15, 20 & 30 Years

Recognition Awards

Tom Baker

Tom is usually the first staff the Winkler participants see as he drives the Winkler bus. His positive energy, sense of humor and smile help to start their days off right.  Tom mentions concerns that arise and often solutions, he truly wants the best for the people we support. Tom is a huge asset to Gateway Resources, thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

Lydia Hildebrand

Lydia has been a part of the Admin team for 15 years.  She has many tasks in the office – too many to mention.  She will also lend a hand to anyone needing one. She is very detailed orientated and she is truly a happy, friendly face when you enter Gateway.  Always has a kind word to say and treats everyone from Participant to Directors and everyone in between with respect. She is a pleasure to work with and have on my team.  I hope to spend many more years working with her.  Thank you for all you do Lydia.  It is sincerely appreciated.

Patrick Simoens

Patrick – Congratulations on 15 years with Gateway! Your kindness, thoughtfulness and creativity is appreciated by everyone around you. You use your creative talents in a number of ways, including doing videography for Gateway’s yearly Gala video, doing special music on Tuesdays Zoom meetings, and so much more! In your years as a DSP in Life Skills and currently as Senior Program Manager, you have made connections with the people you support and the community, and you model respect and professional support on a daily basis!

Thank you for everything you do Patrick!


Cornie Hildebrand - 20 Years

Cornie is an amazing asset to have at Gateway Resources. He takes care of all the local wood room deliveries and helps load or unload trucks when needed for the wood room. For recycling Cornie delivers shredded paper to a local company and picks up recycling from St Leon. Cornie also does the daily bread run for the workshop coffee breaks.  He picks up and delivers contract work in Winkler and Morden for the Life Skills and Community Learning Centre areas. Cornie looks after Gateway Resources IT needs in house and in the homes. He took on the Director of Operations Assistant position for the past year and a half.  He helps get quotes for the main building and property, and makes sure trades are completing their jobs to our standards. Thank you for everything you do for the company Cornie!

Kim Nelson - 20 Years

Kim has been a valued leader at Gateway Resources for the last 20 years.  Starting in the residential division before moving to the program division and then making the move to chief executive officer, she has a vast amount of experience that has been a great leader and team builder in the organization.  Her care and passion about helping people has been very evident in her various roles.  She is always willing to ask “Why?” and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo – which has brought a number of small and large beneficial changes to Gateway.  Kim has also been involved in the community, serving in a few different organizations as a board member, including an organization that supports Gateway in fulfilling its mission, in Abilities Manitoba.  Thank you Kim for your commitment to Gateway and to the community!

Tina Wolf - 30 Years

In the past 30 years Tina wolf has sure made an impact on the people she works with and supports. On days that Tina is missing or late the participants are very concerned of her whereabouts, but when she walks through the doors there is a mini celebration of clapping, cheering and hugging. The participants are so glad to see her!

When other staff ask participants to help with a task and Tina is in the same room you will often get a response “ I have to check with Tina first”, that is how important Tina’s opinion means to them.

Tina, your years of service and the experiences you’ve had over the years make you an invaluable member of the team. Thanks for all your hard work!