Monday, March 22, 2021

The Tri-Municipal Region Community Development Committee strives to offer informative and educational workshops to residents, and community/non-profit groups in the region. These programs are offered throughout the Tri-Municipal Region and are hosted in partnership with the City of Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain, and Parkland County.

The Spring Workshops that are being offered are free of charge. Pre-registration is required. 

Early registration is encouraged as we need ten participants in order for the workshop to run. If you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for please contact 780-962-7579 or email to withdraw.

Spring Workshop Series

Date: Monday April 12, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Zoom (Virtual) - Zoom link will be sent out the Thursday before the workshop
Presenter: Mike Grogan
Program: 11302

Managing a nonprofit organization can be a complex undertaking, especially in times of uncertainty. In this workshop, IntegralOrg’s Mike Grogan will discuss the effects of current trends such as the prolonged economic downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofit organizations and offer tools and resources to help organizations navigate the recovery phase. The workshop will also cover techniques for how, even in uncertain times, organizations can define goals, create strategic plans, and position themselves for sustainability.

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Date: Monday April 26, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Zoom (Virtual) - Zoom link will be sent out the Thursday before the workshop
Presenter: C. Yvonne Chenier
Program: 11303

Living your objects and loving your bylaws is one of the keys to a healthy organization. What is behind an organization’s objects and bylaws? What are the difference and what are the limits of these important tools?  Learn about the integral wording for these documents and try your hand at creating a new object and bylaw clause for your organization.

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Date: Monday May 17, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom (Virtual) - Zoom link will be sent out the Thursday before the workshop
Presenter: C. Yvonne Chenier and Betty Thompson
Program: 11304

Understanding the differences between mergers, amalgamations, and dissolutions is integral to determining which option is best for your organization. How will they serve your organization? What are the repercussions of each? Find out in this workshop on shutting down a nonprofit through a merger, amalgamation, or dissolution.

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Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Zoom (Virtual)
Presenter: C. Yvonne Chenier and Betty Thompson
Program: 11305

Is your organization a nonprofit or charity operating in Alberta? Do you have questions about your objects, or issues around financial or legal compliance? This workshop will help you understand the requirements your organization must meet under legislation. This session is of interest to board members, management, staff, and volunteers.

We will cover:

  • Governance responsibilities
  • Non-profit legal compliance
  • CRA compliance (reporting, receipting, other CRA policies)

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Mike Grogan 

 Mike has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and is recognized for his ability to create effective and adaptive solutions to organizational and community issues. His skills and experience stem from a diverse background that encompasses building organizations from the ground up to developing leading-edge nonprofit collaborative, public policy, and capacity building initiatives and leading backcountry wilderness adventures.

C. Yvonne Chenier

Yvonne is a lawyer and philanthropy consultant - and co-founder of IntegralOrg. Yvonne brings more than 35 years of experience helping those in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors as general legal counsel and as an advisor on planning, organizational, regulatory and governance matters.

Yvonne speaks frequently on behalf of IntegralOrg to various groups on topics ranging from legal and financial matters to Occupational Health and Safety. Yvonne is an active member of the executive of the Charities and Nonprofit Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is past Chair of both the Alberta and National Sections. She is named in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for excellence in Charity Law and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for her work in Charities/Nonprofit Law.

Betty Thompson

Betty is a chartered professional accountant and is co-founder of IntegralOrg. She has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur and 30 years of experience serving the nonprofit sector.

Betty has a practical understanding of the opportunities and difficulties that nonprofits face in today's economic climate. Through IntegralOrg, Betty assists nonprofits and charities with governance, policy development, and financial management.

Betty recently retired from accounting firm, Calvista LLP, where she was an auditor and consultant to a variety of Calgary nonprofit organizations. She is an active member of Calgary's not-for-profit community as a board member and service volunteer: she is an advisor to the board of the Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary; a member of the Audit and Finance Committees of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and Agriculture for Life; and an alumni instructor with the Alberta Board Development Program. In 2020, Betty received a CPA Alberta Lifetime Achievement Award which is given to those whose continual commitment to the betterment of their profession, their communities, and the organizations they have served is unparalleled.





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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refund requests must be received 8 days prior to the workshop. Written notification can be sent to, or dropped off in person at the Recreation Services Office. Following written cancellation notice, the full registration fee will be refunded. Failure to provide the required 8 day notice will result in the City retaining the entire registration fee.