Ben Linnick is an environmental activist, mental health advocate and proud Manitoba Métis. He is honoured to serve the citizens of Winnipeg as an emergency communications operator and dispatcher with the City of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. In addition to his regular duties, he was selected by his colleagues to serve on the Peer Wellness Team to act as a promoter of mental health and well being in the workplace. He enjoys engaging in public education opportunities and outreach within the community such as youth camps, school events and the annual Sirens for Life blood drive.
Ben was born and raised in northern Manitoba in the mining town of Flin Flon. It was there as a young boy he grew up seeing the impacts of the industrial mining operation on the environment and the people of his community. It was also in his youth he had his love and respect for the natural world instilled in him. He fundraised for the climate affected polar bears of Churchill, volunteered with the local SPCA and along with his family nursed many sick and injured wild animals back to health.
Ben moved to Winnipeg in 2007, where he began his education at the University of Manitoba. He graduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Arts in 2012. Inspired in his youth by Louis Riel, he took to learning languages and he vows to protect and promote the culture and history of Saint Boniface—Saint Vital.
As someone who tries avidly to make the world a little better each day, Ben wants to be a strong advocate for Saint Boniface—Saint Vital by championing the cause of sustainable living to combat the climate crisis, working to reduce income inequality and rising poverty, and promoting a healthier community.
Ben lives in Winnipeg with his wife Alyssa and daughter Ava.