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    • October 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 382
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    The third in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    What does it mean to be truly accessible?  There are many facets to accessibility that are important to think about in moving towards more equitable practice, both at an individual and organizational level.  Accessibility should encompass an intersectional and holistic view of the non-profit sector: it considers mobility, safety, digital literacy, equipment, funding structures, and more.  This session will dive into what it an accessible organization and sector looks like, and provide recourses and strategies to increase accessibility within your organization and across the sector.

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Sam Mason, Accessibility Coordinator, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

    Nadine Chalifoux, Independent Advocate 

    Karen Unger, Accessibility Work Experience Program Coordinator, University of Alberta

    Session moderated by Elli Dehnavi, Executive Director, Centre for Race and Culture

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • October 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 0
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    ECVO and the City of Edmonton are pleased to be offering ‘Eval 101’ - a training for FCSS- and United Way- funded agencies in the Edmonton area. The course will be offered online on October 28, 2021 from 9-12 and is free for participants!

    Eval 101 has been designed for those with little to no experience with evaluation and will provide a high level overview of the following topics:

    • Defining Evaluation
    • Evaluation Purposes
    • Ethics in Evaluation
    • Types of Evaluation 
    • The Evaluation Cycle (i.e., defining a program, developing an evaluation plan, implementing an evaluation plan and more!)

    *This session will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    Registration closes on October 14th or when the session is full.

    ATTENDANCE NOTE

    This session is for FCSS and United Way funded agencies only.  If you are not an FCSS or United Way funded agency, we reserve the right to remove you from the registration list.  

    Please note that there is limited capacity in this session, with only 50 seats available; if you cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that others can join.  If this is the case, feel free to let us know, as we can share the recording with you afterwards.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email Emma Wallace (emma@ecvo.ca) or Andrew Lejeune (andrew.lejeune@edmonton.ca). 

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    • November 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    Register

    ECVO members are convening for a Special General Meeting to vote on the organization's next auditor.

    Notice is hereby given of the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations Special General Meeting (SGM) to appoint the auditor for the 2021 – 2023 fiscal periods, with possibility of extension.

    MEETING DETAILS

    Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Virtual – Zoom link will be provided upon registration

    MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION

    As per the decision made at the 2021 Annual General Meeting, and the conclusion of the RFP process, the ECVO Board of Directors recommends the membership appoint Crowe McKay LLP as the ECVO Auditor for the 2021 to 2023 fiscal periods with the possibility of extension for up to 2 additional years.

    Motion: All in favour of appointing Crowe McKay LLP as the ECVO Auditor for the 2021 to 2023 fiscal periods with the possibility of extension for up to 2 additional years?

    CONTACT

    If you have any questions regarding this Special General Meeting, or your membership with ECVO, please reach out to membership@ecvo.ca.

    • November 05, 2021
    • Self-guided Online

    Gain new knowledge and skills in finance and develop strategies for building a resilient organization. 

    Finally there is a nonprofit finance program tailored specifically for nonprofit leaders! ECVO is excited to partner with Goodcasting to offer a program designed specifically for nonprofit CEO’s, Executive Directors and Directors of Finance to gain knowledge and skills in finance and develop strategies for building resilient organizations.  

    Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to elevate your skills!

    Over the course of 6 weeks, you will develop the confidence and skills to:

    • Understand all of the finance terms, roles, responsibilities
    • Understand how to read and analyze financial statements 
    • Learn about the different financial statement presentation methods
    • Learn how to analyze and optimize the organization’s business model
    • Develop financial strategies to strengthen organizational resilience
    • Learn how to integrate strategy WITH finance to strengthen the organization, department and/or programs and so much more...

    Apply Today!

        

    Course Format

    • 6-week online self-paced course
    • 3 Modules and 20 lessons
    • Lessons consist of a series of short videos that are released each week of the 6 weeks
    • Modules include 23 takeaway tools such as templates, guides and checklists
    • 7 weekly live online coaching and Q&A sessions
    • 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with Betty Ferreira FCPA, FCMA
    • You can take the course anytime and anywhere – all you need is an internet connection
    • At the end of the 6-week course you enter into the Finance Thrive Community and receive 10 additional months of support and learning. Each month will include events every Friday including live webinars with key speakers, Ask an Expert sessions and practice sessions on timely topics and themes.
    WHAT IS COVERED?

