2013 Manitoba Gathering is Tomorrow but the Fun Begins Today!!

October 24, 2013

Registration is now closed but walk-in participants are welcome!

October 25, 2013
Winnipeg, MB
Garden City Collegiate

The Gathering is an inspiring annual opportunity for people interested in community development and community economic development, to connect, learn, and celebrate together.

As we head into our second decade, let’s reflect on how we know our work is successful, how we can use that knowledge to move us forward, and how we can do this together!

Gathering Workshops:

The Manitoba CD/CED Gathering has something to offer  everyone. From co-ops to social enterprise, housing to food security, or new economy to international development, the Gathering has a workshop for your CED interests. Whether you want to strengthen your organization’s capacity, or are just hoping to learn something new, the Gathering is the place to be.

This year’s diverse roster of workshops are being facilitated by leaders in the commununity economic development field. Take a sneak-peak at the workshop line-up by clicking the link below.


Mix, Mingle & Learn Before the Gathering:

Free Screening of The Take
October 24 | 7:00pm
Menno Simons College | 520 Portage Ave.

Come kick-off the 2013 CD/CED Gathering with a film screening of Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s award winning documentary The Take. Delivered in partnership with Menno Simons College, please join us to network with like-minded alumni of this institution, as well as enjoying a free evening of thought-provoking entertainment.

Harvest of Hope and Food Sovereignty in Northern Manitoba
Dr. Shirley Thompson
October 24 | 7:00pm
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall | University of Winnipeg

Dr. Shirley Thompson is an associate professor at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba. Dr. Thompson has a PhD in Adult Education and Community Development and for the last four years and is a board member of Food Secure Canada and the Association of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. Dr. Thompson is working with four Island Lake communities as principal investigator for traditional land use planning and occupancy studies for sustainable community development.