Volunteer Manitoba Newsletter - March 24, 2016
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33rd Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner

And the Winners Are...

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Volunteer Manitoba, together with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, are pleased to announce the winners of the 33rd Annual Volunteer Awards!

The annual volunteer awards dinner honours those who have made a significant contribution to our community. Individuals, youth and community groups are recognized for their outstanding achievements, their dedication to the community we share and excellence in volunteerism.

“Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is delighted to once again partner with Volunteer Manitoba in honouring those who pay it forward by investing time and energy back into their communities. It is individuals like these volunteers who make Manitoba such a great place to live and grow,” says John Stinson, CEO.

The 33rd Annual Volunteer Awards will be held on April 28th at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and will feature a keynote address by Her Honour the Honourable Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

“Manitoba’s volunteers are leading by example, inspiring others to get involved and transforming their communities. The impact being made by volunteers is what makes Manitoba one of the leading provinces when it comes to community engagement – something we can all take pride in,” says Liz Wilson, Board President, Volunteer Manitoba. “On behalf of Volunteer Manitoba, congratulations to all of the recipients and nominees of the 33rd annual volunteer awards. What an honour it is to recognize and celebrate these incredible Manitobans who continue to demonstrate commitment and a passion for community through volunteerism.”

Join us on April 28th as we honour these deserving Manitobans who represent excellence in volunteerism and community engagement in our province!

To purchase tickets to the awards dinner, visit www.volunteermanitoba.ca/awards
On Wednesday, March 23rd, Volunteer Manitoba held a press conference at the Winnipeg Free Press Café to announce the winners of the 33rd Annual Volunteer Awards! 

And the Winners Are...

The Kramer Family, Siloam Mission - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Family Impact Award

Gilbert Comte, Lourdéon Community Development Corporation - Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) Community Leadership Award

Sandi Mielitz, Camerata Nova – Investors Group Arts & Culture Award for Volunteer Excellence

Duncan Cox & Tara Green, Hateless - Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) Quality of Life Award

Maree Rodriguez, TeenTalk (Klinic) - RBC Royal Bank Local Hero Award

Marina Goodwin, West Broadway Youth Outreach - Safeway Food For All Award

Milena Pirnat, Canadian Hemophilia Society, MB Chapter - Shaw Media-Global News Women in Leadership Award

Chad Penner and Preston Mandamin of Blueprint Law, Oshki-Giiizhig Inc. - Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Consultant Award

Pattie Boyes, Siloam Mission - William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award

Shayne Reitmeier, recipient of the 2016 Lieutenant Governor's Vice-Regal Volunteer Award

Fraser Stewart - Lieutenant Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Aynslie Hinds, Art City - Lieutenant Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Paul Pelletier, The Wrench - Lieutenant Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Carla Craig, The Pas Committee for Women in Crisis - Lieutenant Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Mark Evans - Lieutenant Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Anna Morgante - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Waverley Church Young Adults Ministry - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Arlene Wilson, Winnipeg Harvest - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

The Urban Knights & Ladies Peace Patrol - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Canadian Cancer Society's Transportation Service Volunteers - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Tommy Semchyshyn, youth award - Volunteer Service Award

Humaid Razool - Volunteer Service Award

Norma Evans - Volunteer Service Award

Marcel French - Volunteer Service Award

Stony Mountain School Earth Club Volunteers, community group - Volunteer Service Award

Sarah Holtmann, youth award - Volunteer Service Award

Lisa Webinger - Volunteer Service Award

Ochre River Recreation Commission, community group - Volunteer Service Award

Damon Johnston - Volunteer Service Award

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), community group - Volunteer Service Award

For more information, please contact:

Dawn Bourbonnais – Communications & Outreach Coordinator
P: (204) 477-5180 ext. 230 
E: dawn.bourbonnais@volunteermanitoba.ca

VM Training Calendar 

Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Boards
March 30 | 1 – 4 pm | $95
Strategic planning is a tool that can greatly benefit any non-profit or for-profit agency of any sector, size or stage of development. Through strategic planning organizations can improve communication and teamwork; better align activities and resources; develop clear strategies and action plans; and develop deeper understanding and commitment to the organization. 
Executive Director Leadership Training – Supporting Staff
April 6 | 1 – 4 pm | $95
This session will explore what motivates people to work hard and produce. We will discuss appropriate staff hiring, supervision, feedback and evaluation processes for improving your staff performances. We will then create a plan to apply these theories within your organization.
Writing Board Policy Manuals
April 13 | 1 – 4 pm | $95
This workshop will help you identify when and how you should write a policy. Participants will learn how to organize their policy documents and create policy that will act as the foundation for operations and continued growth.
Basics of Non-Profit Bookkeeping
April 20 | 1 – 4 pm | $95
This half day workshop will help you become familiar with bookkeeping vocabulary and train you in the importance of record keeping. You will also learn internal control policies and how to prepare bank reconciliations.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
April 27 | 9 – 4 pm | $145
This full day workshop explores some of the governance issues experienced by directors on not for profit volunteer boards. Learn the basic responsibilities and legal duties of the board directors and gain an understanding of the important differences between operations and governance.
Running Effective Meetings
May 4 | 1 – 4 pm | $95
This half-day workshop looks at how to be more effective while meeting with your board or stakeholders. We will explore meeting dynamics, identify who is at the board table and learn how to handle the mechanics of meeting together. You will be given the skills to facilitate and participate more efficiently and effectively in a meeting setting.
Volunteer Management Level 2: Leadership & Risk Management
May 19 & 20 | 9 – 4 pm daily | $275
Whether you are working as a full time volunteer manager for an organization or charity, you manage volunteers as part of your overall job, or you are a contract worker for an event or festival, managing volunteers requires strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Effective and efficient risk management practices are critical for organizations to fulfill legal, moral and ethical responsibilities for all whom they engage. Screening helps define the relationship between the organization and its volunteers, and increases the quality, safety of the programs, and services being delivered to the community.
Executive Director Leadership Training – Creating Work Environments of Choice
May 25 | 1 – 4 pm | $95
In this session, we will discuss methods for creating healthy, innovative work environments where people want to do their best.  Remembering that healthy work environments need healthy leaders, we’ll also examine techniques to minimize stress and potential for burn out.

For more information, please contact:
Judith Cameron
Manager, Training & Development
Ph: (204) 477-5180 ext 222
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