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 path to a more compassionate, just society is lit by dialogue. Our shared future moves into focus when people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences come together to talk about i
The second Winnipeg Wednesday, Red Tables, embodied the core United Way idea that we must hear everyone’s voice so we can figure out our problems together—listening to new perspectives, dreaming up creative solutions, and drawing on everyone’s gifts. The Red Table is a chance for people who don’t know each other—but who all have valuable
It’s Red Table Day—a day to come together and talk over a meal about how we can make Winnipeg better! Today United Way is asking Winnipeggers to “start a conversation that matters” with four questions that explore opinions and ideas for a better Winnipeg while breaking bread with co-workers, friends and family. The initiative, called
Our second 50th anniversary Winnipeg Wednesday is the “Red Table.” It’s a meal with a message, a chance to start a conversation that matters with old friends and new! There are lots of ways to experience a Red Table. We’re hosting a popup Red Table Luncheon, GenNext is dining with Chef Ben Kramer, and kits are available
If you don’t understand a problem, how can you be part of the solution? We host a poverty simulation called Living on the Edge, where people are given roles—single parent, senior with dementia, person experiencing homelessness, teen mother—and they try to make life work without very much money. They try to pay their bills, fix their cars, and
Winter’s a great time to focus on building your nonprofit’s capacity. Stengthen your staff’s skills, abilities and competencies with these workshops. Most our hosted in our main floor meeting space, so drop by and say hello! Hot Topics for Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Organizations KPMG and United Way present this update on accounting standards impacting
Lorelei Bunkowsky, a school principal, was assigned the role of a 30 year old single mom during her Living on the Edge experience. She had two sons, a 15 and 17 year old and the oldest was getting into trouble at school and getting involved in gangs. With a high school education, her character had worked as a secretary before the responsibilities of raising two boys forced her to leave her job.
At a recent event, two United Way donors were having a discussion on how they felt about issues facing Winnipeg.
Lots! Catch up on the latest information and find out what’s planned for the first part of 2009 in the latest copy of Exchanges, a newsletter for Urban Exchange participants.