We honour and celebrate the strengths of Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being. We seek to amplify First Nations, Inuit, and Metis voices for a more inclusive future.
We recognize the unique contributions and distinct realities of Indigenous people in Winnipeg.
As community builders, we foster relationships with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis leaders and organizations built on mutual respect, equity, and the full realization of Indigenous self-determination and rights.
Celebrating Indigenous excellence
The wealth and prosperity in Canada today began with the land Indigenous people have been stewarding for generations.
More than 50,000 Indigenous-owned businesses across the country contribute $31 billion to Canada’s GDP.
How we’re working united for a better community
Our city is home to vibrant First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities—the largest Indigenous population in Canada.
We walk alongside these communities in a spirit of friendship and collaboration, learning from and embracing Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, and leadership.
Your gift helps make our community a better place for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people—and everyone who lives here.
Working toward Truth and Reconciliation makes our community stronger.
We recognize the distinct realities facing First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people because of the treaties that formed Canada, the Indian Act, and other historical events like Indian Residential Schools.
United Way Winnipeg encourages a process of decolonization—with ourselves, our organization, our community, and our nation—so we can build more hopeful futures.
Council for Indigenous Relations
Ways of knowing, ways of being, ways of doing.
United Way Winnipeg walks with a First Nations, Inuit, and Metis volunteer advisory committee, which reports directly to our Board of Trustees.
Together, we’re embedding Indigenous perspectives into all aspects of our work, and supporting the priorities and visions of Indigenous people in Winnipeg.
Investing in Indigenous-led agencies
Since 1965, our donors have invested in Indigenous-led agencies, which are working at the forefront of critical issues such as homelessness, hunger, and human trafficking.
Today, United Way Winnipeg is one of the top 10 funders of Indigenous-led organizations in Canada. We learn from and honour the leadership, innovation, and solutions within these agencies.
We seek to co-create solutions to structural racism, systemic barriers, and other intersecting oppressions so every Winnipegger has the resources and support to thrive.
We invest in a network of 125+ agency partners embodying our shared core values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Indigenous Collaboration. Together, we’re taking deliberate steps towards a more just and equitable community.