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Request For Proposal

02/12/2019

PROJECT: OWNERSHIP LINKAGE

Download Request For Proposal (PDF)


A. Background

The Children’s Museum exists to spark kids’ creative learning. As a registered non-profit charitable organization, we believe in the potential of all children and provide an interactive learning environment that nurtures the power of imagination and spirit of self-discovery. For over 30 years, we have been the place for families to play, laugh, learn, and grow.

The Children’s Museum relies on earned revenue, including donations, to cover approximately 90% of our operating costs.


B. Project

The Children’s Museum is seeking services to support the board in its work to define the Children’s Museum’s Ownership and facilitate Ownership Linkage in meaningful and authentic ways.

The Children’s Museum is working within a new Strategic Plan. However, through work on the Strategic Plan a desire grew to revisit previously identified Ownership through a facilitated exercise that would end with a clear definition of the Children’s Museum Ownership.

With Ownership clearly defined, a facilitated session(s) on Ownership Linkage that culminates with a framework outlining ways to move forward including measurable outcomes is required. The Children’s Museum desires a framework that can be implemented by the board independently OR further supported by the facilitator as an optional activation.


C. Working Team

The Children’s Museum is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who provide oversight to the organization and Executive Director.

The project will be led by the Executive Director who will engage a working team if/as required.


D. Deliverables

  1. Ownership Identification Exercise, including conclusive definition
  2. Ownership Linkage Framework, including measurable outcomes
  3. Optional Activation of Facilitated Ownership Linkage activities

E. Timeline

  • Proposal Deadline: December 12, 2019
  • Notifications For Interviews: December 20, 2019
  • Interviews: Week of January 6, 2020
  • Notifications: January 14, 2020
  • Start Date: January 2020
  • Project Completion: June 2020

The Children’s Museum would like this project to be completed within 6 months of starting, but is willing to negotiate with the successful consultant.


F. Proposal Requirements

  1. Name and background of business/firm and/or project leader
  2. Description of strengths, skills, and expertise as they may relate to the Children’s Museum
  3. Proposed work plan, timeline, and payment schedule
  4. Samples of previous work and letters of reference
  5. Quote detailing rate(s), hours, etc.

Please note that the selected consultant will be asked to sign an agreement outlining mutually agreed upon deliverables, work plan, timelines, payment schedules, confidentiality terms, etc.

Proposals may be submitted electronically or delivered to:
Sara Hancheruk, Executive Director
Children’s Museum
45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4T6
shancheruk@childrensmuseum.com

Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2019


G. Questions

All questions may be directed to Sara Hancheruk, Executive Director, at 204.924.4001 or shancheruk@childrensmuseum.com.

Employee Of The Month: November 2019

30/11/2019

Jaypee is a Guest Services Interpreter here at the Children’s Museum. He loves working at the museum because there are always fun activities and crafts happening around the galleries and he enjoys participating in them when he can. Jaypee’s favourite gallery at the museum is Lasagna Lookout!

When Jaypee was younger, he enjoyed playing tag with his friends around the neighbourhood and playing with his toy trucks. He is still a kid at heart and enjoys movies like Frozen due to its iconic story-line and songs.

Fun fact about Jaypee: His favourite flavour of ice cream is Mint Chocolate.

Employee Of The Month: October 2019

31/10/2019

Jane is one of our wonderful Admissions Attendants at the Children’s Museum. She is patient and attentive, and goes the extra mile to assist our guests. Her favourite gallery at the museum has always been the Engine House (a.k.a The Train!).

As a child, Jane loved reading the “Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jigs” and her favourite movie was “My Neighbor Totoro.” Jane could always be found playing with her Buzz Lightyear doll or running around with her friends during a game of Hide and Seek Tag.

Fun fact about Jane: When she was 7 years old, Jane wrote, illustrated, and bound with yarn her own Lord of the Rings short story.

Drop by and say hello to Jane!

Product Recall Notice: Toysmith Slime Sucker

26/08/2019

For recall returns on the product(s) listed below, please bring your original receipt along with the product and any remaining packaging to the Children’s Museum Admissions Desk, where an Admissions Attendant would be happy to process your return.

