LéAmber Raven Kensley was born in Manitoba to a military family with deep roots in the community. She has raised four children in Manitoba with her partner, and has a large chosen family to complement her biological family. LéAmber is involved with the Institute of International Women’s Rights Manitoba as an organizer.
LéAmber pursued her education and completed her Advanced Bachelor’s degree at the University of Manitoba. Ms. Kensley went from there into addictions counselling. She spent fifteen years in the field as a care worker, assessment worker, and counsellor between Salvation Army, Behavioural Health Foundation, and Aurora Recovery Centre. She is currently a rehabilitation counsellor with the Spinal Cord Injury Manitoba.
As a front line worker, LéAmber is very familiar with the challenges modern society presents, and how instrumental the social services are to Manitobans who are living through those challenges. While she has been able to effect changes individually for people as a front line worker, she believes that she can effect greater change working from the Legislature.