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Shaminda Perera is Volunteer Canada’s Knowledge, Practice and Learning Lead. He leads an innovative and future-focused portfolio to build and deliver a learning agenda that strengthens Canada’s volunteerism infrastructure.
The future of volunteerism
Understanding trends, best practices and opportunities in the Canadian volunteer landscape that will help lift curling clubs to their highest potential.
BIO (FULL LENGTH)
Shaminda Perera is Volunteer Canada’s Knowledge, Practice and Learning Lead. He leads an innovative and future-focused portfolio that works across the organization and our diverse stakeholders to build and deliver a learning agenda that strengthen Canada’s volunteering infrastructure.
His passion is to help others learn and grow with over 2 decades of experience as a Performance and Learning professional. Since 2012, he has been leading learning initiatives to support not-for-profit organizations and community groups to apply best practices in volunteer involvement. He specializes in strategizing system-wide competency frameworks, knowledge management, innovating learning, leading communities of practice, and volunteer management.
Shaminda holds a Master of Education in Adult Education degree from Yorkville University, New Brunswick. His thesis focused on building learning organizations in the social impact sector.
He gives back to the community through volunteering and philanthropy with the Lions Club International since 2015. Currently, he serves as the President of his home club – the Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club. Shaminda is always happy to share how volunteering helped him succeed in Canada.