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Volunteer helps shed light on poverty

April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week and we are sharing stories from just a few of the thousands of volunteers who work with United Way and our agency partners. Thank you to all volunteers, you grow love! Ann Reichert retired last June … Continue reading

Reflecting on perception & race

‘Cultural Competency’ is part of United Way Learning Centre offerings, among many classes and courses designed to build knowledge and skills in Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector. The following personal take comes from a recent ‘Cultural Competency’ workshop participant. When we let … Continue reading

Joining the journey of reconciliation

It is with great pride that United Way Winnipeg adds its signature to The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action presented to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Signing The Declaration – prepared by a group of Canada’s philanthropic … Continue reading

Peg shows impact of poverty in Winnipeg

A new Peg report shows poverty triples the chances of dying in Winnipeg before 75, while the life-expectancy gap between highest and lowest incomes is almost 20 years. The report – Our City: A Peg Report on Health Equity – is … Continue reading

Coming together to shine light on our shared history.

A new exhibit in our atrium tells the stories of Canada’s Inuit Residential School Survivors. As part of United Way Winnipeg’s ongoing efforts to bring unique communities together for the benefit of all, we’re pleased to announce a special partnership … Continue reading

Lessons from Edmonton on surveying homeless people.

Edmonton is 6 years into their 10 year plan to end homelessness, and they are seeing great results with a Housing First approach. Of the 3500 people they’ve housed—1000 of them children—81% have remained housed 5 years later. We hosted … Continue reading