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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

safeTALK Suicide Alertness For Everyone

Sep 12, 2018 @ 9:00|

safeTALK Suicide Alertness For Everyone Date: September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4, 2018 Time:  9am to 1pm Location: Round Room at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (445 King St). Registration  Please forward your completed registration [...]

PROVINCE PROPOSES THE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT (TAKING CARE OF OUR CHILDREN)

Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:57|

March 19, 2018 - Changes Will Lead to Development of Culturally-Specific Models of Customary Care: Fielding  he Manitoba government has introduced initial amendments to The Child and Family Services (CFS) Act that would allow Indigenous [...]

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg launch new mental health program

May 18, 2018 @ 15:58|

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg launch new mental health program Bell Let’s Talk and Unifor are pleased to announce a donation totalling $200,000 to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi) [...]