We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Our first Winnipeg Wednesday was amazing. Winnipeggers were overwhelmingly on board with the idea to plan, pledge, and carry out acts of conscious kindness. There were 1666 pledges on our Kindness website to do something kind. Good intentions ripple like a wave across our community. You never know when the
A series of simple kindnesses has had life-changing consequences for Dilly and her son Dion, beginning 27 years ago when a United Way-supported community development worker suggested Dilly—a waitress between jobs—begin volunteering at Dion’s nursery school and get more involved in the community. It was the same kind kindred spirit who ultimately inspired the former
Kal Barteski’s Bear Necessity.
You can discover kindness everywhere, even in polar bears.
For Winnipeg artist and internationally renowned brush script letterer Kal Barteski, Winnipeg’s most beloved polar bear, the late Debby, led her to that knowledge.
Our Winnipeg Wednesday kindness crew descended on Old Market Square to spread a little love—and popcorn—around ahead of the big day next week. People loved it. They were genuinely surprised, happy, and interested in the idea of choosing to share positivity with other Winnipeggers. We knew they would be, because after all, this is a city
“Tasha is one of my best friends. She makes us laugh and she’s done a lot for us. If we ask her a question about school, she’ll give us advice. Most of it is bullying problems. We talk about that a lot. Before I came here, let’s just say I was one of the easiest victims.”
A single mom defied the statistics and beat the odds because Winnipeggers like you support safer, healthier neighbourhoods through United Way.
Neighbourhood resource centres, like the one in North Point Douglas, provide a meeting place for people to get together, make friends, and build a community that knows each other. People might work on job searches, strengthen parenting skills, or access the internet, if they don’t have a computer at home. They might get a ride
Brothers from the Winnipeg Labour Council walked on September 5—in high heels—to raise awareness of domestic violence. Manitoba has the second-highest rate of domestic violence against women in Canada. The Labour Council is also collecting donations of household items to be given to our agency partner Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape, who distribute much needed home basics
As part of the Peace Days and Compassion Games festivities (September 11-21), agencies and organizations across North America are providing opportunities for people to volunteer and get involved in their communities. United Way is partnering with our local Peace Days group by offering a number of opportunities for Winnipeggers to get involved in their community
A recent newcomer to Canada and Winnipeg, Yi Zhong is motivated to improve her English so she can integrate into her new home and continue with her career. She volunteers at the Immigrant Centre of Manitoba – a United Way agency partner – as an EAL (English as an Additional Language) practice partner for other