Returning Our Children Home

Shifting decision making for the care and protection of children to the entire family and community.

Eventbrite - Returning Our Children Home - Reconciliation and Engagement of Families through Family Group Conferencing

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1415 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg


Take part in our new campaign that shares how the Ma Mawi family walks our talk by promoting “The Ma Mawi Way”. Random Acts of Kindness comes natural to our value and strength based way of community people supporting other community people and we are honoured to share these with others.


We all work together to help one another.

Our Mandate

Established in 1984, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata is a Grandmother in the Winnipeg family of community service-providers with over 30 years of experience working with Indigenous families. We are community people helping other community people reclaim our Indigenous people’s inherent roles and responsibilities as caregivers and the most important teachers of our children.

The name Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata translates from Ojibway into the phrase, “we all work together to help one another.”

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is a strength and value-based family resource centre delivering community-based programs and services within the philosophy embodied in our name. Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre believes in accountability, transparency and effective use of resources. Today, through initiatives aimed directly at supporting families, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre delivers community based programs and services within the philosophy that is embodied in our name. For us, this means working together with our families, our partners, funders and governments to create community based solutions that build local capacity for self-care.

We invite you to spend some time on our new site to get to know us better. If you have comments or helpful suggestions to enhance our website offerings, please drop us a line at We look forward to your feedback!

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Wi Che Win Program Manager

Jan 14, 2017 @ 7:00|

MA MAWI WI CHI ITATA CENTRE, INC. INTERNAL/EXTERNAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY January 3, 2017 Position Title: Program Manager Classification: Full Time (Term Position to March 31, 2018) Location: 800 Selkirk Avenue Salary: Subject to Qualifications Background: [...]

Stacey Slater

Jan 6, 2017 @ 17:59|

December 14, 2016: Stacey Slater stepped in to a situation to help a woman who was trying to get her husband in her truck as he was very intoxicated this afternoon.  Stacey felt it important [...]

Rachelle Lazar

Jan 6, 2017 @ 17:24|

Jan 3, 2017: Rachelle Lazar, always ensures she is kind to everyone around her and always goes above and beyond for our youth. Submitted by Priscilla Robert