Kevin Chief headshot

Topics

Resiliency and Reconciliation

Through examining universal values such as talent, generosity and vulnerability, Kevin can inspire a conversation about how a variety of groups from businesses to unions, media, universities, community, and churches can build successful relationships by fostering a path of reconciliation. That is a path to building healthy, strong and resilient partnerships.

We are ALL Leaders

From his humble beginnings as an Indigenous youth in Winnipeg’s North End, to working alongside business, community and government leaders, Kevin is inspiring the next generation of young people to overcome adversity, mentor others, and achieve their potential.

 

Kevin Chief

Stories to inspire engagement, create partnerships, and build resiliency

As a sought after speaker, Kevin Chief (Chiefer) draws on his personal and professional experiences, from growing up as an Indigenous youth in Winnipeg’s North End, to his work in the community, education, and business fields. As a former member of the Legislative Assembly and Minister in the Manitoba Government, he is able to share stories of seeing potential and possibility, overcoming barriers, and creating opportunities out of challenges.

Background

Born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End, Kevin has considerable public sector and community experience.  He was Vice President at the Business Council of Manitoba from 2017 - 2019.  The Business Council is made up of Chief Executive Officers of leading Manitoba companies committed to the economic growth and community development of the province.  Previously he spent six years as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, representing Point Douglas.  He was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities in 2012, Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg in 2013, and Minister of Jobs and the Economy in 2014.

Kevin spent a decade working in education as Coordinator of the Innovative Learning Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre, and Community Networker with the River East Transcona School Division.  He is always looking to learn from the experience and ideas of people who have overcome hardship and adversity and wants to help others do the same.

Kevin and his wife Melanie have three young sons:  Hayden, Kellan, and Daxton.  He is also known as a high steppin’ square dancer as a part of the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers.

 

Topics

Resiliency and Reconciliation

Through examining universal values such as talent, generosity and vulnerability, Kevin can inspire a conversation about how a variety of groups from businesses to unions, media, universities, community, and churches can build successful relationships by fostering a path of reconciliation. That is a path to building healthy, strong and resilient partnerships.

We are ALL Leaders

From his humble beginnings as an Indigenous youth in Winnipeg’s North End, to working alongside business, community and government leaders, Kevin is inspiring the next generation of young people to overcome adversity, mentor others, and achieve their potential.

 

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Testimonial

At his essence, he is very passionate about creating employment opportunities for Indigenous youth. He has many strengths. He is just as comfortable in a board room with high level executives as he is at a rally with young people and at a cabinet meeting with other cabinet ministers. He has a very unique set of skills.

— Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman of True North Sports + Entertainment

Testimonial

When he speaks he is articulate, engaging, and humorous. He is able to tell stories that give people first hand examples of how we can build healthy relationships and move forward by working in partnership.

— Marileen Bartlett, Executive Director, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development

Links

Winnipeg, a city united by its strengths – Winnipeg Free Press

By taking a risk, a chance to inspire – Winnipeg Free Press

Scoring Goals – Winnipeg Free Press