Each year we present the Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Award at the Volunteer Manitoba Awards. We look forward to this day because it gives us a chance to recognize one of our volunteers and the impact their work has had on the community, as well as celebrate volunteerism throughout Manitoba.
A number of organizations we worked with this year nominated their Spark volunteer and wished to recognize them for their fantastic leadership and coordination, the outcome and impact of the match on the organization’s work, the depth and quality of their expertise, and their commitment to doing pro bono work for a stronger Winnipeg.
For the months of March and April, until the the awards night, we are celebrating these nominees for the Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Award, and their contributions to their community through a series of volunteer profiles.
Today we are profiling Jackie Hogue
20 years of nonprofit experience
Jackie has led an extensive 20-year career within the community development sector. Her experience includes teaching at the University of Winnipeg within the Urban and Inner Studies department and the Conflict Resolution and International Development programs, as well as serving as the Executive Director at the West Central Women’s Resource Centre for six years.
At present, she leads a consultancy firm, J. Hogue and Associates, that specializes in enhancing nonprofit organizational health, efficiency, and strength through services including facilitation, cultural competency, strategic planning, training and support.
It was her skills in facilitation and strategic planning that led us to approach her for a match with the Sexually Exploited Youth Community Coalition (SEYCC), “a network of Winnipeg organizations and community members working together to address sexual exploitation in Winnipeg.” She was excited about the match as she knew of the coalition and the good work they do and was keen to support them in their efforts.
A path forward
The coalition wanted to re-develop their mission and vision statement but with over 50 organizations in the group, they wanted a skilled facilitator to ensure that that each voice was heard during discussions.
Shortly after the initial match meeting, Jackie and members of SEYCC came together to discuss the organization’s future. The group credits Jackie’s energy and facilitation skills with helping them develop a common goal, mission, and vision which will clarify a path forward.
Jackie was nominated last year for her mentorship match with Candace House. This will be Jackie’s second nomination for the award, and third match since becoming a Spark volunteer in 2012.
Thank you Jackie for your work with SEYCC!