Meet Our Staff

Staff Team

We work both in the office and from remote locations. Click a name or the envelope icon to reach us by email.

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Demian is driven by the Inninwuk (Swampy Cree) teachings to provide for his community of Fox Lake. Learning all he can from the land and the Elders, he spends much of his time harvesting from the land as dictated by the seasons. Demian has been committed to passing on these lessons and skills to the next generations, doing work with his community’s youth and the schools to achieve this goal. Now with Food Matters Manitoba, Demian is focused on helping other communities share their knowledge with their youth.

executive director


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Myles, a recent agricultural business graduate with an ever-growing passion for gardening, foraging, community, and food. These passions have stemmed from years working with youth programs, volunteering with community gardens, non profits, spending time in nature, and learning from the environment around him. He also loves to cook, play sports, and read.

In the position of Northern Programs Manager, Myles looks forward to applying his knowledge towards helping communities with food security and food sovereignty while developing a deeper understanding of northern communities, their traditions and teachings.

Northern Programs Manager


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Myron Cook is FMM’s new Community Project Coordinator, but he’s been one of our Northern partners for quite some time. He is Assin’skowitiniwak (rocky Cree) from Barren Lands First nation. He is a hunting and fishing guide, raised in Brochet Manitoba and Reindeer Lake. Working in the drilling industry has taken him all over Canada. He’s been harvesting off the land since a young age, spending his time camping, hunting, and fishing. Myron enjoys helping others by providing traditional food and teachings. He is proud to be a part of Food Matters Manitoba, providing for his community.

Myron Cook

Community Project Coordinator


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Morgan is a recent Human Rights graduate from the University of Winnipeg. She is very excited to start her career in a field that is very meaningful to her. She spent the better part of her degree focusing on issues faced in northern Manitoba including the issue of food insecurity and is excited to apply that knowledge to her work. Outside of work Morgan loves to travel, as well as spend time outdoors, hiking and camping. Overall, she is looking forward to working with and learning from our northern partners! 


Morgan McCurdy

Northern Coordinator


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Chantal is a graduate from Concordia University where she earned her B.A. in Journalism. She has worked as a reporter and editor for a number of independent newspapers in Montreal, and has experience reporting on food insecurity.

She is looking forward to applying her experience communicating important information and storytelling to Food Matters’ work. 

Chantal Schromeda

Communications Facilitator


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John Robert Halkett is 25 years old, Rocky Cree from Barren Lands First Nation (Brochet, Manitoba), and FMM’s Northern Community Facilitator and Community Harvester.  

He spent half of his life in Thompson and the other half in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When he was 12 years old, he spent one year with his father in Brochet navigating the land – learning how to hunt, fish, set nets, pull nets, and learning how to gut and filet fish.  

John received his high school diploma in 2018, in Selkirk. Afterwards, he pursued his Health Care Aide Certification at Red River College. In 2021, he began working as a licensed security officer in Winnipeg for the Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation until 2023, when he became an independent contractor prior to his employment with FMM.  

He has been re-learning the teachings of traditional hunting, fishing, trapping, and navigation of the land as a community harvester through FMM’s land-based program.  

Over the years, he has attended gatherings, sweats, ceremonies, and numerous Indigenous events – learning his spirit name, Red Running Bear Man during his third sweat. With John’s first caribou hunt in December 2023 and his first successful hunt shortly after in January 2024, his goal is to continue learning as much as possible so he may guide the younger generations to follow the path he was unable to choose earlier on in life. While he was successful in the cities, he feels his traditional ways were lost.  

 John has much respect for wildlife, the land, and his culture. He considers himself a student of the traditional teachings offered by the people of his community.  

John Halkett

Northern Community Facilitator and Community Harvester


Our office is located at 422 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In addition to the core staff team, students from a wide variety of programs complete practicums and internships at Food Matters and they are an important asset to our work.