Executive Director | Send email
Janice has worked at MCIC since 1988, in various capacities, and has been the Executive Director since 2000. She has a keen interest in public engagement and enjoys finding creative ways to get more people interested in international development and seeing the connections between global and local issues, with the ultimate goal of creating more global citizens. She has participated in a number of committees, both nationally and provincially, regarding public engagement. Her first international experience was as a Canadian Crossroads International volunteer in Kenya. She has also worked for the Canadian Red Cross, The Marquis Project and World Food Day Association. Janice considers it an honour to be able to work with such great colleagues on staff, board, with our member agencies and with so many others who are working to make this a more just world for all.
Office Coordinator | Send email
Jane is new to the non-profit sector, having recently moved from working for 20 years in hotels. Originally from Victoria, BC, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. She has lived overseas in Dubai, UAE and London, UK and is looking forward to contributing to the MCIC office and members.
Communications Specialist | Send email
Megan is a creative communicator with experience working on media, communications and public relations projects for a variety of small non-profits. She enjoys tackling new communication challenges and has a knack for making content look as good as it sounds using polished photography, graphic and web design. New to the field of international assistance, Megan is excited to learn more about the changing role of development work and is eager to help MCIC and its members advocate the important connection between local and global issues.
Public Engagement Specialist | Send email
Keana has been involved in international development personally and professionally for the past six years. Her passion for global issues led her to complete a bachelor of arts in global development studies and geography at Queen’s University. Inspired by her experiences, professors and peers, Keana is driven to generate sustainable change by understanding different perspectives and exploring the concepts of interdependence and degrowth.
Keana’s experience in youth programming, public engagement and creative fields, such as art and photography, inspire her work at MCIC. She hopes her passion for human rights, sustainable development and alternative approaches will have a positive impact on the international community.
Grace Van Mil
Public Engagement Specialist | Send email
Grace has a decade of experience working in international and community development, ranging from locally based community projects to international NGOs operating around the world. Whether within communities here in Canada or as part of development projects in East Africa, Grace’s passion for social justice has informed her life and work.
A lifelong learner, Grace enjoys facilitating learning opportunities for others and exploring innovative ideas for development practice. She is a graduate of the International Development post-graduate program at The Business School at Humber College and looks forward to supporting MCIC members and engaging Manitobans as global citizens.
CPA, CGA, H.B. Comm | Send email
Liana is has worked for small business, not-for-profit and publicly-traded companies as an accountant and accounting supervisor before branching out on her own to do accounting for various community non-profit organizations. She enjoys working in the not-for-profit sector and being able to contribute to the great work of MCIC and other local non-profits.
Sustainability Specialist | Send email
Patricia has post-graduate degrees in journalism and information studies. She’s dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges facing our planet and helping people attain the information they need to become better informed global citizens.
Patricia has several years’ experience working with the public and enjoys building new relationships with people from all walks of life. Environmental sustainability and social justice are her key interests, not only across the globe, but also right here in Manitoba.