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Diane Roussin

Diane is a passionate community leader committed to the pursuit of pimadaziwin (the good life) for all families and children. She is a proud member of Skownan First Nation currently living in Winnipeg.

Diane is the Project Director of the Winnipeg Boldness Project, an ambitious social innovation initiative seeking to create large-scale systems change for children and families in the Point Douglas neighbourhood. She has worked tirelessly, primarily in Winnipeg’s inner city, for initiatives that promote Indigenous People’s values and ways of knowing and being. She has led many projects and organizations including the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Community Education Development Association, The Centennial Neighbourhood Project.

Diane is adept at leading collaborative processes that involve numerous cross-sector partners and stakeholders, to tenaciously seek solutions to barriers, and to pursue tangible outcomes for the benefit of the community. Diane holds both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work Degrees.

The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Creating opportunities for success for children in Point Douglas.

The Winnipeg Boldness Project is a research and development project based in the North End of Winnipeg focusing on improving Early Childhood Develop outcomes for families in the Point Douglas neighbourhood. Project director, Diane Roussin, will provide an overview of the community driven processes and prototypes that #wpgboldness has developed, including engagement strategies, the knowledge mobilization framework, and scaling of Proofs of Possibilities.