Who We Are

About the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) has been established through an invitation to leaders of community-based organizations who directly serve youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness; it is the organization, not the individual, who is a member of the SC.

Role of the Steering Committee

To provide high-level guidance in accordance with the project proposals and funding agreements within the context of the best interests of youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness to achieve a Winnipeg plan to end youth homelessness.

Steering Committee Contribution

Members commit to bringing their experience, organizational resources, passion and commitment to ending youth homelessness.

They will support the good work of all partners while challenging themselves and each other to commit to doing what is needed to end youth homelessness.

Steering Committee Members

  • Chair: Kelly Holmes, Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.
  • Phil Chiappetta, Rossbrook House
  • Marie Christian, VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network
  • Tammy Christensen, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
  • Paywapan Colomb, EAGLE Urban Transition Centre
  • Marion Cooper, Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba, and Winnipeg
  • Karen Ferris, Youth Agencies Alliance
  • Randy Flett, Youth Advisor
  • Kirby Fults, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Sean Gander, New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families
  • Shohan Illsley, The 595 Prevention Team
  • Jamil Mahmood, Spence Neighbourhood Association
  • Diane Redsky, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Jason Romanyshyn, Youth Mentor
  • Kelly Schettler, Macdonald Youth Services
  • Mike Tutthill, Rainbow Resource Centre

Ex-Officio Steering Committee Members

  • Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
  • End Homelessness Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Housing and Community Development
  • Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Community Researchers

  • Christina Maes Nino, Project Coordinator, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  • Maria Godoy, Research, Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.

Research and Facilitation Support

  • Markus Beveridge
  • Isidora Draskovic
  • Laura McDonald
  • Olena Ptukha

Facilitation of Roundtables

  • LAHRK Consulting

Funded by

  • Manitoba Housing and Community Development
  • The Winnipeg Foundation