Keep Manitoba’s children warm this winter by passing along your gently used winterwear—coats, hats, scarves, mitts—to Koats for Kids! Drop off your donation at any Perth’s, AMJ Campbell Van Lines, or Winnipeg fire station. Thank you CTV Winnipeg for creating this great PSA—feel free to share.
My name is Rachelle. Ever since I can remember, my father was abusive. He never smiled. He was either quiet, angry or violent. I guess deep down I knew my home situation wasn’t ethical, but I didn’t know that it wasn’t normal. My siblings taught me to be unseen and unheard, but on one particularly
The need to be bold and work together to improve early childhood outcomes in our community. For the past several months, United Way of Winnipeg has been working with the Province of Manitoba, the business community, the not-for-profit sector and elders and community leaders to establish an Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund. This work culminated
As we prepare for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Summit we’re co-hosting with the Government of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council (WPRC), we offer you this thoughtful backgrounder from the Winnipeg Free Press, Pay now… or really pay later: Recent breakthroughs in brain science may show how to solve many of Manitoba’s social problems. “Some
Today’s big launch marks the 25th year Koats for Kids has collected warm winter outerwear and shared it with children all over Winnipeg. Last year you generously donated over 16,000 pounds of coats, mitts, toques and scarves—and all of it got put to use warming hands so kids could enjoy winter play and be warm
Our friends at the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council recently shared this interesting opinion piece from the New York Times on the value of consistent, stimulating early childhood development programs. “Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to
Caitlynn found a future at a United Way supported after-school program at YMCA-YWCA. Here she tells her story in her own words. Have you ever had trouble with kids in your neighbourhood? Something innocent like a knocked over garbage can or mailbox. Maybe a little more scary like having your windows egged. Perhaps a group
This week is the 10th Annual Bullying Awareness Week – a call for everyone to think about how they can play a role in preventing bullying in their community. It’s a time to celebrate and promote solutions to the problems of bullying – because everyone deserves a safe and caring environment to grow up in, and we all have a hand in making that happen.
“It was a day like any other, with staff coming and going and kids showing up for program. I was working at my desk when the phone rang. It was the manager of the Safeway across the street.”
“Logan is like many children with disabilities in Winnipeg. They want to do what other kids do, but don’t always get the chance. Fortunately, due to Winnipeggers’ support for United Way, kids like Logan are getting a chance to get off the sidelines and in the game.”