Diane Roussin is Anishinaabe and a proud member of the Skownan First Nation.
Roussin is a community leader in pursuit of mino bimaadaziwin. She has worked with organizations and projects that respect the ability and the right of Indigenous families, children and individuals to care for themselves and thrive.
Roussin is the project director of The Winnipeg Boldness Project, an initiative that seeks to create large-scale, systemic change for children and families in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood. The project uses tools and processes from social innovation to develop community-driven solutions to create better outcomes for the neighbourhood’s residents.
She is passionate about centring Indigenous wisdom, perspectives and values in the work that she does. Roussin has been a leader in the realm of Indigenous social innovation in Canada for several years and presented at TEDx Winnipeg in 2018 on Indigenous social innovation.
In January 2018, Roussin received the Governor General’s Award for Outstanding Indigenous Leadership. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work degrees and spends time serving on several boards, including the Winnipeg Foundation, Winnipeg Art Gallery and North Forge Technology Exchange.