Several Events Planned for Toastmasters Week




The Manitoba government has proclaimed Oct. 16 to 22 as Toastmasters Week, recognizing the non-profit educational organization’s ongoing commitment to providing skills development opportunities to Manitobans, Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes announced today.

“The Toastmasters program is renowned for empowering participants from diverse backgrounds to develop strong communication and leadership skills, which are critical for success in educational settings and the labour market,” said Reyes. “The increase in virtual meetings and events during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for flexibility in using communication skills both in person and online. Toastmasters offers invaluable experiential learning opportunities that effectively meet this need.”

Toastmasters District 64 has served Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and northwestern Minnesota for 63 years, noted Reyes, adding the local organization has more than 900 members in over 65 clubs. Worldwide, Toastmasters International has over 280,000 members in over 14,700 clubs in 144 countries.

The minister notes the organization has events and activities planned throughout the week and encourages Manitobans to participate.


For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
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  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-451-7109.
Province of Manitoba News Release