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    12 / 15 / 16

  • Professional Development Opportunity- Fundamentals of Human Resources Winnipeg Winter Session: 2018

    A series of training modules to elevate your HR management knowledge and skills
    Recognizing that many non-profit organizations cannot afford to hire designated human resources managers, this program is designed to help Executive Directors and other organizational leaders provide more effective human resources management within their organizations. 

    Module 1: Policy Framework and Employment Legislation
    Module 2: Getting the Right People 
    Module 3: Managing People and their Work
    Module 4: Health and Safety-Workplaces that Work
    Module 5: Training, Learning, and Development
    Module 6: HR Planning and Wrap-up
    Fundamentals of Human Resources 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 initiative in Manitoba

    Compact Class- Class size is limited to 25 participants exclusively from the non-profit sector 


    Our facilitators bring a wealth of experience in HR management training, along with the ability to generate meaningful dialogue among participants to foster a peer learning environment.

      Janice Goldsborough, CHRP, HR Consultant 

     Janice holds a degree in Labour Studies from the University of Manitoba and a  certificate in Human Resources from Red River College. She obtained her Certified  Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation in 2009. Janice works as an  independent human resources consultant and serves business and non-profit  clients. She has taught at Brandon University and Red River College, and currently  teaches at the University of Winnipeg’s Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education program. Prior to launching her training and consulting practice, Janice held human resources positions at the Westin Hotel, Canada Safeway, the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Wellington West Capital, and Granny’s Poultry.


     Winnipeg Winter Session

    Dates: January 10, 11, 12, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm. 
    Location: 1000 Waverley St.  Winnipeg, MB. R3T 0P3-Training Room #104
    Registration deadline: January 3, 2018.


    The entire program costs $300 per participant, that includes the printed materials and coffe breaks. Please bring your own lunch. MFNPO only accepts payment by cheque.

    Cancellations should be received via email or phone 48 hours before the training date.


    For more information please click here


    11 / 10 / 17

  • Manitoba Sheep Association is seeking an Executive Director

    Executive Director 

    Manitoba Sheep Association – Winnipeg, MB


    Job Summary

    About the MSA

    The Manitoba Sheep Association (MSA) is proud to represent over 400 sheep and lamb producers (both commercial and purebred producers) across the province. Our mission is to actively initiate, support and conduct programs and activities designed to stimulate and improve the well being of all segments of the sheep industry in Manitoba. We also present producer concerns and issues to government and other agricultural organizations. The MSA is a member of the Manitoba Forage Council and the Canadian Sheep Federation.

    Job Purpose

    The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Manitoba Sheep Association, in accordance to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors, Manitoba Sheep Association By laws and the Acts that govern the Manitoba Sheep Association and its membership.

    Job Type: Part-Time

    Accountability: to the Board of Directors

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Key Responsibilities

    • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
    • Develop an operational plan which incorporates the goals and objectives of the strategic plan of the Manitoba Sheep Association
    • Work with Staff and Treasurer (and/or Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive annual budget
    • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Manitoba Sheep Association ‘s programs and services
    • To provide advocacy for the Manitoba Sheep Association and its producers on provincial and federal governmental levels and within the sheep value chain to further the viability, expansion and prosperity of Manitoba sheep producers
    • Communicate with members to keep them informed of the work of the Manitoba Sheep Association and to identify changes in the industry served by the Manitoba Sheep Association
    • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with other commodity and related agricultural groups, sponsors, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the Manitoba Sheep Association

    Qualifications and Skills


    • University degree in agriculture or a related field or equal related work experience

    Professional designation

    • Eligible for professional designation such as Manitoba Institute of Agrologists

    Work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of the current sheep industry as they relate to the Manitoba Sheep Association’s mission statement and strategic plan
    • Knowledge and experience of sheep production enabling the development of producer resources, programming and training to enhance the sustainability and viability of Manitoba sheep producers
    • Knowledge and experience of leadership and management principles as they relate to Manitoba Sheep Association an non-profit agricultural organization governed by the Manitoba Agricultural Producers Funding Act
    • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to the Manitoba Sheep Association and its’ producers
    • Knowledge and experience in financial management
    • Knowledge and experience of project management
    • Knowledge and experience in board governance and human resources management

    Proficiency computer use for

    • Word processing,
    • Financial management
    • E-mail
    • Internet


    • 3 – 5 years of progressive management experience with a strong understanding of sheep production and the sheep industry as well as experience working in the voluntary sector organization.

    Working Environment and Conditions

    • Executive Director will provide a complete home office, laptop and cell phone provided by Manitoba Sheep Association for association business.
    • Executive Director will be required to work evenings, weekends to accommodate activities such as Board meetings, to facilitate Manitoba Sheep Association programming and related events and represent the Manitoba Sheep Association at public events.


    MSA Office

    5203 Clarence Rd

    Narol, MB R1C 0B8

    Job Type: Part-time


    For more information please click here. 

    11 / 07 / 17