Janice has been nominated for her community work over the past 14 years and has been recognized with a wide range of prestigious awards.

Presidents’ Council Award – Manitoba School Board Association

2014 – Nominated by the Pembina Trails School Division Board of Trustees, Janice received this award for her exemplary service and outstanding achievement, innovative thinking, personal initiative, and lasting and pervasive impact in the field of public education.


“Janice Lukes has been taking actions for many years that have improved schools and the larger community. Janice is an ardent activist in the community who does not wait for change to happen but takes action herself” Pembina Trails School Division Board of Trustees

Queen Elizabeth II Gold Jubilee Medal

2012 – Janice received this award for her outstanding and exemplary contributions to her community.

“Janice has the ability to translate a vision into reality – and the tenacity that keeps the team on target.”

David Kaisaris

Chair, St. Norbert BIZ

Premier’s Volunteer Service Award

2012 – Janice received this award from the Premier of Manitoba for her contribution to the quality of community life.

“Janice is one of the only people I know who has been asked by all three Provincial political parties to represent them in the St. Norbert area – obviously they all understand she is a community leader who can get things done.”

Bob Roehle

Longtime St. Norbert resident and founder of Le Marche Saint Norbert Farmers’ Market

YMCA‐WYCA Woman of Distinction Award

2012 – Janice received this award for her unique contributions to the development of others in our community – in the category of Wellness,
Healthy Living and Recreation.

“This ability of taking an idea and getting it on the ground is a rare quality that sets Janice apart. Without people like Janice, good ideas simply remain good ideas.”

Paul Jordan

COO, The Forks North Portage Development Corp.

Active School Champion Award

2012 – Janice received this award for her outstanding commitment and work in developing Active and Safe Routes to School in her community.

Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability – Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development

2014 – Janice secured the funding and coordinated the redevelopment of École St. Avila’s school ground bio retention project. The project was recognized by the Province of Manitoba in the Sustainability in Water and Natural Area Stewardship category as a natural drainage system to manage storm water runoff.

One of Canada’s Top 10 Environmentally Responsible School Grounds

2013 – Under Janice’s leadership, the redevelopment of École St. Avila’s school ground was recognized by Staples Canada as one of Canada’s top 10 Environmentally Responsible School Grounds.

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects – National Citation

2013 – Janice secured funding and initiated the development of “Water on the Land,” a bilingual sustainable guide to storm water management, that will be used by schools and community groups throughout Manitoba.

Re‐Fit Centre’s Healthy Living Award

2008 – Under Janice’s leadership, the Winnipeg Trails Association received this award for encouraging healthy, active living across Manitoba.

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Janice Lukes
City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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