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 – Resolving Conflict

In this session, you will learn about how to deal with angry or unhappy people in our volunteer roles. If we know what to say and how to say it, then we might be able to save the situation, or better yet, improve our relationship with that person.

Date:                Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time:               12 noon to 1:00pm

Location:          Boardroom, Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre

Please RSVP to Lisa Brett at volunteer@hinton.ca or by phone at 780-865-6036 by 4:00pm on Friday, September 7, 2018
SAVE THE DATE! Register early!
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. RSVP today!
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

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 October 1, 2018.