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About Luanne Karn

Community Member

Luanne is a founding member of the parent advocacy group Parents for Public Education MB. She has been a strong advocate for safer schools during the global pandemic and, alongside thousands of other parents in MB, helped to defeat Bill 64 which would have eliminated all English public school boards and elected trustees in MB.


She has worked as a teacher in the public school system in Manitoba and Ontario for over 20 years. She has specialized in adult education and teaching students with exceptional needs at the middle school and secondary level. Luanne has her graduate degree (M.Ed. in the Social Foundations of Education) from the University of Manitoba.


Luanne has lived in the West Broadway / Wolseley area of Winnipeg with her family for 15 years. Her daughter attends school in the Winnipeg School Division and her partner is a professor at the University of Winnipeg. Luanne is a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and she has served as vice-chair of the Parent Advisory Council for ELSS in the WSD.

Advocate for Public Education

Luanne Karn supports equitable, accessible, high quality public education. She has worked in collaboration with community organizations, education groups, labour unions, and social justice groups promoting equity for all families and students including immigrant and newcomer families, Indigenous peoples, the 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, as well as children and youth with disabilities.

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