    Module 1: Foundation in Finance

    • Learn about the Governance Finance responsibilities including the role of the finance and audit committees
    • Learn the role of the CEO / Executive Director in finance
    • Learn about the audit, the role of the auditor and the type of communications from the auditor
    • Learn about automating bookkeeping and accounting functions
    • Learn about the Accounting Standards for Nonprofit Organizations including accounting terms and audited financial statement presentation methods
    • Learn how to read and understand financial statements
    • Learn best practices in internal financial statements
    Module 2: Financial Statement and Analysis and Business Model Analysis
    • Learn how to analyze financial statements
    • Learn about the nonprofit business model and how to analyze and optimize it
    • Learn best practices in budgeting and costing and the role of the non-finance manager in finance
    • Learn best practices in the preparation of the proposed draft annual budget
    • Learn about financial ratios and key performance indicators
    • Learn how to conduct a deep dive trend analysis comparing revenue, expenses, surpluses, net assets over 3 years
    • Learn how to write a financial narrative
    Module 3: Integrating Strategy with Finance
    • Learn how to integrate finance with the strategic planning and annual budgeting process
    • Learn how to use hindsight, insight and foresight in risk mitigation
    • Learn how to develop a plan for reserves
    • Learn how to develop a financial plan for the organization

    Apply today for the last cohort of 2021, starting November 5. Tuition is $2,350 plus tax

    ECVO Members who register for the Finance Masterclass will automatically receive a $50 credit to any upcoming ECVO program or event!


    SAVE AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS ON THE REGISTRATION FEE WITH THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT

    The Finance Masterclass for Nonprofit Leaders is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as 2/3 of your registration fee! 

    CAJG applications must be submitted to the Government of Alberta prior to the start of the course. However, we recommend submitting your CAJG application at least 30 days prior to the start of the course to allow for any application processing clarification.

    Meet Betty Ferreira FCPA, FCMA - Finance Masterclass Instructor

    Betty Ferreira is the Founder and Strategic Advisor for Goodcasting Academy and Goodcasting (formerly of ReStructure Consulting).  With over 28 years’ of experience inspiring the future of good, Betty has helped government, corporations and nonprofit organizations adopt business models, values and mindsets to build organizational resilience.  

    Betty provides speaking, training and consulting services for social purpose initiatives in the areas of financial and strategic transformation, business model transformation, digital and technological transformation, turnarounds, restructuring and mergers and amalgamations, risk management framework design and analysis.  

    Betty has produced many of Canada’s nonprofit training programs including several program and speaking engagements with Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) and was a former member of the Accounting Standards Board of Canada Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. She received the designation and honour of becoming a Fellow of the FCPA, FCMA in 2018.

    Follow Betty on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Apply for November 5th cohort Today!

    • November 10, 2021
    • February 09, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 15
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    An opportunity to connect learning and strategy - join us for a deep dive into all things strategic learning. 

    Note: this registration is for the full Eval Lab course. To register only for the free public webinar that introduces this year's Eval Lab program, please click here.

    With limited time, evaluation can become a peripheral part of service and program delivery – a check on the funding checklist – rather than a tool of significant value for making improvements in environments of complexity. In response to this struggle, concepts such as strategic learning have emerged as a way to integrate evaluative thinking into the work of nonprofits for improved learning and decision-making. But how does strategic learning work in practice, and can it provide a feasible and useful way of fostering learning in nonprofit organizations and collaboratives?

    Over 21 instructional hours, Eval Lab participants will explore strategic learning (and related concepts) within a flexible co-learning environment and test them in their day-to-day work.  This course takes a blended learning model, with registrants participating in online, pre-recorded learning and live sessions (over Zoom).  There will also be opportunity for one on one mentorship during office hours.

    These sessions will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recordings.

    CANADA ALBERTA JOBS GRANT ELIGIBLE

    SAVE AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS ON THE REGISTRATION FEE WITH THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT

    Eval Lab is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as two-thirds of your registration fee! 

    CAJG applications must be submitted to the Government of Alberta prior to the start of the course. However, we recommend submitting your CAJG application at least 30 days prior to the start of the course to allow for any application processing clarification.

    Registration closes on November 1st.  For those applying for the CAJG, please register for the course as normal, and click to pay offline.  Once you have been approved for the funding, we can schedule payment.  This will save your seat for the course, as space is limited.

    REFUND POLICY

    Refunds are subject to approval by ECVO.  To request a refund, please email emma@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca.

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    • November 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 17
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    A free public session focused on strategic learning as part of this year's Eval Lab program.

    Note: this event is for the free public webinar that introduces this year's Eval Lab program. If you wish to apply for the full Eval Lab course, please click here.

    With limited time, evaluation can become a peripheral part of service and program delivery – a check on the funding checklist – rather than a tool of significant value for making improvements in environments of complexity. In response to this struggle, concepts such as strategic learning have emerged as a way to integrate evaluative thinking into the work of nonprofits for improved learning and decision-making. But how does strategic learning work in practice, and can it provide a feasible and useful way of fostering learning in nonprofit organizations and collaboratives?

