The deadline to register for the Symposium is April 17, 2023, except for the Arena Operator Level 2 Course, which must be registered for by April 12, 2023.

NSCRD will work with our Northern communities to send volunteers or employees to obtain their Arena Operator Level 2 training at the course being offered at the SPRA Spring Symposium.

If you are interested in obtaining Arena Operator Level 2 training, please contact:
Tonia Logan at 306-425-6442 or by email

Winter 2023 Webinar Series – “Professional Training Tuesdays”

Synopsis for each Workshop: (each session running from 1:15 – 2:45pm SK time)

  1.  Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Making the most of your schedule: Fundamentals of Time Management

Schedule management helps individuals and organizations focus on activities that contribute most to objectives that support making best use of time resources!  Simply stated, priority management provides strategies and techniques to better manage ever-changing, competing and last-minute priorities!  In addition, much time is often consumed in meetings.  Attendees will gain extensive knowledge on successful meeting facilitation for small boards and groups, including tips, tricks and tools to reduce meeting times and to stay focused on the agenda!  This workshop will focus on both individual time management as well as making meetings more productive, efficient and organized; providing a valuable professional development opportunity for board/committee volunteer members, directors, workers, coordinators, event planners and other staff as well as any others involved in groups, clubs and organizations!

  1. Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Financial Management Basics: Best practices for groups, boards and non-profits

This workshop is an immersive session providing key financial elements every grassroots board member and staff should understand.  This session will cover board financial responsibilities, financial planning/budgeting, roles of finance committee and treasurer and typical management staff responsibilities.  Attendees will gain a solid understanding of financial risk, controls, policy, accounting concepts and how to read and interpret financial reports.  This is a ‘must attend’ for anyone interested in increasing their non-profit financial literacy and taking away tools to support transparent and accountable financial management, which in turn contribute to the success, stability and sustainability of non-profit organizations!

  1. Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Grant Writing: 101 for non-profits

 For many non-profits, grants are very appealing!  When considered among the variety of funding sources that are available, developing strong grant writing skills can result in additional resources for to support the important work of your organization.  Grants provide the opportunity for an organization to make a significant impact within community that otherwise it would be unable to fund.  The flip side is that grant writing can seem to be overwhelming or even confusing!  This workshop session will focus on the basic and best practices of grant writing – how to get started and how to write strong and effective grant proposals!

Facilitator – Shari Hildred Bio.

Registration Link:

National Archery in Schools Clinic
February 8th 10am start time
Senator Myles Venne School
To register here is the link:
NASP® – National Archery In The Schools Program – BAI Manager (

Basketball Officials Clinic
January 22nd 12:30 start time
Creighton Community School
To register please e-mail Rebecca Athmer at

Team North Table Tennis Try-out

will be hosting the qualifying event for the team to represent


at the

Saskatchewan Winter Games to be held in Regina February 19 – 25, 2023.

The final team will consist of a maximum of four girls and four boys, one coach and one manager,

(gender of the manager not the same gender as the coach).

Age categories are:

Juniors: Born after January 01, 2004


Cadets: Born after January 01, 2008.

Two girls and two boys from each age category will make up the team.

The Qualifying event will be held Saturday January 21, 2023, at Kistapiskaw Elementary School in Deschambault Lake begin at 10:00 a.m. Entry deadline is January 14.

The participants will be evaluated and selected based on their performance in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

The coach and manager will be selected based upon qualifications, experience, and the make up of the team.

Please contact Bruce Coomber for further information and/or to register your team (

Hockey Sask Officials Clinic

December 19, hockey clinic December 19, 2022 at 5:00-8:30 p.m.

Canoe Lake First Nation

Sign up with Wanda Iron-

Building Maintenance Course Level 1


Registration deadline is November 10, 3pm
Registration link –

Volunteer Webinar Series

Oct 13, 2022 – Dec 8, 2022

Succession Planning and Managing Burn-out – Lori Gotlieb 

Managing Boards and Committees can be challenging, especially if you are a volunteer-driven organization. Volunteers are a vital foundation to the success of an organization or association but so much time is spent replacing, orienting, and training leadership volunteers on an ongoing basis that planning and execution of goals can be difficult. Join this presentation to gain helpful tips for achieving success.

Lori is a volunteer management leadership expert and consultant, a faculty member at Humber College, as well as an internationally published author and workshop facilitator who has taught workshops to many diverse audiences, including Boards and Committees, Associations, and Nonprofit organizations across North America.

Lori is a contributing author the Volunteer Management Handbook, 2nd Edition as well as having numerous articles published in both print and online.

Lori was a recipient of the Linda Buchanan Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management.

Lori is a board member and content reviewer for the International Journal of Volunteer Administration, past president of the Toronto Association of Volunteer Administration, past mentor for the Provincial Association of Volunteer Administrators in Ontario. Lori continues to push the boundaries of traditional volunteer management through her writing and teaching.

Date:  Thursday, November 10

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Register Here:

Be a Family Friendly Place to Volunteer

Many volunteers have reprioritized their time over the last decade and especially after the last couple of years, which means organizations need to be set up and embrace families if they are wanting volunteers.   The bonus of embracing families now is that you are developing youth and adult leaders for the future!

Tara-Leigh Heslip is a self-proclaimed volunteer addict and family-friendly places to volunteer have been a key contributor to this passion.  From dragging kids along as toddlers to working side by side with her teenagers and young adults she sees the value in giving people the opportunity to give back to their communities as a family unit.  She will share ideas and resources that you can apply to your own organizations.

Date:  Thursday, December 8

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Register Here:

Women & Leadership Free Virtual Workshops

Oct 11, 2022 – Nov 29, 2022

All workshops begin at 7:00 p.m. (SK Time).

For more information:…/women-and-leadership-free…/