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A year of Community-Driven Work – May 2024 Luncheon

Thursday, May 16, 2024
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

A Year of Community-Driven Work
Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
RBC Convention Centre, North Building, 1st Floor

Keynote Speaker: Michael Richardson, President and CEO, United Way Winnipeg

United Way Winnipeg is at the epicentre of community-driven work. The organization has a unique perspective on our city’s health and well-being and is a successful example of how business plays a significant role in protecting a strong social safety net.

Michael Richardson has experienced a full year of this critical relationship in action since stepping into his role as United Way Winnipeg’s President and CEO in May 2023. Now, he’ll share how leading with integrity is fueling social innovation, igniting long-term positive change, and transforming Winnipeggers’ lives.

Period Power Collection Drive: Throughout the month of May, United Way Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Labour Council are teaming up to collect NEW, unopened packs of menstrual pads, tampons, cups, and liners. They’re inviting workplaces, unions, and caring people like YOU to join them in putting an end to period poverty, so every Winnipegger can fully participate in our community. Getting involved is easy! United Way Winnipeg staff will be onsite collecting products and monetary gifts at the luncheon. You can also register your own collection drive or make a monetary donation by visiting unitedwaywinnipeg.ca. Let’s work united to leave no Winnipegger behind!


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Discounted Member Rate: $68.75 +GST
Regular Rate: $137.50 +GST
Tables of 8 and 10 also available for purchase

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11:30 a.m. – Registration, networking and exhibitor booths
12:00 p.m. – Program starts
12:15 p.m. – Lunch service
12:40 p.m. – Keynote Address: Michael Richardson
1:30 p.m. – Program ends


Accessibility: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require accommodation please let us know when purchasing tickets.

Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued with a minimum of 72 hours of notice before the event. Should you require a change of your ticket after that time, we kindly ask that you find a replacement for your ticket. If you have further questions, please direct them to [email protected]


Community champion Michael Richardson brings a wealth of professional social services experience and a personal passion for children and families to his position as President and CEO of United Way Winnipeg. Richardson grew up in Natchez, Mississippi and fell in love with Winnipeg during his time as a CFL All Star with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club. He transitioned from sports into the social services sector in 1999 and worked for several local organizations, including as a senior manager at United Way Winnipeg-supported agency partners Marymound and Ka Ni Kanichihk. He has lectured and taught on crisis prevention, Culture and Diversity, and Understanding and Working with Sexually Exploited Children and Youth. Richardson and his wife Jennifer raised their five children in Winnipeg before moving to Ontario five years ago, where he was Director of Child Welfare Operations for the Ontario Ministry of Children Community and Social Services. Michael says: “My purpose is to lead by example and support change where needed. I want to make a difference and create a community where everyone has equitable opportunities, where there is inclusion, and where people feel a sense of belonging.”

375 York Ave.
North Building, 1st Floor
Winnipeg, MB

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