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.

Governance Steering Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Kelly Holmes, Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.
  • Co-Chair: Tammy Christensen, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
  • Kerri Scott, Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.
  • Kelly Schettler, Macdonald Youth Services
  • Diane Redsky,  Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Blair St. Germaine,  Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Aiden Todd, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Perry Goddard, Government of Manitoba- Department of Families
  • Anna Murawki, Government of Manitoba- Department of Families
  • Jill Perron, Government of Manitoba- Department of Families
  • Phil Chiappetta, Rossbrook House
  • Jamil Mahmood, Spence Neighbourhood Association
  • Christina Maes Niño, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  • Lucille Bruce, End Homelessness Winnipeg
  • Karen Ferris, Youth Agencies Alliance
  • Marion Cooper, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Paywapan Colomb, E.A.G.L.E. Urban Transition Centre

Steering Committee Members for the Development of the Here & Now Plan

  • Kelly Holmes, Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc.
  • Tammy Christensen, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
  • Phil Chiappetta, Rossbrook House
  • Marie Christian, VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network
  • 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 Niño, 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