August 31 2016 - Issue #2
Welcome to the second issue of MFNPO News

This is the second issue of MFNPO News, an electronic newsletter from the Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations.

As we advance our mission to sustain a high-quality workforce in the non-profit sector in Manitoba, 

we hope that MFNPO News offers insights that will help and inspire you and your organization.

We invite your feedback and your story ideas, and we encourage you to share this newsletter with others.

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MFNPO Offers Training Program for Human Resources Management: Format and fee designed to meet the needs of Manitoba's non-profit sector

"Many smaller non-profit organizations struggle when it comes to human resources management and planning," says Janice Goldsborough, a Certified Human Resources Professional with the Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations. They don't have the resources in place to hire designated HR staff."

MFNPO's newest training program - Fundamentals of Human Resources - is designed to address the challenge by building the capacity of Executive Directors and other senior staff to manage HR issues with greater clarity and confidence. The program is based on materials originally produced by the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector, work that is now housed within Community Foundations of Canada. The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations and Community Foundations of Canada are collaborating as partners in this new initiative in Manitoba. Read More

Mental Health in the Workplace: A growing demand for information and training

Stacey Krueger, a community educator with the Canadian Mental Health Association, is seeing a rising demand for information and workshops to help people understand and deal with mental health challenges in the workplace.

"Managers are stepping forward because they want to learn for themselves and train their employees how to recognize the signs and symptoms in their colleagues and in themselves," says Krueger, who has been with CMHA since 2001Read More

Kelly Holmes: Right people, right places, right time, right options

For Kelly Holmes, Executive Director of Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), success is about bringing together "the right people, in the right places, at the right time, with the right options."
Thanks to the right people in her life, she says, she chose a positive path. She credits the strong role models she had - the mentors and coaches who believed in her - for helping her find her feet...literally. Read More

Newsletter Credits
MFNPO Newsletter Working Group: Ron Brown, Monika Feist, Janet Forbes
Executive Director: Sandra Simpson
Administrative Coordinator: Rania Ibrahim
Feature Writer: Stu Slayen
Layout: Philip Navoa 

MFNPO Board of Directors : Ron Brown, Bob Chrismas, Monika Feist, Janet Forbes, Sid Frankel, Martin Itzkow (Co-Chair), Sandra Oakley (Co-Chair), Florence Okwudili
Ex-officio : Dennis Ceicko, Laurenda Madill

The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations Inc.
Sustaining a high-quality workforce in the non-profit sector.