Here’s the essential network of over 100 programs, partnerships and agencies which together address Winnipeg’s most critical social issues.
Focus area legend:
● Helping kids be all they can be ● Moving people from poverty to possibility
● Inspiring healthy people, strong communities C Capacity building
Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre of Winnipeg ●
Provides contemporary and traditional health and wellness resources to improve lives in the urban Aboriginal community. Healing is holistic, culture-based and for all Aboriginal peoples. United Way supports the Mino-Pimatiziiwin (Men’s Healthy Living) Program which provides a range of services for First Nation, Metis and Inuit men living in Winnipeg.
Aboriginal Vision for the North End ●
Provides a safe place for Aboriginal residents to connect with leadership development opportunities and strengthen Aboriginal voices within the community, based on renewal efforts in the North End.
Aboriginal Vision for the North End is guided by a steering committee representing the following agencies:
- Community Education Development Association
- Inner City Social Work Program, University of Manitoba
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
- Mount Carmel Clinic
- Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad
- North End Community Helpers Network
- North End Community Renewal Corporation
- Urban Circle Training Centre
African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) ●
The Youth Mentorship Program works to strengthen – primarily, but not exclusively – youth and families associated with the African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) through identity building, social inclusion, and mentorship. ACOMI uses a “culturally focused service model”, wherein team members and community elders provide a wide range of educational, mentoring and cultural activities.
A&O: Support Services for Older Adults ●
Offers specialized services for older Manitobans with a goal of empowering and supporting older adults in our community and improving
the quality of later life.
Andrews Street Family Centre (ASFC) ● ●
Provides a place in the community where families work to meet their own needs. United Way supports three programs at ASFC. The Pritchard Place Drop-in Centre offers a safe place for children and youth in the inner city. A Parents Helping Parents program provides outreach and practical support to families and their children and a volunteer program is an opportunity for community residents to strengthen their work skills.
Art City ●
Offers free art programs in a safe setting for youth and adults in the West Broadway neighbourhood. Through instruction and mentorship, art becomes a community-building tool. United Way supports a range of services including drop-in art classes, a healthy snack program, artist workshops, and annual events. Artists help youth and adults build their skills in pottery, painting, printmaking and photography.
(The) Arthritis Society ●
Address: 100A-1465 Buffalo Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 1L8
Website: Arthritis.ca/mb Phone: (204) 942-4892 Fax: (204) 942-4894
Email: info[at]mb.arthritis.ca Social Media: Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr
Provides education, programs, and support to adults and children living with arthritis so they can self-manage living with the disease and its symptoms.
Aurora Family Therapy Centre ●
Provides counselling and therapy to families, couples and individuals to enhance personal, interpersonal and spiritual well-being. Services are open to everyone and are sensitive to gender and culture.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg ●
Matches volunteers with youth in need of friends, support, and guidance. Volunteer “Bigs” help “Littles” gain confidence and self-esteem through life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg ●
A safe, supportive place where children and youth participate in healthy activities, make positive friendships, and learn respect for self and others. United Way supports a range of services including leadership development, education programs, recreation, arts and crafts, and job training.
Aberdeen Club: 415 Stella Ave. Phone: (204) 582-4403
Freight House Club: #4-200 Isabel St. Phone: (204) 783-8640
Gilbert Park Club – Community Housing Unit: Units 1 & 2 – 35 Gilbert Ave. Phone: (204) 582-3609
Ryerson Club: (Richmond Kings Community Centre) 577 Dalhousie Drive Phone: (204) 269-1570
Sister McNamara Club: 460 Sargent Ave.
Phone: (204) 942-1919
Victor Mager Club: 81 Beliveau Rd. Phone: (204) 255-0042
Polson Club: 491 Munroe Ave. Phone: (204) 798-7039
Dalhousie Club: (Dalhousie School) 262 Dalhousie Ave. Phone: (204) 260-9845
St. James Club: 190 Ferry Road Phone: (204) 914-6836
Norquay Club: (Norquay School) 132 Lusted Ave. Phone: (204) 944-1637
Carpathia Club: 300 Carpathia Rd. Phone: (204) 869-6895
CSI (Community Schools Investigators)
Summer Learning Enrichment Programs
In partnership with local schools, community agencies and residents, offers summer learning opportunities for youth aged six to12 living in low-income situations. The goal of the program is to help kids do better in school, as well as increase job skills for older youth.
Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) C
Helps individuals and communities find local solutions to local needs. United Way provides funding for five program areas, including the Manitoba page on CCEDNet’s website, the annual CD/CED Gathering, the Strengthening Nonprofits Workshop Series, Enterprising Nonprofits and Spark.
A program of CCEDNet, Spark connects volunteer professionals to a broad range of community economic development projects. Clients range from emerging community groups with good ideas, to well-established organizations. Spark matches clients with providers, and offers ongoing support during the technical assistance delivery.
Enterprising Non-profits – Manitoba (ENP-MB)
Provides a convening and coordinating function within the social enterprise sector to support emerging and expanding revenue-generating initiatives that have a social mission. ENP-MB is administered by CCEDNet, in partnership with other supporting stakeholders. All contact information is the same as CCEDNet.
Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba and Winnipeg (CMHA) ●
Works to ensure people affected by mental health problems have the same rights, choices and access to service as all people. Support is available for anyone experiencing problems with services they are currently using or trying to access. CMHA also offers information and referrals, skills development and public education.
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute (CMWI) ● ●
Provides programs and services that help newcomer women participate and contribute fully in the community. Services include community gatherings, job referral, English conversation groups, Halal community pantry, Moms and Tots’ program, peer support group, home visits, sharing circle, exercise class and a sewing program.
Canadian Paraplegic Association Manitoba (CPA) ●
Works to promote independence, self-reliance and full community participation for persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. United Way supports rehabilitation counselling, peer support, vocational and employment services, community advocacy, case management, and information services.
Canadian Red Cross Society (Manitoba Region) ● ●
United Way supports a range of Red Cross disaster services including those that help re-connect loved ones separated by disaster or war. United Way also contributes to the RespectED program, which keeps young people safer by reducing abuse and injuries.
Centre Renaissance Centre ●
Offers family and marriage counselling to individuals and couples in both French and English. Workshops, support groups, and anger management classes are also available to teens and adults.
CNIB – Manitoba and Saskatchewan Division ●
Works to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills, resources and opportunities to fully participate in life. With support from United Way, CNIB offers counselling, orientation and mobility services, career and employment services, and low vision and library services. Additionally, CNIB offers assistive technology assessment and training, peer support and leisure groups for adults and seniors, as well as early intervention for infants and pre-school children.
Community Education Development Association (CEDA) ●
Provides youth mentorship and builds relationships with inner-city youth, their parents and their educators to create conditions for success in school and increase access to post-secondary education. Works with residents and organizations to promote community development.
Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) ●
Offers financial counselling, financial education, and advocacy for people, especially high risk populations, facing debt, gambling issues, and
other financial challenges. In partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, CFCS provides a free income tax preparation service to 30,000
low-income Manitobans annually.
Community Ownership Solutions – Inner City Renovations ●
A social purpose enterprise that creates construction jobs for people in low-income situations. Employees work alongside skilled tradespeople, receive academic upgrading, and work toward earning certification in construction trades.
Community Unemployed Help Centre (CUHC) ●
Provides information, representation, and support services to help individuals access employment insurance (EI) and Employment Income Assistance (EIA) benefits. The centre also conducts educational presentations on employment-related issues and the social and economic cost of unemployment.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM) ●
Offers support and advocacy services to women in conflict with the law. Services include information on the court process, emotional support, pre-release planning, bail supervision, and crisis intervention, transitional housing and support services, and the Stoplifting program.
Elmwood Community Resource Centre (ECRC) & Area Association ●
Supports neighbourhood stability and resident participation in local decision-making through employment programs, literacy training, graffiti removal, community safety initiatives, family supports, youth programs and community events. ECRCAA also works with the Keenleyside community and provides assistance and resources.
Eyaa-Keen Healing Centre Inc. ●
Offers treatment programs and services for Indigenous adults, focusing on the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being of those who have experienced trauma and/or major loss. The Centre’s programs explore new ways, behaviours and disciplines so participants can contribute more as parents, workers, and mentors within their family, community, and society.
Family Dynamics ●
Offers counselling and programming for individuals, couples and families to improve communication and parenting skills and help people live without violence. Six Family Resource Centres throughout Winnipeg offer counselling, a community kitchen, community cupboard, home visits, and opportunities to network and socialize through family fun nights, crafter co-ops, breakfast clubs and community celebrations.
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre (FGWRC) ●
Provides free supports and services for women and children including supportive counselling, information and referrals, workshops and outreach programs all available through self-referral.
