• "Life is never easy for anybody,

    but I open that door and I have a sense of home." It's where Dawn finds her community.
  • "It's a larger poverty to see no possibility."

    Mary finds a new path and lifts the shadow of poverty.

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Where Dawn finds her community.

The everyday magic of family resource centres across Winnipeg lies in the friendships they create, the neighbourhoods they grow, the first steps they offer to a building a better life. Dawn, who finds her community at the Andrews Street Family Centre, … Continue reading

SEEDing success: ‘Economic and emotional trauma’ overcome with a little help.

Mary has seen how poverty’s shadow can be lifted. In 2010, her 25-year marriage ended, leaving her a single mother of six. She had just started college when she began experiencing debilitating pain in her jaw. Her doctor told her … Continue reading

GenNexters bring the summer.

GenNext members at National Leasing capped off a successful donation drive with a BBQ block party on Thursday. The drive, called Giving Kids a Summer, collected summer items like sunscreen, bug spray, hats, sunglasses, and sporting equipment gathered for distribution … Continue reading

Cargill cares.

A dozen Cargill employees honed their painting skills during a Day of Caring at the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) on Wednesday. “Cargill is really aligned with the United Way Day of Caring because we want to give back to the … Continue reading

A garden of their own.

GenNexters recently got involved in a Day of Caring to make the North End Women’s Centre (NEWC) a brighter place to be. The Selkirk Avenue centre helps women and their families end cycles of poverty, abuse, and dependency through transitional … Continue reading

One AMAZING Night For Winnipeg.

The energy of a month of Winnipeg Wednesdays exploded in dancing, music, rain, rainbows, and a joyous celebration of our community on Wednesday, June 24—One Night For Winnipeg. Hundreds of Winnipeggers braved a torrential rainstorm that quickly lifted with a beautiful … Continue reading