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Our next board meeting is September 12, 2016. Contact us to get involved.

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The Manitoba Chapter is looking for new board members. Whether you want to be a Director at Large or hold a specific portfolio, we can use your help!

Please let us know!

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Editor: Peter Smith, CA, CCP
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The opinions and articles in this newsletter are solely those of the author. Readers should obtain professional advice before acting on any comments in this newsletter.

CCIEF Scholarship

If you know a student who could use some financial help, then click on the link below, or forward that student this link.

You may just help a student complete their education!

Knowledge Centre

National Office has a resource for credit professionals, called the Knowledge Centre.

The Knowledge Centre is an accumulation of important information, articles and advice for credit professionals.

You can also renew your membership and update your PD on that page. You just need your CIC log in credentials and you are off to the races!


June 2016

Now that I have your attention...I want to thank the membership for their trust in electing me and the new board to represent their interests. I also want to acknowledge the good work of our (now) Past-President, Debbie Baines, CCP, for the good work she did in focusing our Chapter on education and membership growth. It is the board's role to bring home the bacon for its members and we are dedicated to that task!

Our Spotlight  today talks about staffing concerns about Generation Y. In News from the Profession  we look at where Manitoba stands in the great big piles of government debt (spoiler alert: middle of the pack)!

Our Institute and Chapter exist to grow and promote Credit education in Manitoba and we have a lot of tools that can help you do just that. 

So, how can the CIC help you bring home the bacon this year?

A Social Media Moment

There are 6 new Facebook profiles added every second

There are 1.2 billion Twitter accounts, but only 320 million are active

On WordPress alone 56 million blog posts are posted monthly

( source)
Generation Why?

Gen Y, the conundrum of today's workforce. 


I have read all sorts of blogs and articles, listened to podcasts, attended webinars, about how to deal with Gen Y. Not because I am stuck on what to do with a young workforce, but because I am trying to figure out why I need to bother to do anything different at all.

If you have any suggestions for other seminar speakers or topics, please let us know!
National offers webinars from time to time, and you can always check their  webinar schedule  for current and archived webinars.

Your Seminar Chair is Debbie Baines, CCP

We are in process of reviewing our membership lists and talking to members to remind them to renew their membership. 

Your Membership Chair is Kim Misko, CCP

We are always looking for great ideas for getting together with Chapter members. If you have a thought why not share it? Drop me an email by clicking on my name!

Your Social Chair is Karla Cullen, CCP

The National Report will return!

Your National Chair is Barb Harris, CCP

It is early days in the fiscal year of the Chapter so there is not a lot of financial news to report. We are performing as expected for this time of year!

You can always see our past audited financial statements on our website under Board and Governance .

Your Treasurer is Jean Grenier, BAA, CCP

Government Debt: Where Do We Stand?

The recent election focused some attention on Manitoba's debt. One side said that we have ample room to borrow and that our debt is manageable. The other side said that our spending is way out of control and we are headed into trouble.

So, where do we stand compared to other Canadian governments? According to this article, Winnipegers' share of the municipal, provincial and federal debt is $35,700 per person. Does this worry you? Drop us a note and let us know!

Do you have an opinion or observation you want to share? Email us at!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to give back to your profession and your community? There are volunteer opportunities in the Manitoba Chapter!

The Communications Chair is responsible for drafting routine correspondence for the board and President; responding to member queries; and preparing job opportunity emails and contributing to/preparing the bi-monthly newsletter.

Directors are board members without portfolio, and comprise the majority of the board. They work within the board to help ensure the success of board plans and activities.

See the terms of reference of these and other positions HERE

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