Joint Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) Committee

The WCB has a Joint Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) Committee with representation from both Management and the Union. Under the umbrella of one of our core values of providing a respectful and diverse workplace reflective of Manitoba, both parties agree to cooperate in formulation of implementing a program designed to ensure employee equity for every member of our staff.

The JEDI Committee’s key objectives are:

  • To continue to ensure that current and future employment systems are non-discriminatory
  • To continue to enhance the equality and treatment of women, Aboriginals, visible minorities and persons with disabilities
  • To continue to redress disparities, if any, in the employer’s present workforce distribution
  • To continue to develop strategies to enhance the recruitment, appointment and retention of target group members
  • To continue to prepare the organization for the increasing role target group member will play in the workforce
  • To continue to support an appreciation for diversity by developing awareness

Diversity Committee Members

Karen Smith – Diversity Specialist


David Scott – Executive Sponsor
David McCrady (co-chair)
Kim Vincent
Glen Maxfield
Josee Bretecher


Elizabeth Wheeler (co-chair)
Aaron Castanaga
Jamie Prokopec
Orlando Rivera
Lana Sanness

Resource Members

Antonietta Versace Oliveira (Communications)
Maryjune Deslate (Admin Support)