Tanya Hansen Pratt
Born in Winnipeg and raised in Portage la Prairie, Tanya Hansen Pratt grew up watching the flying operations at the local air force base while tending to the animals on her parent’s farm. When a wise history teacher encouraged her to attend Youth Parliament, a spark for politics was ignited.
Tanya learned about the political process through extensive volunteer work with the Winnipeg chapters of MADD Canada and the Business & Professional Women of Canada, where she has advocated for social and policy change regarding impaired driving, pay equality, human trafficking, and the Safe Cities initiative to reduce violence against women and girls.
Tanya graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology at Red River College while working as an officer in the Air Force Reserve Cadet Instructors Cadre, earning the rank of Captain. She is a passionate advocate of the leadership, skills training, and opportunities that the Cadet program offers young people.
Since graduating, Tanya has worked in the HVAC manufacturing industry in Winnipeg, developing her skills in communication, marketing, application engineering, and design engineering. Her belief in environmental stewardship has led to a keen interest in Green technologies within her field.
Tanya is a proud resident of northeast Winnipeg. She and her husband, Gord, have three children, two cats, and a dog.
Tanya’s campaign priorities are mental health care, especially as it pertains to addictions and recovery; women’s equality; justice; and the environment.