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Kim Manning is a university professor and community leader with a strong record in human rights advocacy. As a founding board member of the non-profit organization Gender Creative Kids Canada, Kim has worked closely with community organizations for the past six years, and, most recently, supported the passage of game-changing new laws in Ottawa and Quebec City.
In her current role as Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University, Kim has drawn on her history of community engagement to roll out university-wide projects to combat racism and gender discrimination and to build bridges between undergraduate students and community organizations in the classroom. All three of Kim’s children were born in Côte-des-Neiges.
In 2011 the family moved to Outremont, where Kim volunteers at her kids’ public school, including serving as a parent member on the school’s Executive Board. Kim also facilitated innovative collaborations between the parent-led group Pluralisme Outremont and Concordia students to hold Outremont’s first Black History Day.
Towards the future
After participating in the passage of Bill C-16 last year, Kim realized that she could do even more human rights work and vital community development on the national stage. Over the past several months Kim has met with hundreds of people in their homes, places of worship and community centres to learn about the issues that matter most to them. Kim wants to support the many people who are already working hard to increase access to affordable childcare, education, good employment and decent housing.
Deeply concerned about the challenges of climate change, Kim is actively supporting the work of the Prime Minister and his Parliamentary colleagues to ensure that Canada meets its climate change commitments. Outremont is one of the most diverse ridings in the country and deserves to be represented in Parliament by someone who is deeply committed to serving the needs of all of its constituents.
Kim grew up in Victoria, B.C. and a small beach town in Northern California. After her parents divorced, life wasn’t always easy for Kim and her family; in 1983, just weeks before her mother wrote her PhD exams, high tides and a freak storm destroyed the family’s rental home and most of their possessions. But with the support of a mobilized community, government aid, and hard work, Kim’s Mom passed her exams and began to support the family as a therapist.
Kim’s parents have had a huge influence on her life trajectory. Through their example and support, Kim was also able to pursue her passion for higher education and for community activism. Like her Dad, Kim travelled to China at a young age, learned Mandarin, and completed her undergraduate degree in Asian Studies. Like her Mom, Kim would also go on to complete a PhD. She was also able to take risks: returning to China for further study despite having been evacuated during martial law in 1989, co-founding a young women’s organization that facilitated leadership workshops in Canada and China, and travelling extensively in the Chinese countryside to do research for her PhD dissertation.
Life in Montreal
In 2004, Kim and her husband drove from Stanford University to Montreal so she could start a job teaching political science at Concordia University. One year to the day after their arrival in Montreal, their first child was born. Their second and third would follow in 2008 and 2012. Over the past fourteen years, Montreal has provided the foundation for their family and careers to flourish. Now Kim wants to make sure that all residents of Montreal have that foundation to flourish as well.
Côte-des-Neiges • Outremont • Mile End
As a parent and a citizen I am passionate about fighting on behalf of the riding where I'm raising my kids. This is a campaign dedicated to the ideal of public service.
Côte-des-Neiges • Outremont • Mile End