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
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 people. 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 the Aboriginal voice within the community, based on renewal efforts in the North End.
AVNE is a partnership of the following North End agencies:
- Aboriginal Senior Resource Centre
- Andrews Street Family Centre
- Community Education Development Association
- Inner City Social Work Program, University of Manitoba
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
- Mount Carmel Clinic
- Native Women’s Transition Centre
- Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad
- North End Community Helpers Network
- North End Community Renewal Corporation
- North End Women’s Centre
- Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape
- Urban Circle Training Centre
African Community of Manitoba Inc (ACOMI) ●
The Youth Mentorship Program will work 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 will use a “culturally focused service model”, wherein team members and community elders will provide a wide range of educational, mentoring and cultural activities.
A&O: Support Services for Older Adults ●
Offers services to improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. These include resource information, referrals, counselling, health and safety education, and advocacy. Information and supports related to finding a new place to live, recreation and volunteer opportunities are also available.
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. The Parents Helping Parents program provides outreach and practical support to families and their children. The 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 ●
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.
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 en route toward a happy and successful future.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg ●
Aberdeen Club: 415 Stella Ave. Phone: (204) 582-4403
Freight House Club: #4-200 Isabel St. Phone: (204) 783-8640
Gilbert Park Club: 35 Gilbert Ave. Phone: (204) 582-3609
Ryerson Club: 10 Ryerson Ave. Phone: (204) 275-1756
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: 262 Dalhousie Ave. Phone: (204) 944-1637
Norquay Club: 132 Lusted Ave. Phone: (204) 944-1637
Carpathia Club: 300 Carpathia Rd. Phone: (204) 869-6895
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.
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. Currently available in 10 community-based clubs, 15 CSI sites, and 2 Rogers Raising the Grade sites, the program’s goal is to help kids do better in school, as well as increase job skills for older youth.
Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) ●
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, 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.
Canadian Mental Health Association (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 to individuals, families, and the community.
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute (CMWI) ●
Provides programs and services that help newcomer Muslim 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 training 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 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 ●
Assists blind, visually impaired, and/or deafblind people in dealing with the challenges of life in a sighted world. 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) ●
Offers resources and skills development to help North End residents strengthen their communities. CEDA operates the Youth Opportunity Program at two inner city high schools and a Refugee Women’s Centre on the edge of Central Park in downtown Winnipeg.
Pathways to Education
Address: 470 Stella Ave.
Phone: (204) 582-7434
Is a program that focuses on lowering high school dropout rates, increasing access to post-secondary education and closing the “opportunity gap”. Pathways collectively provide a holistic approach that supports students to complete their education and make the transition into a successful career.
Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) ●
Offers assessment, credit counselling, budgeting, debt consolidation and debt repayment for individuals and families experiencing financial difficulties. CFCS also provides information and referrals for people receiving or applying for income assistance. A voluntary tax preparation program helps individuals living in low-income situations complete tax returns at 35 sites throughout Winnipeg.
Community Living Winnipeg (Association for Community Living (ACL) Winnipeg Branch) ●
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.
Community Ownership Solutions – Inner-city Renovations ●
A social purpose enterprise, Inner-City Renovations 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) benefits. The centre also conducts educational presentations on employment-related issues and the social and economic cost of unemployment. As well, CUHC engages in public interest advocacy and test case litigation to ensure the EI program provides income support to workers who become unemployed.
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, short-term counselling and crisis intervention, and the Stoplifting program. EFS also provides supervision to women on parole, a clothing bank, art program, educational services, as well as policy development and research.
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. ●
Eyaa-Keen offers treatment programs and services for Aboriginal adults. The program focuses 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) ●
Address: 1150 A Waverley St., Wpg., MB R3T 0P4
A non-profit organization committed to creating a community where women and children are safe, healthy, valued and empowered. FGWRC provides free supports and services for women and children including supportive counselling, information and referrals, workshops and outreach programs all all available through self-referral.
Girl Guides of Canada – 3 Areas of Winnipeg ●
Phone: (204) 774-4475 or (800) 565-8111 Fax: (204) 774-9271
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, a life skills training program 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.
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba ●
Champions the development of hospice and palliative care for the people of Manitoba through education, information, advocacy and service. United Way supports the Hospice Companion Program where trained volunteers provide emotional support and practical assistance in the home for individuals and families living with terminal illness. In addition, United Way supports bereavement information, referral, and support services for individuals and families affected by a grief experience.
Provides employment opportunities in custom packaging and assembly for people with an intellectual disability. United Way supports an employment assessment program.
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 build their assets for long-term stability and financial independence.
Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc. ●
A broad range of resources assists new immigrants in transitioning to their new home in Manitoba. Services include 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.
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) ●
The John Howard Society of Manitoba works primarily with men who have offended before, during and after their incarceration. JHS programs and services are intended to be tools clients can use for making better choices in their lives in future. We also work 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 Aboriginal 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.
