Organizations

Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI)

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The Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI) is the Manitoba affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and represents Manitoba’s professional planning community.

MPPI is responsible for handling membership applications and services, and is responsible for the enforcement of the Code of Professional Conduct. MPPI, along with the Association of Community Planners of Saskatchewan, jointly publishes the membership newsletter entitled SCENARIO. MPPI also sponsors workshops and seminars for the purpose of informing the membership of relevant developments and issues in the planning field.

MPPI also emphasizes liaison with planning students, particularly those enrolled in the University of Manitoba’s Department of City Planning, and is responsible for periodic review of this program in context of national membership standards and requirements.

 

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Manitoba Professional Association
Professional Planners

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has been conserving wetlands and their associated habitats for waterfowl, wildlife and people in Manitoba since 1938. That’s the year DUC established its very first conservation project in Canada at Big Grass Marsh near Gladstone, Manitoba.

Manitoba’s wetland habitats are precious natural resources that need to be conserved, restored and managed as part of the province’s sustainable environmental, economic and social future. Research from across North America guide habitat programs delivered by DUC.

DUC employs scientists, biologists, agrologists, engineers and technical staff specialized in the conservation of wetlands and their associated habitats. DUC also partners with other non-profit organizations, all levels of government, landowners and industry to help reach its conservation goals.

 

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Wetland Conservation

Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM)

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The titles “P.Eng.” and “P.Geo.” are protected according to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. After someone has proven their knowledge and ability to a satisfactory level, they are given the privilege to practice professional engineering or geoscience in Manitoba, and place P.Eng. and/or P.Geo. behind their names. These people are bound by our code of ethics.

To become a P.Eng. or P.Geo. review Becoming a Member of APEGM.

P.Eng.
Signifies a person has demonstrated the competence, skills, and professionalism expected of a professional engineer.

P.Geo.
Signifies a person has demonstrated the competence, skills, and professionalism expected of a professional geoscientist.

 

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Geomatics Certification

Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)

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The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba is the professional association that Certifies and Regulates Engineering Technicians and Technologists in Manitoba. CTTAM is an association of technically qualified individuals working in business and industry who have completed a significant level of post secondary technical education complemented by related practical experience. CTTAM is a growing organization, with over 3000 members throughout Manitoba and has been in existence since 1965. It is administered by a Board of Directors. elected by the membership for a three-year term. CTTAM is a member organization of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, which has its head office in Ottawa. The Council promotes relations, activities, understanding and uniform standards of certification and grades across Canada. At present, there are nine constituent member organizations with a membership exceeding 50,000 Technicians and Technologists.

 

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Geomatics Certification
Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors (AMLS)

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The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors sets the standards of practice, continuing education, conduct of members and investigates complaints from the public. The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors, established in 1881, is a professional, self-governing body operating under The Land Surveyors Act (Manitoba), which regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.

How do I become a MANITOBA Land Surveyor?

Students normally enroll in geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary or the University of New Brunswick. Some begin by enrolling in a geomatics technology program and then transfer to a geomatics engineering program at a university. Others study GIS or land information systems at Olds College or the University of Lethbridge and then transfer to a geomatics engineering program.

Following university graduation, a student must receive a certificate of completion from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors that shows appropriate courses have been completed to enable a student to begin articling under an Manitoba Land Surveyor.

The articling period is a minimum of two years during which the articling student gains field and office experience. During the articling period, the student must successfully complete several professional examinations and reports.

The final phase is a qualifying oral examination based upon general survey practice and professional ethics. You are then entitled to be registered as an Manitoba Land Surveyor.

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Geomatics Certification
Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA)

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The Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) is a self-governing professional association, mandated by the Province of Manitoba under The Architects Act to regulate the practice of architecture in the province.

In fulfilling its mandate, the MAA serves to protect the public interest and advance the profession of architecture. The MAA works with its membership and other stakeholders to establish high entry standards to the profession and maintain high standards of practice. Members are governed by strict principles of ethical and professional conduct, which are detailed in the MAA By-Laws and Code of Ethics. As well, the MAA has been a pioneer in Canada in establishing mandatory continuing education requirements for its membership.

The MAA appoints representatives to a number of community organizations, including the Winnipeg Building Commission, the Historic Buildings Committee, the Manitoba Association of Architects/Winnipeg Construction Association Joint Committee, and various task groups. As well, the MAA makes annual contributions to the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture to help fund visits by guest lecturers and purchase books for the Faculty’s library.

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Manitoba Professional Association
Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA)

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The Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) was founded in 1973 to regulate standards of professional practice and conduct consistent with the need to serve and to protect the public interest; to serve as advocates for a high quality of design in the urban and rural environments of Manitoba, and to advance and promote the profession of landscape architecture.

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Manitoba Professional Association
Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA)

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The primary role of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists is to regulate practicing agrologists in Manitoba in the public interest. Under authority of The Agrologists Act of Manitoba, registered professionals share the responsibility of self-governance so that standards of practice and ethical conduct are followed. Registration to practice agrology is required in Manitoba and most other provinces in Canada.

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Manitoba Professional Association
Information Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)

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ICTAM is an industry-focused association representing Manitoba’s ICT sector. Our goal is to accelerate the growth, prosperity and sustainability of the industry through relevant programming, advocacy and collaboration.

