Throughout her career, Barbara Judt has demonstrated her passion for helping others. It is this desire, combined with first-hand knowledge of how the NDP is failing the most vulnerable in our society, which led her to join the PC team as the candidate for St. John’s.
Born in Winnipeg and adopted by a family who raised her in the North End, Barbara graduated from Sisler High School and immediately entered the workforce. Her determination led her to successfully complete her Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Manitoba while working full time. She has also attended the Executive Development Program at the Smith School of Business of Queen’s University.
Barbara enjoyed a very diverse career working for a number of organizations including TD Bank, Coca-Cola, and Agricore United. Most recently, her passion for being a voice for those in need led her to serve as CEO of Osborne House, Manitoba’s largest shelter for women and children escaping from domestic abuse.
Barbara’s work in the community has been recognized as the recipient of the City of Winnipeg Mayor’s Appreciation Award for her volunteer contributions.
Barbara and her husband Richard have been married 25 years. They are active with animal rescue organizations and share their home with three wonderful dogs.
Barbara understands the importance of listening in order to understand the needs of others and knows how much can be achieved when people work together. She looks forward to bringing these values to the Legislature as part of a new government that treats Manitobans with respect and delivers a better future for all.