Endow Manitoba Community Foundation Conference 2022

Build and renew meaningful connections with your community foundation peers from across Manitoba. Learn from and with each other. Take home ideas that will strengthen your community foundation, and your home community. Have fun!  

Dates: October 27 – 29, 2022

Location: Hilton Airport Winnipeg Suites, 1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B2

Why you should be there!

Endow Manitoba heard from you that this conference should be by community foundations, for community foundations! Our conference planning committee is working to bring you a conference packed with opportunities to connect, build a support network, and discover what is possible! You can gain plenty of ideas to bring home with you, to make your community foundation – and community – even better!  

What to expect 

  • Connect with community foundation peers to share experiences and learn new ideas.   
  • Take in inspiring keynotes that will give you energy to sustain and grow your foundation and your community.   
  • Hear Manitoba community foundations share real-life experience about what has worked for them – and what hasn’t!  
  • Create the learning experience you need. Pick which four sessions you’ll attend from a list of 20 being offered. Topics include Governance, Finance and Administration, Fund Development, Grant Making, and Strategic Initiatives (Communications and Community Engagement).  
  • Celebrate the community foundation movement with a social event hosted by The Winnipeg Foundation at the brand-new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. 

Schedule highlights*

*schedule subject to change

Conference registration check-in

3-9 p.m.  

Grab your conference registration package. 

Evening welcome reception  

7-9 p.m. 

Enjoy food and refreshments and connect with friends, old and new.  

Conference kickoff breakfast and opening program 

7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet opens   

8-9 a.m. Conference opening and plenary session   

Kick off your conference day with a delicious breakfast, and get inspired to share your stories, exchange ideas, and learn together throughout the conference! 

Joy Loewen will help us all have the best start to our day, inviting us to rediscover the power of inclusive community-building in our work.

As the daughter of an immigrant family growing up in Steinbach, Joy Loewen learned how important it is to be welcomed into the life of the community. Joy will share how she carries those early community-building lessons with her, where ever she lives and works, and invite us all to reflect on the power of connection and inclusion in the communities we call home.

BIO: Joy Loewen brings her energy, enthusiasm, and love of life to all of her work. She is the  CEO of the National Screen Institute and also serves on The Winnipeg Foundation Board of Directors, chairing the Strategic Initiatives Committee. Based in Winnipeg, the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) has supported creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories through industry-informed training and mentoring. It is the only national training institute in Western Canada for writers, directors and producers. Many of Canada’s top creators got their first break at the National Screen Institute. 

Break  

9-9:15 a.m.  

 

Concurrent sessions #1 

9:15-10:30 a.m. Small group learning sessions  

Connect with your peers and learn from each other during these participatory workshops. Each 75-minute session pairs theory with real-life experience. You’ll be encouraged to reflect, ask questions and share ideas – building community as you go!  

Choose which unique learning session you’d like to attend during each block of concurrent sessions schedule to be released in mid-October. 

Refreshment break  

10:30- 11 a.m. 

 

Concurrent sessions #2 

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Small group learning sessions  

Connect with your peers and learn from each other during these participatory workshops. Each 75-minute session pairs theory with real-life experience. You’ll be encouraged to reflect, ask questions and share ideas – building community as you go!  

Choose which unique learning session you’d like to attend during each block of concurrent sessions schedule to be released in mid-October.  

 

Lunch plenary: Indigenous Philanthropy panel  

12:30-1 p.m. Lunch buffet opens  

1-2 p.m. Lunch program   

Enjoy a lunch buffet and then unpack what trust-supported community philanthropy means from an Indigenous context. This is vital information for the Manitoba community foundation network as we begin a collaborative journey with Indigenous communities and organizations towards truth and reconciliation.   

Sharon Redsky, Redsky Fundraising 

Through a spirit of listening and sharing, Sharon Redsky (Redsky Consulting) and Nicole Chartrand (The Winnipeg Foundation) engaged Indigenous communities and organizations about trust-supported community philanthropy. These engagement sessions created space for participants to share their philanthropic values and aspirations and to identify the complexities and opportunities surrounding trust-supported community philanthropy.  

