Winnie is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. (Honours) and from York University: Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) and Master of Social Work (M.S.W.).

Winnie has had extensive experience over the past 20 years working with children and youth in addressing their social and emotional needs. She is skilled in providing individual and family counselling and crisis intervention.

Winnie has worked with children and youth in multiple settings including schools, child welfare, and community agencies. In addition, she has worked with newcomers in settlement agencies, at a community legal clinic, and as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counsellor.