Carinna Rosales

SEED Winnipeg

Carinna is Co-Director at SEED Winnipeg – a community economic development organization established to combat poverty in Winnipeg. She has played a lead role in developing the Business Enterprise Support and Training (BEST) program and has worked with various community partners to customize the program for specific audiences such as youth, newcomer and Indigenous entrepreneurs. She was also involved in the design and development of Recognition Counts, a micro loan program for skilled immigrants seeking qualification recognition in Canada.

Over the past few years, Carinna has been focused on the development of local social enterprise endeavours in Winnipeg. Carinna has over 15 years’ experience in the non-profit and Community Economic Development (CED) sector.

Carinna has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba, an Advanced Diploma in International Business from Red River College, a Certificate in Mediation Services and has recently completed a Women’s Leadership Program with distinction from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

Carinna is also committed to building stronger communities and businesses by being involved as Vice Chairperson of Diversity Food Services, a board member of the Manitoba Cooperative Association and Treasurer of South Park Child Care Coop.