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Victoria Espey

Chair, The Hub Table, Portage La Prairie

Victoria was raised on a small hobby farm in Woodlands, Manitoba. Shortly after high school she chose to pursue a career in Corrections with the Department of Manitoba Justice. In 2009 she started working at Agassiz Youth Centre and continued education to progress her career within corrections, becoming a Team Leader and Staff Trainer in 2012.

In 2016 Victoria had the opportunity to switch careers and began working for a local not-for-profit organization (NPO) the Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC). PCRC is a community development NPO and rather than focusing on reactive rehabilitative methods,  Victoria saw an opportunity to work for an organization where she would be able to develop and implement proactive initiatives for individuals and families within her community. In 2017, Victoria became the Executive Director of the PCRC and now runs an organization which has been a part of the community’s fabric for a decade.  

Victoria has become a permanent fixture in Portage la Prairie since marrying her husband in 2016 and believes growing up in a small community helps to instill value in giving back to the community in which you live.


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