Elba Haid, President & CEO, RealCare Inc.
Elba Haid has been the President and CEO of Realcare Inc. since 1995. She’s the President and CEO of Haidco Developments and former owner of Sutton Realty.
An active member of the community, she served on many boards including the Manitoba Theatre Centre, CNIB, Historic Building Advisory Board and the Women’s World Finance Board. Currently, she’s involved with the Manitoba Opera Board, the Winnipeg Symphony Advisory Board, the Advisory Board for the University of Winnipeg Global College and sits on the Capital Campaign Cabinet of the Winnipeg Art Gallery – Inuit Art Centre. She’s also on the executive of the Women of Winnipeg.
Haid has received the Heritage Winnipeg Award for Excellence for the adaptive reuse of Western Glove Building. Through International Women’s Day Manitoba, she was recognized as one of seven women entrepreneurs advancing women in our province.
Haid has also received nominations for the Manitoba Women Entrepreneur of the Year, Rotman Woman Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year and a Certificate of Recognition International Centre of Winnipeg and Immigrants Employment Assistance Services.
She was introduced to the Westland Foundation by her close friends, Carol Bellringer, Susan Thompson, Cam Mackie and Doris Mae Olton. Having attended the Westland Foundation Annual Fundraising
Breakfast, she was impressed by the work of the organization and made the commitment to volunteer her time and efforts on the Honorary Board.
“Westland Foundation supports those who would better themselves and their communities through education. Education is the silver bullet. It’s our platform for building a better future,” she says.
Her resounding word to students is to feed their curiosity, broaden their horizon, and try new things.
“The world needs passionate and well-rounded people. When you’re done with studies, it’s your responsibility to continue learning and growing,” says Haid. She added that the best and most accessible way to improve oneself is to read everyday.
When asked about her legacy to the next generation, she wants to be a role model and mentor to many of the young women who are starting their future careers.