Left to Right:
Pam Sholdice, Dennis Lewycky, Abdikheir Ahmed, 

Cindy Hoover, Christina Maes Nino

Dennis Lewycky

Dennis is the Executive Director of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, he also works as a communications manager with practical skills for creating new resources and opportunities for addressing organizational needs, problems or difficulties. He has managed professional teams assisting organizations and governments (provincial, federal, international) meet program or policy requirements. Countries where he has worked include Belize, Botswana, Colombia, Tanzania, Israel, various Caribbean Islands, Pakistan and Uganda.

Dennis Lewycky, Executive Director

(204) 943-2561, Ext. 224
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Christina Maes Nino

Christina is a Community Animator with the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. She is responsible for working with committees, students and organizations in monitoring, analyzing, and assisting in formulating alternatives to social policies, programs, and services. Christina has an education in Social Work and City Planning. She has worked as a support worker, researcher, and community organizer in Vancouver, Calgary, Churchill, Thailand, and Winnipeg.

Christina Maes Nino, Community Animator 

(204) 943-2561, Ext. 221
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Abdikheir Ahmed

Abdikheir is the Local Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (LIPW) Coordinator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. He has previously served as the Executive Director of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Inc.

Abdi has a Master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where he studied on a Rotary Peace Fellowship.  He immigrated to Canada in 2003 where he joined the University of Winnipeg to study International Development graduating in June 2006 with a four-year BA as a student of high distinction.

Abdi has extensive experience working with immigrant and refugee communities in Winnipeg’s inner city focusing mainly on settlement issues, gang and street crime prevention and refugee supports.  He has interests in immigration and settlement, inland refugee claimants and gang and street crime prevention among newcomer youth. He is a passionate advocate for the needs of immigrants and refugees in Canada and serves on a number of boards and committees of organizations serving immigrant and refugee communities in Winnipeg.

Abdikheir Ahmed, LIPW

(204) 943-2561, Ext. 236
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Cindy Hoover

As our Office Manager, Cindy brings a wealth of administrative and IT experience to the position.  She is a graduate of the Business Information Technology program at Red River College and earned her diploma in Web Development.  Along with her accounting, and administrative duties, Cindy will be working towards raising awareness of our projects, through the web and social media.

Cindy is a long-time volunteer with  Special Olympics and works with the organization locally, as well as nationally and internationally. She has had the amazing opportunity to attend the last three World Summer Special Olympics Games in Dublin, Shanghai and Athens, and is looking forward to her position as a technical delegate for the 2015 games in Los Angeles.

Cindy Hoover, Office Manager

(204) 943-2561, Ext. 232
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Pam Sholdice

Pam is our Resource Coordinator and comes to us with a background in Business Administration (Red River College) and Urban and Inner City Studies (University of Winnipeg). She has experience working with children in care and volunteers in the social justice community.

Pam Sholdice Resource Coordinator

(204) 943-2561, Ext. 229
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