Welcome to the Learning Centre. This is your first stop for all ECVO professional development opportunities and resources. We have collected a wealth of information here to support the work you do in your organization, as well as your personal professional development. If you are aware of additional resources that would benefit your colleagues in the sector please contact us.

Some of the events are focused on helping you to develop the specific knowledge or skills to effectively work in the sector today, while other opportunities are focused on helping your organization build the capacity to perform optimally into the future. Events are added regularly, so please check back often.

Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Living Your Charitable Purposes | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ Santa Maria Goretti Centre
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Living Your Charitable Purposes
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a Registered Charity? Do you need to better understand the activities that you are carrying out and how they align with your purposes? Do you need a refresher on what your charitable purposes are and how they apply both at the governance and management levels of your organization?

The topics that will be included are: Governance responsibilities, charity legal compliance, CRA compliance (reporting, receipting, other CRA policies), GST compliance.

This seminar would be of interest to Board members, Management and volunteers as we help you to explore the requirements meeting your charitable purposes for successful outcomes as you carry out your missions.

 

Keeping your Non-Profit Healthy | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ Santa Maria Goretti Centre
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Keeping your Non-Profit Healthy
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are you a non-profit or Society operating in Alberta? Do you have questions about your objects, or issues around financial or legal compliance?

The topics that will be included are: understanding your objects, Governance responsibilities, legal compliance, CRA compliance and reporting, GST compliance.

This seminar would be of interest to Board members, Management and volunteers as we help you to explore the requirements to meet under your legislation for successful outcomes as you carry out your missions.

 

Oct
25
Thu
2018
AB Employment Standards/OHS/Cannabis Policy | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ ECVO Training Room
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Alberta Employment Standards and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation & Developing Cannabis Policy 

This round table workshop will help to answer questions around how these changes may affect your organization and how address them in your daily operations.

 

Bringing Your Budget to Life | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ ECVO Training Room
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Bringing Your Budget to Life 

This discussion workshop will provide information how to effectively communicate your financial policies and processes as a Board and staff, helping you to be on the same page as you manage your budget.

 

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Clinic Openings | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ ECVO Training Room
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Clinic Openings

Are you a charity, non-profit or society with specific questions around financial or legal compliance issues? Work with us one on one – free for a 1 hour. Your issues may include but are not limited to:

  • How to get back on track with your objects/charitable purposes;
  • Are your by-laws up to do date, what to do next?
  • How to communicate financial l information within your organization;
  • Being on side with CRA filing compliance;
  • Attaining charitable status.

At the clinic level we invite you to bring up to four people in your organization.

Nov
19
Mon
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Executive Director Wine & Wisdom @ The Almanac on Whyte
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Edmonton area Executive Directors, join your peers in a casual atmosphere where leaders can connect, learn, and break down silos.

Wine & Wisdom is your chance to network with fellow Executive Directors & CEOs to exchange insight and stories about your experiences in the nonprofit sector. We believe that regular networking is essential to creating a strong non-profit sector and affecting change in our communities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join your peers in a comfortable atmosphere and pick their brains on the issues non-profit leaders face in the nonprofit sector.

Speaker

At this edition of ED Networking, leaders will be gathering around the topic of self care for non-profit leaders. The speaker is TBD.

Tickets include light snacks and attendance at the event.

Wine & Wisdom is open to all Edmonton area non-profit Executive Directors and CEOs, and will be of particular interest to leaders of human services organizations. We encourage organizations to share this invitation with other Executive Directors/CEOs in your network.


“PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BIKE RIDING WHEN THEY WANT TO REMIND US THAT SOME THINGS, ONCE LEARNED, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
WHAT THEY DON’T MENTION IS HOW WE LEARNED. NO ONE LEARNS TO RIDE A BIKE FROM A BOOK, OR EVEN A VIDEO.
YOU LEARN BY DOING IT.
ACTUALLY, BY NOT DOING IT. YOU LEARN BY DOING IT WRONG, BY FALLING OFF, BY GETTING BACK ON, BY DOING IT AGAIN.”
– SETH GODIN

This event is sponsored by the ECVO Moving to Action program as a part of building leadership capacity.

Nov
23
Fri
2018
Inclusion & Risk: A THINK TANK Conversation @ ECVO Training Room
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Topic: Inclusion

This Fall in Think Tank Conversations, we’ve been exploring risk. In September we looked at what risk means for think tanker’s individual programs.

This month we’re talking inclusion.

How does risk averseness increase barriers for diverse needs?

How can you spport volunteers with specific needs in your organization?

Join us for this Think Tank and explore what risk really means for your volunteer program and how you can manage it while increasing inclusion in your organization. Learn from others and begin to rethink the way you successfully engage volunteers in your organization.

Attend this brainstorming, problem-solving and idea sharing session with an open mind and you will come away feeling rejuvenated and ready to take action!

THINK TANK Conversations is a place for those who manage and engage volunteers to come together for a short but useful session to problem solve and brainstorm as well as connect with those who work with volunteers.

THINK TANK Conversations will be held five times a year.

SpareSmarts

This is a calendar of monthly training events available to nonprofits in the Alberta Capital Region. The calendar includes workshops and webinars offered by different training providers. Prices vary and some are offered at no cost. Offerings change on a monthly basis.

Welcome to the Learning Centre. This is your first stop for all ECVO professional development opportunities and resources. We have collected a wealth of information here to support the work you do in your organization, as well as your personal professional development. If you are aware of additional resources that would benefit your colleagues in the sector please contact us.

