About Janice

Janice Lukes & Family

I was raised on a third‐generation family farm in Manitoba’s Interlake and have made Winnipeg my home for over 40 years. I’ve had a lifelong desire to learn about different lifestyles and cultures, so my travels have taken me to Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Japan, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, England, Canada from coast to coast and to dozens of American states.

I was elected to Winnipeg City Council in 2014 and have served in the roles of Acting Deputy Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chair of Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works and Co-Chair of the Winnipeg Capital Region. I’ve also served as a committee member on the Finance, Planning and Development and Water and Waste Committees. My voting record reflects policies rooted in government accountability, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility. I’ve a proven track record of taking on challenges, delivering results and working hard to improve the quality of life for residents.

Growing up, my parents taught me the values of family, hard work, living within our means, and giving back to community. I’ve carried these values with me as a business owner, entrepreneur, elected official, spouse and mother. I was self-employed for over 25 years, and prior to being elected, I worked as an infrastructure fund development consultant for a multitude of organizations in the fields of active transportation, heritage, water conservation and age friendly initiatives.

As City Councillor, I’ve been dealing with the most rapidly-growing electoral district in Winnipeg. I’m very proud to serve the residents of our diverse community comprising of people who’ve immigrated from over 120 countries. I’ve travelled to many countries throughout the world, and like so many who’ve settled here, I know there is no greater country than Canada. I also serve the areas where the University of Manitoba, the Province’s largest university and where the Manitoba Institute for Trade and Technology are located. For the past 10 years I’ve been dealing with housing and employment challenges related to rapid growth of international students, lack and cost of housing, red tape around development, protection of parks and greenspaces, and many other growth related issues. I have a personal passion for all forms of transportation; walking, cycling, busing, driving and flying and have been very fortunate to have been serving as the Chair of Chair of Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works for almost 4 years.

I’m humbled to have been recognized for my commitment to community over the years with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and numerous other accolades.