Molly McCracken, Director Manitoba Office
Molly joined the CCPA as the Manitoba director in Spring 2013, however has been involved in social justice policy research for over a decade. She worked in inner-city Winnipeg facilitating an outreach program with street-involved women and later as Executive Director of an inner-city neighbourhood renewal corporation. Molly has been involved as an author, research manager and advisor in a number of areas: Aboriginal education, low income housing, inner-city neighbourhood renewal, the economic benefits of child care and Community Economic Development. She holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from Carlton University, has worked in government as an analyst and serves on the board of several not-for-profit community-based organizations.
Lynne Fernandez, Research Associate and Project Coordinator
Lynne has a Master's in economics from the University of Manitoba, where she discovered that the so-called "dreary science" could actually be very interesting. She has a particular fondness for labour and environmental issues, as well as community economic development, government policy and economic history.
Karen Schlichting, Office Manager
New to CCPA-MB, Karen comes to this office with twenty years of experience working as an artist, community organizer and activist. On her one day a week away from the office you might find her in obscure places with her 3000lb wood-fired bread oven she completed in 2011.
Sarah Cooper, Researcher, Housing and Community Development
Sarah completed a Master of City Planning degree at the University of Manitoba, during which she spent a summer as an intern for the CCPA-MB writing about housing issues. Previously, Sarah worked on anti-racism and anti-sexism programming, and more recently has worked on Indigenous, community and environmental planning. She spends a lot of her spare time running and reading (though not at the same time).