Meet Your New Executive Director of MNPHA

Christina Maes Nino has spent her career working to support, organize and collaborate with people living in poverty, often focused on improving housing circumstances. After working as case manager in supportive housing for people who were previously homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and as a community development worker in social housing in Calgary, Christina decided to pursue policy and research and completed at Masters of City Planning at the University of Manitoba.

Christina was the coordinator of Winnipeg’s first Street Census, conducted in 2015. She is the co-author of the Winnipeg Street Health Report (2011) and has published two chapters in edited books, “Decolonizing Planning” (2014) and “Poor Housing” (2015). She has also partnered with resident associations, planners, and Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations in Winnipeg’s inner city to develop three neighbourhood housing plans.
Christina has been a Community Animator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.  She also serves as Manitoba’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA).

Christina will have some transition time with current Executive Director during April and will assume her full time duties on May 1, 2018.
Her email address will be execdir@mnpha.com and the telephone numbers for MNPHA will remain the same.