to volunteers, staff, and clients and how does public policy, legislation, and emergency measures, across jurisdictions, apply to volunteers?