Creating opportunities
for a better life
for everyone.

Calandra’s story

Your gift means more job skills and money management training so people can stand on their own, above the cycle of poverty. People like Calandra, who struggled to find work and make ends meet after high school. “I was kind … Continue reading

Volunteers needed to help spread poverty awareness.

United Way Winnipeg needs volunteers for the Living on the Edge: Taking a Look at Poverty simulation. Are you looking for a unique experience that allows you to learn more about important issues in Winnipeg? Simulation volunteers act as agency, business and servicerepresentatives … Continue reading

The Winnipeg Promise will help more children get a higher education.

Poverty is a complex and critical issue in Winnipeg, and United Way works with many partners who share the belief that any and all steps we can take towards ending it are important. At the Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead … Continue reading

Family Resource Centres vital to neighbourhood health

Study shows negative cycles are broken, strength and empowerment are gained through Family Resource Centres An isolated mother connects with neighbours and takes a parenting class. Pre-school kids are fed and enjoy an educational play room. A low-income family does … 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