Kyle is a member of Peguis First Nation and lives in Winnipeg North. He grew up in the riding in a single parent family. They often struggled to make ends meet, at times struggled with secure housing and had to make use of food banks and other social programs to get by. Determined to succeed in life, Kyle avoided unhealthy life options, went to college, and has dedicated his career to social justice works and helping thousands of Winnipeg North families get out of poverty.
In the fall of 2008, Kyle founded and launched the North End Family Centre, a Winnipeg North non-profit organization that offered social programs, a place of community and empowered families to escape poverty. Under his nine years of leadership, the organization served an average of 1100 community members a month.
Until recently, Kyle was the Chair of the North End Renewal Corporation. He is also a board member of the St. John’s Park Healing Forest, and Gonzaga Middle School. He is a former member of the Boldness Project's Community Leadership Guide Group. He was also a founding member of the Winnipeg Police Board's Indigenous Council on Policing and Crime Prevention and World Vision Canada's National Advisory Council for Canadian Programs.
In January 2013, Kyle received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In March 2015, Kyle was chosen as a CBC Manitoba Future 40 leader, which highlighted leaders from different sectors who are making a difference within Manitoba. In the summer of 2017, Kyle was awarded a Community Hero Award by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kyle was also selected to participate in the prestigious 2017 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference.
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