    This free public webinar is an opportunity for the non-profit community to explore the basics of strategic learning. Evaluation expert Sami Berger will walk us through concepts of strategy and learning before helping put the them together into strategic learning. This 90-minute interactive webinar follows a case study approach that allows participants to gain a better understanding of strategic learning and its importance while also provide space for questions and conversation. By the end of this session, you will have a basic knowledge of strategic learning, its benefits, and how to start embedding it into your organization!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca.

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    • November 10, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 59
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    The third edition of our Transformative Thinkers Series is in collaboration with CCVO's Connections Conference.

    The pandemic and the world's reckoning with white supremacy and systemic racism highlight the importance of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

    At the same time, we are often complicit in the very inequity we are trying to fight. Let’s reimagine a sector aligned with its purpose. How would we fundraise differently? What might philanthropy, leadership, hiring, communications, board governance look like? What difficult conversations must we have, and what must we be willing to give up, to move away from the white moderation Dr. King warned us about, and create the just and equitable world we all envision? 

    The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is committed to building the social justice muscle needed to transform the non-profit community. We therefore invite you to attend the third session in our ongoing speaker series intended to explore how alternative systems of knowledge might be used to reimagine how we structure and run our organizations.

    This session is a collaboration between ECVO and the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, and is a keynote presentation in this year's Connections Conference.

    SPEAKER

    Vu Le is the author of the popular blog Nonprofit AF. He is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

    PRICING

    ECVO Member Pricing: $15

    Non-Member Pricing: $49

    Interested in supporting the non-profit sector by becoming an ECVO member? Click here for more information.

    PAYMENT

    Offline payment options are available for those wishing to pay by cheque. At the end of your registration, simply select Invoice Me and you will be issued an invoice for the event. 

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at info@ecvo.ca.

    • November 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 100
    Register

    The most important rules and regulations to help you manage your GST/HST and maximize recoveries.

    Did you know that GST/HST rules for charities are different than those for NPOs?

    Do you wonder if you have missed claiming back all eligible GST/HST amounts?

    Would you like to learn how to avoid the most common GST/HST errors?

    If so, you should attend CRA’s GST/HST Outreach presentation. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters representative who has 30+ years experience in GST/HST programs. The presentation will focus on important GST/HST obligations and entitlements. You will learn about rebates, input tax credits and other important GST/HST topics. We will review the most important GST/HST rules and legislation to help you manage your GST/HST and maximize recoveries.  

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Recognize key GST/HST differences between charities and NPOs
    • Know when to charge GST or HST
    • Understand basic PSB Rebate rules
    • Apply the correct rules for claiming input tax credits
    • Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes

    TOPICS INCLUDE

    • Definitions
    • Public Service Bodies (PSB) Rebate
    • Taxable vs. Exempt Supplies
    • Input Tax Credits
    • Capital Real Property and Capital Personal Property   
    • GST/HST Registration and Small Supplier

    WHO WILL BENEFIT

    This presentation is intended for both charities and NPOs.  It is designed for Directors, staff and any other individuals who may be involved in the organization’s GST/HST. Even if you are not currently GST/HST registered, or you think that your entity is “too small” you should still attend. You will learn about ways to maximize your GST/HST recoveries. Finally, if you would just like a refresher or to simply hear directly from CRA that you are “doing things right”, this presentation is for you. 

    SPEAKER

    Michael Monk has been an employee of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for more than 30 years.  During that time he has worked extensively with GST/HST.  Michael spent 10 years with GST/HST Rulings in the Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch and several more years in Compliance Programs Branch.  He has had several roles in CRA’s Headquarters (HQ), Regional and Tax Services Offices.  Michael has also spent several years as a CRA Facilitator, teaching various GST/HST legislation courses to CRA staff.

    Michael currently works in Headquarters, GST/HST Directorate, where he has managed CRA’s national GST/HST Outreach Program for the last 4 years.  Michael has many years experience working with GST/HST issues in the public sectors.  He has participated in several Conferences, preparing and delivering GST/HST presentations to accounting and industry associations.  

    Michael has volunteered with several community groups over the years, including serving on the Board of Directors for a large national charity and serving on CRA’s Employee Assistance Program.      

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at kerry-ann@ecvo.ca.

    • November 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 484
    Register

    The fourth in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    What is our role as individuals, and as organizations, with power, privilege, audience, and funding in promoting and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion In this session, we will discuss our roles and responsibilities as individuals and organizations with more social position than others.  We will walk through what it means to be an ally, what standing in solidarity looks like, and outline how to be an inclusive partner organization.  Leave this session with a clear understanding of your role in promoting and advancing EDI in the sector.

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Details to come!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • December 14, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 486
    Register

    The fifth in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    How do our biases (unconscious or otherwise) impact on the people we work with, the people we serve, and the decisions we make?  What does bias look like on an individual level?  How about at an organizational level?  This session will walk us through the meaning of bias, how it impacts our relationships, decisions, and our work, and help us understand how to work within a system that continually perpetuates these biases. 