Address: 104-3100 Pembina Hwy., Wpg., MB R3T 4G4
Phone: (204) 477-1123
Ellen Street Centre:
Address: 104-210 Ellen Street , Wpg., MB R3A 1R7
Phone: (204) 477-1123
Girl Guides of Canada – 3 Areas of Winnipeg ●
Helps girls and young women build leadership and teamwork skills, and enables them to give back to the community through service projects. Fun and challenging tasks in a supportive setting promote personal growth and build self-esteem.
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre ●
Promotes independence, dignity and well-being for older adults through programs and services that address physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs. United Way supports outreach services to older adults at risk of social isolation in the Elmwood/East Kildonan area.
Graffiti Art Programming (GAP) ●
Provides youth with a safe and accepting space to build artistic skills and confidence, and offers kids positive ways to express themselves. United Way supports a range of services including free after-school art lessons, youth leadership development and an exhibit space for young artists.
Guid’amies franco-manitobaines ●
Helps francophone girls and women build leadership and teamwork skills, and enables them to give back to the community through service projects. Fun and challenging tasks in a francophone setting promote personal growth and build self-esteem.
Provides people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to gain contributive and valued roles in society through meaningful employment and other supported activities. United Way supports the Community Based Services program that works with people with intellectual disabilities to identify employment interests and match interests with volunteer and employment opportunities in the community.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) ● ●
Provides support and settlement services to newcomer families. These include transitional housing, youth programs, literacy classes, community resources, and volunteer opportunities. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, IRCOM offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families in low-income situations achieve financial stability and independence
Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc. ●
Assists new immigrants in transitioning to their new home in Manitoba. Services include pre-arrival services, needs assessments, settlement information, referral, advocacy, translation and interpretation, and access to Notary Publics. United Way supports the Centre’s volunteer program and community outreach.
Inclusion Winnipeg (formerly Community Living Winnipeg) ●
Works to improve the lives of people living with intellectual disabilities through referral and consultation services, workshops and conferences. Families learn to support one another through the Family Connections network and young people have the opportunity to socialize through the Among Friends program.
Independent Living Resource Centre ●
Offers people living with disabilities the opportunity to develop and manage their own resources. Services include information and referral, research and development, peer support, independent living skills programs, self-advocacy and community outreach. In addition to these core services, United Way also supports the PACE program, developed and delivered by persons with disabilities to train personal care attendants.
Jewish Child and Family Service ●
Offers a range of services including personal, marriage and family counselling; support for older adults; mental health and child welfare services; newcomer resettlement; and a volunteer program.
The John Howard Society of Manitoba (JHS) ●
Provides support and reintegration programs for men incarcerated and living in the community to help them make better life choices. Also works with victims and offenders to repair harm and restore peaceful relations using a restorative justice approach.
Kã Ni Kãnichihk ● ●
Seeks to awaken the spirit of Indigenous people through culturally-based education, training, employment, leadership, community development, and healing and wellness programs. Services are rooted in the restoration and reclamation of cultures.
United Way also supports the Butterfly Club – a program designed to engage, motivate, and support young Indigenous girls aged 9 to 13 in academic, cultural, and leadership activities that promote the development of self-confidence, self-awareness, and a sense of belonging.
Kildonan Youth Activity Centre (KYAC) ●
Address: (Ecole Seven Oaks Middle School) 800 Salter St., Wpg., MB R2V 2E6
Website: 7oaks.org/Programs/KYAC Phone: (204) 586-0327
KYAC Cell phone: (204) 470-9460 Fax: (204) 589-0121
Offers a range of safe, organized recreational and educational activities for youth aged eight to 17 during critical hours when they are not in school: evenings, weekends, in-service days and school holidays. KYAC provides young people with job and volunteer placements and works to build a strong connection between youth and their community.
Knowles Centre ●
Provides treatment and support services for children, youth, and their families including group care treatment, day treatment, and foster care treatment. As well, the Centre houses an on-site school and the Biimautaziiwin Aboriginal Cultural Program. United Way supports the Centre’s sexual abuse treatment program for children and non-offender family members.
L’Arche Winnipeg ●
Provides homes and a family-like setting for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as The L’Arche Tova Café, which provides training and employment opportunities to both community and L’Arche members with a developmental disability. United Way supports management positions that provide mentorship and training to L’Arche members at the café.