Toysmith Slime Sucker (Image 1 of 2) Toysmith Slime Sucker (Image 2 of 2)
Toysmith Slime Sucker Recall Notice – PDF (Aug.22.19)

Call For Participants: Circles for Reconciliation

Children’s Museum Circle
Dates: Tuesdays from September 24 to November 26, 2019
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4T6

As signatories to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, the Children’s Museum is committed to promoting deeper intercultural understanding, increased empathy, and mutual respect within our community. With these goals in mind, the Children’s Museum will be hosting Circles for Reconciliation this fall, and is currently seeking Circle participants.


About Circles for Reconciliation

Circles for Reconciliation is a grassroots project that establishes local discussion groups in order to build trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

A Circle consists of weekly 90-minute guided discussions for 10 consecutive weeks.

Each Circle must consist of 10 people – 5 Indigenous and 5 non-Indigenous. The group is led by two trained facilitators, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous.

Download the Circles for Reconciliation Brochure (PDF) or visit circlesforreconciliation.ca to learn more.


How To Register

Please visit the Circles for Reconciliation website to register.

(Note that Circles throughout Manitoba are seeking people of all backgrounds to participate.)

Instructions to register for the Children’s Museum Circle:
1. Enter “Children’s Museum” in Neighbourhood section.
2. Select “Tuesday” and “Afternoon (1pm)” in the Availability section.
3. Write “Children’s Museum Circle” in the Comments section.

2018 Annual Report Available Now

25/06/2019

The Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the publication of its 2018 Annual Report. To view a PDF-version of this document, please click here.

Call For Participants: Circles For Reconciliation

21/02/2019

Children’s Museum Circle
Dates: Tuesdays from April 2 to June 4, 2019
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4T6

As signatories to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, the Children’s Museum is committed to promoting deeper intercultural understanding, increased empathy, and mutual respect within our community. With these goals in mind, the Children’s Museum will be hosting Circles For Reconciliation this spring, and is currently seeking Circle participants.


About Circles For Reconciliation

Circles For Reconciliation is a grassroots project that establishes local discussion groups in order to build trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

A Circle consists of weekly 90-minute guided discussions for 10 consecutive weeks.

Each Circle must consist of 10 people – 5 Indigenous and 5 non-Indigenous. The group is led by two trained facilitators, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous.

Download the Circles For Reconciliation Brochure (PDF) or visit circlesforreconciliation.ca to learn more.


How To Register

Please visit the Circles For Reconciliation website to register.

(Note that Circles throughout Manitoba are seeking people of all backgrounds to participate.)

Instructions to register for the Children’s Museum Circle:
1. Enter “Children’s Museum” in Neighbourhood section.
2. Select “Tuesday” and “Afternoon (1pm)” in the Availability section.
3. Write “Children’s Museum Circle” in the Comments section.

Halloween Howl Update

17/10/2018

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Please be advised that only guests who purchased their tickets in advance will be granted access to this year’s Halloween Howl event. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. (Update posted October 17, 2018 @ 10:29AM)

Parking Changes

15/09/2018

FNP Parking

The parking process has recently changed!

Complimentary parking is now available through FNP Parking while visiting the Children’s Museum!
Simply register your license plate number with an Admissions Attendant after you check-in at the Children’s Museum for a maximum of 3 hours of free parking onsite at The Forks.

NOTICE: DO NOT USE THE FNP PARKING METERS FOR PARKING DURING YOUR MUSEUM VISIT.
Effective October 1, 2018, the Children’s Museum will no longer be capable of refunding parking fees paid at FNP Parking machines. For further questions or concerns related to parking at The Forks, please visit fnpparking.com.


About FNP Parking

The Forks (and its subsidiary FNP Parking) manage all parking onsite at The Forks, and there is a combination of daily and hourly paid parking available – including identified handicap stalls close to all facilities – for Forks visitors (as indicated on The Forks Map). To learn more about parking onsite at The Forks, please visit fnpparking.com.

Active Transportation Routes

13/09/2018

Bicycle commuters can plan their bike route using any of the four main Active Transportation Routes to The Forks.

  • North Route: Waterfront Drive
  • South Route: Churchill Drive
  • East Route: Esplanade Riel
  • West Route: Assiniboine Avenue (and bonus Riverwalk!)

Active Transportation Route Overview Map


North Route: Waterfront Drive

North Route


South Route: Churchill Drive

South Route


East Route: Esplanade Riel

East Route


West Route: Assiniboine Avenue (and bonus Riverwalk!)

West Route


(Source: The Forks Blog, 2017)

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