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June 2016   
Hello VSSN friends!                                                  
It has been an exciting month at VSSN. Don't forget to stay connected to us on Twitter and Facebook!  
NEW Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Leadership & Innovation (NSLI)
VSSN is excited to announce the NSLI Certificate has been formally approved by the University of Regina Senate beginning Fall 2016! This multidisciplinary certificate (15 credit hours, 5 courses) is designed for students and professionals who want to acquire or enhance their expertise for employment and/or voluntary work in the nonprofit sector. The courses will cover the structure and roles of nonprofit organizations, organization management, human resources, communications, and strategic planning. All courses are grounded in a community-engaged, experiential learning model. 

For more information on the NSLI Certificate, click hereFor the NSLI Certificate News Release, click here
"Meeting of the Minds" Conference 
On June 9, VSSN and the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership (SNP) cohosted a one-day gathering, "Meeting of the Minds" at Luther College at the University of Regina. Over 65 students, nonprofit organizations as well as university faculty and staff attended this first-ever conference, resulting in energizing and diverse discussions around nonprofit sector advocacy and research, as well as networking opportunities and collaboration. Conference proceedings will be available on our website as well as featured in our next e-update. Stay tuned! 
Community Initiatives Fund 
The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) contributes to a diverse range of local projects that strengthen Saskatchewan communities through promoting community wellbeing. The VSSN is made possible in part by CIF funding, and recently appeared in CIF’s Feature Story. Thank you CIF for sharing in VSSN’s initiative to help sustain the nonprofit/voluntary sector for the benefit of our communities. 
Saskatchewan’s First Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015
Social enterprises play a critical role in multiple sectors of the economy and work in communities to achieve training, income, social, cultural, and environmental mission while addressing social inequalities. This ground-breaking report highlights the scope and activities of social enterprises in Saskatchewan, indicating there may be at least 941 social enterprises in Saskatchewan! Click here to view other provincial reports.
New Tools to Measure and Share the Impacts of Charitable Organizations
CanadaHelps is dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada and explores the importance of measuring and reporting the impacts of charitable organizations through its new online Impact Tool. This tool provides charitable organizations the ability to track and share their impact, giving Canadians the insight needed to help donate more generously.