The Laurel Centre ●
The Men’s Resource Centre of Manitoba
Address: 115 Pulford St., Wpg., MB R3L 1X8 Phone: (204) 415-6797
Toll Free: (855) 672-6727 Fax: (204) 415-7516
Email: info[at]thelaurelcentre.com Website: mens-resource-centre.ca
Provides individual and group counselling to women who have experienced childhood or adolescent sexual abuse. Programs include individual and group therapy, couples counselling, parenting groups, and short-term crisis intervention. The Laurel Centre also provides supportive services for men who have experienced trauma and stress in their lives, including a drop-in and counselling through their Men’s Resource Centre.
Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba (LDAM) ●
Provides supports for individuals with a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. United Way supports the Association’s resource centre, lending library, tutoring services, and services for newly diagnosed individuals. LDAM also offers support groups and pre-employment programs.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre ● ● ●
Anderson Neighbourhood Care Site
318 Anderson Ave.
Phone: (204) 925-0349
Spence Community Care Site
443 Spence St.
Phone: (204) 925-0348
Mcgregor Neighbourhood Care Site
363 McGregor St.
Phone: (204) 925-6816
Provides culturally relevant prevention and support programs and services for Indigenous families. With United Way’s support, Ma Mawi provides youth programming and creates opportunities for community members to train, volunteer and develop leadership skills. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, Ma Mawi also offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families in low-income situations build their assets for long-term stability and financial independence.
Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) ●
Administration: (until further notice):
Address: 400-491 Portage Ave., Wpg., MB R3B 2E4
Provides growth and healing for children, youth and families. United Way supports the Youth Resource Centre shelter, which gives youth counselling, referral services, and a safe place to stay for up to three nights, and a mentorship training project which trains volunteer youth to help complete community projects. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, MYS also offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families in low-income situations achieve financial stability and independence.
Main Street Project (MSP) ●
Provides people who are homeless and living with poverty, addiction, mental or physical illness with emergency shelter and short-term transitional housing. United Way supports Project Breakaway, an intensive, holistic care model that supports and empowers chronically homeless individuals to build stability and reduce dependence on public services.
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) ● ●
Promotes human rights and civil freedoms by means of public education, law reviews and community outreach. MARL creates fact sheets and research for government and the public, provides advice to individuals, and offers free workshops for schools.
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (Welcome Place) ●
Provides services to welcome, educate and help refugee and immigrant newcomers successfully transition to their new home in Winnipeg. United Way supports volunteer programs that help newcomers learn more about Winnipeg while practicing English, and access vital resources including regularly scheduled clinics with services provided by medical students.
Manitoba School Improvement Program ●
Supports schools in their efforts to help high school students do better academically, giving students a voice in their own learning, and helping them identify the issues that matter most to them, along with solutions that take their schools, families and communities into account.
The Peaceful Village project provides support to newcomer students and their families. The program is centred in a human rights and social justice framework. The comprehensive program includes academic, social, and financial supports.
Maples Youth Activity Centre ●
Offers a range of safe, organized recreational activities for youth aged nine to 17 during critical hours when they are not in school. MYAC’s goal is to help kids do better socially and academically and provide young people with job and volunteer placements.
Marlene Street Resource Centre ●
Supports individual ability, stronger families and a safer community through programming aimed at youth and adults within a diverse family housing complex in St. Vital. Resources include a clothing depot, lending library, as well as computer, fax, photocopier and telephone access, a tenant council, community kitchen and workshops. The Marlene Street Kids Program offers a homework club, cooking group, teen group, arts and crafts and computer camps.
Provides therapy and educational services to youth and their families. Programs include 24-hour managed care, an onsite school and crisis stabilization unit. United Way supports the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, which provides therapy and support to youth and non-offending family members.
Meals on Wheels of Winnipeg ●
Provides hot, nutritious meals to people who are unable to prepare their own, enabling them to remain independent in their own homes, and these volunteer visits also ease loneliness for these individuals in our community.
Mediation Services – A Community Resource for Conflict Resolution ●
Provides training for individuals, families, neighbours and workplaces interested in learning new ways of resolving conflict. A victim/offender mediation program is also available for adult and youth offenders.
Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba ●
Provides support and recovery to those affected by mood disorders while building community awareness and understanding. United Way funds a two-week summer rock camp for youth aged 12 to 17. The camp – Let It Out! – brings a sense of community, peer relationships, and belonging inherent in being part of a band while fostering greater awareness around mental illness and reducing stigma.
