May 2016 eNewsletter

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May 2016 – Volume 9, Issue 05
June eNewsletter deadline is May 23


Health in Common News
Learning Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Health and Sustainability Promotion

Health in Common News

 Pro Bono Services

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Not-for-profits have a positive impact in our communities.

In an effort to further strengthen the not-for-profit sector, Health in Common is providing pro bono planning and evaluation services. Pro bono services can include facilitating stakeholder engagement, developing a strategic plan or evaluating an initiative.

Health in Common is a not-for-profit organization that provides planning and evaluation services on a fee-for-service basis. Grounded in years of community based experience, Health in Common’s knowledge and skills provide a practical, capacity building approach to planning and evaluation.

Does your work help create healthy communities?
Are you working within and across sectors to strengthen impact?
Does your work address community-identified issues?
If the answer is yes to one or more of these questions,
you may be eligible for free services.
For more information please visit our Pro Bono Planning and Evaluation Services page.
The deadline is June 3, 2016.

Upcoming Call for Applications

Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives:

– promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
– engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
– expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
– supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
– providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

New Horizons for Seniors is planning to accept applications this spring but it’s not too early to start preparing now! There are multiple workshops available to help you get the information you need.

Available Information Sessions/Grant Application Writing Workshops:

Ninette and District Activity Centre

158 Queen Street, Ninette

English: May 12, 2016

Please RSVP by May 2

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Herman Prior Centre

40 Royal Rd N, Portage la Prairie

English: May 16, 2016

Please RSVP by May 2

9:30 am –  12:30 pm
Prairie Oasis Centre

241 8th Street, Brandon

English: May 18, 2016

Please RSVP by May 6

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre

720 Henderson Highway, Wpg

English: May 24, 2016

Please RSVP by May 6

9:00 am – noon
Pat Porter Active Living Centre

10 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach

English:  May 26, 2016

Please RSVP by May 9

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Aboriginal Senior Resource Centre

45 Robinson Street, Winnipeg

English: May 31, 2016

Please RSVP by May 9

9:00 am – noon
Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre

55 1st Avenue SE, Dauphin

English: June 1, 2016

Please RSVP May 16

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Ericksdale New Horizons Club

14 Railway Avenue, Ericksdale

English: June 6, 2016

Please RSVP by May 16

1:30 pm – 4:30pm
Club des Pionniers de Saint-Jean-Baptists

11 2nd Street SW, St Jean-Baptiste

French: June 7, 2016

Please RSVP by  May 16

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please RSVP to Gina Chartier-Jacques at 204-259-6568 or if you would like to attend as the number of spaces is limited. (maximum of 2 participants per organization).


2016 Summer Institute

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Learning Opportunities

Around Manitoba
Various Locations & Distance Education
Outside Manitoba

Around Manitoba 


Recreation Connections – Aquatic Operator Course – May 3-5

Recreation Connections – Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities Course – Level 1 – June 20-24 ***NEW***



Volunteer Manitoba – Executive Director Leadership Training – Feb 3-May 25

Klinic Community Health – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Service Providers – March 8-May 17

Volunteer Manitoba – Running Effective Meetings – May 4 ***NEW***

Achieve Training Centre – Motivating Change: Coaching Through Resistance – May 5

Lorch and Associates – Reading Not-for-profit Financial Statements – May 10 ***NEW***

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNET) – Effective Tools for Facilitation – May 11 ***NEW**

Klinic Community Health – Vicarious Trauma (Trauma Exposure Response) – May 11

Volunteer Manitoba – Liability Issues for Non Profits – May 11 ***NEW***

Klinic Community Health – Trauma-Informed Care Workshop – May 18

Klinic Community Health – ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – May 18 & 19

Volunteer Manitoba – Volunteer Management: Level 2 – May 19 ***NEW***

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNET) – Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise – June 1 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Creating, Developing and Revising Your Constitution – June 1 ***NEW***

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNET) – Collaborating with Business for Social Transformation – June 8 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Social Media for Non-Profits – June 8 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Developing Effective Communication – June 15 ***NEW***


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Various Locations & Distance Education

