$415.00 raised of $250.00 goal
Macdonald Youth Services
Dr. Erma Chapman was born and raised in Toronto. She moved to Winnipeg to pursue her education and received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Manitoba. Erma has dedicated the last 30 years of career to improving the lives of children, youth and families. She began her career and worked in various capacities with the Child Protection Branch of Manitoba Family Services and then moved onto working at Knowles Centre. In 2001, Erma started with Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) as the Assistant Executive Director and was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer position in early 2002. In 2013, Erma received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for exemplary service to her community. Erma believes in the power and strength of the community and she witnessed this last year when Macdonald Youth Services was able to raise over $2.5 million to help renovate the Youth Resource Centre/Emergency Shelter for youth who are homeless. Erma is passionate about the work we do at MYS and hopes that we can find more support for youth who are leaving foster care. Outside of work, Erma enjoys music, travelling and spending time with her family and pets.