Mount Carmel Clinic ●
Provides community health services aimed at building safer, stronger inner-city neighbourhoods. With support from United Way, Mount Carmel offers a dental program for people in low-income situations as well as community outreach program for sex workers and solvent users.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Winnipeg Chapter ●
Provides support services and programs to persons affected by MS, including information and referral, education, peer and caregiver support, and advocacy services, adapted yoga and massage programs, and a lending library for members.
Native Women’s Transition Centre ●
Offers a safe home for Aboriginal women and children who have experienced violence and need help making healthy lifestyle changes. Services are based on Aboriginal culture and traditions. United Way supports Completing the Circle – a peer mentorship program and a traditional healing circle program that help women transition back into the community.
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad ●
Offices: 370 Flora Ave., Wpg., MB R2W 2R5
Youth Resource Centre: 472 Selkirk Ave., Wpg., MB R2W 2K1
Website: ndinawe.ca Phone: (204) 589-5545 Fax: (204) 589-4086
Email: administration[at]ndinawe.ca Social Media: Twitter
Safe House: (204) 586-2588
Second Stage Home: (204) 582-7783
Provides cultural, recreational, educational and support programs. The safe house provides 24-hour shelter and basic necessities for Winnipeg children/youth living on the streets and at risk of abuse and exploitation. The Youth Resource Centre encourages youth positively in areas of education, personal relationships, life skills, parenting and culture. Services provided include drop-in, tutoring, parenting, a cooking club, computer lab, sports and art programs United Way supports a volunteer program in the Youth Resource Centre, which seeks to give both adults and local youth employment-related experience and a way of giving to the community.
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families ●
Offers treatment and support for children, youth, adults and families. United Way supports the Family Therapy Program, which helps people living in violent and abusive situations, as well as crisis intervention services and ongoing support for children who have been sexually assaulted.
New Life Ministries ●
Operates the Connect 2 Voicemail Program and a number of community development activities. Connect 2 Voicemail provides 2500 personal voicemail boxes for individuals and families without telephones through a network of 37 agency partners.
North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) ● ●
Provides training and employment services to North End residents experiencing multiple barriers to employment. Developed in response to the needs of North End employers, participants receive career counselling and assistance with job searches.
North End Women’s Centre ● ●
Helps women gain independence and control over their lives through individual and group counselling, volunteer opportunities, a job preparation program, skills development, crisis counselling and referrals, a drop-in area and a second-hand clothing shop.
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre ●
Creates opportunities for women in North Point Douglas by offering advocacy services, parenting groups, information on housing and employment, resume assistance, computers and internet access, as well as laundry facilities.
NorWest Co-op Community Health ● ●
Promotes health and well-being via community development teams and resource centres in three Inkster neighbourhoods: Brooklands, Weston and Gilbert Park. Services include programming for teens and a catering program. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, NorWest also offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families in low-income situations achieve financial stability and independence
Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamataawin (OPK) ●
Provides support and employment opportunities to adult Aboriginal ex-offenders. Participants are empowered to set their own goals and provide support for one another. Rooted in cultural identity, program activities include cultural practices, academic instruction, life skills and work experience in the housing renovation industry.
Opportunities for Employment ●
Helps individuals with barriers to employment prepare for the workforce through pre-employment guidance, skills training, and job search assistance. With support from United Way, OFE also operates programs that assist ex-offenders and newcomer and Indigenous youth aged 18 to 29 with skills development and employment.
Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape ●
Address: 606 Selkirk Ave., Wpg., MB R2W 2N1
Website: oyatetipi.com Phone: (204) 589-2218 Fax: (204) 589-2347 Donation Line: (204) 589-2265 Volunteer Line: (204) 586-3796 Email: contact[at]oyatetipi.com
Social Media: Facebook
Distributes donations of gently used household items and furniture to women and children rebuilding lives after challenges like fire, bedbugs, or from fleeing abusive situations. The agency volunteer program helps participants gain experience, which can lead to opportunities for employment or advanced training and education.
