ELEVATE: Board Training

We are proud to partner with SARC in offering the ELEVATE program to our member agencies. This training is geared to Board Members. ELEVATE is a comprehensive online program that can be taken individually or as a group. This is an excellent opportunity to supplement your knowledge of governance best practices and the various roles and responsibilities of Board Directors.

Members of Abilities Manitoba can purchase a one year ELEVATE subscription for $787.50 plus GST (a savings of almost $100) by using Promo code ABMAN2018 at the time of registration to receive your special rate.

If your organization chooses to renew its annual subscription, a 20% discount for return customers will be applied – meaning you can renew your ELEVATE license for $630.00.

Learn more about building exceptional Board expertise and register, by visiting:

Select other CBO as the type. Make sure to use the promo code ABMAN2018 to receive the discount.

Once registered, the log-in portal is

SARC Learning Central – Administering the ELEVATE Program Guide


Valuing Non Profits: Turning Government from Funder to Customer

We are thrilled to be partnering with Encompass Coop for this incredible learning opportunity. Join Shaun Loney and Lucas Stewart in an engaging and impactful two-day workshop. This will change the way you view government funding and what is possible in solving complex social issues.

Shaun and Lucas have done amazing and impactful work across Canada. Their work has solved social issues in areas such as recidivism, homelessness, food insecurity and employment while also producing better outcomes for people accessing services. They believe that community members have the solutions to some of our most complex social issues and empower attendees to see all that is possible. Shaun Loney is the author of  The Beautiful Bailout and An Army of Problem Solvers.

Requests for dietary restrictions and accommodations can be emailed to

Compassionate Care Course 

In partnership with Winnserv and Cropo Funeral Chapel, Palliative Manitoba provides a Compassionate Care Course for support workers assisting people with disabilities. Please register in Registration Form.

Positive Leadership and Workplace Culture

In times of high staff turnover, workplace culture, accountability and positive leadership are critical.

Join Scott Donald in this engaging one-day seminar. Learn positive leadership techniques and brainstorm creative ways to engage employees to encourage retention.

Scott is an accomplished senior business development professional with over 30 years of experience in telecom, professional services, software industry, IT and Not For Profit industries. Scott has a genuine interest in learning about organizations, the people who make that organization unique and the ability, and willingness, to listen in order to work with key stakeholders to create Win/Win scenarios.

For the last few years, Scott has worked at growing his own consulting practice. This includes leadership development training and coaching as well as business development training and coaching for his clients.

Scott’s clients include the United Way and the World Trade Centre Winnipeg.

Course Description:

  • Better manage change for positive outcomes
  • Adopt tools to better prepare others for change
  •  Dealing with Change; Creating a positive ‘Living above the Line’ mindset
  • Coach and Engage others more effectively with Vision
  • Master the art of delivering clear feedback
  • Linking feedback and coaching to inspire higher levels of engagement

Please email with any dietary restrictions or accommodation requests.


Block Building Therapies Upcoming Workshop

Block Building Therapies are promoting their new workshop this April which features Tim Feeney – he will be presenting on Supporting Individuals with Challenging Behaviours.  Please find detail and register here.

The 2020 Positive Approaches Institute with Dr. David Pitonyak

Registration is now open for the 2020 Positive Approaches Institute with Dr. David Pitonyak. David brings his experience and knowledge in a nine day learning experience that will shift the way you approach people who exhibit what is describes as “difficult” behavior. David will deliver the Positive Approaches Institues for the final time in Winnipeg.

Key dates:

Week one: May 18- May 22
Week two: June 15- June 19
Early bird deadline: March 20th (10% discount)
Deadline: May 9


Canadian Mennonite University
550 Shadtsbury Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Registration information:

Call: 204-786-1414

**registration form link here**