Tanya Dunn-Pierce is a manager in the health system and a social justice advocate who works in the community on issues of health equity, public participation, meaningful employment, affordable housing and child development. She has played key roles in community initiatives such as the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, the Poverty Costs campaign for a comprehensive provincial poverty reduction strategy, Housing First, and the Plan to End Homelessness in Saskatoon. Recently, she was honoured with the City of Saskatoon’s Living in Harmony Award and she is a past recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.
Tanya has been publicly recognized for her efforts to build bridges across communities. She is passionate about listening to people and about working with others to address systemic divisions that keep us apart. She has played key roles in initiatives that aim to reduce poverty, build social inclusion, and promote grassroots leadership in Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, and abroad.
Tanya was born and raised in Saskatoon, is a University of Saskatchewan graduate with a masters’ degree in community health and epidemiology, and she speaks English and French. As a working mother, she balances demands from her job, her family (she has two active teenage daughters and her husband is a dentist, small business owner, and triathlete), and her teammates (she plays competitive basketball, soccer, and football). These activities also make her part of many networks and social circles.
Contact Tanya’s Campaign:
802 8th Street E., Saskatoon, SK