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Did you see our Grad 2014 Post - click here to read it!


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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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 new 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 
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June 2015

Did this winter seem to last forever for you? Can I tell you how happy I am that summer is here?

It is very usual that things slow down for us here in Manitoba in the summer, our economy works that way it seems. It is a great time to get some sun, sit on the deck or see the country. It is also a good time to think about the year past, and the year to come, and to remind ourselves about our role and our purpose at work. 

In the  Spotlight today we consider what happens when people forget or drift away from their core mission at work, and in our Opinion section a contributor reviews the first ten years after high school for him and for his classmates.

If you are sitting on your deck with a coffee (or white wine) reading this - perfect!



PS - did you think about my request last newsletter? Can you help us by joining the board? 

The Biggest Sin


In my experience, the biggest issue I have seen is not fraud or evil, the biggest sin (in business) is incompetence.


That is not to say there are calamitously horrible decisions being made daily, everywhere, but there are some for sure, and small instances of incompetence add up.


Incompetence comes in many forms. Unskilled or stupid people will manifest incompetence in short order.


I think that we all face the risk of incompetence, and it is not from stupidity or lack of skill, it comes from complacency, and two kinds in particular: inattention, and failing to remember why you are there in the first place.



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

Recently 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 May 2015 is out (click below to see it). Overall we are at 97 members - 50 dues-paying members and 47 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

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

What Did You Think Would Happen?


Every November I go to my old high school - now the school where my oldest son attends (which feels a little weird) - to present at the career day for the grade 11 and 12 students. 


My job is to show them what an accountant does and whet they need to do in order to become one. They ask all sorts of questions about the work, the schooling, the pay.


To date, no one has asked the question "so what should I do now?".




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

Don't Forget!
Annual General Meeting
May 11, 2015
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Caboto Centre
1055 Wilkes Avenue
Appetizers & wine to be served
CIC - Manitoba Chapter |
PO Box 476
Winnipeg, R3C 2J3