Manitoba Eco-Network is a non-profit organization which promotes positive environmental action. Our organization's mission is to facilitate environmental awareness and expand community connections. We educate, we facilitate, we celebrate!
We are a member of the Canadian Environmental Network, based in Ottawa. We serve as an umbrella for environmental non-governmental organizations across the province. We welcome individual, ENGO, and associate members to our organization.
Our Core and Project staff members are dedicated and knowledgeable people combining years of experience in the environmental field. See our staff directory to contact us directly.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors (also known as the Steering Committee) comprises volunteers nominated from Member Groups, and elected at our Annual General Meeting to 2-year terms. There are 5 positions on the Board for Individual members who are also elected at the AGM.
Chair: John Fjeldsted, member-at-large
Vice-Chair: Kisti Thomas, member-at-large
Treasurer: Damli Gureja, member-at-large
Dan McInnis: Canada Green Building Council, Manitoba Chapter
Sean Petty: Sierra Club - Prairie Chapter
James Beddome: member-at-large
Connecting Manitobans and providing environmental information and education gives us many opportunities for programs, projects and activities.
Resource Centre - Alice Chambers Memorial Library
We operate a library of environmental resources in the form of books, reports, magazines, journals and DVDs/videos for free loan to the public. Though no longer an official registry, we also hold a wide range of archived public registry development proposals for the province of Manitoba.
Member Group Services
We provide networking and information services for 71 Member Groups, as well as meeting space and equipment for those groups without offices. We also hold events and workshops and an annual Member Forum to bring our groups together and share information to help them work more effectively.
Information and Referral Services
We connect government, media and the public with our environmental and social reform member organizations working on a wide variety of issues as well as experts in the community and beyond.
We undertake projects to educate and increase public awareness on sustainable alternatives and to provide services to the environmental community.
- Climate Change Connection
- Organic Lawn Care
- Manitoba Environmental Youth Network
- Water Caucus
- Alice Chambers Memorial Library
- Children's Health and Environment Partnership
- Reel Green Film Festival: Inspiring People, Celebrating Nature
- Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth Awards
We publish the Eco Journal quarterly, providing information about local environmental issues from a viewpoint not normally found in the mainstream media. Some of our projects also publish resources. Member Groups and Individual Members also receive a Monthly E-Bulletin with alerts for upcoming events and news from the environmental community.
Eco Volunteer Program
We help individuals transform their concern for the environment into meaningful action by connecting them with our Member Groups.
The Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth Awards are awarded each year to recognize significant contributions to the awareness and protection of Manitoba's environment.
Upon request, we provide presentations on a wide variety of environmental topics to groups in the community.
Suggested Fees* for Manitoba Eco-Network Presentations (based on 1-1.5 hr presentation)
Member Groups of Manitoba Eco-Network: No Charge (unless participants will be charged)
Schools, Non-Profit Groups, Community Events: $40
Small Commercial Enterprises, Workshops, Conferences: $75
Large Commercial Enterprises, Agencies, Institutions: $150
*NOTE: Suggested fees help support the work of Manitoba Eco-Network
They may be adjusted to match your organization's budget.
A travel subsidy may be required for presentations outside of Winnipeg.
Manitoba Eco-Network is located in the EcoCentre on the third floor of Winnipeg's Mountain Equipment Co-op, one of Canada's greenest buildings. Located at 303 Portage Avenue, the EcoCentre is also home to other environmental organizations. Read more about the EcoCentre.
Manitoba Eco-Network is grateful for the financial and in-kind support of the community.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
United Way Donor-Designated Gifts Program
The Winnipeg Foundation
The Winnipeg Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy group at Churchill High School
City of Winnipeg Employees
Province of Manitoba All-Charities Campaign
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Per Capita Grant - Brian Mayes, City Councillor for St. Vital
Alice Chambers Memorial Library
Winnipeg Foundation: Youth in Philanthropy group at Saint John’s Ravenscourt
M.E.N./T.R.E.E. Legacy Endowment Fund
The Winnipeg Foundation
Equally important are the many donations we receive throughout the year from our members and friends. All contributions, large and small, help to maintain the Manitoba Eco-Network and our services.
All purchases made throughout our operations are guided by Manitoba Eco-Network's purchasing policy, which prioritizes local, organic, fair trade/CED, and environmental products. Read the procurement policy
Our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers operate in accordance with Manitoba Eco-Network's by-laws. Read the by-laws