Anchoring in Community

CCEDNet Manitoba’s Gathering of Community Builders

Friday, October 20


Stay tuned for more information about
the 2023 Gathering!

The Gathering is a day filled with hope to anchor you to others working to challenge the status quo and build positive alternatives.

Throughout the day, greater collaboration between and among community builders will be facilitated, solidified, and propelled toward a collective vision for change.

Through our relationships, connections, and organizing together, our communities can be sites of social and economic transformation. 

Join in this day to fuel your learning, weave connections, and take collaborative action for communities and local economies that benefit everyone.


The Gathering is an annual pay-what-you-can event where Manitoba’s community builders connect, learn, and celebrate success. It is open to all from staff of community organizations, to students, funders, civil servants, academics, or anyone interested in community development and community economic development.

It includes plenary events with keynote speakers, opportunities to connect with community builders from across the province, workshops, wellness, and arts programming. And the entire program is planned by community movers and shakers just like you.

Gathering 2023 – Anchoring in Community – is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with community builders to connect, learn, and take action.

Happening in person at St. John’s High School in Winnipeg, the Gathering 2023 will focus on the systems we live, work, and gather in and their intersections with our work as community builders.

The learning opportunities of the 21st edition of the Gathering will explore Collaboration for Change and the work of Community Economic Development:

  • How can we sharpen our collaborative skills to achieve the changes we want to see?
  • How do we embrace uncertainty while continuing to stay connected to our community and our work?
  • How do we resource the change we are advocating for?
  • What are tangible actions we can take today to drive change forward?
  • Are there changes we can make to build and support healthy and equitable organizations?

Stay tuned for the program, speakers, and information about the Gathering 2023 Conference that includes keynote sessions, interactive workshops, and networking breakout sessions.