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.

  • 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.

Initiatives with services valued between $5,000 and $20,000 with a realistic plan to implement (within one year or less) will be considered. Government departments, individuals, political activities and exclusively religious initiatives are not eligible. You can download an application package (pdf) and a fillable application form (.docx).

The deadline for applications is November 16, 2018. Applications will be reviewed in December; services for successful applicants will not start before February 1st. The next call for applications is expected in the 2019-2020 fiscal year. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Cathy: 204 946 1888 (ext. 102) or

Eligibility Requirements

Health in Common’s pro bono planning and evaluation services are intended for not-for-profits that cannot afford fee-for-service. To be eligible for Health in Common’s pro bono services, your organization must meet the following requirements

  1. Non-Profit Incorporation/Charitable Registration
    Your organization is incorporated as a non-profit organization or registered as a charity in Canada.
  2. Annual Budget Under $2 Million
    Your organization’s budget must be $2 million or less. Organizations with an operating budget under $2 million that are part of a larger organization (e.g. hospital/university) with a budget over $2 million are not eligible.
  3. Human Resource Capacity
    Your organization must have a Board of Directors and staff/volunteers with the capacity to implement the recommendations or plan resulting from the services provided.
  4. Manitoba Operations
    Your organization must operate locally within Manitoba and benefit Manitobans.
  5. Two Project Sponsors
    Your organization must provide two key contacts at the leadership level (board and/or staff ) who will act as project sponsors for the entire duration of the engagement. These key contact persons must be accessible by email and telephone on a regular basis, and at least one of these contacts must be able to meet with Health in Common.
  6. Twelve-Month Project Timeline
    Your organization must have a project that can be completed in twelve months. While there is an opportunity to engage Health in Common again, we generally advise clients to re-apply after recommendations or plans from the prior engagement have been implemented.
  7. Project Expenses
    Your project must not require Health in Common or its volunteers to incur expenses. This excludes general expenses associated with commuting within Winnipeg.
  8. Engagement Evaluation
    Your organization must be committed to a pre- and post-engagement evaluation process, including completing a capacity building assessment and participating in follow-up meetings with Health in Common leadership to discuss project success.

If your organization meets the above eligibility criteria, please review our Client Selection Process and Timeline before applying. If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, please get in touch with Cathy Steven at

Selection Process and Timeline

Please consult the table below to see if our selection timelines work for you.

Winter CycleSummer Cycle
Application DeadlineNovember 16, 2018TBD
DecisionDecember 2018TBD
Service AgreementJanuary 2018TBD
Project Start*February 2018TBD
Project Close*February 2019TBD

*While projects may not require a full year to complete, implementation must happen within this time frame.

To submit your project application, please complete and submit our Services Application.