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for a better life
for everyone.

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

What words can finally express—a personal story of triumph over illiteracy.

Angela K. wrote her story for us to share with you—and being able to do that is a big triumph for her. You have no idea how hard it is for me to write this story. Not because it makes me … Continue reading

“They’re always here when you need them.”

Neighbourhood resource centres, like the one in North Point Douglas, provide a meeting place for people to get together, make friends, and build a community that knows each other. People might work on job searches, strengthen parenting skills, or access … Continue reading

Helping kids be all that they can be: Art Among Friends.

In the basement of artist Shirley Levacy’s Winnipeg home, the Great Blue Art Studio is abuzz with creative energy and conversation. Led by Shirley’s enthusiastic suggestions, three teens are painting together. Katie is a bright, outgoing girl who has taken art classes with Shirley since she was a … Continue reading

Healthy People, Strong Communities: Found in Translation.

A recent newcomer to Canada and Winnipeg, Yi Zhong is motivated to improve her English so she can integrate into her new home and continue with her career. She volunteers at the Immigrant Centre of Manitoba – a United Way … Continue reading