emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series

The emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series is a partnership between Rugby Alberta, Saskatchewan Rugby, and Rugby Manitoba aimed at helping clubs become more successful and sustainable off the field.

On this page you will find recordings from each week of the Series, copies of the course workbook with exercises for you to complete with your club, and many other resources that you can use for your club. If you have a document that you feel would be helpful to other clubs that you’d like to add to the resources folder, please contact rdo@saskrugby.com.

The topics covered in the emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series include:

  1. Introduction, Self-Assessing, and Values
  2. Structure, Planning, and Operations
  3. Volunteers, Development, and Succession Planning
  4. Fundraising, Marketing, and Events

Course Material

Week 1 - Introduction, Self-Assessing, and Values

Relevant Documents for Week 1:

Course Handbook – Week 1 (including exercises for clubs)

Cultivating Club Values

Access the full resource folder HERE!

Week 2 - Structure, Planning, and Operations

Relevant Documents for Week 2:

Course Handbook – Week 2 (including exercises for clubs)

Governance Presentation – Maria Samson (Rugby Canada)

Policy and SafeSport Presentation – Paul Hunter (Rugby Canada)

Rugby Canada PlaySmart Website

Policy Examples: Strathcona Druids RFC | St. Albert RFC

Access the full resource folder HERE!

Week 3 - Volunteers, Development, and Succession Planning

Relevant Documents for Week 3:

Course Handbook – Week 3 (including exercises for clubs)

Volunteer Resources: Volunteer Manitoba

Job Descriptions Presentation – Andrew Shaw (Saskatchewan Rugby)

Access the full resource folder HERE!