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CODE Collaborative

What is the CODE Collaborative?

An advisory body of 25 community leaders, diversity and inclusion practitioners, individuals with lived experience and allied stakeholders, providing strategic oversight and guidance to CODE in designing and delivering CODE information and programming.

Our Co-Chairs

Kendell Joiner, Ghost Bull Consultancy (co-chair)

Jaime Chinchilla, Johnston Group (co-chair)


Our Collaborative

  • Jessica Cohen, RE-ES
  • Zachary Peters, The Forks
  • Robyn Penner Thiessen, Robyn Penner Thiessen Consulting
  • Carol Thiessen, MB Hydro
  • Alan Bridgeman
  • Marnie Courage, Incluzia
  • Lori Watson Sewell, Connect Employment
  • Cobie Damsel, Deloitte
  • Amanda Leuschen, United Way Winnipeg
  • Lisa Dabrowski, RE-ES
  • Aynslie Hinds
  • Sarah Giesbrecht, Birchwood
  • Vera Godavari, Red River College
  • Dorota Blumczynska, Manitoba Museum
  • Oly Backstrom, SCE Lifeworks Inc.
  • Neil Sabourin, G3 Canada Limited
  • Margo Powell, Abilities Manitoba
  • Ron Gauthier, CPHR Manitoba
  • Ramir Diaz, Manitoba Construction Sector Council
  • Janet Forbes, Inclusion Winnipeg
  • Kimberley Messer, IGM Financial
  • Karen Velthuys, Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba
  • Seid Oumer Ahmed, Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO)
  • Izzeddin Hawamda, Bridge
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