About the Series
The Next 100 Speakers Series brings together local leaders for conversations about our city’s next 100 years and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving those visions.
Sky Bridges, The Winnipeg Foundation CEO, will be facilitating these discussions. We look forward to honest conversations with panelists where we can share and learn together.
As part of The Winnipeg Foundation’s centennial activities, we invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them.
Their aspirational essays were published in a special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years. To read the essays online, visit Our next 100.
The essayists all shared unique perspectives on the future of Winnipeg, but key themes emerged such as building an equitable community, the future of philanthropy, human rights, youth leading change, and more.
Empowerment through storytelling
Held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Watch the second conversation in the Next 100 Speakers Series on the significance of representation in storytelling.
- Erica Daniels – Owner and executive producer, Kejic Productions
- Joy Loewen – CEO, National Screen Institute; board member, The Winnipeg Foundation
- Hope McIntyre – Assistant professor, University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film; playwright; director
- Dr. Roland Sawatzky – Curator of History, Manitoba Museum
- Elder Belinda Vandenbroeck – Grandmother
Crucial conversations on the future of philanthropy
Held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
Watch the first conversation in the Next 100 Speakers Series, highlighting philanthropy’s role in building a better future for all, and how we can prepare ourselves as a community for important conversations so we can continue to lead the nation in generosity.
Panelists (click on their name to read or hear their essay):
- Gerry Labossiere – board member, The Winnipeg Foundation (2012 to 2020)
- Jamil Mahmood – Executive Director, Main Street Project
- Pat Mainville – Principal, Argyle Alternative High School; board member, The Winnipeg Foundation (2017 to present); chair, Winnipeg Foundation Reconciliation Grants Committee
- Dr. Tyler Pearce – Executive Director, Local Investment Towards Employment
To read all the essays published in the special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years, visit Our next 100.