With 20 years of experience in Community Development work, Ian brings valuable experience to the Klinic Board of Directors, of which he has been a member since 2015.
Ian is passionate about community health for the same reasons he is passionate about communities – a sense of community is the lifeblood of development. The mental and physical health of a community is dependent on its members and when community members act as a unified force and take care of each other fantastic things can happen. When communities are isolated and their members aren’t included in discussions and decisions, the health of those communities suffers.
Ian was recognized back in 2014 as one of Ace Burpee’s 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans and in 2015 received a National Honoring Our Lifeblood award through Canadian Blood Services for his work to promote organ donation. He also won a rubber cow eraser in grade two for drinking the most milk in his class for which he is very proud.
Ian lives in Oakbank and works in Gimli for the Province, as a Regional Consultant with the Recreation and Regional services branch of the Department of Indigenous and Municipal Affairs. In his spare time he loves to play soccer year-round and is an advocate for organ donation awareness and registration.