Elected Representatives for Wolseley
MEMBER OF LEGISLATURE
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
CINDY GILROY -City Councilor for Daniel MacIntyre Ward
I am proud to have been born and raised in the West End. I love everything about our great community. My earliest memories involve playing at the wading pool at Sargent Park on a hot summer day with my sister Pam. We lived across the street from Sargent Park School and I eventually purchased my own house in the area where I continue to live today. During my youth I played ringette at the Orioles Community Club and I also volunteered with Clifton Community Centre for the summer program. My early years were spent at Sargent Park School and Tec Voc High School. My sister Pam went to Daniel McIntyre High School, so of course this made for a fun rivalry! At Tec Voc, I was valedictorian of my graduating class. I truly loved my time at Tec Voc. It didn’t matter if you planned to go into a trade, to university or straight to work, Tec Voc was a place for everyone. After High School I worked at our family business, Home Securities Insurance Services on Westminster Avenue in Wolseley. Working as an insurance broker in the family business showed me first-hand the hard work and dedication of small business owners in our community. Eventually my love of learning lead me to the U of W. One of the most important things I learned at university, where I studied Political Science, was that if you want a better future you have to create it yourself. This is an important life lesson I wanted to teach my two daughters. With daughters in the school system, I felt a strong need to be engaged in not only their education but engaged in the education system for all students in the Winnipeg School Division. This is what motivated me to become a School Trustee. As a Trustee, I worked with community development organizations such as the Spence Neighbourhood Association and the Central Neighbourhoods Development Corporation. I was also on the board of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. It’s always been important for me to give support to people who need it within our community. I’ve met many great people over the years who are facing issues like poverty or living with a disability. I am on the Social Planning Council to make sure these residents have a voice and are heard. I look forward to working with you to make our vibrant community all that it can be!
Chair of The Standing Policy Committee on Water, Waste, Riverbank management and the environment; Co Chair of United Nations Safe Cities, Chair of the Winnipeg Committee for Safety; Secretary of the End Homelessness Strategy, Committee Member of Executive Policy; Standing Policy Committee of Finance; Committee Member of The Working Group on Climate Change; Chair of Winnipeg Housing Steering Committee &
Member of the Cannabis Working Group
PENDING Reschedule of 2020 Spring Election interrupted due to Covid 19 Pandemic
LISA NAYLOR - MLA for Wolseley
Lisa was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Wolseley Constituency in 2019. She also serves as the Opposition Critic for Environment and Climate Change
Previously Lisa has represented the people of Wolseley as the Winnipeg School Division (WSD) Ward 4 Trustee from 2014- 2019 serving as vice-chair and chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee and as an Area Director on the Executive of the Manitoba School Boards Association. As a trustee, Lisa introduced ground-breaking policy for the protection and inclusion of trans, queer, Two-Spirit, and non-binary students and staff. Lisa is known for being accessible and accountable to her community and as a tireless defender of comprehensive public school funding.
Lisa is a feminist activist who has worked in front-line social services and community health organizations for thirty years. She started her career as a street outreach worker in Toronto and worked as a counsellor with sexually exploited youth before moving to Winnipeg to work as a counsellor and health educator at Women’s Health Clinic. Lisa has also been an active volunteer in the community and has served as a director on the board of the University of Winnipeg Student Association Day Care and Klinic Community Health Centre.
Lisa has lived with her family in the Wolseley neighbourhood for more than twenty years.
LEAH GAZAN - MP for Winnipeg City Centre
Leah Gazan was elected as the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre in October 2019. She is currently the NDP Critic for Children, Families, and Social Development, as well as the Deputy Critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. Gazan is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament. She recently introduced a private member's bill, Bill C-232, The Climate Emergency Action Act, which recognizes the right to a healthy environment as a human right.
As an educator, advisor, and media contributor, Leah Gazan has been deeply engaged with issues and organizing in Winnipeg’s core for nearly three decades. Gazan has spent her life working for human rights on the local, national, and international stage. Her recent success includes organizing and traveling across the country to push Bill C-262, the Indigenous Human Rights Act.
Her contributions in Winnipeg have both shaped our understanding of our collective struggles and strengths, and helped move us towards justice. As president of the Social Planning Council between 2011- 2015, Gazan organized and pushed policy in support of an end to poverty, addressing violence against women and girls, finding solutions for housing insecurity and homelessness, ensuring fair wages, community-based actions addressing addictions, and proper supports for mental health.
Gazan was a prominent Winnipeg lead during Idle No More, articulating the movement to the Winnipeg public. Gazan also co-founded the #WeCare campaign aimed at building public will to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Gazan is a member of Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, located in Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.