DebRa Beach Ducharme

Debra Beach Ducharme received a Bachelor of Education in 1985, a Post Baccalaureate in 1996, and Masters degree in 2009, all from the University of Manitoba. Her work experience includes classroom teacher, counsellor, consultant, director and administrator at various schools in the city of Winnipeg. 

Her passion is supporting her community through advocacy for revitalizing Indigenous world-views, languages and culture. This experience has enabled her to develop a solid background in human resource management, curriculum and policy development, accompanied by in-house training programs in restorative practices and reconciliation, conflict resolution and team building.

As board member with the Manitoba First Nations Resource Center (MFNERC), Debra Beach Ducharme was provided an opportunity to advocate for First Nation communities in forming a First Nation School Division. Presently, she is the Director of Indigenous Health Integration at the Ongomiiziwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. I work with the deans in five health colleges, implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the University of Manitoba’s 5 year strategic plan.