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Our People: Kelly Holmes

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Kelly Holmes Winnipeg, MB

Kelly Holmes is a long-time advocate and youth homelessness change-maker. As Executive Director at the Winnipeg street-level, non-profit agency, Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc., Kelly’s focus is on the design and delivery of innovative youth-centered programming that meets the needs of Winnipeg youth, on their terms. Nationally, Kelly is a well-known thought leader on the subject of youth homeslessness, sitting on numerous advisory boards and has contributed to improved social policy that better supports young people.

In 2014, Kelly was the catalyst behind Here and Now: The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness, rallying immense local and national support for the Plan. Kelly is committed to holding space for young people to find their own power.

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