30 Years of Experience

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


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.

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The Latest

Our News, Events and Resources

Volunteer of the Month: Rodney Zdrill

May 3rd, 2016|

Rodney has been volunteering for the past 2 years out of Win Gardner Place at 363 McGregor Ave. Rodney does everything from maintenance, repairs to cooking and greeting our community. Rodney volunteers at Ma Mawi because he [...]

Career: Children in Care Coordinator

April 20th, 2016|

Permanent Full Time Due Date: 4:30p.m April 26, 2016 Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the administration, developmental, operational and training needs are being met to further enhance the quality of care children and youth receive [...]

Community advocates to question party candidates on poverty issues

April 13th, 2016|

CBC: More Manitoba children live in poverty, per capita, than in any other province (One in every 3.5 kids) When it comes to wages, Manitobans make less per hour than most other Canadians. (Average hourly [...]