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Investigating the human resource needs of the construction industry in Manitoba.


Provincial Mandate

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council, as the industry’s human resource council, acts as a federation of its current five industry associations. In developing the future potential of the organization a new robust network of partnerships in community will enhance its capacity to meet its vision of the future.

As construction sector leaders, the MCSC has the overall responsibility and evolving scope to reflect the diverse interests of the industry, and strengthen the human resources within its network. This is accomplished by aligning itself and its products, services, and partnerships with the vision of the industry.

Funding assistance provided by the Manitoba government.

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council is a member of the Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils (AMSC). Learn more about them here.


The Manitoba Construction sector is recognized as a profession of choice, where those involved are valued and respected.


Our mission is to promote and coordinate the development of a diverse, inclusive, well educated workforce in support of careers of choice in a dynamic and evolving construction industry.

MCSC Board of Directors

In January 2009, five partners joined together to form a new Manitoba council; committed to strengthening the skills of the province’s construction sector workforce.

Since 2017, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) Board of Directors is comprised of four construction associations (See links below). Our office is located at 1000 Waverley Street in Winnipeg.

Representatives of the following organizations guide the activities of the organization:

Board of Directors 2018 - Present

Chair: Colleen Munro, Hugh Munro Construction Ltd. (Centre)
Acting Vice Chair: Andy Dutfield, Lafarge (Absent)
Secretary Treasurer: Chris Taran, IBEW Local 2085 (Far left)
Board Members: Janet Milne (Milne Homes), Betty Lou Doerksen (OETIM), Carol Paul (MCSC), Andrew Reimer (Ab-Fab Building Components), Peter Grosse (Westland Construction), and Don Hurst (MHCA)
Absent: Gord Lee, Former MCSC Board Chair (Nelson River Construction), Ron Hambley (WCA) and Steve Ducharme (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 254)

The Staff

Carol Paul
Executive Director

La Donna Ogungbemi-Jackson
Director of Education & Training

James Murphy

Community & Youth Liaison

William Kirkness

Indigenous Liaison

Alex De Girolamo
Finance Manager

Karla Dugay

Carol strives to develop innovative approaches to adult learning with a focus on addressing the needs of underrepresented groups.

La Donna is a researcher, curriculum developer, and trainer who works with the MCSC team to meet the educational and training needs of the industry, schools, and the new workforce.

James presents to different audiences on careers in construction including: schools, immigrant settlement agencies, military in transition programs, employment centres, and Indigenous community agencies.

William is a consultant between industry and the Indigenous community, who bridges the gap between employers and individuals to increase the recruitment and retention of Indigenous workers in the construction sector.

Alex ensures the financial accountability of provincial and external funds to meet industry's needs. Also, he evaluates best practices in accounting and auditing for MCSC.

Karla assists MCSC staff to prepare training and presentation materials for program delivery, as well as developing and maintaining all program related databases.

Phone: 204 272-5092
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Upgrading skills throughout the industry, and promoting the benefits of working in the construction sector


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Contact Info

(204) 272-5091

1000 Waverley St,
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0P3