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Manitoba actress relates to role of restless, risk-loving mom By: Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press-April 20, 2017

Sarah Ballenden tells the real-life tale of a M├ętis woman caught in the swirl of rumour By: Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press-April 20, 2017

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Boarder X Dec. 12, 2016 - Apr. 23, 2017

Urban~Scapes Workshop with Glenna Evans-Mulvihill Apr. 23, 2017

Job Bank -

Museum Interpreters

Seven Oaks House Museum
App Deadline: 23 / 04 / 2017

Data Analytics Specialist

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
App Deadline: 23 / 04 / 2017

Coach Access Program for Non-Profit Arts and Cultural Organizations: A Guide to Organizational Assessment for Continuous Improvement

May 1, 2017, June 15, 2017

May 1-June 15, 2017

Contact: Carol Finlay, 204-927-2787

Knowing a variety of assessment techniques, access to effective tools and a positive workplace culture around organizational assessment will help improve every aspect of your operations.

Through a combination of online learning and coaching you will:

  • Learn how and when to conduct your organizational assessment
  • Explore six key assessment areas and goals
  • Work through a checklist of key performance indicators
  • Discuss and design specific initiatives to address your organizational needs with the guidance of a coach


  • Coaching sessions and recorded seminar
  • Available May 1 to June 15, 2017 by appointment only

ACI Organizational Member Subsidized Price: $99

Non-Member Price: $300

  • One fee includes access to online seminar for everyone in your organization and three one-hour customized coaching sessions
  • Rural Manitoba organizations–watch the seminar online and participate in coaching sessions via live video conference!

Registration deadline: May 1, 2017

Registration by phone only–members can be invoiced.

Call Christie at 1-866-802-1104 or 204-927-2787

Who should attend?
Artistic directors, executive directors, operations/general managers, board members, supervisors, program and project managers, volunteer managers and key staff of any size arts, culture/heritage organization

Coach: Douglas Riske
Douglas has an extensive and broad range of experience in the Canadian professional arts and cultural sector. Most recently he retired after 17 years as Executive Director of the Manitoba Arts Council where he led the organization through significant positive changes in innovative funding programs for Manitoba arts organizations and individual artists. Prior to MAC, he worked in the professional theatre across Canada as an artistic director and producer as well as an actor, consultant, teacher, cultural manager and Executive Director. His board experience is extensive with work as a volunteer member of local, provincial and national boards.