Board of Directors

Josh Brandon is a community animator with the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. He is also on the board of directors of the Manitoba Eco-Network, the steering committee of Make Poverty History Manitoba and is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba. He co-edited Poor Housing: A Silent Crisis, published by Fernwood Publishing.
Meaghan Erbus has worked and volunteered with various community based organisations throughout Winnipeg and is currently employed at Winnipeg Harvest as their Community Engagement Manager.
Evelyn L. Forget is an economist and professor in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She is best known for her work on Basic Income, which includes a re-analysis of the Mincome Basic Income Experiment. She has published widely and often advises governments, international bodies and First Nations on health policy. Her most recent book is Basic Income for Canadians: the key to a healthier, happier, more secure life for all.
Sid Frankel is a member of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba who works on the non-profit sector and is an activist and community volunteer.
Mohammad N. Khan is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Manitoba. He studies financial capability and economic well-being of individuals and families..
David Northcott recently retired as the executive director of Winnipeg Harvest and has been outspoken about the need to end poverty.
Paul Walsh Q.C. (Chair) is a lawyer whose history includes a weekly commentary on CBC radio, and CTV. He has served on community cultural boards including The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Winnipeg Art Gallery, as well as the United Way.
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