For the last 15 years, Rhonda has worked with people who, for one reason or another, are at a disadvantage when it comes to health, jobs, education, housing, or healthy engagement. During her time with Frontier College, Rhonda built a network of “champions”: volunteers, communities, organizations, funders and supporters who tackled the links that literacy had to issues such as homelessness, poverty, crime, health, employment and school success.
In addition to direct programming, Rhonda is an engaging speaker and subject matter expert, who has presented to tribal councils, sector councils, provincial court judges, pharmacists and health care professionals, police officers, and government representatives at a variety of levels on topics related to literacy, poverty and community engagement. She has also designed and delivered a number of family literacy workshops, professional development workshops and conferences in urban and First Nation settings.
Rhonda is a girls’ soccer and hockey coach/manager, sits on the homelessness committee with the Winnipeg Downtown Biz, and is Board Co-Chair for Willow Place, Manitoba’s largest women’s shelter.