The findings of this study support the reflection and inclusion of Indigenous worldviews needed to support the Manitoba community foundation network as it begins a journey to support Indigenous communities and organizations. In this session, Sharon leads the exploration of ways that we can work together in building a much wider commitment and effort to work more effectively with Indigenous communities and organizations.   

 

Concurrent sessions #3  

2:30-3:45 p.m. Small group learning sessions 

Connect with your peers and learn from each other during these participatory workshops. Each 75-minute session pairs theory with real-life experience. You’ll be encouraged to reflect, ask questions and share ideas – building community as you go!  

Choose which unique learning session you’d like to attend during each block of concurrent sessions schedule to be released in mid-October. 

Host social event at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada 

Presented by The Winnipeg Foundation  

Tour the brand-new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, enjoy food and drinks, meet like-minded community members, hear inspiring speeches, and more! This state-of-the-art museum opened in May 2022 and is like nothing else in Canada! The Gala is one of the first major events to be held in this space. 

More details to come!

Breakfast and program – Navigating Disbursement Quota and Qualified Donee Changes 

Presented by Community Foundations of Canada

8-8:45 a.m. Breakfast buffet  

8:45-10 a.m. Breakfast program  

The 2022 federal budget announced changes to the Income Tax Act including the disbursement quota amount and the definition of qualified donees. Attend this interactive session as we explore what this all means, and how it impacts your community foundation.   

Presented by Tracey Vavrek, Director Learning and Network Engagement, Community Foundations of Canada.  

Break  

10-10:30 a.m.  

Concurrent sessions #4 

10:30-11:45 a.m. Small group learning sessions 

Connect with your peers and learn from each other during these participatory workshops. Each 75-minute session pairs theory with real-life experience. You’ll be encouraged to reflect, ask questions and share ideas – building community as you go!  

Choose which unique learning session you’d like to attend during each block of concurrent sessions; detailed schedule to be released in mid-October. 

Break  

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.  

Lunch and closing presentation 

12 p.m. Lunch buffet  

12:30-1:30 Closing presentation  

This closing presentation will include lunch, an opportunity to reflect on what we’ve learned and accomplished during the conference, and a keynote presentation. 

More information to come!

The registration fee for each delegate is $250

What’s included in your registration fee?

  • All conference keynotes, plenaries and sessions
  • Meals & snacks (Thursday hors d’oeuvres; Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Saturday breakfast and lunch)
  • Welcome reception
  • Host gala
  • Endow Manitoba Conference Grant

To take best advantage of this unique learning opportunity, we suggest sending multiple people to the conference. Each can learn about a topic area and then share with the rest of your board.

Each registration will qualify for $200/delegate support.

For those community foundation and community fund leaders north of The Pas please contact Endow Manitoba to discuss extraordinary travel expense support.

Conference Grants will be automatically issued following the conference, based on attendance. Attendees will not have to fill out an additional form. 

A block of suites has been set aside for attendees of the conference. The rate for both Double and King Suites is $139 per night. This rate holds for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening bookings of the conference.

Accommodation and travel expenses will be the sole responsibility of the conference delegate.

Hotel: Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB

The rooms are being held under the name: Endow Manitoba Community Foundations Conference 2022. You can book online or by calling the hotel front desk directly.

Booking link: https://group.hilton.com/hur8d5 

Call: 204-783-1700 (mention the above noted group name or group code: EMCF)

Should you have any challenges with the booking process, please reach out to Courtney at Endow Manitoba for support: cfeldman@endowmb.org

Endow Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation strive to host events that are welcoming and accessible to everyone in our community.

If you have any concerns or any questions about accessing the event, please contact us at 204-944-9474 or info@endowMB.org at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

Conference planning committee  

 The Endow Manitoba Conference is guided by the entire Endow Manitoba Provincial Advisory Board, with special support from the Conference Advisory Committee:   

  • Reg Black – Brokenhead River Community Foundation 
  • Larry Budzinski – Dauphin & District Community Foundation 
  • Michele Polinuk – Selkirk and District Community Foundation 

 Thank you also to Cate Friesen of The Story Source and Jeff Paul, Lead Instructional Designer for The Promethean Exchange for your vision and guidance.