Employment & workplace seminars in Manitoba

A list of current and upcoming initiatives from the Manitoba Federal Council and their various partners. 

Below if a list of current and upcoming initiatives being planned by the Manitoba Federal Council and their various partners. 

Workforce Management

Activity / Course / Workshop


Target Audience


Delivered by

Date(s) Offered

Workforce Management Joint OCHRO-PSC Presentation

National Overview of Workforce Management  OCHRO presenters:

– Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms, Executive Director; HR governance & Community Management; Governance, Planning & Policy Sector, OCHRO

– Sean Ross, Director, National Joint Council and Union Engagement, OCHRO, TBS

– Janelle Wright, Acting Director General, Delegation and Accountability, Public Service Commission

A.M. session offered to MFC Members  


P.M. session offered to NMC Members

No Cost


Sept. 30, 2011

Know Your Colleagues’ and Your Workplace Stressors…And Deal With Them

Understanding your co-works in relation to stress can be very helpful in the workplace setting

Two sessions were offered to all employees  – one session in the A.M and one in the P.M.

NMC Funded

Maureen Grace

Dec. 12, 2011

Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)

The CSPS is offering the following key courses in Winnipeg during the next few months. Registration is available now online:

Course Code and Title Date and Location
P025 Self-Study – The Work Force Adjustment Directive Ongoing, free online course
T601 Workplace Stress and Strategies August 29 – 30
D001 Planning for Retirement Sept 24 – 26
E236 Navigating Change October 16
P609 Preparing for Selection Interviews November 1

Learning Sessions – Health Canada

The training team at Health Canada is presenting the following sessions and have graciously offered 10 seats per session for employees from other government departments.

Date Time and Topic
September 12 9:00 – 11:00 Building a Financial Roadmap – by Sun Life Financial
September 12 1:00 – 3:00 Transition & Change – Financial Workshop – by Sun Life Financial
September 13 9:00 – 11:00 Considering Retiring/Pre-Retirement Planning – by Sun Life Financial
September 18 9:00 – 12:00 Money and Credit Management – by Community Financial Counselling Services
October 4 12:00 – 1:00 EI Information Session – by Service Canada
October 10 8:30 – 12:00 Resumes & Cover Letters
October 12 8:30 – 12:00 Interviews & Test Preparation
October 16 8:30 – 12:00 Job Search Techniques & Networking
November 8 8:30 – 4:00 Strategic Career Management

Preference may be given to employees who have indicated they are currently affected, opting or in surplus status. Managerial consent to attend these sessions is required.

To register for these sessions employees will need to visit the MFC site.

Save the Date – Career Transition Café

The Manitoba Strategic Workplace Issues Management group will be organizing a second Manitoba Career Transition Café on October 2 and 3. The café will offer participants an opportunity to hear from specialists in career transition, job search, resume writing, financial planning and more. Details on the session and information on how to register will follow in the coming weeks. 

Information on the MB Career Transition Café held on June 20 is now available online through the MFC website. This site has very useful information for employees who were not able to attend this event or did not have the opportunity to attend all of the sessions being offered. 

City of Winnipeg Career Symposium

The City of Winnipeg is holding a Career Symposium on October 16, 2012. The goal of the Career Symposium is to create awareness of the many different careers at the City of Winnipeg. This event is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information on this event please visit the City of Winnipeg website.

Manitoba Federal Council Transition Site

We are constantly updating the transition information on the MFC website. 

Over the past few months’ information on useful web-based tools and other important links that can be beneficial during times of transition have been gathered and organized through the MFC’s Transition Site. Information on this site includes; labour market and demographic information, information on job search tools in the federal public service and in the private sector and more. We have also included links to the Pacific Federal Council Transition Site, the Alberta Federal Council Transition Site and the Saskatchewan Federal Council Transition Site.  These could be helpful to members or employees who have responsibilities broader than the province of Manitoba.

Other General Information

Our Strategic Workforce Issues Management (SWIM) Committee continues to meet on a bi-weekly basis.  If you do not have a member participating, please contact Vick Asu, the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the MFC Secretariat for further information on that Committee or visit the website.

If your department is providing transition related training and is willing to host employees from other government departments on course offerings, please contact Vicki Asu at 204-983-0693 who can work with your staff to manage registrations and promotion of activities.