Red Road to Healing 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 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.
Bianca is a community member who got involved with the Centre through a 2012 Urban Green Team position. The relationship has been off and on, but she often refers to the Centre as her second home, the only thing missing is her cat. She is our current Safety Coordinator and is strongly advocates for education, prevention and unity amongst community members.
Denise is a long time resident of the North End, who loves to tend her local community Bee & Butterfly garden. She has been bookkeeping for over 15 years and loves the challenges faced by the non-profit world.
Ashlyn has been a community member for the last 16 years. She is a mother of 2 beautiful children. Ashlyn started as a participant and volunteer for many years, then was asked to serve on the board of directors, in this time she was also hired as a relief staff. After serving on the Board for 1 year Ashlyn was hired as the volunteer coordinator, she is now the advocate peer support coordinator. She has many passions in life, working at the NPDWC has given her the opportunity to live out her passions everyday. "Working with women that need the support I have to give is very uplifting and empowering for me, supporting women to find their voice, being able to give back to my community that has supported me through the hardest and best times of my life, it’s an amazing experience."
Jemini is a former practicum student and volunteer here at NPDWC. Upon completion of a double major in the 4-year Conflict Resolution Studies program and the 3-year Criminal Justice program at the University of Winnipeg. Jemini began working here as a part of our Relief Staff team and has since moved into the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Her passion for women’s rights and helping other people any way that she can is what led Jemini to the centre, and it is the relationships she has formed with our community members that keep her here. She is originally from a small farming community outside of Winnipeg and loves to escape there with her cat, especially during the winter when she and Oreo can curl up in front of her mother’s wood stove together with a hot cup of tea.
Basic Needs Coordinator
Hillary has lived and grew up in Point Douglas for most of her childhood years. Attended Norquay school until aging out into high school where she graduated from St. Johns High School in 2008. Hilary first got involved with the Centre when she started working for the Urban Green Team; with that experience she eventually started working as the Youth Outreach Worker in 2011. In 2013 Hilary became a mother and took a year off maternity leave. Upon returning back to work, she is now the Basic Needs Coordinator and is thrilled to be back working in the community.