Manitoba and Saskatchewan Community Board in action

Our Manitoba and Saskatchewan Community Board has donated $2.55 million since 2016 to 206 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2021


Budget allocated


Local charities

Dave Johnston (Chair)

TELUS Manitoba and Saskatchewan 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

Michael Filice

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

Richard Frost

Community Champion

Barb Gamey

Formerly CEO, Payworks

Victoria Morris

Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS

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

Kendra Weenie

Author and Speaker

Nora Yeates

Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan

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