An advocate for Winnipeg's homeless communities and mental health is retiring after a long career of positive change.

End Homelessness Winnipeg's President and CEO Lucille Bruce is retiring this summer. Her team sharing that they will miss their leader.

"Lucille will be missed by our Board of Directors, staff and partners working in the area of ending homelessness.  Lucille is well-deserving of rest and relaxation, following tremendous accomplishments throughout her career, where she has fulfilled roles of leadership professionally with dedication, empathy and expertise," Jason Whitford, chair of the Board of Directors, says in a statement.

Bruce joined the team in 2018 after working as Interim Chairperson of the Manitoba Urban Native Housing Association, Executive Director of the Native Women’s Transition Centre, and Executive Director of Village Clinic, among various other roles and projects.

Confident in her team, Bruce says "End Homelessness Winnipeg is leading the change in Winnipeg from managing homelessness to ending it."

End Homelessness Winnipeg is looking to recruit their new President and CEO who will start after Bruce retire in June.