Some of the events are focused on helping you to develop the specific knowledge or skills to effectively work in the sector today, while other opportunities are focused on helping your organization build the capacity to perform optimally into the future. Events are added regularly, so please check back often.

Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Living Your Charitable Purposes | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ Santa Maria Goretti Centre
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Living Your Charitable Purposes
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a Registered Charity? Do you need to better understand the activities that you are carrying out and how they align with your purposes? Do you need a refresher on what your charitable purposes are and how they apply both at the governance and management levels of your organization?

The topics that will be included are: Governance responsibilities, charity legal compliance, CRA compliance (reporting, receipting, other CRA policies), GST compliance.

This seminar would be of interest to Board members, Management and volunteers as we help you to explore the requirements meeting your charitable purposes for successful outcomes as you carry out your missions.

 

Keeping your Non-Profit Healthy | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ Santa Maria Goretti Centre
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Keeping your Non-Profit Healthy
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are you a non-profit or Society operating in Alberta? Do you have questions about your objects, or issues around financial or legal compliance?

The topics that will be included are: understanding your objects, Governance responsibilities, legal compliance, CRA compliance and reporting, GST compliance.

This seminar would be of interest to Board members, Management and volunteers as we help you to explore the requirements to meet under your legislation for successful outcomes as you carry out your missions.

 

Oct
25
Thu
2018
AB Employment Standards/OHS/Cannabis Policy | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ ECVO Training Room
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Alberta Employment Standards and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation & Developing Cannabis Policy 

This round table workshop will help to answer questions around how these changes may affect your organization and how address them in your daily operations.

 

Bringing Your Budget to Life | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ ECVO Training Room
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Bringing Your Budget to Life 

This discussion workshop will provide information how to effectively communicate your financial policies and processes as a Board and staff, helping you to be on the same page as you manage your budget.

 

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Clinic Openings | Good Governance with IntegralOrg @ ECVO Training Room
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

IntegralOrg will be in Edmonton from October 24-26 offering their expertise to help non-profits ensure regulatory compliance and provide invaluable advice and best practices for carrying out their missions. This series combines seminars, workshops, and face-to-face clinics to help organizations navigate the complexities of budgets, legislation, and legal compliance. View the full suite of sessions available in this series here.

Please note: Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registrants can and are encouraged to tailor their registration according to their organizational needs.  


Clinic Openings

Are you a charity, non-profit or society with specific questions around financial or legal compliance issues? Work with us one on one – free for a 1 hour. Your issues may include but are not limited to:

  • How to get back on track with your objects/charitable purposes;
  • Are your by-laws up to do date, what to do next?
  • How to communicate financial l information within your organization;
  • Being on side with CRA filing compliance;
  • Attaining charitable status.

At the clinic level we invite you to bring up to four people in your organization.

Nov
19
Mon
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Executive Director Wine & Wisdom @ The Almanac on Whyte
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Edmonton area Executive Directors, join your peers in a casual atmosphere where leaders can connect, learn, and break down silos.

Wine & Wisdom is your chance to network with fellow Executive Directors & CEOs to exchange insight and stories about your experiences in the nonprofit sector. We believe that regular networking is essential to creating a strong non-profit sector and affecting change in our communities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join your peers in a comfortable atmosphere and pick their brains on the issues non-profit leaders face in the nonprofit sector.

Speaker

At this edition of ED Networking, leaders will be gathering around the topic of self care for non-profit leaders. The speaker is TBD.

Tickets include light snacks and attendance at the event.

Wine & Wisdom is open to all Edmonton area non-profit Executive Directors and CEOs, and will be of particular interest to leaders of human services organizations. We encourage organizations to share this invitation with other Executive Directors/CEOs in your network.


“PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BIKE RIDING WHEN THEY WANT TO REMIND US THAT SOME THINGS, ONCE LEARNED, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
WHAT THEY DON’T MENTION IS HOW WE LEARNED. NO ONE LEARNS TO RIDE A BIKE FROM A BOOK, OR EVEN A VIDEO.
YOU LEARN BY DOING IT.
ACTUALLY, BY NOT DOING IT. YOU LEARN BY DOING IT WRONG, BY FALLING OFF, BY GETTING BACK ON, BY DOING IT AGAIN.”
– SETH GODIN

This event is sponsored by the ECVO Moving to Action program as a part of building leadership capacity.

Nov
23
Fri
2018
Inclusion & Risk: A THINK TANK Conversation @ ECVO Training Room
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Topic: Inclusion

This Fall in Think Tank Conversations, we’ve been exploring risk. In September we looked at what risk means for think tanker’s individual programs.

This month we’re talking inclusion.

How does risk averseness increase barriers for diverse needs?

How can you spport volunteers with specific needs in your organization?

Join us for this Think Tank and explore what risk really means for your volunteer program and how you can manage it while increasing inclusion in your organization. Learn from others and begin to rethink the way you successfully engage volunteers in your organization.

Attend this brainstorming, problem-solving and idea sharing session with an open mind and you will come away feeling rejuvenated and ready to take action!

THINK TANK Conversations is a place for those who manage and engage volunteers to come together for a short but useful session to problem solve and brainstorm as well as connect with those who work with volunteers.

THINK TANK Conversations will be held five times a year.

SpareSmarts

This is a calendar of monthly training events available to nonprofits in the Alberta Capital Region. The calendar includes workshops and webinars offered by different training providers. Prices vary and some are offered at no cost. Offerings change on a monthly basis.