Jennifer McManus – VP Alberta & Northwest Territories

Jennifer is the Vice President, Canadian Red Cross, for Alberta and Northwest Territories. Her current role includes supporting the provincial and territorial operations, including external partnership management, media and government relations.

Jennifer’s first meaningful exposure to the Canadian Red Cross was as a youth in water safety leadership. She also spent time in Nepal and Iceland volunteering with their national societies.  Her experience includes creating and evaluating programs for Indigenous youth for the Canadian Red Cross in Treaty 7 of Southern Alberta. 

During her undergraduate studies in Political Science at Simon Fraser University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she took a course on the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which lead her to specialize in International Relations with a focus in Public International Law.

In addition to all of her contributions to the Canadian Red Cross, she also adds being a wife and mother of two boys to the top of her list of personal achievements. Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Jennifer is an avid downhill skier and loves being close to the Rockies. Recent personal trips to Iceland and Myanmar have allowed her to see the impact of the humanitarian work of the National Societies around the world.