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30 Years of Experience

Strength and valued-based family resource centre delivering community-based program and services.

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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 info@mamawi.com. We look forward to your feedback!

The Latest

Our News, Events and Resources

With 63 First Nations on the books, time for a new chapter

September 26th, 2016|

Winnipeg Free Press: WINNIPEG – Karyn Davis told the Free Press in 2009 her dream was to put the Dolly Parton Imagination Library into every First Nation in Manitoba. Mission accomplished. Peguis and Nelson House First Nations [...]

Career: Youth Mentor (Little Sisters)

September 21st, 2016|

Position: Youth Mentor Classification: Thursday/Friday 4pm-12 midnight, Saturday/Sunday 12pm-12 midnight Location: Honouring the Spirit of Our Little Sisters Salary: Subject to Qualifications The successful candidate will be responsible to facilitate and support at risk females and [...]

Career: Home Based Crisis Intervention Worker

September 21st, 2016|

Position: Home Based Crisis Intervention Worker Classification: Casual Location: 445 King Street Salary: To be negotiated The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is currently seeking individuals for casual employment with the Home Based Crisis Intervention [...]