Propellus History
During the Second World War volunteerism swelled throughout Canada. Volunteer centres were commonly created in urban centres in response to the demand for people donating their time and energy.  In 1955 The Central Volunteer Bureau was formally created by the Junior League of Calgary.  In the years to follow they fostered many advancements in the voluntary sector in Calgary, such as high-skills volunteering, youth volunteers, and employee volunteerism.  When the Olympics came to Calgary in 1988, the response from volunteers was extraordinary. The volunteer spirit shown by Calgarians during that time did not wane. Volunteerism became part of our community culture.  In the early 90s the elements of volunteer engagement workshop was born. In 2012 they  acquired the programs of CentrePoint for Non-Profit Management. This allowed for expanded services to help strengthen Calgary’s social sector.
Propellus now exists to serve non-profit organizations and to help them achieve their missions. Propellus helps to build their organizations, while they focus on the cause. Propellus arms them with the tools they need to run their organizations, so that they CAN succeed and make a difference.  Non-profit organizations are what drive social progress in our City and our communities. Just like their for-profit counterparts, non-profit’s have to be organizationally healthy to achieve their missions. That is where the Propellus way can be transformative.
"Propellus uses a holistic, or integrated approach, to strengthening organizations. Through our consulting, training, and other member services, Propellus employs not only one initiative, but deliberate program to enhance the capabilities in all areas – from strategy to program delivery.
The Propellus way combines all resources needed to tackle the most relevant challenges that our members face to make it easier for them to tackle the needs of our communities."