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The Fallis Trophy was last awarded in 2005 as part of the Chapter's annual curling bonspiel. 

The Fallis Trophy is a big part of our Chapter's history - we don't want to lose it!

Contact Debbie if you have informaion.

Click HERE to see the trophy and read about the last time it was awarded.


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!

Refer a Member
Whenever you refer someone to the CIC and they become a member or a student, you get $50!

Thank You to 
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Monsanto Inc.
The Manitoba Chapter would like to thank Monsanto Inc. for providing us with space for our monthly meetings. Their support helps our Chapter grow and promotes the CCP in Winnipeg.
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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!


Thank You to 
Our Gold Sponsors
August 2015
Relaxed Yet?

I hope your summer is going well...but there is no use in pretending "winter is coming" as the saying goes, and the world seems to start up again right after Labour Day.

I was thinking back to my days as a new employee and trying to remember what that was like (it was not that long ago, after all...was it?!). Anyway what came to mind was all the training I received and the presentations I sat through. As it turns out, that is what the editorial staff was thinking about too!

In the  Spotlight today we look at how we train our new staff (and hearken back to how we were trained), and in our Opinion section we look at professional presentations and how PowerPoint is sometimes viewed as less than the perfect tool.



PS - "winter is coming"...have you thought about committing to the Chapter and serving on our board? We need you!



"When my 19-year-old called me to find out where the broiler was in our kitchen, I knew I'd let my kids down."
~Sarah Willis


If you have ever been trained for a job (some people never get any training), you likely have some memories you would rather forget about a major mistake or embarrassment during that training. If the person training you was a poor trainer or resented the fact that they had to train, your experience was likely even less pleasant, and your memory of that person is likely not very flattering. 


Is that how you would like to be remembered as you train the next generation of credit staff for your company? 


LinkedIn: Be Heard!
Are you someone who writes letters to the editor? Do you want to participate in discussions and have your opinion heard?

The CIC has opened up LinkedIn groups across Canada so members can discuss issues important to them and to the credit profession. You have a voice, and now you have a forum to be heard.

A Social Media Moment

Pinterest grabs 41% of the ecommerce traffic compared to Facebook's 37%.

( source)

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

The report for the period ended June 2015 is out (click below to see it). Overall we are at 101 members - 53 dues-paying members and 48 retired/honourary or student members. 

Please click  here to see the report.

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

Summer is a slow time for financial news for the Chapter. Aside from the annual report given at the AGM, there is very little activity to report on for the first couple of months. We are on budget, and all is well!

We would like to thank our sponsors, Pinnacle, D&B, National Leasing & TransUnion for their generous sponsorship of our Chapter. 

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

Your Treasurer is Peter Smith, CA, CCP

Does PowerPoint Make Us Stupid?


We have all sat through and given presentations using PowerPoint. Because everyone has done this at some point or another, some people get the idea that they are experts on the subject. As a result I am sure that we all have heard a lot of advice on presentations.


This advice given on the website is more interesting than the usual list we normally hear (see 


Ultimately it concludes that PowerPoint is a finishing tool, and not a starting tool.



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!

Reporting to the board, the Treasurer is responsible for recording all transactions; preparing monthly and quarterly reports, and annual financial statements for the Chapter. 

The Treasurer must be comfortable with bookkeeping, organized and proficient in MS Excel.

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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