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Speakers Bureau

Hear directly from Winnipeggers whose lives are changed by support of donors like you

Some of the most memorable and moving stories come directly from Winnipeggers whose lives have been impacted in a positive way by the support of donors like you.

These speakers are the voice of change—they represent in a very real way how someone’s future can be transformed by the support of our generous donors.

Speakers Bureau brings these Winnipeggers to you at your workplace to inspire social responsibility and raise awareness of our city’s challenges. Hearing personal stories of triumph over adversity helps connect the dots between the importance of donations, the critical work of our agency partners, and the lasting renewal we can create when we all work together.

Why bring a speaker to our workplace?

It's informative.

All speakers come from our agency partners. Some are staff, others are volunteers, and some are folks who have experienced a profound change in their lives thanks to an agency, program, or person.

It’s meaningful for everyone.

Agencies are proud of the work they do, and clients say that sharing their story is a valuable part of their healing.

It’s personal.

The intimate experience of learning from a speaker reaches people on a personal level and inspires your workplace team.

Steps to Requesting a Speakers Bureau Volunteer:

1. Think about the community issues and impact goals important to your workplace volunteers:

2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion

Indigenous Culturally Relevant Programming

Adult Mental Health

Community Engagement

Family Resource Centres

Asset Building

Community Safety

Financial Empowerment/Money Management

Social Enterprise

Youth Mentorship

Community Economic Development


Youth Out-of-School Programming

Newcomer and Refugee Settlement


Substance Use

Job Skills Training

Life Skills Training

Youth Mental Health

Healthy Living for Persons with a Disability

Food Security



2. Contact your Sponsored Campaign Associate or Partnership Development Manager. They will help match a speaker to your area of interest.

3. Decide if your event will take place virtually or in-person. Select a date, time, and location.

4. Choose from a collection of pre-recorded speaker videos or request a speaker through your Sponsored Campaign Associate or Partnership Development Manager to join your virtual or in-person campaign event. Most presentations last about 10 minutes, and we will coordinate multiple dates, times, and locations.

5. Come together as a team to listen to your speaker. Discuss how their story will impact your own campaign moving forward!

What people are saying about Speakers Bureau

“It’s an honour to be invited into someone’s workplace and tell them about the work of your agency. By sharing, we become aware together of the enormous positive difference our contributions can and do make.”
— Phil Chiappetta, Executive Director, Rossbrook House

“Our speaker was phenomenal and made the desired impact. One longtime employee who gives the minimum opened her heart and changed her pledge after hearing our speaker.”
— United Way Winnipeg workplace volunteer

“Thank you for having the courage to share your story. You truly are an inspiration. I will certainly increase my donation to United Way Winnipeg, and teach my children to mirror the fortitude and strength of character that you have shown.”
— New Flyer Industries Employee