Palliative Manitoba ●
Pluri-Elles (Manitoba) ●
Offers community-based resources and services intended to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of the francophone community. French language counselling and related services are provided to women and children who have experienced violence. With United Way support the agency offers literacy and job preparation/reemployment programs for both men and women. As a member of the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, Pluri-Elles offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families living in low-income situations achieve financial stability and independence
Pregnancy and Family Support Services (PFSS) ●
Focuses on promoting healthy pregnancy outcomes and responsible parenting by providing comprehensive age-appropriate early childhood educational experience for children aged 0 to 6 years; emergency supplies; individual, couple and family counselling; and pregnancy testing. PFSS also provides respite child day care, parenting classes and operates a thrift shop.
Rainbow Resource Centre ●
Promotes an equal and diverse society, free of homophobia and discrimination, by encouraging visibility, health, and self-acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and queer youth. Services include education, support, resources, and outreach. With support from United Way, the Peer Project for Youth program provides a safe space for youth to inspire social change, improve skills, build self-esteem and confidence, and reduce feelings of isolation.
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services ●
Offers employment services for people living with a physical disability or health condition. These services include career counselling, assistance writing resumes and cover letters, interview skills, job search and job maintenance skills. For employers, REES offers recruitment services, training seminars and consultation, as well as information and resources related to employing people with disabilities. United Way supports REES in addressing the employment needs of Indigenous mature workers, and newcomers living with a disability.
Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) ●
Supports youth and young adults seeking a way back from life on the streets. RaY’s Resource Centre provides basic needs for homeless youth including food, clothing, and housing referrals. RaY also offers prevention workshops, intervention, outreach and advocacy.
Rose & Max Rady Jewish Community Centre ● ●
Provides a broad range of social, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities for all members of the community. United Way supports the Centre’s community development activities, youth leadership programs, single parent family and mental health services, special needs buddy program, as well as programs for older adults and new Canadians.
Rossbrook House ●
Offers youth a safe alternative to the streets 365 days a year. United Way supports a range of educational, recreational, cultural and pre-employment activities that include crisis intervention and counselling and an innovative music program that nurtures participants’ artistic talents and musical skills.
SEED Winnipeg (Supporting Employment & Economic Development) ●
Offers supports and resources for individuals and families in low income situations as they work toward financial independence. Programs are designed to help participants secure a job, start a small business, save money and manage their finances for long term stability, and include business training and planning assistance, access to loans, financial counselling, money management and matched savings programs.
Financial Literacy Project
Offers money management training and enhancing access to RESP’s to those who face barriers to financial services. This initiative aims to enhance the capacity of other organizations and community groups to incorporate the delivery of money management training and RESP supports into their ongoing programming.
Sexuality Education Resource Centre ●
Promotes sexual and reproductive health (SRH) by offering educational programming for youth, parents and professionals. Services include information and referral, a resource library, an immigrant health program that helps newcomers access reproductive health care, and the White Wolf Speaking program, which provides culturally appropriate SRH resources and materials to the Indigenous community.
SMD Self-Help Clearinghouse ● ●
Offers smaller agencies that serve people living with disabilities and/or chronic illness the opportunity to share resources and knowledge. As a partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, also offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families in low-income situations achieve financial stability and independence.
SMD Services ●
Helps people living with a physical disability improve the quality of life for themselves and others. From education and job training to counselling and therapy, SMD connects people with the resources they need to become more independent and active in their community. United Way supports community education and training, deaf and hard of hearing services, adult and children’s leisure and recreation services, and ethno-cultural services.
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg C
Acts as a bridge between government and the community – identifying and promoting awareness of social issues, human service needs and community resources; developing policies and program options; improving the delivery of social services; and supporting neighbourhood initiatives.
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre ●
Provides parenting and anger management programs, babysitting courses, support groups and workshops on family-related issues. The Centre’s Clothes Closet program provides work-appropriate clothing, free of charge, to women who have either left an abusive situation or are in a job training program.
Spence Neighbourhood Association ●
Address: Head office: 615 Ellice Ave., Wpg., MB R3G 0A4
Website: spenceneighbourhood.org Phone: (204) 783-5000 Fax: (204) 986-7092
Email: liaison[at]spenceneighbourhood.org Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram
Address: Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre 430 Langside St., Wpg, MB R3B 2T5
Phone: (204) 783-0292 Email: youth[at]spenceneighbourhood.org
Encourages neighbours to take part in the revitalization and renewal of their community, and work together to address issues related to housing, safety, and health. United Way supports the Building Belonging Program, which aims to improve the social and developmental outcomes of neighbourhood children and youth by engaging them in their community.
Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba ●
Supports stroke survivors, their families and caregivers with a range of programs aimed at helping individuals return to full participation in their community following a stroke.
Teen Stop Jeunesse ●
Provides youth with a safe and positive place during the critical hours when they are not in school. The drop-in centre offers recreation and volunteer opportunities, as well as hot meal and homework programs. United Way supports the centre’s music program, which aims to nurture young people’s artistic talents and musical skills.
Urban Circle Training Centre ●
Provides culturally appropriate education and training to Indigenous women and men in Winnipeg including certified programming that connects to both cultural teachings and labour-market demands. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, Urban Circle Training Centre offers money management training and matched savings programs that help individuals and families in low-income situations achieve financial stability and independence
Villa Rosa ●
Provides care, support and shelter to young, pregnant women. Services include counselling and parenting programs, an in-house high school, and pre and post-natal housing. United Way supports the Parent/Child Centre and the Toddler Program.
Volunteer Manitoba (VM) C
Address: 410-5 Donald St., Wpg., MB R3L 2T4
Website: volunteermanitoba.ca Phone: (204) 477-5180 Fax: (204) 284-5200 Toll-free: 1-888-922-4545 Email: info[at]volunteermanitoba.ca
Social Media: Facebook Twitter
Website: contactmb.org Phone: (204) 287-8827 Fax: (204) 287-8785
Helps volunteers identify and meet community needs. Programs include a resource library and referral service that matches agencies and volunteers. Training is also available to build volunteers’ skills in areas such as board development, fundraising and volunteer management. Additionally, Volunteer Manitoba operates CONTACT Community Information, a comprehensive community database.
West Broadway Youth Outreach ●
Offers a safe place for youth ages four to 12 in the West Broadway area. Programs respond to the emotional, educational, social and recreational needs of youth. Staff and volunteers provide positive role models and support healthy behavior while working to build young people’s leadership and social skills. United Way supports a range of services including a homework club, day trips and summer camps.
West Central Community Program ●
Supports the healthy growth of neighbourhood youth and their families through a range of fun and educational activities. United Way supports a number of services including after school programs, small group projects, summer camps and special family events. The program also provides youth with job experience.
West Central Women’s Resource Centre ●
Offers women support, training, and opportunities to work together to address community issues related to safety, poverty and child-care. Resources include craft and volunteer programs, a child play area, clothing exchange, educational and health information sessions, and a community cupboard.
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre ●
Provides information, peer support, and skills training to improve the lives of women and their families by offering drop-in, childminding, mentorship, settlement services and Indigenous programming.
Wolseley Family Place ● ●
Provides services to build supportive relationships within and between families including education related to effective parenting and childcare, child development, breakfast club, drop-in, cooking workshops, clothing depot, music circle and health educator. United Way Winnipeg supports the Food Connection program which provides
employment training through the agency’s catering social enterprise.
Women’s Health Clinic Inc. ●
Address: 3rd Flr – 419 Graham Ave., Wpg., MB R3C 0M3
Website: womenshealthclinic.org Phone: (204) 947-1517 Fax: (204) 943-3844
Email: whc[at]womenshealthclinic.org Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram
Provides health services to women, with a focus on education, prevention and action. Medical and nutritional services are available along with individual and group counselling. Support groups focus on reproductive health, preoccupation with weight, smoking cessation and stress. A resource centre also provides women with access to a wide range of health information and resources.
Youth Agencies Alliance (YAA) C
A collaborative network of 18 youth serving agencies, YAA works in partnership to create programs that will benefit youth. YAA helps improve direct services by offering support and shared training to member agencies. As well, it enhances existing programs and services by acting as a resource to agencies, policymakers, and the public. United Way supports program coordination and a joint summer camp.
YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg ●
South Branch: 5 Fermor Ave.
Phone: (204) 233-3476
West Portage Branch: 3550 Portage Ave.
Phone: (204) 889-8052
Elmwood Kildonan Branch: 454 Kimberly Ave.
Phone: (204) 668-8140
Employment Training Services: 604-428 Portage Ave.
Phone: (204) 989-5860
Win Gardner Place: 363 McGregor St.
Phone: (204) 989-4108
Provides a range of programs to strengthen the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. United Way supports youth leadership development, volunteer training, specialized programs for women, seniors, and isolated mothers, as well as health, fitness and safety programs for all ages. United Way also supports the Y’s community development initiatives, and helps subsidize families who are unable to access services on their own.