Wellness Institute – Get Better Together! – Various dates and locations

Canadian CED Network – CoopZone Online Training Program – Various dates

English Online – [Free] Webinar for Internationally Educated Engineers – May 3 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – The Evaluation of NICE Elder Abuse Tools – May 4 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Understanding Low Income: A Profile of Seniors / Comprendre le faible revenu: Un profil des ainés – May 18 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Age-Friendly Communities and Accessibility / Les collectivités amies des aînés et l`accessibilité – May 24 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Ageism, Employment and Older Workers: What do we know? Where are we heading? / Âgisme, emlpoi et travailleurs âgés? Quel est l’état de nos connaissances? Quelle voie emprunter? – May 25 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Can a guaranteed annual income help level the playing field? – May 30 ***NEW***


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Outside Manitoba

St. Johns, NL

Canadian Evaluation Society – Evaluation on the Edge: 2016 Conference – June 5-8

Toronto, ON

Canadian Public Health Association – Public Health 2016 – June 13-16

Vancouver, BC

UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research – Contested Ground: 28th Annual Conference – April 5 & 6

Funding Opportunities

Funding Deadlines Calendar

Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Program

Arts Development Project Support Program (ADPS)

Assiniboine Credit Union

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Canada Summer Jobs

Canadian Institute for Health Research, Funding Opportunities Database

Canadian Rural Research Network (list of funding opportunities)

Canadian Tire Jump Start

Canadian Women’s Foundation

Carolyn Sifton Foundation

Celebrate Canada

Communities 4 Families

Designated Heritage Buildings 

Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund

Earth Day Canada, Hometown Heroes Award Program 

FCC AgriSpirit Fund

Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

Heart & Stroke Foundation Manitoba Primary Prevention Challenge

Hometown Green Team

Hometown Manitoba

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

KidSport – Deadline May 15, 2016 (Winnipeg region)

Lake Winnipeg Foundation – Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program

The Lawson Foundation – Active Outdoor Play Grant

Manitoba After School Arts Enrichment Program

Manitoba Camping Association Sunshine Fund

Manitoba Community Arts Council Grants

Manitoba Community Museums Grant Program

Manitoba Community Places Program

Manitoba  Community Services Council

Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism

Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarship

Manitoba Heritage Grants Programs

Manitoba Hydro Commercial Custom Measures

Manitoba Hydro Forest Enhancement Program

Manitoba Lotteries Corporation

Manitoba Water Stewardship Fund

Mountain Equipment Coop Community Contributions

National Crime Prevention Centre

Neighbourhoods Alive! Community Initiatives

Neighbourhoods Alive! Localized Improvement Fund for Tomorrow

Neighbourhoods Alive! Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

New Horizons for Seniors

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

Regional – Community Sport Development Grants and Programs

RCMP Foundation

Selkirk & District Community Foundation, Games Legacy Fund

Sport Manitoba

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Urban Green Team

Young Canada Works

Youth Take Charge

Winnipeg Arts Council

Homelessness Partnering Strategy – Aboriginal Homelessness Funding Stream

Western Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund

Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program

Winnipeg Foundation Community Grants

Winnipeg Foundation Camps & Summer Programming Grants

Winnipeg Foundation EnviroGrants Program

Winnipeg Foundation Literacy for Life Fund

Winnipeg Foundation Nourishing Potential Grants Program

Western Communities Foundation

Women in Sport Encouragement Fund

Women to Watch (Sport Manitoba)

Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grant


Local Government Association (UK) – Healthy Weight, Healthy Futures: Local government action to tackle childhood obesity

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy – Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities

The Pew Charitable Trusts – Guidance for the Public Health Sector: Health impact assessment and housing

World Health Organization – The Veneto Model – A regional approach to tackling global and European health challenges (2016)

World Health Organization – Urban Health: Major opportunities for improving global health outcomes, despite persistent health inequities

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Health and Sustainability Promotion Days – May

Brain Tumor Awareness Month 

Cystic Fibrosis Month

Food Allergy Awareness Month

National Physiotherapy Month

Mental Health Week – May 2-8

National Nursing Week – May 9-15

World Asthma Day – May 3

National Child and Youth Mental Health Day – May 7

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – May 17


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