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  • October 07, 2015 2:24 PM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)

    Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life.

    More than 65 communities in Canada and around the world are using Vital Signs to mobilize the power of community knowledge for greater local impact.

    CLICK HERE for more information

  • March 24, 2014 2:22 PM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)
    Resources and links of interest:

  • March 05, 2014 10:54 AM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)
    The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations is pleased to present the 2014 Counterparts Gathering.

    Click on the following link for the conference schedule and to register

  • February 19, 2014 3:50 PM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)
    Imagine Canada has released the first element of the Narrative Tool Kit – information to help charities and nonprofits explain to Canadians who we are, what we do and how we’re making a difference.

    This work, done in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations, is part of the next stage of Imagine Canada's National Engagement Strategy and the 2011 National Summit.
  • March 06, 2012 10:32 AM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)
    The report from the November, 2011 national summit is now available

  • February 13, 2012 11:16 AM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)

    The Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University will host a  policy forum on October 15-16, 2012 entitled "Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada". 

    The purpose of this forum is to examine and profile the context and application of current nonprofit funding policies in each of the four western provinces.  Academic researchers will present a contextual analysis of nonprofit funding and  senior policy makers, leading academics, and nonprofit executives will have the opportunity to discuss the implications of these initiatives. The forum will be held at Mount Royal University. 

    This forum will appeal to senior policy makers, researchers, nonprofit leaders, and those with an  interest in nonprofit-provincial government relations not only in Western  Canada but across the country.  This policy forum has the support of the  Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), the Prairie Political Science Association (PPSA), and the Government of Alberta. Registration will be limited and fee information will be available by early summer. We invite you to save this date.

    Additional information will follow as it becomes available.

    If you are interested in being put on an e-list to receive more  information, please sent an email with "Funding Forum" in the subject line and your contact information to Kim Warnke at

    Peter R. Elson, PhD
    Senior Research Associate
    Institute for Nonprofit Studies
    Mount Royal University
    4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,
    Calgary, AB  T3E 6K6

    (403) 440-8722

  • March 10, 2011 1:44 PM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)

    Following is the link to the Accounting Standards Board website area about nonprofit organizations

    Federation members are encouraged to contact their provincial chapter of accounting professionals for more information

  • February 11, 2011 2:20 PM | Russ Dahms (Administrator)

    For your information - an example of a learning events calendar . . .  annual subscriptionto the calendar service  is under $300. 

    A few 'promotional' notes:

    • Your one-stop-shop for information about upcoming learning events for nonprofit organization staff and board members !!

    • You’ll find free and lo-cost local workshops and seminars, videoconference training and a host of webinars from Canada and the United States.
    • It’s easy to stay current on new postings – simply subscribe using the iCal / RSS feature located just under the calendar month.
    • Select any of 18 categories to narrow your search for specific learning events.

    SpareSmarts is a partnership venture of:

    Alberta Culture and Community Spirit - Board Development Program and Community Development, Yellowhead Region

    City of Edmonton - Community Services

    Volunteer Edmonton

    Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

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