MEET THE MANITOBA ADVOCATE

Daphne Penrose, MSW, RSW

Please meet Daphne, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth. Daphne has worked with youth, families and communities for almost 30 years, and became the Manitoba Advocate in April 2017. She holds a Masters degree in social work and is a registered social worker in the province and has held nearly every job within the child welfare system.

She believes that when children and youth need extra help in their lives that they should be offered support that can improve their situation. Daphne and the whole team at MACY spend a lot of time figuring out ways to make systems better for children and youth.

Away from the office, Daphne loves spending time with her family and friends. Originally from Dauphin, Daphne’s family still owns a cabin at Dauphin Lake, where she enjoys time with family. Daphne has two sons and they remind her every day about the importance of being a strong voice for children. She is motivated by children and families and is committed to seeing positive changes for all children. She is also a movie lover, and while action, sci-fi, and drama are her genres of choice, she also happily admits to being among the biggest Harry Potter fans around.