Marie Christian, Program Director

Jainna Cabral, Program Coordinator

Hi There! My Name is Jainna Cabral and I am truly honored to be your new Program Coordinator here at Voices.

I was first connected to our Network in the 90s after I tried to lead a youth revolution in my group home. I know from firsthand experience how challenging it can be to feel heard and truly supported while living in care. I also clearly remember how much more challenging life gets when we are forced to transition out of care without support.

I was fortunate to have found great supports that mentored and molded me into a youth empowerment leader and connected me with educational opportunities that led to my personal and professional development. The best way I can truly express my gratitude to those who led me, pushed me, nudged me along the way in my journey is to do the same and pass on the tools that were passed on to me.I am really excited to engage with youth in and from care in Manitoba, and look forward to bringing the current issues to the tables of government, policy makers, and care givers to assist in making more positive changes in the system and enhancing the quality of care and post-care
services. Together we can do it better.

Johnathan Kopchuk, Youth Outreach Worker

Hello! My name is Johnathan Kopchuk and I am honoured to be your Youth Outreach Worker here at Voices.

I was introduced to the Network while visiting the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth’s Office because I needed help with my case. I know first hand what it’s like living in care; growing up in a hotel, a place of safety, a shelter, and then finally my foster home. It was there that I gained stability and support (two words especially for youth in care).

My goal at Voices is to connect with as many youths as possible to let you know about Voices but also to share my story and that there is hope and empower you that a kid in care can be successful.

I cannot wait to meet you!

 Sara Kirby, Administrative Assistant
Hey! My name is Sara Kirby, the new administrative assistant here at Voices. I am eager to be a part of such an amazing team and their mission to Engage, Equip, and Empower young people in or from care.
Eddie Raber, Practicum Student
Hello! My name is Eddie Raber, a proud practicum student for the 2018-2019 school year. I’m really excited to be a part of the Voices family and am looking forward to the days to come.
 Erin Roeger, Practicum Student
Hi, my name is Erin Roeges. I am at Voices as a practicum student on Mondays and Wednesdays for the 2018-2019 school year. I look forward to being a part of the Voices team and learning lots!
Dustin Rodgers, System Kidz Producer