All Charities ...
your gift for a
Campaign is underway! Orientation sessions are being held
for canvassers and many departments are planning events to be
held in September. We've heard about golf tournaments,
barbecues, pig roasts and more! Please participate in your
department event and join in the festivities.
When your canvasser
visits, please give serious consideration to supporting your
favourite charities through the ease and simplicity of payroll
deduction. You can choose a bi-weekly deduction over 26
pay periods or a one-time deduction from the first pay period in
January. You can give to one or more of your favourite
charities and the total donation will appear on your 2018 T4 -
one receipt for all donations! If payroll deduction does
not interest you, a one-time cash gift can also be made.
For all Government of
Manitoba employees on the Managed Environment (ME), payroll
giving has just gotten easier - you can now make a payroll
pledge online! Just click on the link -
https://web30.intranet.mbgov.ca/AllCharitiesWeb - and you can access the
online payroll form. This is a secure and confidential way
to make your pledge. If you have used payroll deduction
previously, the form will automatically populate with your
personal information and allow you to import your pledges from
last year. You can keep the pledge as is, increase or
decrease the deduction, change the agencies and more! If
you are new to the payroll giving process, you will need to
create a profile before you can access the application - just
feel out the form with the necessary information and
once done, we will notify you when your information has been
entered into the system.
Manitoba Finance has
agreed to take on the challenge of hosting the 2017 Campaign.
Staff from All Charities and Finance are working closely
together to review the campaign's organization and operational
structure. Any changes that may be implemented can only
enhance the campaign's operation and make it stronger going
forth into the future.
2016 Annual General Meeting and Awards Luncheon
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On Friday, January 20, 2017, the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
and Awards Luncheon for the 2016 Campaign was held at the Delta
Winnipeg. Campaign Managers and their Assistants from the
various departments and organizations that participate in the
campaign attended. "Speed Dating All Charities Style"
involved guest speakers from four agencies - Jocelyn House,
Literacy Works, Mondetta Charity Foundation and Winnipeg Pet
Rescue Shelter. Each agency had 10-15 minutes to address a
group of 5-8 people ... when the time was up, a bell tolled and
they moved on to the next table. This format has been used
over the past nine years and campaign volunteers continue to
enjoy the opportunity to learn about the charities ... and the
charities appreciate the opportunity to meet and thank the
volunteers in a more personal setting.
(left to right) - Michelle Caughy (Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter),
(Mondetta Charity Foundation), Sukhy Mann (Literacy Works)
Marie Reimer (Jocelyn House)
meeting was followed by the Awards Luncheon. Lance
Vigfusson, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, acted as
emcee. He welcomed everyone and announced the final 2016
Campaign results - $1,921,813. Lance congratulated the volunteers,
thanking them for their dedication and commitment to the
introduced the guest speakers - the Honourable Ian Wishart,
Minister of Education and Training and Derek Johnson,
Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure.
Both thanked the volunteers in attendance and congratulated them
on the campaign's success. Minister Wishart and Mr Johnson
assisted with the presentation of the Outstanding Achievement
called upon Debra Laturnus, Director of the Campaign, to say a
few words. Debra expressed her thanks and appreciation to
all those in attendance. She showed them a plaque that was
presented by the Canadian Cancer Society to the All Charities
Campaign. The Community Champion Award recognizes
Charities and the dedicated effort to encourage philanthropy
among current and retired Manitoba Government employees and the
outstanding commitment to supporting Manitobans living with
cancer. Debra was pleased to share this award with
everyone as it reinforces that the work done by the volunteers
and the generosity of our donors, has a major impact by
contributing to the health and well-being of our communities. We
should be proud of the Campaign and what we do to help others.
Prior to the presentation of the
Outstanding Achievement Awards, Debra
Laturnus (right), Director, presented a special award to Tove
Hall, Chair of the
2016 Management Board. Debra thanked Tove for her dedication and
commitment as Chair of the Board. In addition to this
responsibility, Tove also took on the challenge of Campaign
Manager for her department and a lead role in the planning and
organization of the 50th Anniversary Kick-off. Her support
and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated.
2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards
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Outstanding Achievement Awards for the 2016 Campaign were
presented. The results of departments of similar size are
compared and the criteria looked at includes year-over-year
increases in participation and pledges, holding of an event and
percentage of canvassers trained. Any department achieving
100% participation is also recognized.
Congratulations to the winners!
The 50th Anniversary Kick-off held September
15th at the RBC Convention Centre was a fun-filled event with
hundreds of people in attendance! Many dressed for
Throwback Thursday - the 60's! With bright tie dye shirts,
vests, fringes and more - the tone was set! There were
games to play and a "selfie" photo booth with a "groovy"
background! The Moon Tears played music to fit the theme and
performed the tunes for "Name that Song" - one of the challenges
facing the 10 departments participating in the Deputy Minister
Challenge. Other events included Let's Make a Deal, Let's
Hula All Night Long and The Price is Right. The Lava Lamp
of Knowledge was presented to the winners from Health, Seniors
and Active Living - Karen Herd, Deputy Minister and Jean Cox,
Assistant Deputy Minister. Congratulations ladies!
Photos of kick-off below - click on
Other Events: Many
departments, branches and offices hold All Charities
events throughout the year. Some are low-key such
as casual days, sales of various items (nuts, spices,
etc), coffee parties - while others are major
undertakings such as golf or fishing tournaments, pig
roasts, fish fry, pot luck, raffles, 50/50 draws, etc.
All raise awareness of the campaign and allow employees
to have some fun with their colleagues and co-workers.
Thanks to all those who help with the planning and
undertaking of such events!
and Training held a Scavenger Hunt on September 29th and
it was a beautiful fall day. Best costume went to
the Post-Secondary Team!
January 10th, Debra Laturnus attended a coffee party at the Canadian
Cancer Society offices. Erin Crawford (right), Senior
Director, Public Issues and Community Engagement, presented Debra
with a plaque "in appreciation of your outstanding commitment to
supporting Manitobans living with cancer." The Community
Champion Award belongs to the All Charities Campaign, its volunteers