The Winnipeg Foundation’s vision is “a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.” We make grants to charitable organizations across our community and engage in community leadership initiatives. Our work is only possible because of the generosity of our donors. Established in 1921, we’re proud to be Canada’s first community foundation.
THE WINNIPEG FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NEW APPOINTMENTS TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2021.
Dr. Tina Chen is Department Head and Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Manitoba. She holds a PhD and MA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in History and Chinese Studies from the University of Toronto. Tina is a specialist in modern Chinese History, with research interests in the social, political, and cultural norms that structure people’s engagement with society. She has held visiting scholar positions at New York University, University of New South Wales, Sichuan University, and Beijing University. Since moving to Winnipeg in 1999, Tina has been active in Winnipeg’s Chinese community and is a Board member of the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre. She is involved with Skate Winnipeg as a certified Skate Canada coach and volunteer. She is a recipient of the YMCAYWCA Women of Distinction Award (2012), City of Winnipeg Community Service Award (2009), and numerous U of M awards.
Phil Chiappetta is the Executive Director of Rossbrook House, a registered charity that operates a community based drop-in centre, providing a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become… 365 days of the year. A place where no child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be. Phil has been with Rossbrook House since 1980, first as its Program Director, then Co- Executive Director. Phil is an active board member of End Homelessness Winnipeg and the Community Agencies Benefit Plans. He is a long-time speaker on behalf of United Way Winnipeg and is involved with inner-city groups addressing issues affecting children and youth in the community. Phil is a recipient of the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in 2017 and the Ignatian Challenge Award in 2018.
Dan Lussier is Director of Réseau Compassion Network, which leads 15 healthcare communities covering all aspects of health and social care: acute, long-term care, developmental disabilities, community and primary care and social housing. These facilities have a combined budget of $450 million and employ 6,600 staff. Prior to joining Réseau Compassion Network, Dan served as a Senior Policy Advisor and Executive Assistant to the late Hon. Ron Duhamel, Member for Parliament for St. Boniface who served as Federal Minister of several portfolios, including Western Economic Diversification. Dan played a pivotal role in bringing about collaborative approaches to significant projects including funding for the Izzy Asper Clinical Research Institute at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. He also participated in negotiating several strategic infrastructure agreements between the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada. Dan continues to be involved as volunteer on several community boards
TINA, PHIL AND DAN JOIN THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDATION’S 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
- Doneta Brotchie, Chair
- Mayor Brian Bowman, Ex-officio
- George Bass, Q.C.
- Hazel Borys
- Tom Bryk, FCPA, FCA
- Albert El Tassi
- Daniel Friedman
- Tracy Graham, CPA, CA
- Joy Loewen
- Patricia Mainville
- John Pollard
- Maureen Prendiville
- Diane Roussin
- Anita Southall
Thank you to outgoing Board members Spencer Duncanson, Carolyn Duhamel and Gerry Labossière for their leadership and commitment.