Chris Broughton was raised in a family that instilled strong values of public service from a young age. Chris and his wife, Tashina, an early years teacher, have made the Lord Roberts-Riverview community home for 15 years. They have 2 children, both attending École Riverview School. As a family they enjoy many sports and activities.
For more than 15 years, Chris has served Manitobans as a paramedic and a health and injury prevention advocate. Chris has previously served as the president of Paramedics of Winnipeg, representing paramedics and advocating for improved health outcomes for the city’s residents. It is this advocacy that lead to the introduction of legislation to ensure access to debrillators in public venues.
Chris was first elected by the residents of Winnipeg School Division Ward 2 to serve as School Trustee in 2014. Chris has championed safe and inclusive schools and led the implementation of a Math task force to ensure all students succeed in Math. During his time on the board of trustees, Chris was elected to serve many board and stakeholder committees including Policy, Public Relations, Building and Transportation, French Language, Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Teachers Society, and the South Winnipeg Advisory. Chris has served as the Chair of Finance since 2015 and was selected by his peers to be Vice-Chair of the board since 2017.
Chris has volunteered in the community with a variety of organizations including the École Riverview School Parent Advisory Council, Heart and Stoke Foundation, and with the Fort Garry North Hockey Association.