This Charter reflects the principles of the voluntary sector as determined by the membership of the Cape Breton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. It serves as a reference point, a statement of shared understanding among boards of directors, volunteers and staff. The Charter will be used to guide future relationships both within the sector and between the sector and others. The Charter will be reviewed annually by the membership of the Cape Breton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.
WHEREAS active, stable voluntary organizations are essential to a functioning society and to healthy communities.
AND WHEREAS the decisions and activities of all sectors of society must support and complement the efforts of caring citizens who organize to help one another and who wish to advance the common good.