Past Community Projects and Volunteering

PAST PROJECTS AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

"Unless all of us are free, none of us will be free." - Rosemary Brown

“Unless all of us are free, none of us will be free.” – Rosemary Brown

Workers of Colour Support Network (WOCSN) – Board member  and Executive Member – January 2004 – September 2009 –
WOCSN is a grassroots community organisation consisting of unionized and non-unionized workers from various cultural backgrounds. Our mission is to support workers of colour in combating racism by means of self education and education of unions and the broader community.

I was an active Board member as well as ta member of the Executive as the Women’s Representative.

Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council – Council Member – 2003 – 2005

The Council consists of a chairperson and up to eighteen members, all of whom are appointed by the provincial government. Members represent various cultural communities including aboriginal, visible minority and immigrant women, as well as women with disabilities. These members are drawn from rural, urban and northern communities, and represent diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Councilors are appointed for two-year terms, on a staggered basis.

The Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council advises the Manitoba government on issues concerning the status of women. The Council, a self-governing organization operating at arms-length from government, ensures that the voices of women throughout the province are heard.

Women’s Health Clinic – June 1996 – June 1999 and July 2006 – July 2008
The Board is responsible for the financial, staff, administrative and programme management of the Clinic.

I was an active Board Member and the Chairperson of the Advocacy Sub-Committee of the Board.

Grassroots Women – Winnipeg Chapter – September 2003 – 2006

General Member of the Collective and member of the Education Sub-Committee. Women’s organization educating, organizing, and mobilizing against imperialist globalization and war locally, nationally and internationally.

Cho!ces: A Coalition for Social Justice – General Member – 1996 – 2001
Cho!ces was a community coalition of individuals and groups that ran a variety of social justice campaigns in the community, primarily locally and provincially but also nationally.

I was an active member. I participated in and helped organise many of the campaigns including The Alternative Federal Budget, The Alternative Provincial Budget and the Youth Activist Retreat.

World Festival of Youth and Students – Canada (WFYS) – August 1995 – August 1996

Canadian Co-Chair and Organiser of the Canadian Delegation, responsible for publicizing nationwide; soliciting applicants; delegate selection; policy formation; fundraisng and budget preparation; and arranging delelate travel (100 delegates).