Jennifer Block

RISE Program Manager - West


Jennifer was born and raised in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 Territory, the homelands of the Anishinaabe, Dene, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Metis Nations. She received her BA in Political Science and Indigenous Studies from the University of Winnipeg, reflecting her dedication to fostering a deep understanding of local history, colonialism, and alternative forms of governance systems. 

Jen was an Ambassador for Cohort 7 in the RISE program and returned to be a Mentor for C8. With two cohorts of experience behind her, she applied for the Winnipeg RISE program coordinator position and was welcomed onto the team as a permanent staff member. In 2023, Jen entered a new role as the RISE program manager (West) and continues to promote and maintain a supportive, creative, and playful working environment.

"I’m privileged to work for an organization that genuinely believes in the power of young people. The number of colleagues currently working at Apathy is Boring who were previous volunteers is inspiring. I am incredibly lucky to work and learn amongst so many talented people!”