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May 16, 2017

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Editor: Peter Smith, CA, CCP
Email by: Constant Contact
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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!


February 2017
Warm up with the CIC!

Wow we had a couple of cold weeks this winter! We should not be surprised though, it is, after all, Winnipeg in the winter! 

I want to invite you to come in from the cold and take an opportunity to join the Chapter board. Our AGM is coming up on May 16th, and board renewal is on our minds as we will be saying goodbye to some of our long-serving members.Take this opportunity to come on board!

Speaking of new opportunities, our Spotlight  today talks about creating a new challenge in the workplace. In News from the Profession  we take a look at what may be coming our way in the 2017 federal budget.

Stay warm!

A Social Media Moment

In 2016 SnapChat reached 10 billion video views per day.

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A New Challenge

So, after years as a Credit Manager you have the job cased and things are working smoothly.  You have done things right, great job. So why are you dissatisfied? Why are you bored?

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.

Check out National's latest seminar on cost cutting in your organization, HERE.

Your Seminar Chair is Debbie Baines, CCP

Membership both in Manitoba and nationally is strong. In Manitoba we have 97 members,. No updated national numbers were available as of the time of publishing.

Your Membership Chair is Preeti Kapur, 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

My term as the Chapter's National Chair will end this year, and I want to thank the membership and my board colleagues for their support throughout my term. 

We have two new National Chairs for the newly created "Prairie Region": David Hopkyns, ACI and Jay McKeown, CCP, both were acclaimed to the position as there were no other nominees. 

You can see the candidates for the other regions, see how the new process for electing National Board members is conducted here.

Your National Chair is Barb Harris, CCP

Our financial position is strong and our results are in line with budget to date. We expect that the year will be a good one for the Chapter.

You can always see our past audited financial statements on our website, HERE .

Your Treasurer is Jean Grenier, BAA, CCP

The Taxman Cometh!

Let's take a step away from credit and look to the biggest news in Canadian finance for the month of February: the federal budget. 

Read the article HERE.

More Credit News Here

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

Editor's Note

This edition marks my last as editor of the bi-monthly newsletter, as this year is my 10th on the board (which is the maximum term for board members). Thank you for sticking with the newsletter for all this time!

Peter Smith
CIC - Manitoba Chapter |
PO Box 476
Winnipeg, R3C 2J3