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
For the 4th year, we helped our friends at the Downtown Winnipeg Biz with their wonderful Earth Day community cleanup. Here’s our 2014 team (plus one Blue Bomber)! So happy to work with over 450 volunteers to collect an astonishing 2500 lbs of litter from Winnipeg streets. Just in time for a beautiful spring! For
After complications from spinal surgery left him paralyzed from the waist down, Kevin didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Founded by veterans returning to Winnipeg from the war, the Canadian Paraplegic Association was there for him when he needed it most. Watch Kevin’s story now.
Bill, a stroke survivor who’s made a great recovery with the help of United Way agency partner Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, shares his experience in his own words. “What was the last thing you said to your husband? Your wife? Your children or parents? Anyone close to you. Were they words said in anger?
“It was Christmas 2008. My husband Chris had been complaining of a really sore leg and it wasn’t getting any better.”
“I’m Lisa Shaw. My sister and I know that your support for United Way not only has the power to change lives, it saves lives, too. We’re living proof. Thank you.”
Marie Joss is excited to be going to tea. “It’s for the Queen’s anniversary,” she says. “They’ve made hats in her honour, there’ll be fancy sandwiches, tea – whatever’s British!” Tea is one of the regular meals and outings that she says give a lift to her and many other seniors. The outings are organized
United Way donates $50K