Alastair Clarke

Alastair Clarke

Alastair Clarke manages Clarke Immigration Law, a boutique law firm. He and his staff assist with all types of immigration and refugee cases; they currently have more than 250 open files. Based on over 30 years of combined experience, the staff guide each and every client, including individuals, families and businesses, through the complex immigration system, including complex humanitarian and compassionate applications. The firm is based on experience, value and results.

John Janzen

John Janzen

John Janzen was the lonely farmboy who would sit on the edge of the lake singing sad songs about what might be over the next hill. This led him to living and working in Winnipeg’s North End where he was involved in community work and inner city development, mostly as a teacher, and maybe a little bit as a white saviour. This, of course, ended in disaster which led to a long exile in Japan, where he wandered for a time bitter and disillusioned, seeking pleasure and the very best sushi.

Jocelynn Johnson

Jocelynn Johnson

Jocelynn Johnson, is a Geospatial Analyst for the Government of Manitoba. She is a graduate of both Red River College and the University of Manitoba (BSc), and is currently pursuing a third degree. While part of an average Winnipeg family, at age seven Jocelynn went from having perfect hearing to being completely Deaf overnight from meningitis. She became the first child in Manitoba to receive a Cochlear Implant. In her twenties, she had to have it removed after a medical incident, effectively losing her hearing for a second time. As a result, she has gone between existing in the hearing world, the Deaf world, and the grey area in-between. Since receiving her Hearing Ear Service Dog nearly nine years ago, she has recognized a gap in education about service animals, and has strived to narrow this gap by educating formally or informally whenever possible. Jocelynn is the co-chair and founder of the Civil Servants with Abilities Network and a founder of the Deaf Professionals Network. She is also President of the Manitoba GIS Users Group.

Tracey Bone

Tracey Bone

Dr. Tracey Bone, MSW, Ph.D., RSW is a passionate educator, researcher, mentor and advocate. An Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba, she is creative and dedicated to providing an optimal experience for both her students and research participants. A Registered Social Worker (RSW), Tracey is committed to enhancing and expanding her own skills and knowledge such that she can engage in a more informed way with others. She has taught, and conducted research locally, as well as internationally. An invited member of a four-year sponsored project, she developed curriculum for a social work course in community mental health, and taught that course in two universities: one in Stavropol, Russia and the second in Omsk, Siberia.

Carolyn Klassen

Carolyn Klassen

Carolyn O. Klassen has completed a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counselling in Fresno, California. She also has a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba.

Carolyn’s experience includes working with men and women as individuals, couples and families in a counselling setting. She practices her individual and couple therapy as a subspecialty of Occupational Therapy. When appropriate, she enjoys helping people use their spiritual practices and religious beliefs in support of their growth.