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Details to come!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • January 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 487
    Register

    The final session in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    In this final session, we are going to pull together all of our learnings from the past 5 sessions and really think about our practices as a whole.  Having discussed diversity and inclusion, intersectionality, accessibility, allyship, and bias – how can we promote and advance these equitable practices within our organizations, and across the sector?  What does equity mean for our sector?  And how do we maintain this thinking moving forward?  These are all questions that will be addressed through conversation and resources in our final session.

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Details to come!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

Past events

October 05, 2021 Vaccine Policies for Non-Profit Organizations
October 04, 2021 Nonprofit Mayoral Forum: Imagining an Equitable Recovery with Non-Profits
September 29, 2021 Transformative Thinkers Series: A Conversation with Hildy Gottlieb
September 21, 2021 EDI Roundtable Series: Intersectionality
August 24, 2021 EDI Roundtable Series: Diversity & Inclusion in the Non-Profit Sector
July 20, 2021 Alberta Board Member Essentials - July-Sept 2021
June 16, 2021 2021 Edmonton Volunteer Fair
June 11, 2021 A Conversation with Senator Ratna Omidvar
May 27, 2021 HR Series: Respectful Workplace Matters
May 20, 2021 2021 Annual General Meeting
April 21, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Volunteerism & Insurance
April 19, 2021 The Ins and Outs of Recruiting Virtual Volunteers
March 16, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
March 05, 2021 The 2021 Provincial Budget & Alberta's Non-Profit Sector
February 09, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
January 21, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
December 09, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
December 02, 2020 Alberta Board Member Essentials
November 18, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
October 29, 2020 NGO Sustainability Champions Summit
October 27, 2020 Business Continuity for Non-profit Organizations
October 22, 2020 Executive Director Mentorship Program
October 21, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGMs and Other Governance Questions
October 07, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGMs and Other Governance Questions
September 30, 2020 Government Engagement Post-Pandemic
September 23, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGMs and Other Governance Questions
September 23, 2020 2020 Annual General Meeting
September 09, 2020 Brokering Partnerships Remotely Online Course: Information Session
August 21, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGM and Annual Return Requirements
June 10, 2020 VES Roundtable Series
May 26, 2020 ECVO Member Forum: Return to Work
May 21, 2020 VES Roundtable Series
May 12, 2020 ECVO Member Forum: Navigating the New Normal
April 28, 2020 Partnership Brokers - Reviewing Partnerships: An International Perspective
April 23, 2020 Exploring Volunteer Connector: A Webinar for Volunteer Engagement Specialists
April 20, 2020 2020 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series
March 13, 2020 Alberta Board Member Essentials - Winter 2020
February 11, 2020 The E.D. Room: on Collaborative Fundraising
February 06, 2020 Partnership Brokers: A Community of Practice
January 30, 2020 inVESt: Framing the Collaborative
November 26, 2019 Introduction to Appreciative Policy Making
November 19, 2019 Basic Facilitation Skills for Not-for-Profits & Government Organizations
November 05, 2019 International Volunteer Managers Day
October 29, 2019 Sustainability Champions Mixer
October 24, 2019 ECVO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine & Wisdom
October 04, 2019 Introduction to Board Governance: Understanding Your Roles and Responsibilities and Applying Your Learning
September 26, 2019 Board to Board: Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector - Canadian Senate Report
September 18, 2019 HR 101 for the Non-HR Professional
September 16, 2019 Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: The Building Blocks of Collaborative Architecture
September 12, 2019 Financial Management for Non-Profits and Charities
August 27, 2019 Executive Director Mentorship Program
August 13, 2019 Alberta Board Member Essentials - Summer 2019 Session
June 20, 2019 Bylaws Refresher - A Society Bylaws Overview
June 17, 2019 Board to Board Networking: What's Next for Boards Under a New Provincial Government
June 12, 2019 EVCO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine & Wisdom
June 03, 2019 Partnership Brokers Training
May 08, 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
April 29, 2019 EVCO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine, Wisdom, & Welcome
April 13, 2019 Edmonton Volunteer Fair
March 07, 2019 Introduction to Appreciative Policy Making
February 21, 2019 Brokering Better Partnerships: A Lunch & Learn
February 21, 2019 Partnership Brokers: A Community of Practice
February 04, 2019 Bylaws Refresher - A Society Bylaws Overview
January 31, 2019 Financial Management for Faith-Based Communities
January 23, 2019 EVCO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine & Wisdom
January 19, 2019 Alberta Board Members Essentials - Board Member Training
January 16, 2019 HR for the Non-HR Professional
January 15, 2019 The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition Program: An Information Session

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