A nursing holistic view of caring for a vulnerable demographic struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental health

Talk Tuesday - December 15, 2020

A nursing holistic view of caring for a vulnerable demographic struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental health This presentation will focus on Ken St. George's lived experiences during his 16 years of community nursing in Winnipeg's core. He'll talk about his work in changing the perspective of care when serving the core population, and closing systemic gaps observed. He will discuss three of his endeavours: his supportive housing initiative, Albert House; his political experiences at all levels of government (including two political runs), specifically lobbying for those struggling; and his involvement with the nonprofit sector, which includes his current involvement with St. Boniface Street Links. 

Presenter

Ken St. George, LPN
Team lead and director of the outreach program for St. Boniface Street Links and Morberg House

Ken is currently a team lead and director of the outreach program for St. Boniface Street Links and Morberg House. He has been a licensed practical nurse (LPN) since 2004 and has dedicated his career to serving the core population of Winnipeg. 

Working in community health in Winnipeg's core for 16 years, Ken has seen first-hand, the struggles, discrimmination, and barriers vulnerable people face each day. Ken actively lobbies to make improvements for the health and well being of vulnerable individuals and works to find the gaps in the multiple systems and initiatives that often fail our complex population. He is politically motivated and is continually advocating for government support to serve this population. Most recently, Ken created a housing initiative called Albert House which is currently being reviewed by the federal government and the City of Winnipeg.