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Feds give $2M to gender equality efforts in Manitoba

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:16|

WINNIPEG SUN Five organizations in Manitoba are receiving a combined $2 million in federal funding to address gender equality in the province. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Southern Chiefs Organization, Ending Violence Across Manitoba Inc., the West Central Women’s Resource Centre, and Willow Place Inc., will all receive federal dollars as a part of [...]

Youth build strong connections with community

Jul 17, 2017 @ 11:37|

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Some Youth Agencies Alliance youth will be donating their time to build connections with the city and their community through the Rotary Leadership Circle program. The program kicked off on July 4 and YAA youths aged 10 to 14 will be volunteering 60 hours or more over the course of six weeks [...]

Pride Winnipeg marks 30 years

Jun 6, 2017 @ 11:06|

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Pride Winnipeg wrapped up its 30th festival in the streets of Winnipeg. On June 4, the annual Pride parade marched from Memorial Park outside of the Manitoba Legislature to The Forks, where festivities continued at the main stage. DANIELLE DA SILVA - SOU'WESTERPride Winnipeg wrapped up its 30th festival in the streets [...]

MMF invests in North End hockey players

Mar 4, 2017 @ 9:57|

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Kids in the North End Hockey Program will be skating at Pioneer Arena (799 Logan Ave.) more often. LIGIA BRAIDOTTIDavid Chartrand (third from left to right), president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, with the Norquay Knights hockey players on Mar. 23, 2017.   On March 23, the Manitoba Metis Federation announced a [...]

CNN Freedom Project Documentary-Canada’s Stolen Daughters receives Beyond Borders ECPAT Media Award

Jan 18, 2017 @ 15:58|

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is honoured to announce CNN Freedom Project Documentary - Canada's Stolen Daughters received the Beyond Borders Media Award in the International media category today!  The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre nominated this important series for two main reasons; we were valued as a partner in the planning of the series which ensured [...]

Local North Enders share holiday spirit, meal

Jan 3, 2017 @ 18:02|

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS About 100 Winnipeggers were served a hot Christmas meal at Win Gardner Place Sunday afternoon. Since opening its doors in 2010, the centre has provided the free lunch each year to community members in the North End. JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSGordon Batenchuk shows his Christmas spirit during lunch at Win [...]

Diane Redsky to Receive Award from Governor General Tuesday

Nov 10, 2016 @ 17:14|

Governor General David Johnston is coming to Winnipeg Tuesday to present awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to six recipients from across the country. The ceremony, usually held in Ottawa, will be conducted this year in the chamber of the Manitoba Legislative Building to mark the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women receiving the right to vote. PHIL [...]

Police Chief Danny Smyth Promises to Work with Indigenous Female Leaders

Nov 9, 2016 @ 16:01|

CBC NEWS Winnipeg's new police chief Danny Smyth is promising improved relationships between police and female Indigenous leaders. Smyth was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony led by Mayor Brian Bowman, Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe, Police Board Chair Jeff Browaty, and other dignitaries at city hall. During his speech, Smyth told the audience he has come to admire groups led [...]

Winnipeg Police Board Indigenous Council

Nov 8, 2016 @ 14:59|

Jackie Anderson has accepted the nomination to join the Winnipeg Police Service's Indigenous Advisory Council for a two year term. Jackie has been employed with the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre for a total of 16 years and she currently works as the Children in Care Coordinator.  She is passionate about her work with children [...]

Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

Oct 20, 2016 @ 16:31|

Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case In 1929, after two years of legal debate, Canada's highest court of appeal declared that the word "person" included both women and men. The decision was made by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain and made it possible for women to serve in [...]