As a not-for-profit, membership based association; ICTAM’s constituency is broad-based encompassing vendors, consumers, government, education, chambers of commerce and sector councils. As information and communication technologies are enabling every facet and type of business, ICTAM membership is open to all and fees are structured to be inclusive to any size company.

Our purpose is to assist our member companies in achieving greater success through human capital development programs, networking events, conferences, cost-saving benefits and promotional marketing opportunities.

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Manitoba Professional Association
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)

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CIER is a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organisation with charitable status and is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. CIER was founded in 1994 by a small group of First Nation leaders from across Canada who recognised the need for Aboriginal peoples to have the capacity to solve environmental problems affecting their lands and resources. We received federal non-profit corporate status in 1995, and became a registered charity in 2000 (charitable registration number 89367 8235 RR0001).

We develop and implement sustainable solutions to proactively address environmental issues affecting First Nations lands and resources. We approach all of our efforts using an integrated approach that combines multiple perspectives and fosters collaborative relationships.

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Sustainable First Nation Communities
Healthy Environment

Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS)

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The Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) was established in 1961 by a group of individuals concerned with the preservation of Manitoba’s archaeological resources
– To promote the preservation, investigation, and publication of archaeological information
– To organize professional, amateur, and the public interested in Manitoba archaeology
– To foster the study and teaching of archaeology throughout the province
– To enlist the aid of all citizens in reporting, preserving, and recording archaeological sites
– To raise money through donations, grants, contracts, and other fund-raising efforts to promote the endeavours of the society

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Manitoba Eco-Network

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Manitoba Eco-Network promotes positive environmental action by connecting people and groups in our communities. We educate, we facilitate, we celebrate! Manitoba Eco-Network is an umbrella for environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO’s) throughout the province. We welcome individual, ENGO and associate members to our organization.

Manitoba Eco-Network connects Manitobans and provides environmental information and education gives us many opportunities for programs, projects and activities.

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Resource Centre
Member Group Services
Information and Referral Services
Projects

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA)

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The Manitoba Geocaching Association Inc. (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching in the Province of Manitoba by encouraging fellowship amongst Manitoba geocachers through regular social activities; fostering geocaching etiquette and responsible stewardship of our public lands; raising public awareness and understanding of geocaching through effective use of media relations; ensuring access to public lands for geocaching activities by working as a liaison with public land-use agencies; and promoting geocaching as a worthwhile family-oriented outdoor activity.

Membership
Membership is free and you can sign up here. Members are free to post in the forums and add pictures to the photo gallery. Manitoba teams are tracked on our milestone and top 10 lists. There are currently 1750 registered teams, 1506 are Manitoba residents with recent visits (within the last year) from 199 registered teams of which 177 are Manitoba teams.

Benefits
The association regularly holds events and contests for members to meet and participate in geocaching and is a central gathering point for discussions.
Members are invited to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming meetings, events and other topics. Everyone is also welcome to browse the forums for current topics of interest or stop by the chat room for some friendly bantering.

Organization
The association is governed by a set of bylaws and managed by a board of directors which is elected annually. The elections are guided by the election policy.

Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)

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The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to connecting business, government and interested stakeholders with environmental issues and opportunities. The environment sector represents a sizable industry in Manitoba. A commitment to the environment and positive legislative and policy frameworks have created a context for the growth of the environmental industry in both the domestic and export markets.

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The provision of human resource servcies including professional development training, recruitment and employment preparation
Collaboration with the government in the creation of environmental policies, regulations, and standards
Providing timely communication on environmental policies and regulations
Supporting the development of innovative and sustainable technologies
Formal collaboration with other organizations and government agencies
Provision of a forum for members to network and promote their business interests and to interact with other disciplines.

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. We are a private, non-profit group that partners with corporate and individual landowners to achieve the direct protection of our most important natural treasures through property securement (donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and long-term stewardship of our portfolio of properties.

Since 1962, NCC and our partners have helped to conserve more than 2 million acres (over 800,000 hectares) of ecologically significant land nationwide.

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guided by the best available conservation science.
work in a non-confrontational manner.
manage lands and waters for their intrinsic, natural values.
respect and promote nature’s own processes of growth, succession and interaction.
recognize the need to create avenues for people to sustain themselves and live productively while conserving biological diversity.
Westman GIS Users' Group

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The Westman GIS Users’ Group started in the hopes of bringing together people who are using GIS technologies throughout Western Manitoba and beyond. The organization and hositing of the conferences has been split between Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University.

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GIS education
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Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)

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Mission Statement
To promote the stewardship of our land and water resources to ensure a healthy and prosperous lifestyle for all watershed residents, now and into the future.

Mandate
The SRRCD operates under the authority of the Conservation Districts Act and Regulations and correspondingly follows the CD Program Mandate to support and promote the sustainable management of the land, water and related resources in Manitoba.

Services

Water Storage/ Retention
Riparian Fencing (for stream and river protection)
Exclusion Fencing (for dugout protection)
Livestock Crossing Improvement
Alternative Riparian Watering (for streams and river protection)
Alternative Watering (for dugout protection)
Rain Garden: individual homes
Rain Graden: schools and public areas
Willow Planting
Understorey Planting
Tree Buffer Establishment
Grassed Waterways
Bank Erosion Stabilization
Abandon Well Sealing
Well head remediation and dormant well protection