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Susan Lewis was appointed president of United Way of Winnipeg in 1985. As president she was instrumental in establishing the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council and the Task Force to End Homelessness in Winnipeg. Susan retired from her position as United Way’s president in 2015 and now serves as an advisor to the organization.

Susan is a member of the University of Manitoba’s Senate Committee on Honourary Degrees and its Distinguished Alumni Awards Selection Panel, the WPRC, the WPRC Steering Committee, and the Boldness Stewardship Group. She is also a member of Imagine Canada’s Advisory Council and a former member of its board. In 2011 she was inducted into the Order of Manitoba and in 2015 became a member of the Order of Canada.