As a communication consultant and social activist, I have shared the frustrations and rewards of working with good people to advance economic and social rights for everyone.
Now I want to do more to create a Canada in which everyone is proud and prosperous. As a communications manager and consultant, I have facilitated dialogue and decision making with diverse groups of people. I have been able to help create understanding, awareness and consensus where differences and disagreements prevailed before.
In my community I have been a promoter of community economic development and particularly of social enterprise. I was on the Boards of of Inner City Renovation and Mother Earth Recycling for over a decade – social enterprise that work to provide genuine training, employment and public service. I now volunteer with NEECHI COMMONS, an indigenous worker cooperative that is charting the way for community development in Winnipeg’s famous north end.
Until recently I was the Executive Director of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. The Council has been a defender of the rights of low income residents of the City for almost 100 years. Today we face huge challenges in the struggle to eliminate poverty and social exclusion.
I welcome comments and suggestions on what I am doing.