Michael Barkman

Canadian CED Network
Manitoba Public Policy Coordinator

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Michael is a life-long Winnipegger, based in Treaty 1 Territory. Michael cares deeply about social, economic, and environmental justice, and believes in collective movements and solutions rooted in the knowledge of local communities. At CCEDNet, Michael’s role focuses on membership policy resolutions, building collective capacity, and taking action to advocate to the provincial and local government for positive policy change. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg and is the current Chair for the Make Poverty History Manitoba coalition.He served previously as the Chairperson for the Canadian Federation of Students – Manitoba, and the Interim Executive Director of the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties.