Council Members

WPRC Council

The Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council was established by, and has operated as an initiative of, United Way of Winnipeg since 2007. The WPRC is a multi-sector forum of 30 to 40 community leaders from business, labour, the non-profit sector, education and three levels of government.

Steering Committee

Ron Brown

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

Alana Cuma

Johnston Group

Dina Juras

Government of Canada

Susan Lewis

WPRC Founding Member

Jane McDonald

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Marilyn McLaren

Private Sector Representative

Hannah Moffatt

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Kimberley Puhach

Gallagher Insurance (co-chair)

Loren Remillard

President & CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Jan Sanderson

Red River College (co-chair)

Bram Strain

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Manitoba

Connie Walker

United Way Winnipeg

Council Members

Annetta Armstrong

Native Women's Transition Centre

Staff Sergeant Bob Chrismas

Winnipeg Police Service

Pauline Clarke

Winnipeg School Division

Jorge Fernandez

Immigrant Centre

Marti Ford

Acting Superintendent, Frontier School Division

Sherri Helgason

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Ray Karasevich

President and CEO. Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Kate Kehler

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Edward Kennedy

The North West Company, WPRC Founding Member

Kathy Knudsen

United Way Winnipeg

Daniel Lussier

Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba

John Neufeld

The Meeting Place Fellowship Inc.

Sandra Oakley


Dr. Brian Postl

Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, WPRC Founding Member

Carinna Rosales

SEED Winnipeg

Chief Danny Smyth

Winnipeg Police Service