Our Mission

South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council is a non-profit information and referral hub connecting older adults with community resources to assist them in daily living.

Our Goal

Linking older adults with resources available in their community to enhance their well being.

About Us

The South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council (SWSRC) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase the independence and well-being of older adults living within our community.  Established in 1994 and Incorporated in 1995, SWSRC provides services in South Winnipeg to the areas of Charleswood (R3L), Tuxedo (R3M), River Heights (R3N), Crescentwood (R3P) and Fort Rouge ( R3R).

SWSRC, directed by a volunteer Board,  carries out council goals that are reviewed, evaluated and updated annually.  The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)  funds the position of our Community Resource Coordinator. as it does in ten other community areas in the city.

Through our Resource Coordinator and community partners, SWSRC’s mission, plans and vision  are realized through outreach to older adults and their care givers within our geographic area.  We are committed to building community capacity and empowering older adults in South Winnipeg to maintain independence and increase quality of life through referral to a variety of services and programs.

Our Leadership Team

I am a graduate with Bachelor of Music (U of M) & Masters in Creative Arts Therapies – Music (Hahnemann University)

Professional Experience:
-practiced as a music therapist at Deer Lodge Centre for 21 years – primarily with senior population, psychiatric and chronic illnesses
-organist and choir director at St. Ignatius Church since 1976, continuing in this position
realtor at Royal LePage Prime Real Estate since 2005 (retirement career)

Volunteer Experience:
-many years on Executive of Winnipeg South Federal Liberal Association (currently chair)
-bereavement ministry at St. Ignatius church for many years
-many years with Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Manitoba
-many years helping to facilitate HeartSong (spiritual retreat for people living with HIV/AIDS)
I am married with two grown children & two dogs

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Syva-Lee has been working with and for older adults for 2 decades, most recently as the Executive Director of Caregiving with Confidence. In her position at CWC she was instrumental in forming the Manitoba Caregiver Coalition and also was on the Caregiver Advisory Committee, providing advice and support to the former Minister of Seniors and Healthy Living.
She retired in 2017 after 13 years with CWC, but continues to volunteer her time to help where she can. She has been on the Board of SWSRC for 14 years, most of that time serving as Treasurer. In addition to working with SWSRC she is also on the Board of Fort Garry Council for Seniors and she also facilitates 2 different support groups for caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Last year Syva-Lee was appointed by Elections Canada as Returning Officer for Winnipeg South.
In her personal life, Syva-Lee is married to Neil and has two adult children, both married, and one grandson.

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MARTIN LANDYResource Coordinator
Martin is a Winnipeg native who has worked in community development and seniors’ advocacy for the last 12 years . He is the primary care giver to his active 98-year-old mother.
He has employed his administrative and communication skills with several non-profits including the Merchants Corner Project
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