Cultivate Joy at #MBGath2022

October 5, 2022

The words Cultivating Joy are integrated into an image of tree roots growing downwards. Text says "Celebrating 20 years! The Gathering 2022 will focus on the power of joy - how we use it to connect to each other and strengthen our movements. An in person event. Oct 21, 2022"

The Manitoba Gathering 2022 is nurturing and strengthening our movements through celebration.

Throughout the last two years, community building efforts have been challenged, pushed to extremes, and change has been happening at a rapid rate. For people working to improve our communities and tackle complex problems, our shared purpose and vision is a source of hope. There is joy in connection, in participating in movements, in mutual care, and in seeing transformation.

Gathering 2022 – Cultivating Joy – is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with community builders to connect, learn, and take action. Happening in-person, on October 21st, 2022, the Gathering 2022 will be a fun and engaging day that will focus on the power of joy – how we use it to connect to each other and strengthen our organizations and movements.

For the 20th year of the Gathering, we invite you to celebrate this event milestone and your collective accomplishments building inclusive, sustainable, and equitable economies and communities. We invite participants to examine how we care for ourselves, each other, the environment, and consider how we can elicit joy to strengthen our communities and our movements.

The learning opportunities of the 20th edition of the Gathering will explore the connection between joy and the work of Community Economic Development:

  • What are the ways we can honour joy for everyone as we acknowledge our collective grief?
  • By coming together and working across differences, can we create joy and hope for achieving our shared vision?
  • How do we make work cultures that promote good health?
  • How can we use joy to make movements and transformation irresistible?
  • Join us in-person at St. John’s High School in Winnipeg for the Gathering 2022 Conference – as we celebrate each other, our work, and the 20th anniversary of the Gathering.

Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
St. John’s High School
401 Church Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

CCEDNet MB acknowledges that we gather on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. These lands are the heartland of the Métis people. We acknowledge that our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.