Manitoba College of Social Workers AGM 2020

Start Date:10/21/2020

Start Time:12:00 PM CDT

Duration:60 minutes



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Vicki Verge Burgess

President, MCSW Member Representative

Vicki Verge Burgess has been a member of the Manitoba College of Social Workers Board of Directors since 2015 and President since 2017. In addition to her role with the College, Vicki wears many hats in her position with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority where she is the WRHA Regional Director of Social Work and the Manager of the Social Work and Spiritual Health Departments at the Grace Hospital. Click here: for full biography.

Barb Temmerman

Barbara (Barb) Temmerman, MSW, RSW is Executive Director & Registrar of the Manitoba College of Social Workers (the College). Barb graduated from Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada with an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1997 and a Master of Social Work in 1999. She was employed in the field of child welfare for 17 years prior to moving into social work regulation in 2014 as Associate Director of the College. Barb assumed the role of ED/Registrar in 2016 and serves on several committees including the Executive Committee of the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators (CCSWR), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee and University of Manitoba’s Social Work Program Faculty Council.

Clayton Sandy

Knowledge Keeper

Clayton Sandy, is a member of Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation in Southwestern Manitoba. Clayton is a respected elder, cultural advisor and community activist committed to educating the next generation about Indigenous Peoples. As a child and sibling of residential school survivors and one of the many children impacted by the Sixties Scoop, Clayton has a deep understanding of the history and resilience of Indigenous Peoples. Growing up in foster care, Clayton received services from social workers and later dedicated his career to social services, working at CFS during the time of devolution and providing foster care to children through an Indigenous agency for 12 years. Clayton worked for the Government of Manitoba for 39 years and maintains his dedication to his community in his retirement. Clayton has had the opportunity to work from within and with Indigenous leadership and appreciates the difficulties and stresses faced by social workers.

Jeff Eckstein


Jeff Eckstein, CPA, CA, is a Partner in MNP’s Assurance Services team in Winnipeg, working with medium-to-large-size public and private companies and organizations in the not-for-profit and government sectors. Jeff also co-leads the real estate and construction niche for Manitoba. He delivers customized assurance and compliance services as well as strong business advice to help owners and management achieve their goals. Jeff’s extensive experience includes audit and review engagements, financial reporting and ensuring that relevant regulatory compliance matters are addressed. He also assists with complex accounting issues and accounting standard interpretation with respect to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Canadian Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), Canadian Not-for-Profit Accounting Standards and Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards. Committed to developing strong working relationships with his clients and truly seeing things from their perspective, Jeff takes a personalized approach that generates results. He listens carefully to client concerns, obtaining a solid understanding of their issues and expectations so he can meet their needs with the most cost-effective solution. An excellent communicator, he helps clients identify, understand and implement changes related to accounting standards and regulatory changes. Jeff was designated a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2006 after receiving a Bachelor of Administration (with Distinction) from the University of Regina. He is Chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society’s Board of Directors. Jeff is also a member of the United Way of Winnipeg’s Community Investment Committee and an active Agency Liaison Volunteer with the United Way of Winnipeg.

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