North Point Douglas Women's Centre

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North Point Douglas Centre Staff

Elaine Bishop
Executive Director

Elaine, the Executive Director of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre lives in North Point Douglas. 

She has been passionate about peace and social justice issues all her life.  She worked for Quakers in Canada and Scotland and spent four years living with and working for the Lubicon Cree Nation on their unceded land in northern Alberta. 

In her spare time Elaine likes to garden, read, bike and listen to music. 

 In 2009 Elaine was nominated by the Women's Centre and the Point Douglas Residents' Committee,and was awarded, the YM-YWCA's Woman of Distinction award for Community

In 2012 she was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal for the work she has done in North Point Douglas and in other communities throughout her life.

Christie Paul
Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator

Christie Paul is a proud mom of three boys.  She has worked and volunteered with organizations such as Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics Manitoba.  She is also actively involved with children and youth in the Baha’i community of Winnipeg.  

Her greatest passion lies in working with women.  Since joining the Women’s Centre in 2010, Christie has marveled at the strength, determination, and sense of humor of the women of North Point Douglas.  

Jess Lambrecht 

Drop-In Coordinator 

Jess is recently graduated with a 4 year BA in Conflict Resolution Studies from Menno Simons College.  

Her passion has been to work with creative facilitation to promote peace and nonviolence.  She was able to deepen this passion, working for three months in Burundi with the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities Program.

She is happily back home with her husband and cat to continue to learn and work in Point Douglas.


Drop-In Assistant

Kat is an avid cyclist who also works as a bicycle courier when she's not at the Centre. She has been actively involved with worker co-ops in Winnipeg for the past 5 years and is also a member/owner of the courier business. She is currently serving as secretary to the board of the Albert St. A-zone Co-op, and volunteers at the Junto Library. She enjoys gardening and lives with one human, two birds and a chinchilla.

Hillary Forbes
Youth Outreach Worker 

Hillary lives and has grown up in Point Douglas, which makes her very happy to be the new Youth Outreach Worker at the North Point Douglas Women's Centre. She graduated from St. John's High school.

Being a resident of Point Douglas has shown her the issues and struggles that the youth and their families face.  She hopes to ensure that these needs are being met, and that related issues are being addressed. She enjoys walks along the river paths, daydreaming, music and movies.

Tara Zajac

Drop-In Assistant and Half Time Safety Coodinator  

Tara Zajac is a single mother who graduated from Red River College with her Certificate in Applied Counselling. She started at the Centre as a student and has been able to continue on as a staff member.

Her passion has always been with helping other females and their own struggles that happen in their lives. 

She enjoys gardening, reading, traveling and making the most of life especially by spending time with her family.

Jacqueline Salamisan
Office Assistant/Bookkeeper

Jacqueline, or “Jackie” as friends would call her, is an immigrant from the Philippines.  Her 15 years of work experience includes finance, accounting and administrative works for  Non-profit organizations. 

Upon settling in Canada, she volunteered in the Income tax preparation in Canada Revenue Agency and as an HR assistant in New Flyers Inc. 

Now working at North Point Douglas Women's Centre as Office Assistant / Bookkeeper gives her fulfillment in sharing her skills and knowledge with others.

Rachel Sansregret
Youth Outreach Worker

Rachel graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. in psychology with a minor in Women's Studies. Helping women from challenging backgrounds as well as their families has been part of her life's dream, and she is very excited to be a part of the Women's Centre. Rachel believes that the strength to overcome lies in all of us and hopes to help those on the search form strength. She enjoys music, nature time spent laughing with friends as especially loves to cook.
Jason Bienia
Youth Outreach Worker

Jason Bienia is recently graduated with a 4 year B.A. in Jazz studies.  He also co-ordinates programs that facilitate the empowerment of youth to make decisions that contribute to the betterment of their community.  A love for creativity and belief in the nobility of youth has helped Jason contribute to, and grow programs that engage youth.

The Part-time Drop-in Team

Board of Directors - North Point Douglas Women's Centre

Executive Director - Elaine Bishop 

North Point Douglas Women's Centre 

221 Austin St N

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R2W 3M8

(204) 947-0321



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