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. 

FREE learning session for non-profits - Strategic Planning
In this session you will learn why a strategic plan is important for your non-profit organization.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Location: Boardroom, Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre

Please RSVP to Joan Melvin at communitydevelopment@hinton.ca or 780-865-6026 by 4:00 pm, Friday, November 9th.

Board Development Workshop for Board Members

I am a board member – what should I know? Come learn with a facilitator from the Board Development Program. A full day designed to better understand the non-profit governance role. Register Now!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
BRIDGES in valley (111 Government Rd)
$20.00 (includes a light hot lunch)

Register by Friday, November 9 by phone to FCSS at 780-865-6036

Learning Goals:
identifying ethical and legal responsibilities of boards and board members
• understanding roles and responsibilities within your organization
• formulating responsive policies
• developing and making the best use of working committees
• supporting strong board and senior staff relationships or ensuring that the work of the organization gets done if there is no senior staff
• recruiting, orienting, training and evaluation of board members
• this workshop does NOT include strategic planning

  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.

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.  

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.

Next intake deadline is April 1, 2019.