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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Having come to Canada as a child and Winnipeg as an adult, her experience and relationship with food is diverse.

She has been involved with a number of non profits over the years as both a volunteer and at the management level and understands our connection to food as both a fuel and a manner of sharing and celebration.

Debby is excited to be working with Food Matters to improve food security for all people living in Manitoba.

Office Manager

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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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Lawrence Saunders joins Food Matters Manitoba representing the Fox Lake and Gillam area. He is 27 years old and started working full time with FMM on June 5th, 2023, but has been working with the Harvester Program for 3 years.  

Lawrence’s goals are to help teach the youth and his own kids to become hunters, fisherman, trappers, and outdoors people all around. There are very limited resources up North for youth and Lawrence hopes to do his best to help keep them out of trouble and focused on their future goals. 

Lawrence has learned a lot of his skills in York Landing, Manitoba, where he was raised. His learning stems from listening to the elders’ and outdoors people’s stories and by going out and trying it by himself. Lawrence states that’s how he continues to live today, and he believes that he still has a lot to learn but will continue to do so with the youth by his side.

Lawrence Saunders

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 Facilitator

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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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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.