Althea Guiboche is the Manager, Housing Supports. Althea is well known in our community as a very strong advocate and public voice for the homeless. Althea is recognized as the “Bannock Lady” and has worked tirelessly to combat the negative stereotypes and stigmas faced by Winnipeg’s homeless population. Althea has a deep belief in being supportive to our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Her open approach to her own challenge with homelessness along with her deeper understanding of the hardships facing the vulnerable in our community allows her to connect with people in the midst of their struggles. Althea is able to articulate the difference between urgent and short term solutions, while understanding mid and long term solutions need to be looked at simultaneously with the immediate needs.