North End Family Centre 

1344 Main Street 
Winnipeg, MB. R2W 3T6
(204) 582-7927
office(at)northendfamilycentre.org 
Click on the map for directions
  
Media Inquiries:
Please contact - Kyle Mason
 


Team Members

Kyle J. Mason

Founder and Executive Director

E-mail: kyle(at)northendfamilycentre.org
Phone: 204-582-7927

The son of an Ojibway father and Metis mother, Kyle grew up in the North End of Winnipeg in a single parent family. Kyle's family often struggled to make ends meet, at times struggled with secure housing, and had to make use of food banks and other social programs. Thanks to finding a sense of belonging and community in a local church youth group, Kyle avoided many unhealthy life options and stayed in school.

After graduating from college with a theological degree, Kyle joined the pastoral staff of a church in Stonewall, MB.  From there he moved to Northwestern Ontario to provide leadership to a local food redistribution organization as it grew from renting a small space to becoming the largest organization of its kind in the region.  Kyle served on staff at a homeless shelter in Saskatoon before he and his family moved back to the North End of Winnipeg in the fall of 2008.  Soon after his return, without a budget or seed money, Kyle began to lay the foundation for the North End Family Centre, which opened its doors to the community in October 2009.  

Kyle is currently doing graduate studies towards a Masters of Business Administration in Non-Profit Management through Trinity Western University. In January 2013, Kyle received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for founding and leading the North End Family Centre.  In March, 2015, Kyle was chosen as one of CBC Manitoba's Future 40 leaders, which highlighted leaders from different sectors who are making a difference in Manitoba.  Kyle has been interviewed locally and nationally on radio, television, and print.  

Kyle currently sits on the following boards and committees: 

  • Board Chair - North End Community Renewal Corporation  
  • Member - Gonzaga Middle School
  • Member - Churches for Freedom Road (Shoal Lake 40)
  • Member - Winnipeg Boldness Project's Community Leadership Guide Group
  • Member - Mission Canada's National Aboriginal Guiding Group

Kyle is a former member of the following boards and committees:

  • Member - World Vision Canada’s National Advisory Council - Canadian Programs
  • Founding Member - Winnipeg Police Board's Indigenous Advisory Council 

Book Kyle to speak at your event:

Kyle is a noted speaker who has given keynote and plenary addresses at conferences and has guest lectured at colleges and universities.  Kyle also speaks often in churches, schools, and service clubs.

Kyle focuses on issues related to poverty and social justice, Indigenous and Settler reconciliation, and how everyone can make a difference.  If you would like to book Kyle to speak at your event, please contact him through our office or by email.


 

 

 

Jeff Leighton

Director of Operations
Email: jeff(at)northendfamilycentre.org
Phone: 204-582-7927

Jeff grew up on the West Coast of British Columbia on Vancouver Island. He came to Winnipeg in 2004 and eventually he married a “prairie girl.”  Jeff has also earned a certificate in Applied Counselling from Red River College and is working towards a degree from Canadian Mennonite University.

Jeff helped found and is still in leadership of a 32 bed transitional housing project in the North End. Apart from helping to maintain the health and vitality of the individual members and the community, he also manages a multi-use facility; which he sees as an opportunity to actualize his passions for people and meeting physical needs. 
 
With our team, Jeff oversees all daily operations, our team, human resources, our facility, and has a role in donor acknowledgement and financial stewardship.  Jeff is able to use his administrative and interpersonal skills as he also has a passion for building strong connections with the community.
 

 
 
 

Laura Dahl

Programs Coordinator
Email: laura(at)northendfamilycentre.org
Phone: 204-582-7927

A “small town kid” from central Manitoba, Laura eventually made her way to Winnipeg after attending Canadian Mennonite University’s Outtatown Program. In Winnipeg, her passion for people and the North End grew as she began an internship with a local transitional housing project. As the years went by, Laura eventually joined the leadership team for the housing project and continued to engage in the community through a number of social justice initiatives. She hopes to head towards a degree in Social Work in the near future.
 
Laura serves as our Programs Coordinator and is responsible for assisting families to identify life goals and set up an action plan and timetable to fulfill goals; advocates on community member’s behalf; connects families to community resources; and offers practical and supportive workshops to help community members meet goals.