Annual General Meeting

Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, October 26 at 12 pm at 1000 Waverley St.

Join us in using The Invisible Heart to spark an imperative discussion about the future of social services in the 21st Century.

Our fall special screening series will bring The Invisible Heart to communities including Winnipeg, Halifax, Calgary and Montréal. Local speakers will join us for panel discussions after each screening. For announcements about cities, dates, and speakers, watch this page for updates, sign up for our email list, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

This special event series and our spring special screening series have been made possible with support from our National Outreach Partners.

Winnipeg Cinematheque
WED. SEP. 26, 2018

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Annual General Meeting

The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organization will be holding their Annual General Meeting on November 25th, 2016 in the Golden Boy Room in the Manitoba Legislative Building from 11:00 – 1:30 p.m.  A Notice will be sent out to the Sector through Constant Contact and registration to attend will be required.

MFNPO Offers Training Program for Human Resources Management

Format and fee designed to meet the needs of Manitoba’s non-profit sector

“Many smaller non-profit organizations struggle when it comes to human resources management and planning,” says Janice Goldsborough, a Certified Human Resources Professional with the Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations. “They often don’t have the resources in place to hire designated HR staff.”
MFNPO’s newest training program – Fundamentals of Human Resources – is designed to address the challenge by building the capacity of Executive Directors and other senior staff to manage HR issues with greater clarity and confidence. The program is based on materials originally produced by the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector, work that is now housed within Community Foundations of Canada[SS1]. The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations and Community Foundations of Canada are collaborating as partners in this new initiative in Manitoba.

The program is divided into six modules, each a half-day long. The Winnipeg modules will be delivered between October 2016 and February 2017. Dates for the program in Brandon and Thompson will be announced in the coming weeks.

The whole course costs only $300 per person and the registration deadline for the Winnipeg program is September 23. Registration will be capped at 20 participants.

“We wanted to keep the class size small to optimize the learning experience,” says Goldsborough, who will be leading sessions along with Courtney Marchant, Program Manager and Facilitator of the Executive HR and Leadership HUB, MFNPO’s flagship training program. “Participants will have the opportunity to share real-life HR scenarios in a safe and confidential environment. Together, we can discuss solutions and options on issues having to do with wages, discipline, planning, and more. And because participants come exclusively from the non-profit sector, there will be a real sense of empathy and camaraderie in the room. We will create a high-energy environment grounded in information, and inspired by the needs of the specific participants.”

The modules address the following topics: recruitment; managing people and their work; healthy workplaces; training and development; HR planning; and employment legislation.

“In my experience working with non-profits, I have learned that organizations sometimes wrestle with employment law,” says Goldsborough. “Knowing what you can and cannot do allows managers to lead more effectively. We will help clarify the basics of the relevant legislation in Manitoba. And we will help people understand where to find the information they need on an ongoing basis.”

There will be assignments after each session, notes Goldsborough, and participants will be expected to contribute to discussions. “This is active learning,” she says. “We will be accepting participants based on their willingness to give fully of themselves for the benefit of everyone in the program.”

Click here for details about the Fundamentals of Human Resources program and for registration information.

Registration deadline is September 23, 2016. Only 20 spots are available.

Canada Manitoba Job Grant Application

Canada-Manitoba Job Grant

The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job.

Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs.

Canada-Manitoba Job Grant – Employer Fact Sheet pdf document (76KB)


Manitoba is currently only accepting applications for the 2016/17 fiscal year which begins April 1, 2016. The grant is 100% allocated for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

2015 Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise (London, Ontario)

What is CCSE?

The 2015 Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise will be the fifth annual social enterprise conference to be held in Canada and invites you to join hundreds of existing and prospective social enterprise operators from every region in Canada. Taking place in London, Ontario from April 22-24, 2015, the Conference offers an exciting three days of training and work sessions, networking opportunities, speakers and dynamic, interactive events. We have an exciting three days planned for you and your social enterprise colleagues. Local social enterprise tours and stories, opportunities to learn and share, government and private sector engagement models, governance, scaling and measuring impact!

