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Communication Essentials: Inspiring Change. Transforming Outcomes.

  • 15 Jan 2020
  • 17 Jun 2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 15 Jan 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MST)
  • 12 Feb 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MST)
  • 11 Mar 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 8 Apr 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 17 Jun 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • ECVO Training Room (Suite 258, Bonnie Doon Professional Centre 8330 82 Avenue NW)
  • 18



Your Brand. 

Your Story. 

And Why Anyone Should Care.

Welcome to your six-month intensive on how to stay relevant, engage with more communities, and build new funding relationships.

Communication Essentials is a custom-built program designed to drive meaningful change within your non-profit organization, while positioning you for stronger member engagement, as well as new funding sources and partners.

Built in partnership with ECVO, McQueen Creative, a leading marketing and communications firm based in Edmonton, has taken the lead on developing this innovative and intensive program. Recognizing the increasing need for non-profits to diversify funding sources and increase engagement, this program is curated to the specific needs of your organization to help you meet the changing landscape and challenges you are facing.

Public funding and dollars continue to be at risk. Without making meaningful connections with your supporter base and finding new ways to engage other funding sources, you're putting your organization at risk of increasing financial hardship for the future.

If your organization is ready to take the next step and invest in your future, then this program is for you. Communication Essentials operates over a six month time frame, and limits the number of participating organizations per cohort to ensure you receive the individual focus and tailored support you need to be successful.


  • 4 Workshop Days - inspiring, classroom sessions, with peer-to-peer learning
  • 60+ hours per person of coaching and communications expertise
  • 6 months of incredible learning that will transform the way your organization operates and communicates.

Four group sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020: Wrap-up Group Session & Outcome Sharing

View the three program outcomes and course calendar here.

The program's cost is $3250 per person. Price represents cost based on two people attending from each organization. Organizations must be willing to commit to sending two team members, as well as have the support from their Board and senior leadership.

This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as 2/3 of your registration fee. In order to be eligible to receive a CAJG grant for this program, you must submit your CAJG application to the Government of Alberta no later than December 15, 2019, which is 30 days prior to the start of the program. 

With the Government of Alberta's recent switch to an online application process through their Grants Portal , you are no longer able to submit a paper form.


Click Here to Apply!


A full refund can be issued no later than 14 days prior to the event. 



The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations empowers volunteers and non-profits in Metro Edmonton.

Learn more at ecvo.ca

For membership inquiries, email:


or call 780-801-4720

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Suite 255, Bonnie Doon Professional Centre
8330 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6C 4E3

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