Ben Capili graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Booth University College and relocated to southern Ontario to pursue a graduate degree. He completed the Master of Social Work program at Wilfrid Laurier University with a concentration in community, policy, planning, and organizations.
Ben has been involved with numerous research projects, such as historical research on southern Ontario poorhouses in the late 19th to early 20th centuries and a study on police responses to gendered violence on university campuses. Ben has a passion for issues involving race, diversity, and equity. During his MSW studies, Ben was involved with the Equity Planning Committee to develop a Five-Year Equity Plan for the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work.
Upon his return to Winnipeg in 2016, Ben was employed in the field of adult mental health at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently, Ben is a Manager of Patient Care in the Mental Health program at the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg. Ben values the benefits of volunteering and sits on the Advisory Committee for the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre.
When Ben is not working, he enjoys spending time with his partner, daughter, and their pet cat and dog. He is a rabid Winnipeg Jets fan, has an unhealthy love of shoes, and a weakness for pizza.