Executive Director Exchange

As some of you may have heard and effective this fall, 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 (November 7, 21, December 5, & 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) with lots of opportunity for networking, accessing resources and sharing ideas. Register today!

Around Manitoba


Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations
Fundamentals of Human Resources
September 20-22 New


Creative Manitoba
Coach Access Program for Non-Profit Arts and Cultural Organizations: A Guide to Organizational Assessment for Continuous Improvement
Various dates

Volunteer Manitoba
Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board
September 2

Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations
Fundamentals of Human Resources
September 6 – November 22 New

Volunteer Manitoba
Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board
September 6

Volunteer Manitoba
Social Media for Non-Profits
September 13

Volunteer Manitoba
Financial Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards
September 20

Working Together to Create Inclusive Community Programming
September 21 New

Volunteer Manitoba
The 3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruit. Retain. Recognize.
September 27

ACHIEVE Training Centre
Managing Mental Health in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities
October 3

Ready to Rent
RentSmart Train the Trainer
October 3-6 New

ACHIEVE Training Centre
Violence Threat Assessment: Planning and Response
October 4

Volunteer Manitoba
Six Steps to Holding Effective Meetings
October 4

Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise
October 5 New

Volunteer Manitoba
Writing Persuasive Proposals
October 11

Osteoporosis Canada
Bone Up: Continuing Education
October 17 New

ACHIEVE Training Centre
Leadership: Insights for Thinking Differently
October 18

Volunteer Manitoba
Social Media for Non-Profits
October 18

The Gathering 2017: Manitoba’s CD/CED Conference
October 20 New

ACHIEVE Training Centre
Dealing with Difficult People
October 25

Volunteer Manitoba
Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board
October 25

When Media Comes Calling: Prepare and Deliver!
November 16 New

Various Locations & Distance Education

Canadian CED Network
CoopZone Online Training Program
Various dates

Wellness Institute
Get Better Together!
Various dates and location

Online Continuing Training Course – A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies

MEASURE Evaluation
Health Information Systems Strengthening Resource Center: Centralizing Evidence
September 6 New

Charity Village
How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability?
September 21 New

Public Profit
Needs Assessment Essentials
September 21 New

Public Profit
Dabbling in the Data: Hands-On Data Games for Teams
October 23 New

Outside Manitoba

Calgary, AB

EconoUs2017: Innovating for Shared Prosperity
September 13-15

Montreal, QC

Research Data Alliance: Better Data, Better Decisions Conference
September 19-21

Toronto, ON

Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics
October 16 & 17 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: September 15, 2017 (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)