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             2017 Campaign

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 better tomorrow!

2017 PosterThe 2017 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 - - 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 Campaign


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.  

      Photo Charity Speakers

Guest Charities (left to right) - Michelle Caughy (Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter),
Kish Modha (Mondetta Charity Foundation), Sukhy Mann (Literacy Works)
 and Rose Marie Reimer (Jocelyn House)

The morning 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 Campaign.

Lance 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 Awards.

Lance 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 All 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, DebraPhoto Presentation to Tove 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. 

Photo Award 100% Participation

Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

   Photo Award Small Department

Photo Award Large Department

Photo Award Overall Winner

Congratulations to the winners!


2016 Events ...


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 to enlarge.



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!

Education and Training held a Scavenger Hunt on September 29th and it was a beautiful fall day.  Best costume went to the Post-Secondary Team!


On 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 and donors!



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