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2023 Manitoba Fall Education Event
Saturday, October 21st, 2023 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Old Grace Housing Co-operative, 1271 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Theme - Creative Communication through Education

Location: Old Grace Housing Cooperative, 200 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, MB


Time Activity
8:30-9:00am Registration
9:00-9:30am Morning networking
9:30am-12:00pm Morning workshop
12:00-1:30pm Lunch & Regional report
1:30-4:00pm Afternoon workshop

Morning networking 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Start the day with your fellow co-operators while we make new connections while rediscovering the seven international principles of cooperation.

Morning workshop 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Creating Memorable Member Activities, with Erin Crisfield and Maria Vaiaso
Work with peers to turn CHF Canada resources into adult learning activities. In this hands-on workshop, you will use adult learning principles and techniques to create member education experiences for meetings, gatherings, and common areas.

Erin Crisfield (M.A. Adult Education) is passionate about participatory, transformative adult learning. She designs and facilitates community-based adult education and was an active member of a housing co-op in Vancouver before returning to the prairies.

Maria Vaiaso, Regional Manager, Prairies, CHF Canada

Networking lunch 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Over a catered lunch, Saskatchewan/Manitoba Regional Board Director, Coral Hetherington, will give a regional report. We’ll have an opportunity to discuss important issues in Manitoba.

Afternoon workshop 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

Demystifying Co-op Financial Statements for Higher Member Engagement, with Maria Vaiaso & and Nigel Mohammed
When it comes to money, knowledge is power! Once we gain a better understanding of the types of financial statements coops commonly use such as balance sheets, income/expense statements and the annual operating budget, we’ll discuss creative new ways of how coops can present that information to their membership in a way that they will understand.

Nigel Mohammed, Director, Community Financial Centre & Small Business Distribution, Assiniboine Credit Union

Maria Vaiaso, Regional Manager, Prairies, CHF Canada

Registration fees:

Registration type
CHF Canada Members
Early bird by October 6th, 2023
Regular after October 6th, 2023
First participant
Additional participants
Young member (35 & under)
free - after first member registration
free - after first member registration



Deirdre Bain, Education Program Coordinator

Maria Vaiaso, Regional Manager, Prairies, CHF Canada
778.327.5952 / 844.327.5947