If you're a new President of a Community Centre with a relatively new Board, you may wish to book an Orientation Session with GCWCC.
You, as a volunteer Board of a Community Centre, are responsible for overseeing the organization's operations while maintaining a commitment to the organization's mission statement. This involves estalishing the organization's strategic direction, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and keeping the organization financially healthy.
Components of the orientation session include:
We can adapt the agenda to meet your Centre's needs. We encourage all Community Centres to book a session (typically 1-1/2 hours) for your Board of Directors.
For more information or to book a session, contact Marlene Amell (204-475-5008).
A comprehensive guide to assist volunteers and staff in the day to day operations of the Community Centre. Includes all forms and a list of responsibilities for both the Community Centre and the City of Winnipeg. Please click here for more details
GCWCC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Community Centre workers, and the Safety Manual supports this goal. Includes appendices and all forms. Please click here for details
Safe Work Practices for Confined Spaces, click here.
Most Community Centres are required to have at least one person with Food Handler's Training certification. For more information and upcoming training dates, please click here.
If you require an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC), MyBackCheck is a convenient and economical alternative to going through the local police. Set up your Community Centre account to use background check forms here.
This is an optional tool for Community Centres who wish to develop a screening policy for their Centres. Visit the Winnipeg Police Service to perform a Vulnerable Sector Search for the city of Winnipeg. For a copy of the template, please click here
The Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check office has determined that GCWCC no longer meets their criteria to do Child Abuse Registry checks. As a Community Centre, you will now be responsible to get your own access number and send in your own Registry application.
Click here for the ‘Access Request Application’. A completed application must be faxed to Child Abuse Registrar at 204-948-2222. Should you have any questions contact:
Child Abuse Registrar
Child and Family Services Division
2nd Floor, 777 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N3
Learn about the latest strategies for involving and communicating with volunteers. For a copy of the document, please click here
The City of Winnipeg will provide bin pick up, free of charge, as long as the Community Centre provides the bin and fills out a Small Business Application. Please check out the following link https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/garbage/businessmorethan600l.stm for more information. Please contact us if you have any questions.
As of November 1, 2018, all organizations with at least one employee must train employees and volunteers who create policies, manage, supervise or directly provide customer service..The Disabilities Issues Office has provided free online training on how to provide accessible customer service. To access other tools, such as the Employers’ Handbook, Sample Accessible Customer Service Policy, or Tips for Employees, please visit on AccessibilityMB.ca.
The City of Winnipeg Community Centres are committed to provide a safe, healthy adn productive workplace where employees, volunteers and the general public are protected from the effects of substance use and chemical impairment. Cannabis Policy.
Currently, there is a separate permit for winter equipment and summer equipment.
Summer equipment used for off-site Athletic Field Maintenance permit application. Note, fixed deck mowers must still be trailered.
Winter equipment used for off-site snow clearing and ice maintenance permit application.
Blanket licenses are provided to Community Centres for the following:
City of Winnipeg Documents