A proud resident of The Pas, Doug Lauvstad has a proven track record of creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for his fellow Northern Manitobans.
Doug is a graduate of Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute in The Pas, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Athabasca University. He began his career in the north as a reporter and editor for the Opasquia Times. Doug then joined Keewatin Community College where he held a number of senior administrative roles as part of the team that oversaw the growth of the College and its transformation into the University College of the North.
Since 2007, Doug has used his proven community building skills as the Executive Director of the Northern Manitoba Sector Council, an association that promotes growth and opportunity for Northern Manitoba’s mining, energy, and forestry sectors. In this role, Doug has been dedicated to building and sustaining a well-trained and highly-skilled workforce in Northern Manitoba. Through his efforts, hundreds of northern and Aboriginal people have been trained for good careers right here at home in the north.
Doug has always been an active member of the community, having served in a variety of roles for organizations including the Northern Health Authority, The Pas and District Chamber of Commerce, the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Learning and Literacy Network, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Manitoba Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Board.
Born and raised in The Pas, Doug and his wife Christine are the proud parents of two daughters. He is running to be MLA for The Pas to be a strong voice in a new government that will increase economic opportunities for Northern Manitoba and ensure that northerners are equipped with the skills and training needed to harness Manitoba’s full potential.