The Gathering: Manitoba’s 2015 CD/CED Conference

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23 October, 2015

The Gathering: Manitoba's 2015 CD/CED Conference


The 2015 Gathering was a huge success, with record registration, and a fantastic day of connecting the dots and gaining inspiration for the year ahead. 

If you haven't already done so, please fill out our Survey Monkey evaluation for the Gathering. Everyone who completes the evaluation (and provides their e-mail at the bottom) before November 19th will be entered in a draw to win 1 of 2 prize packs from Brunswick Books and Manitoba Harvest (Hemp Hearts).

Watch for recordings of our keynote speakers and a highlights video in the coming months. 2016 Gathering information will begin to be added in the spring. 

For more information, to get involved, or to make a suggestion, send your thoughts to:
gathering at or call our team at 204-953-0547.

“Connecting the Dots:”

between challenges, solutions, sectors, and communities
Follow Gathering updates on Twitter: #gath2015 

Keynote Speakers   |   Program   |   Caterers   |   Sponsors & Partners   |   2014 Gathering

Keynote Speakers

Clayton Thomas-Muller

Clayton Thomas-Muller

Clayton Thomas-Muller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Based in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, Clayton is an organizer with, the Co-Director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign of the Polaris Institute and a founder and organizer with Defenders of the Land. Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive movement globally for energy and climate justice. He serves on the boards of Black Mesa Water Coalition, the Global Justice Ecology Project and the Bioneers. He is also a steering committee member of the Tar Sands Solutions Network.

Elder Stan McKay

Elder Stan McKayElder Stan McKay was born at Fisher River First Nation Reserve, a Cree community in northern Manitoba. As a youth, Stan attended the Fisher River Indian Day School and the Birtle Indian Residential School. In 1971 he graduated from the University of Winnipeg, was ordained by the United Church of Canada, and became a pastor. A former moderator of the United Church and director of the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Centre, Stan presently focuses his energies on building cross-cultural relations, participating in dialogues that address injustices resulting from colonial history. Stan and his wife, Dorothy, live in Gladstone, Manitoba and have three children and three grandchildren.


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Schedule for the day: 

8:00-8:45am Registration and Networking with Coffee and Refreshments
8:45-10:00am Opening Plenary “Connecting the Dots” with Clayton Thomas-Muller and Elder Stan McKay
10:00-10:30am  Networking Break
10:30am-12:00pm      Session One
12:00-1:00pm Lunch - Sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union & CooperEAT!
1:00-2:30pm Session Two
2:30-2:45pm Networking Break
2:45-4:15pm Session Three
4:15-4:30pm Closing Remarks with the Gathering Planning Team

Other Details

  • 30 workshop sessions to choose from.
  • Catered lunch by local cooperatives and social enterprises.
  • To reduce our waste at the conference please bring a travel mug with you.
  • This is a scent free event! Please try to refrain from wearing any scents at the conference.

Other events to look for on the week of the Gathering:

Poor Housing: A Silent Crisis Book Launch & Community Symposium
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 to Thursday, October 22, 2015
Manitoba Research Alliance
Winnipeg  Manitoba

CCEDNet Members Meet and Greet
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Contact Sarah at sleesonklym at for more information!


Catered lunch, coffee and refreshments by local cooperatives and social enterprises.


Menu planned by: 

 Diversity Foods

Thank you to this year's sponsors and partners!

Event Partner:

Celebrating Sponsor:


Lunch Host:


Morning Networking Break Sponsor:


Thank you to all our other event sponsors and partners!

The 2015 Gathering in Review

Previous Gatherings:

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

The Canadian CED Network
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Poverty Reduction
Social Economy & Social Enterprise