Hinton Connects

“The Town of Hinton is committed to helping the non-profit sector thrive in our community.  Let the Hinton Connects team help you get your house in order!  We serve the non-profit sector by providing information and support.”

Contact Hinton Connects for support in building the capacity of your non-profit, for education, or for whatever else your non-profit needs to succeed.

Our goal is to foster and encourage sustainable community organizations. 

The Community Grant Program provides funds for:

  • One-time projects and initiatives; or  
  • Operating expenses of organizations in their development stage once per fiscal year for up to three years (within the first five years); or 
  • Events that are primarily designed and delivered for the general public that attract visitors, significantly contribute to the local economy and promote volunteerism.

Intake for the Fall 2016 grant program is now closed.  The committee will be contacting your organization in a timely manner.
Next intake will be Spring 2017.
 Click here for full details and application.

Upcoming Learning Sessions for Non-profits


Bylaws Explained

     Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Committee Room at Government Centre 

  1. About Us
  2. Resources
  3. Grants
Lisa Brett, Volunteer & Information Centre Coordinator, has worked with Family & Community Support Services since 2010. She specializes in volunteer management. Lisa can assist non-profit organizations with board governance including bylaws.

Don Engerdahl,

Arts & Culture Coordinator, has worked for the Town of Hinton’s Recreation and Culture department as the Arts & Culture Coordinator since 2000.  His knowledge and experience in the non-profit sector is a great resource to the Hinton Connects team in the areas of sourcing and writing grants, event planning and coordination, board governance, and technical equipment requirements for community events. 
Joan Melvin, Community Development Coordinator, has worked with Family and Community Support Services since 2008. Specializing in group facilitation, Joan can help non-profit groups with strategic planning, goal setting, restructuring, and many other areas where the group must reach consensus.

Stacey Cherry, Parks & Recreation Coordinator, works in the Recreation, Parks, & Culture department.  Her knowledge and experience with non-profits, event planning, and sources of goods available to non-profits, makes her beneficial to the team.