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‘It takes a nation to stop human trafficking’: Smith

Feb 9, 2016 @ 23:13|

Winnipeg Sun: The Joy Smith Foundation unveiled a public service announcement created to help fight human trafficking at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre on Tuesday. The PSA, with a hashtag of #ShesNotForSale, depicts a young girl being exploited as a prostitute and is expected to hit TV screens across Canada soon. [...]

Women’s safety in taxis focus of Winnipeg brainstorming meeting

Feb 1, 2016 @ 22:15|

CBC NEWS: Concerns about women's safety in Winnipeg taxi cabs brought about a dozen people together on Monday evening to talk about strategies to address the issue. The meeting at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre was organized by Bentley Dubois, who said numerous friends have told him they are too afraid to take taxis [...]

Housing money for high-risk youth

Jan 7, 2016 @ 15:18|

Winnipeg SUN: Riely Castel will no longer have to couch-surf once he finally gets a key to his own place next week. “I was living at home with my parents until 2013 when my mother passed, and that’s when my family sort of broke up, and I’ve been couch-surfing since then,” Castel said, after the [...]

Manitoba First Nations act as number of children in care hits 10,000

Dec 20, 2015 @ 15:21|

The Star: Manitoba First Nations step up as number of children in care hits 10,000 WINNIPEG—When Angeline Spence got pregnant at 17, she was determined her child wouldn’t end up being one of Manitoba’s 10,000 kids in care. Spence was taken from her parents when she was eight. She became a permanent ward of Child [...]

Indigenous approach helped Winnipeg mom keep kids out of CFS

Nov 10, 2015 @ 6:30|

CBC NEWS: When Angeline Spence got pregnant at 17, she knew she didn't want her baby to follow in her footsteps. At the age of eight, Spence was made a permanent ward of Child and Family Services. In the next nine years, she lived in at least 10 different homes. "One of my main goals [...]

Photos: Renovated Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre to provide more services to homeless: Mayor

Mar 20, 2014 @ 15:20|

METRO NEWS: The sounds of vehicles and telephones ringing have been replaced with traditional singing at the newly renovated and expanded Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre. The centre, which used to be the Autopac collision claim centre at King Street and Jarvis Avenue, was officially opened on Thursday. Mayor Sam Katz said the additional [...]