Empowering Our Little Sisters
Supports a mentorship program created by Aboriginal women to share their time, wisdom, and experiences with Aboriginal girls ages 7-15 in order to build their confidence, self-esteem, and selfawareness.
Kildonan Youth Activity Centre (KYAC) ●
Offers a range of safe, organized recreational and educational activities for youth aged eight to 17 during the 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. Programs include group care treatment, day treatment, and foster care treatment. As well, the Centre houses an on-site school and Aboriginal cultural program. United Way supports the Centre’s sexual abuse treatment program for children and non-offender family members.
The Laurel Centre ●
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 stressors in their lives. Programs include drop-in, individual and group 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 ● ●
318 Anderson Ave.
Phone: (204) 925-0349
443 Spence Ave.
Phone: (204) 925-0348
(formerly Adolescent Parent Residential Learning Centre)
Phone: (204) 925-0320
Circle of Care Short Term Residential Care
Phone: (204) 925-4472
Honouring the Spirit of Our Little Sisters – Safe House for Adolescent Females
Phone: (204) 925-1778
Win Gardner Place
363 McGregor St.
Phone: (204) 925-0340
Windy Hill Training and Learning Centre
Hillside Beach, MB
Phone: (204) 925-0379
Young Warriors Lodge
Phone: (204) 925-0333
Wi Che Win Program
Phone: (204) 940-4259
Housing Plus Program
Phone: (204) 582-7371
Provides culturally relevant prevention and support programs and services for Aboriginal 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) ●
Supports growth and healing for children, youth and families through safe and caring relationships. United Way supports the Youth Resource Centre shelter, which gives youth a safe place to stay for up to three nights, and offers counselling and referral services. As well, United Way supports the Positive Alternatives for Youth 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 build their assets for long-term stability and financial independence.
Main Street Project (MSP) ●
Second Location: 2nd Floor, 661 Main St.
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 MSP’s transitional support services team, which helps individuals make choices that lead to healthier lives.
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 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. United Way supports 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 will provide 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. The program is designed to support newcomer students and their families.
Maples Youth Activity Centre ●
Offers a range of safe, organized recreational activities for youth aged nine to 16 during the critical hours when they are not in school: evenings, in-service days, and school holidays. MYAC’s goal is to help kids do better socially and academically. MYAC also provides young people with job and volunteer placements and works to build a strong connection between youth and their community.
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. The Centre’s resources include a clothing depot, lending library, as well as computer, fax, photocopier and telephone access. Adult programs include 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.
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 ●
This project will bring together youth to teach them about mental illness. The main goal of the program is to introduce kids to the sense of community and belonging inherent in being part of a band while creating greater public awareness and education 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 and early childhood/parenting resources.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Winnipeg Chapter ●
Provides support services and programs to persons affected by MS. These include information and referral, education, peer and caregiver support, and advocacy services. The MS Society also offers adapted yoga and massage programs, and operates 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 programs that address family violence, build supportive networks and develop healthy coping skills. United Way also supports Completing the Circle – a mentorship program that helps women transition back into the community.
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad ●
Provides programs of shelter, culture, recreation, education and support. The safe home provides 24-hour shelter and basic necessities for Winnipeg children/youth that are living on the streets and are at risk for abuse and exploitation. The Youth Resource Centre programs encourages youth positively in areas of education, personal relationships, life skills, parenting and culture. The drop in is a place where city youth are welcome in the evening. Services provided are; 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 ●
With support from United Way, operates the Connect 2 Program and a number of community development activities and non-profit programs including an inner city renovation company, transitional housing units, the Ellice Café and catering service, and the Ellice Theatre. Connect 2 provides 2500 personal voicemail boxes for individuals and families without telephones through a network of 37 agency partners.
North End Community Renewal Corporation – Path Resource Centre (NECRC) ●
PATH Employment Centre: 627 Selkirk Ave.
Phone: (204) 927-2300 Fax: (204) 582-7397
Provides training and employment services to North End residents with 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. With support from United Way, the Centre offers individual and group counselling, volunteer opportunities, a job preparation program and skills development, crisis counselling and referrals. There is also a drop-in area for women and their children as well as a second-hand clothing shop.
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre ●
Creates opportunities for women in North Point Douglas to actively participate in and contribute to their neighbourhood and the broader community. In addition to being a place for neighbours to connect, the Centre offers information on housing and employment, advocacy services, parenting groups, assistance preparing a resume, access to computers and the internet, as well as laundry facilities.
NorWest Co-op Community Health ●
Recognizing the strong link between healthy communities and healthy people, NorWest 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 build their assets for long-term stability and financial 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 breakfast and clothing programs, and assists ex-offender, newcomer and Aboriginal youth ages 18 to 29 with skills development and employment.
Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape ●
Address: 606 Selkirk Ave., Wpg., MB R2W 2N1
Social Media: Facebook
Website: oyatetipi.com Phone: (204) 589-2218 Fax: (204) 589-2347 Donation Line: (204) 589-2265 Volunteer Line: (204) 586-3796 Email: manager[at]oyatetipi.com
Recycles gently used donations of basic household items and furniture to women and children associated with agency partners including:
- Alpha House
- Elizabeth Fry Society
- L’entre Temps des Franco Manitobaines
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
- Native Women’s Transition Centre
- North End Women’s Centre
- Osborne House
- Wahbung Abinoonjiiag
- Women in Second Stage Housing (W.I.S.S.H.)
As well, the agency volunteer program helps participants gain experience, which can lead to opportunities for employment or advanced training and education.
Pluri-Elles (Manitoba) ●
Offers a range of 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. Other programs include orientation workshops for new Canadians whose first language is French. 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 lowincome situations build their assets for longterm stability and financial independence.
Pregnancy and Family Support Services (PFSS) ●
Focuses on promoting healthy pregnancy outcomes and responsible parenting as it reaches out to high-risk parents and their children. PFSS provides comprehensive age-appropriate early childhood educational experience for children aged 0 to 6 years; emergency supplies; individual, couple and family counselling; and pregnancy testing. It also provides respite child day care, parenting classes, a thrift shop, and life-skills and literacy programming for both men and women.
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 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 special needs. United Way supports REES in addressing the employment needs of Aboriginal 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 empower youth and build their self-esteem. These include crisis intervention and counselling. Through the generosity of a United Way funding partner, an innovative music program nurtures participants’ artistic talents and musical skills. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, Rossbrook 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.
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. Services include business training and planning assistance, access to loans, financial counselling, money management and matched savings programs.
Financial Literacy Project
Promotes increasing financial literacy for individuals and families by offering money management training and enhancing access to RESP’s to those who face barriers to financial services. In addition, 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, and an immigrant health program that helps newcomers access reproductive health care. As well, the White Wolf Speaking program provides culturally appropriate SRH resources and materials to the Aboriginal 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. Working collectively, member organizations are better able to develop new approaches to common challenges and can more effectively promote institutional changes, improvements to healthcare, and changes to the law. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, SMD Self-help Clearinghouse 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. Current members include Asperger Manitoba Inc, Autism Society Manitoba, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Manitoba Chapter, DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Manitoba, Inc., Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg, Manitoba Brain Injury Association, Manitoba Down Syndrome Society, Manitoba Huntington Disease Winnipeg Chapter, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Post-Polio Network (Manitoba) Inc., Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba Inc. and Winnipeg Ostomy Association
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
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. As well, the Centre’s Clothing Closet program provides women who have experienced abuse or are in job training with good quality clothing.
Spence Neighbourhood Association ●
Address: 430 Langside/615 Ellice Ave., Wpg., MB R3G 0A4
Social Media: Facebook Twitter
Website: spenceneighbourhood.org Phone: (204) 783-5000 Fax: (204) 986-7092 Email: buildingbelonging[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.
Project Name: Junior Staff
Address: 430 Langside/615 Ellice Ave., Wpg, MB R3G 0A4
Website: spenceneighbourhood.org Phone: (204) 783-5000
Fax: (204) 986-7092 Email: buildingbelonging[at]spenceneighbourhood.org
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. Programs encourage self-help and provide opportunities to network and share information regarding common challenges and available resources.
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. A United Way funding partner supports the Centre’s music program, which aims to nurture young people’s artistic talents and musical skills. Programming is available seven days a week during the school year and five days a week in July and August.
Urban Circle Training Centre ●
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 build their assets for long-term stability and financial 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. A partner in the Winnipeg AssetBuilders Partnership, Villa Rosa 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.
Volunteer Manitoba (VM)
Address: 410-5 Donald St., Wpg., MB R3L 2T4
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Website: volunteermanitoba.mb.ca Phone: (204) 477-5180 Fax: (204) 284-5200 Toll-free: 1-888-922-4545 Email: delores.jansen[at]volunteermanitoba.ca
Website: contactmb.org Phone: (204) 287-8827 Fax: (204) 287-8785 Toll-free: 1-866-266-4636
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, VM 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
Central Park Women’s Resource supports the local women and their families in the Central Park Neighbourhood by developing and providing services that reflect the unique needs of this community.
Wolseley Family Place ●
A resource centre that focuses on building supportive relationships within and between families in West Broadway and surrounding neighbourhoods. Services are holistic and include education related to effective parenting and childcare, child development, health, safety and nutrition.
Women’s Health Clinic Inc. ●
Provides health services to women, with a focus on education and prevention. 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.
Youth Agencies Alliance ●
A collaborative network of 19 youth serving agencies, the Coalition works in partnership to create programs that will benefit youth. The Coalition 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.