Manitoba Community Board in action

Our Manitoba Community Board has donated $2.05 million since 2016 to 167 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2020


Budget allocated


Local charities

Dave Johnston (Chair)

TELUS Manitoba Community Board

Dave Johnston recently retired from Great West Life following a 38-year career. During his time with the organization, he held various positions in both the United Kingdom and Canada. He most recently held the role of President and Chief Operating Officer for the company’s Canadian businesses. Dave is passionate about helping ensure the health and wellbeing of the community evidenced by his involvement with numerous charities including the United Way of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society as well as the Great-West Life Center for Mental Health in the Workplace.

Chris Terris (Vice Chair)

Vice President – Global Strategy and President, TAG Canada TELUS Agriculture

Ida Albo

Managing Partner, Fort Garry Hotel, and Owner, Yoga Public

Steve Chipman

President & CEO, Birchwood Automotive Group

Melissa Day

Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS

Michael Filice

Regulatory Legal Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Richard Frost

Community Champion

Barb Gamey

Formerly CEO, Payworks

Ken Opaleke, OM

Executive Director, West Broadway Youth Outreach

Ken Power

Regional Director - Atlantic Canada, Manitoba & Saskatchewan, TELUS Business Solutions

Diane Roussin

Project Director, The Winnipeg Boldness Project

Annitta Stenning

Community Champion

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