Please visit the website to see the amazing line up of speakers- leaders in their field and to register with early bird pricing of $350 (ends Feb 27).

Why you should attend!

The CCSE is a great opportunity for you, if…

  • You’re thinking about exploring, creating, or growing a non-profit social enterprise
  • You want to share your community impact story
  • You want to participate in building a social enterprise ecosystem in Canada

To learn more about the 2015 Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise, click here.

Presented by the Canadian Council on Social Enterprise and Pillar Nonprofit Network.

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation Resources

These resources were developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education (Alberta) for  non-profits and charities regarding the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation : Information and Resources for Registered Charities and Non-profits

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation : Top Ten Tips

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation : Sample Tracking Spreadsheet

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation : Decision Tree for Non-profits – Consent and Electronic Messaging

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation : Decision Tree for Registered Charities – Consent and Electronic Messaging

Event: boardLink 2014

boardLink Winnipeg 2014

Art & Business. Together.

boardLink is a social evening, hosted by artsScene Winnipeg and the Young Associates, connecting business professionals with arts organizations looking for board or committee members. If you’ve been looking for a way to use your professional skills to give back to Winnipeg’s cultural community – this is it.

The evening is also a great networking opportunity, attended by Winnipeg’s up-and-coming young professionals; hosted in the newly-opened The Good Will – Social Club

Thursday, November 7, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cocktails 6:30pm, event begins 7:00pm
625 Portage Avenue
$15  includes a free beverage and appetizers

Get your tickets now, this event will sell out!

Here are the arts organizations looking for talented people just like you!

Agassi Chamber Music Festival
Chai Folk Arts Council Inc.
Gas Station Arts Centre
Manitoba Conservatory of Performing Arts Lodge Winnipeg
Prairie Theatre Exchange
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Theatre Projects Manitoba
Urban Shaman Contemporary Art Gallery
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Music and Arts Inc.

Invite your Member of Parliament to help Canadians give more throughout their lifetime to shape their communities! Tell them it’s time to Stretch.

Invite your Member of Parliament to help Canadians give more throughout their lifetime to shape their communities! Tell them it’s time to Stretch!

Every day, charities make life better and the demand for their services is growing rapidly. Canadians overwhelmingly believe charities are important and are looking more and more to charities to make communities great places to live, work, learn, and play. To meet Canadians’ growing expectations, charities need to be properly financed.

Donations, however, which play an important part in the equation, have stagnated. More than half of donors say they would increase their giving if there were better tax incentives. So let’s reverse the donation trend by providing Canadians an extra incentive to stretch their giving.

Together we can strengthen communities and encourage a culture of lifelong giving. It’s time for the Stretch Tax Credit!

The timing has never been better! Decision-makers are listening and a likely budget surplus means a significant opportunity for the federal government to invest in our communities. The more that MPs hear from charities about how the Stretch will make a direct impact in their constituencies, the greater our chances of success.

Act now! Tell your Member of Parliament to support your community by endorsing the Stretch in the 2015 Federal Budget. A little “stretch” can go a long way to help charities meet the changing needs and growing demands of the individuals, families, and communities they serve.

What is the Stretch?

The Stretch is a uniquely Canadian giving incentive developed by the charitable sector to help Canadians increase their giving over time. It’s about encouraging people to think more strategically about their giving, to build giving into their financial planning, and to make giving a lifelong habit. The result is more Canadians investing in the causes that are important to them.

How does the Stretch Work?

It’s simple. The Stretch significantly increases the federal charitable tax credit for donations that exceed an individual’s previous highest level of giving.

Take Action in 4 Steps

Find Your Member of Parliament

Contact Your MP

Get on the Map!

Spread the Word

via: Imagine Canada

Presentation – Our Landscape: Manitoba Immigration Flows and Labour Market Trends

At the recent AGM for the Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Sector Association (MIRSSA), the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics (MBS) delivered a presentation on immigration and labour market trends in the province.

To view, download the presentation or to add it to your Dropbox, click here.