Richard Dilay

Meet our new board member! 

Richard Dilay is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Master of Social Work degree, social planning and administration stream. He has over 30 years experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors including community organizing, urban renewal and policy development. As the Manager of Neighbourhoods Alive!, Province of Manitoba, for almost 12 years, he was responsible for overseeing social, economic and environmental renewal efforts in communities across Manitoba.

Since retiring in 2014, Richard has continued to work with not-for-profit organizations in helping them to develop applied research projects, social enterprises, and achieve greater organizational sustainability. He has a special interest in environmental issues, including addressing climate change and reducing plastics and toxins in our environment. As well as developing green technology, he believes that we must promote government legislation/policies, corporate practices, and individual behaviors that better protect our environment and address issues of environmental degradation.

Richard has two adult daughters and enjoys walking outdoors year-round with his wife and their dog, playing guitar and ukelele, and traveling.

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