Monthly Archives: December 2013

MEEPA and Aboriginal Employment Practices and Opportunities

Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (MEEPA) is  non-profit association of professionals working together to achieve equitable and diverse workplaces. About 50 members and guests attended the November 29, 2013 session on Aboriginal employment practices and opportunities. Speakers included Minister Kevin Chief, Shaun Loney (BUILD and Aki Energy) and myself speaking about employment practices at Inner City Renovation. 

ICR Book available in Winnipeg


My book is showing up in the most interesting places! Inner City Renovation – How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities is now available at Neechi Niche in Neechi Common, 865 Main St and at Pollock Hardware Co-op (featured above, in the bottom right corner), 1407 Main St. in Winnipeg. Interested readers can also find it at  more typical outlets, including McNally Robinson Bookstore in Grant Park Mall. The book can be ordered from  Fernwood Publishing via their website

In Conversation with Marty Donkervoort on Inner City Renovation


Elisa Birnbaum’s interview with Marty for See Change Magazine on November 16, 2013 is now available at:

A review of my book “Inner City Renovation- How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities” is now in the bookshelf section of See Change Magazine Website.