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The ArtBridges Team

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts has an exceptionally large network of support.  We have been able to engage amazingly talented people through the generous support of our funders. 

ArtBridges' 2021 Board of Directors:

  • Kate Austin, Artist & Designer
  • Catherine Lamaison, PhD. University Lecturer
  • Chris Little, Treasurer for ArtBridges; Senior Manager, Finance & Strategy, Scotiabank
  • Ruth Mandel, Philanthropist and Artist
  • Rosemary Masemann, Lawyer
  • Stephanie Whitehouse, Active Transportation Coordinator, City of Winnipeg and Designer
  • Clayton Windatt, Multi-Artist

Project Founders

Seanna Connell & Kate Austin met in March 2008 for a breakfast and during 5 hours of bottomless coffee, the idea for ArtBridges was germinated.

2021 Staff, Consultants & Volunteers

Just about everyone at ArtBridges works or volunteers part-time, some as little as 1.5 hours/wk and some on short-term contracts. But each person contributes unique and diverse skills, experience and expertise, which combined helps to shape the development and growth of the ArtBridges/ToileDesArts project.


Co-Founder & Executive Director (f/t), Seanna Connell

Co-Founder & Creative Partner (Volunteer), Kate Austin

Social Media & Content Coordinator & Resource Developer (p/t), Lisa Tran

Membership Developer (p/t), Tiffany Nyklickova

French-English Translator, Jacinthe Laforte (consultant)

Development Officer, Patty Porretta (consultant)

Website Developer, ViUU Inc. (consultant)

Previous Student Involvement, Staff & Volunteers