Policy Incubator: Families Issues

Policy Incubator: Families Issues

Policy Incubators, hosted by the Manitoba Liberal Party Policy Committee allow members to come together to discuss, learn about and develop better public policy for Manitobans.

Where? The Elmwood East Kildonan Seniors Centre (180 Poplar)
When? 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday November 3rd. (You can mark your Google calendar here)
Snacks? Light refreshments will be served.
Guest speakers? See Agenda Below.
Cost? None. (We appreciate any donations though!)

We’re asking all members to contribute their best ideas and proposals. Deadline for policy resolutions is October 16th, so remember to participate before it is too late!

Policy submission will be accepted by the committee on the full range of issues on the state of services available to support Manitoba families. (The process is outlined here and you can send your proposals to executive.director@manitobaliberals.ca)

Please let us know if you can come! RSVP below:



  • 12:00 PM Registration

  • 12:30 PM Welcome and Program Outline

  • 12:35 PM Opening Remarks from Dougald Lamont, MLP Leader

  • 12:45 PM “Perspectives on Family Services” - Jon Gerrard, River Heights MLA

    Family Services Panel:

  • 1:05 PM “Meeting Basic Family Needs” - Reynold Friesen & Meghan Pesclovitch, Winnipeg Harvest

  • 1:25 PM “Services for Special Needs Families” - Dr Nancy Hansen, U of M Disabilities Studies

  • 1:35 PM “Addressing Needs of Newcomer Families” - Sara Warkentin, NEEDS Inc (Newcomers Employment and Education Services)

    Panelist Question and Answer Session:

  • 2:00 PM Break and Panelist Interaction with attendees

  • 2:15 PM Policy Review and Development Groups

  • 3:00 PM Discussion

  • 3:30 PM Summary

  • 4:00 PM Adjournment


Cash donations of up to $25 will be graciously accepted and appreciated at the event.

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