Our Nonprofit Learning Centre

We offer low-cost, quality learning opportunities for Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector, so community organizations can deliver even more effective programs.

Upcoming learning opportunities

Continuous improvement? Check! Fill up your tank with inspiration, new skills & knowledge. If cost is a barrier to participation call 204-924-4242 or email us. Our Learning Centre is located on the first floor of our 580 Main Street offices.

In partnership with subject matter experts, United Way of Winnipeg’s Learning Centre offers high quality, capacity-building opportunities at low cost, to enable participants to return to their workplaces with new knowledge and skills applicable to the work they do, and to demonstrate continuous improvement against recognized sector standards for non-profits and charities in Canada.


Working with Government III: Framing Your Issues

January 17, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Once you’ve worked through a strategy for your organization on how to talk with government, how do you best tell your organization’s stories about the work you do, the communities you serve, and the value you bring? Building upon Working with Government I and II, this one-day workshop provides an overview of the framing process and time to work through how framing can work for an organization.

For more information or to register, click here.


Evaluation Foundations for Community Agencies

January 24, 2019
4 pm

Are you new to the world of evaluation? Would you like to have a basic, comprehensive understanding of how to plan, implement, and learn from program evaluation? If so, we’ve got a four-day course that’s just for you!

For more information or to register, click here.


Understanding ‘Outcomes & Results’ of the New Provincial Government

March 7, 2019
9 am to 12 pm

Have you wondered what the Government of Manitoba’s new focus on outcomes and results means for your organization? This half-day workshop focuses on what ‘outcomes or results’ means and how these can be measured. This workshop is designed for Executive Directors, senior staff, and board members who wish to better understand this focus.

For more information or to register, click here.


Managing Non-Profit Risk Confidently

Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30am and 9:00am)

This session will give you a greater understanding of legal risk management; core Canadian legal concepts; top ten principles for risk management; six starters for operational risk management; the top 16 operational risks; creating a “Living” risk register, and more.

For more information or to register, click here.


Real Leadership in the Non-Profit World: Building Your Personal Resilience & Focus AND Thriving Workplaces

Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30am and 9:00am)

This one day workshop will give you a greater understanding of Leadership in the Non-Profit sector, including exit interviews, stay interviews and motivating staff; what a thriving workplace looks like; building and sustaining trust, and more.

For more information or to register, click here.


Creating and Maintaining a Truly Engaged & Impactful Non-Profit/Charity Board

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30am and 9:00am)

This workshop is designed for board members, lead staff and others who support the board.

For more information or to register, click here.


Elections Planning for Nonprofit Organization (NEW TO THE LEARNING CENTRE)

May 14, 2019
9 am to 12 pm

Elections are critical opportunities for nonprofit organizations to contribute to the discourse, raise issues and secure commitments from political parties. With a federal election date set for October 21, 2019 followed by a provincial election in early 2020, now is the time to start planning your electoral involvement.

For more information or to register, click here.


Building Better Board Bylaws and Board Member Handbooks

Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Priti Shah, of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting for a workshop that will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of effective board bylaws and board member handbooks.

For more information or to register, click here.


Legal Duties and Liabilities of Boards: What Every Board Member Should Know

Friday, 20 September 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Priti Shah, of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting for a workshop that will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of effective board bylaws and board member handbooks.

For more information or to register, click here.


Workshop Cancellation Policy

United Way Winnipeg reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time. United Way Winnipeg will inform registrants via email of workshop cancellations at least 48 hours ahead of the workshop date. Participants registered for a workshop or session cancelled by United Way Winnipeg will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

To request a full refund, registrants must cancel up to one week (five business days) before the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). Registrants who do not show up for a workshop will be responsible for the full workshop ticket price.

Rent the Learning Centre to host your meeting.

Hosting a meeting, presenting a speaker, throwing a press conference, getting up to 60 people together downtown?

• Free wi-fi • Secure reception • Full kitchen
• Nonprofit rate: $52.50 / 4 hours; $105 / 8 hours
• Corporate/Government rate: $131.25 / 4 hours; $262.50 / 8 hours
• Up to 11 free parking spaces subject to availability. Map of nearby parking.

Questions? Call 204-924-4286.

Need coworking space? Rent a desk in our Innovation Centre.

The Innovation Centre offers shared work environments for both nonprofit & for-profit social purpose organizations.

Our co-working space facilitates communication, connections, and the sharing of ideas in a convenient, flexible, and affordable full or part-time workspace.

Our main floor meeting space is open to everyone, and all fees go to support our work in the community.

• Mailing address & mailbox • Tech-enabled meeting space • Full kitchen
• Free wi-fi • File storage • Free low-volume printer, copier & fax
• Access to paid bulk printing services

Current co-workers: ImagineAbilityManitoba Organization for Victim Assistance (MOVA), Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties (MARL)Proactive Information ServicesSpark

or call 204-924-4242.

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