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 Crisis Response Centre. Currently, Ben works in home care with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Health Coordination Program and as a therapist for the Therapeutic Alliance. Ben values the benefits of volunteering and is a volunteer board member for Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. and the Osborne Village Resource Centre.
Ben is expecting his first child and enjoys spending time with his partner and husky. He is a rabid Winnipeg Jets fan, has an unhealthy love of shoes, and a weakness for pizza.