2022 Manitoba Policy Summit

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The Policy Summit is your invitation to dream about how governments could help make CED happen. The past two years have been challenging for everyone, including for your work toward more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities. The Policy Summit is like a solutions factory - a place where CCEDNet members get together to build practical and comprehensive plans to get toward our shared vision. Join in!

The members-only CCEDNet Manitoba Policy Summit will be on Wednesday, May 25th from 9am-12pm. Details and schedule TBA.

What do you need to do now?

  • Mark your calendar for the Summit: Wednesday, May 25th at 9am-12pm
  • Engage others on your team! Members from organizations are encouraged to engage any staff, board members, or volunteers with the policy process. Feel free to forward this email on to the relevant contact.
  • What are your burning ideas for change that the Network needs to discuss? Feel free to get the ball rolling on new policy resolutions now by contacting Michael Barkman (CCEDNet Manitoba Network Manager) - m.barkman@ccednet-rcdec.ca
  • The event will likely be hosted virtually, please stay tuned for details.
  • Accessibility: If there is a barrier preventing you from fully joining the Policy Summit, we want to help. More information about how the meeting will be hosted and accessibility will be shared in early April. Accessibility accommodations are available by advance request by contacting Michael Barkman (m.barkman@ccednet-rcdec.ca) by May 11, 2022.

Check out the full guide below!

What's the Policy Summit?

Let’s think together: what could governments do differently…

  • To make your work as a community builder easier? 
  • To better support the community members with whom you work? 
  • To support new community-based organizations, social enterprises, and cooperatives?
  • To stop causing harm in your community? 
  • To get closer to our shared vision of sustainable, inclusive, and equitable communities directing their own future?

The Policy Summit is your chance to get your answers to these questions fully developed, shared, workshopped with other members, and included as part of a broader vision towards CED in Manitoba.

The Summit is an important aspect of your leadership and collaboration within the Network. It is the collective, democratic process that determines a set of necessary public policy changes that would help achieve our collective vision.

Members submit policy resolutions - a written articulation of a change that needs to occur in policy, budgeting, or resources at the provincial or municipal level - for sharing, discussing, and voting among the entire membership.

Check out this guide to the Policy Summit - the why, how, and what of the entire process!

How do I draft a policy resolution?

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 is the deadline to submit new draft policy resolutions and/or draft motions to amend or repeal existing policy resolutions.

What’s in a resolution?

This template document lays out what’s included in a resolution. The basics are some statements about why the change needs to happen (called Whereas clauses), and then some specific language (called a Be It Resolved clause) about what should change. 

The document has also a sample resolution for some inspiration! 

But what should I write? 

If you’re looking for ideas for content, want to bounce around an idea, or want to understand how your policy recommendation fits within the broader CED context - get in touch! Please contact Michael Barkman, CCEDNet Manitoba Network Manager, at m.barkman@ccednet-rcdec.ca or 204.943.0547.

Note that all 2019 policy resolutions are set to expire this year.  If members wish for these resolutions to remain a part of CCEDNet’s policy work, a new draft resolution must be submitted.  All 2020 and 2021 policy resolutions will carry forward unless a member submits a motion to amend or repeal them. 

Why participate in the Policy Summit?

For more than a decade, members have shared ideas, knowledge, discussion, and passed resolutions (some with incredibly detailed plans!) about what changes in policy and budgeting are needed to make our province a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable place. 

The past two years have been some of the most crucial for public policy in our lifetimes, with government decision-making occuring at what feels like an unprecedented pace. 

Importantly, public policy advocacy across the Network throughout COVID-19 has been based on the foundation of your ideas from previous Policy Summits. 

Governments need the ideas of CED now more than ever.  The Policy Summit builds collective power by shaping our shared vision and how we’ll get it done. 

Through the member-led democratic process, your leadership and collaboration makes an individual idea more credible in the eyes of government and the broader community. 

Your resolutions - pragmatic, wide-ranging and solutions-focused - end up as a set of public policy recommendations for our provincial and municipal governments that articulate how to achieve the collective vision of sustainable & inclusive communities directing their own social, economic, and environmental futures.

The CCEDNet Manitoba staff team is looking forward to working alongside all members to continue shaping our ideas for sustainable & inclusive communities directing their own social, economic, and environmental futures


25 May, 2022 08:00 ET to 11:00 ET