New Year, New Us!

This month, our Board and staff rang in the New Year together with a strategic planning session led by Francine Deroche of Consultation Deroche Consulting Inc. Besides being a fun way to start off 2018 (see: party hats), we now have ideas to chart HiC’s course over the next three years. Onward!

Executive Director Exchange

As some of you may have heard, Rhonda Lorch is no longer facilitating workshops or training opportunities. Over the years, her workshops have allowed many of us – Executive Directors and Board of Directors alike –  the opportunity to do our work better. Recognizing the gap this will leave in the not-for-profit world, and with the help of Rhonda, we are delighted to announce that we’re expanding our training services to include her popular Executive Director Exchange.

The ED Exchange provides a space where you can share challenges and learn from other EDs. Participation will include brainstorming solutions and practical ways of dealing with common problems, sharing best practices and supporting one another to work through issues. You will also take away some great resources, templates and tools to use in your organization – bonus!

Our first ED Exchange will take place over four half-day sessions (April 10, 24, May 5, &  22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) with lots of opportunity for networking, accessing resources and sharing ideas. Register today!

Around Manitoba


Mediation Services
Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Dealing With Difficult People
January 9 & 10

Volunteer Manitoba
Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board
January 10

Mediation Services
Culture and Conflict
January 16 & 17

Suicide Loss and Bereavement for Service Providers (1/2 day)
January 17

Volunteer Manitoba
Dealing with Difficult Volunteers
January 17

CCEDNET Manitoba
Finance Basics for Non-Profits, Social Enterprises and Cooperatives
January 18 New

CES Manitoba & United Way Winnipeg
Visual Planning: Logic Models & Theory of Change
January 18

Volunteer Manitoba
Financial Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards
January 24

Volunteer Manitoba
Basics of Non-Profit Bookkeeping
January 31

Volunteer Manitoba
Dealing with Difficult Volunteers
February 3

Mediation Services
Coaching for Resolution
February 6 & 7

CES Manitoba & United Way Winnipeg
Focus Groups
February 7

Volunteer Manitoba
Social Media for Non-Profits
February 7

Sexuality Education Resource Centre
Sexuality and Cultural Diversity for Service Providers
February 13

ACHIEVE Training Centre
Assertive Communication
February 14 New

Love and Violence: Broadening Our Lens of Abuse in Intimate Relationships
February 14

Volunteer Manitoba
Writing Persuasive Proposals
February 14

CCEDNET Manitoba
SROI: Possibilities and Pitfalls
February 15 New

CES Manitoba & United Way Winnipeg
Surveys and Questionnaires
February 20

Volunteer Manitoba
Minute Taking Made Easy
February 21

Volunteer Manitoba
Role of the Board Chair
February 21

Volunteer Manitoba
Executive Director Leadership Training: Session Two
February 28

Various Locations & Distance Education

Canadian CED Network
CoopZone Online Training Program
Various dates

Wellness Institute
Get Better Together!
Various dates

Online Continuing Training Course – A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Health Equity Impact Assessment

National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health
Selecting and assessing health equity tools
January 22 New

National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health
Developing public health leadership for health equity action (webinar)
February 22 New

Outside Manitoba

Banff, AB

Active Living Research Conference 2018
February 11-14

Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Fair Trade Network
6th National Fair Trade Conference
March 2-4

Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada
March 8-9

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange and Public Health
May 8-10 New

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, Hometown Heroes Award Program

Employment and Social Development Canada
Innovative Solutions to Homelessness (Contribution Projects)

Employment and Social Development Canada
Innovative Solutions to Homelessness (Microgrants)

FCC AgriSpirit Fund

Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

Healthy Together Now Downtown

Heart & Stroke Foundation Manitoba Primary Prevention Challenge

Hometown Green Team

Hometown Manitoba

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Deadline January 15, 2018 (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 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)

Health and Sustainability Promotion

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Family Literacy Day
January 27

Bell Let’s Talk Day
January 31