Community Centre Leadership Training

Here are some useful resources to help you run and manage your Community Cenre and train your volunteers.

Orientation Sessions
for Community Centre Boards

If you're President of a new 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:

  • Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Board Member
  • Board's Responsibility for Financial Oversight
  • Risk Management and Directors' and Officers' Insurance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Evaluation

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).

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Operation/ Management Support

GCWCC Accountability Manual

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

Please see the appendices here

Safety Manual

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

Please see the appendices here

Food Handler's Training Program

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.

Background Check Form Setup

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.

Vulnerable Sector Screening Document

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

Child Abuse Registry Check – Important Change

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
Phone: 204-945-1948
Fax: 204-948-2222

The Basics of Volunteer Management

Learn about the latest strategies for involving and communicating with volunteers. For a copy of the document, please click here

Dates and Deadlines

Community Centres - please click here for important dates and deadlines!

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