Creating opportunities
for a better life
for everyone.

Mirela’s story

Your gift means more support for people in need, close to home. People like Mirela, who looked for help at a neighbourhood family centre after her dad died. “I went looking for guidance…initially for my mental health and depression because my … Continue reading

Leah’s story

Your gift means more support for Winnipeg families right where they live. For Leah, a single mom of six, the help she got through a neighbourhood family centre kept her kids fed and brought her out of depression and isolation. … Continue reading

A chance to just be a teenager

Circle of Friends gives girls an opportunity to talk, bond. By Jessica Botelho-Urbanski for the Winnipeg Free Press.  Jordana Kilgour wheels into a conference room at St. James Collegiate and starts waving excitedly. The life of the party has arrived. … Continue reading

‘Essential to our well-being.’

Family Resource Centres give hope, purpose, and opportunity to families. A single mom can struggle to keep her family healthy. Signe Knutson has lived it, and is grateful for the compassion and help of a community family resource centre. “It … Continue reading

Where Dawn finds her community.

The everyday magic of neighbourhood family 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

Chasing butterflies

“Tasha is one of my best friends. She makes us laugh and she’s done a lot for us. If we ask her a question about school, she’ll give us advice. Most of it is bullying problems. We talk about that a lot. Before I came here, let’s just say I was one of the easiest victims.” Continue reading