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Our Policies

Land Acknowledgement

Creative Manitoba is located on Treaty 1 territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the National homeland of the Red River Métis. We acknowledge and pay respect to the ancestors and treaties made on these lands, by considering all our cultures, traditions, and the histories of colonialism, dispossession, and resistance as we create and learn together. We would also like to acknowledge that our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Code of Conduct

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, non threatening environment for all people regardless of age, ancestry, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical disability, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. Everyone has the right to feel included, safe and supported.

When sharing please be mindful of the space you are taking up, to allow room for everyone to share and participate. Our time together is limited, so we ask that any solicitation or networking conversations be continued outside of group workshops and events, with the permission of all parties involved.

Creative Manitoba’s culture is one of community and belonging. We are committed to equity and co-creation, and we will work to be a catalyst for artists and arts organizations to gather and build meaningful connections. We are committed to creating adaptive and responsive programs that support the creative community, helping them to thrive in abundance while finding joy in life.

We expect that all staff members, board members, volunteers, contracted presenters, and participants demonstrate these values in online or in-person interactions with the public and each other. We reserve the right to end a relationship with someone who shares inappropriate content that goes against our stated values and/or creates an unsafe environment in our programs.

Safer Spaces Policy

A safer space is a supportive, non-threatening environment where all participants can feel comfortable to express themselves and share experiences without fear of discrimination or reprisal. We use the word safer to acknowledge that safety is relative: not everyone feels safe under the same conditions. By acknowledging the experiences of each person in the room, we hope to create as safe an environment as possible.

Creative Manitoba has a zero-tolerance policy for racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, queerphobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, sizeism, cultural appropriation or any other behaviours, language, or microaggressions that may perpetuate oppression.

If an incident is witnessed or reported during an event that goes against this policy, Creative Manitoba Staff will address the situation or complaint and a corresponding course of action will be determined and followed up on. If necessary, the accused will be removed from the space with reasons explained.

If the accused is a program participant, Creative Manitoba staff and/or board delegate will discuss with them the complaint/incident and if deemed appropriate, give them a second chance. If not deemed appropriate and/or a second incident occurs, the participant will no longer be welcome in our program. Creative Manitoba reserves the right to nullify contracts or remove participants upon discovery of any activity or incident that is in violation of our policy.

COVID 19 Policies and Procedures

During the COVID Pandemic, Creative Manitoba will follow the Province of Manitoba Medical Guidelines, including staying home when sick, maintaining distance in all of our working spaces, and frequent hand washing. The health of our staff, instructors, and program participants are of critical importance.

At this current time, the CM offices are closed to the public, and only registered participants are allowed access to our class or board room spaces.


At this time, masks are mandated in all classsrooms and shared spaces. Masks must be worn in a manner that covers your mouth, nose, and chin without gaping.


All program participants must self-screen prior to entering CM spaces.

Please stay home if:

  • are feeling sick or demonstrating any COVID like symptoms,
  • have travelled outside of Manitoba within the past 14 days,
  • or have had recent contact with anyone who may have been exposed to COVID.

Hand Sanitizer and Cleaning Protocols

Hand sanitizer will be available in the classroom. Program participants are encouraged to use it. Creative Manitoba staff will ensure the classroom is properly sanitized prior to the start of class. It is up to the participants to observe social distancing, hand washing, etc. We also ask that participants use the disinfectant sprays available to disinfect common touchpoints such as doorknobs, and washroom fixtures after use.

Social Distancing

The Classrooms will be set up to accommodate social distances of 2 metres. Program participants should not move desks or other furniture in a way that may compromise the social distancing. Program participants are asked to maintain 2 metre distance from other participants, staff, and instructors at all times including entering or exiting classrooms or the building. If maintaining an appropriate social distance is not possible, masks should be worn.

In-Person versus Virtual programming

Creative Manitoba will make best efforts to deliver specific programs in-person but reserves the right to move that in-person program to a virtual space if the risk or Provincial Guidelines mandate such a change.

If a person is found to be violating the social distancing/hand washing protocols, Creative Manitoba reserves the right to deny access to in-person training to that individual.

Creative Manitoba programs will likely be a blend of virtual/online training combined with some in-person or virtual group meetings. Creative Manitoba reserves the right to determine which delivery medium is appropriate at any given time.

Cancellation Policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Refunds may be issued for self-directed online courses (i.e. Designing Websites for Artists eCourse) within one week of registration.

Refunds may be issued for The Art of Managing Your Career within the first 3 weeks of the course minus a $50 admin fee. No refund will be issued after 3 weeks.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by emailing

Privacy Policy

It is Creative Manitoba’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and otherwise make use of personal information.

  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other ancillary purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
  • We will make information about our privacy policies and procedures readily available to our members, especially as it relates to any of their own personal information that we may retain.
  • We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. Creative Manitoba may change this privacy policy from time to time at our discretion.

For more detail about our privacy policy please contact our Privacy Officer at

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