CBC Manitoba Future 40
Monique Woroniak

Monique Woroniak is nominated in the Community, Social Activism and Volunteerism category. (Submitted)

​A librarian with Winnipeg Public Library, Monique is in demand as a speaker committed to social change through the growth of enduring and just relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Her presentations share what she has learned about supporting Indigenous leadership and opposing racism.

She received the Aboriginal Circle of Educators "Honouring Our Allies" Award for 2016 recognizing her work to increase awareness and act responsibly around issues of racism and colonialism.

In 2015, Monique co-founded the website GroundworkForChange.org as a source of accessible information to support non-Indigenous (settler) people in building relationships, rooted in justice and solidarity, with Indigenous peoples.

On the Prison Libraries Committee of the Manitoba Library Association, she works with the book lending program at the Manitoba Remand Centre.

Monique's dedication to showing up, listening, and waiting to be invited to help is the hallmark of her work as an ally.

Nominated by: Karin Borland

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