Member Highlight

Mr. Garth Manness

CEO, Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Garth Manness is Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central of Manitoba, a position he has held since April 1999. He is active on a number of boards and committees, including Celero Solutions (Management Committee), Credit Union Central of Canada, Aviso Wealth (chair), CU CUMIS Wealth Holdings (chair), Everlink Payment Services Inc., and PaaS Transition […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Garth Manness

CEO, Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Garth Manness is Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central of Manitoba, a position he has held since April 1999. He is active on a number of boards and committees, including Celero Solutions (Management Committee), Credit Union Central of Canada, Aviso Wealth (chair), CU CUMIS Wealth Holdings (chair), Everlink Payment Services Inc., and PaaS Transition Management Board.  He is also on the board of Directors of Siloam Mission and on the Siloam Recovery Centre Committee.

Over the years, he has served as chair and director for many community organizations and church boards, including as chair of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce  and Siloam Mission’s Make Room Capital Campaign.

Previously, Mr. Manness served as president of the Ontario Lottery Corporation (1994-1999) and the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (1990-1994), and as general manager of the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation (1980-1989). Mr. Manness is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, where he earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees.

Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM) is the trade association and a service provider for Manitoba’s credit unions. Manitoba credit unions jointly own CUCM, and representatives from five peer groups sit on its board of directors. CUCM is financed through assessments and fee income derived through its operations.

CUCM is governed by Manitoba’s Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act.

Our organization has 70 employees working to assist credit unions from our downtown office at 317 Donald Street in Winnipeg.

Connect with Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM) at: https://www.cucm.org/  

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba and thank you for your interest.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Business Council of Manitoba following other successful and accomplished chairs. Since our founding in 1998 our members, the CEO’s of Manitoba’s leading businesses, have contributed to making Manitoba a stronger province.

The Council, now in its third decade, will continue to fulfill its mandate to speak out on major policy issues and to advance non-partisan advice, fresh ideas and policy positions on matters of importance to our members and our province. We will contribute to national issues when appropriate. We will engage with others in respectful discussions on solutions to make Manitoba an even better province.  Working together we can ensure Manitobans enjoy meaningful employment in their home province.

Members of the Business Council believe that it is the investments they and others in the private sector make that will create the sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity all Manitobans seek. We know success is achieved by working in partnership with governments and decision-makers in a position to make the fundamental decisions on the public investments that support economic growth, and just as importantly to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Manitoba.

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Darryl Levy

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

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Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO