MEET THE DEPUTY MANITOBA ADVOCATES

The Manitoba Advocate has two Deputy Advocates who support the Advocate’s work.

Ainsley Krone, MA PC-IIC, RSW

Please meet Ainsley Krone, one of MACY’s Deputy Advocates. Ainsley has worked with MACY for a long time, so she knows a lot about advocacy and what it’s all about. Ainsley helps manages projects for MACY and coordinates a lot of reports, events, and staff. Before working at MACY, she worked for many years as a youth outreach and engagement worker on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Ainsley’s work focuses on children’s rights education, while finding creative ways to amplify the voices of young people.

When not at work, Ainsley spends her time surrounded by home and family. Ainsley’s partner, Joe, is a talented musician and is an active member of the local music scene. Ainsley notes one of her biggest joys in life is spending time with her 11-year-old daughter, who is one of the more hilarious little humans on the planet. The two of them can generally be found inventing new ways to organize their garden plots, or walking backwards in their yellow rain boots.

SHERRY GOTT, BSW, MSW, RSW

Please meet Sherry, another of MACY’s Deputy Advocates. Sherry is a member of Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Treaty Territory #4 and currently resides in Winnipeg. Sherry takes pride in working with families to receive the best service possible that will empower them to make a decision that will support their well being.

For Sherry, it is important to make community connections that will support children and families, and in turn, improve things for themselves, their families, communities, and nations. She looks forward to continuing to support and strengthen MACY’s connections within Indigenous communities to better support Indigenous children and all children of Manitoba.

She is married with 3 sons and 2 grandchildren, who inspire her to pave the way for them to pursue their passion. Sherry honours her grandparents who have taught her to walk beside people as they find their own purpose in life. She would like to acknowledge all the Elders/Knowledge Keepers that have supported and provided her with cultural teachings and ceremonies. Sherry relies on ceremonies to guide her in the work she does and respects all traditions and customs.