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It’s amazing what young Winnipeggers can do when you believe in their ideas & abilities.

Youth United funds youth-led volunteer projects in Winnipeg, and there are some great ones coming up! If you have an idea for a volunteer project, check out the criteria & application deadlines. Collège Béliveau: Béliveau Health and Wellness Student leaders … Continue reading

50 years: The heart and soul of Winnipeg hope.

2015 marks United Way’s 50th year in our community. Over the next few months we’ll celebrate with a look back at the people, the achievements, and the spirit that makes us all Winnipeggers. “It was to inspire our neighbours to … Continue reading

Big, possibly heavy changes at Plane Pull 12!

It had to happen sometime. The DC9 has been retired! Planning—and planing—has begun for Plane Pull 2015, an extra special event because this is United Way’s 50th anniversary in Winnipeg. And now, with news of the retirement of our beloved “fun … Continue reading

Peg wins a Spirit of Winnipeg Awards for innovation.

We’re delighted Peg—our community indicators system project with IISD—was recognized by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce with a Spirit of Winnipeg Award in the ‘Charity’ category. Peg also received a Community Indicators Consortium Impact Award in Washington, D.C. in 2014, … Continue reading

How do you decide who gets a home?

“I really can’t express into words what it felt like to know that I had found a home and that I didn’t have to sleep outside anymore,” said a Medicine Hat man who spent five months sleeping outdoors in a … Continue reading

Workplace of the Week: Carbone Coal Fired Pizza warms up 700 little hands.

Carbone Coal Fired Pizza’s Joe Paletta & Benjamin Nasberg hoped to raise enough money at their two Carbone Pizza locations to buy 50 new youth-sized mitts for Winnipeg kids. 350 pairs later, they’ve been delighted with the warm response to their … Continue reading