Who We Are

The name Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata translates from Ojibway into the phrase “we all work together to help one another”.

The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc. (Ma Mawi) was born in the fall of 1984 by committed community members who sought an Indigenous solution to supporting and rebuilding families. Since that time, Ma Mawi has worked to support families to better care for children by creating meaningful opportunities for community and family involvement. Ma Mawi believes that strengthening families is a worthy investment in the future.

Today Ma Mawi offers more than 50 programs, 17 sites, and 200+ staff and volunteers.

Our Programs & Sites

Our programs include community programs, youth programs, children-in-care programs as well as The Housing First Program.

  • Community Care Sites
    • Gathering Place for Truth and Reconciliation and Administrative Site– 445 King Street, Winnipeg, MB.
    • 363 McGregor Street, Winnipeg, MB.
    • 575 Larsen Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Indigenous Care Homes
    • CLOUT Program
    • Eagle Horse Society Program
    • Ozosunon Program
  • Youth Care Home
    • Luke’s Place
    • Isobel’s Place
    • Circle of Care
    • Honouring the Spirit of Our Little Sisters
    • H.O.M.E. Hands of Mother Earth – Rural Healing Lodge

  • Grey Buffalo Grandfather Wellness Lodge
    • 1 Ironwood Point Rd, Hillside Beach, MB.

  • We Che Win Housing First/Reunification
    • 800 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Amoowigamig – Public Washroom
    • 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Astum Api Nikiinaahk – Come Sit at Our Home – tiny home village for adults transitioning into permanent housing. 
    • 800 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Empowermen Program
    • 443 Spence Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

Board of Directors

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is governed by an incorporated Board of Directors, comprised of knowledgeable and dedicated people from the Indigenous communities.

Board of Directors 2023 Year:

Gary DeLaRonde, Chairperson

Annetta Armstrong, Vice Chairperson

Mary Mahler

Jeffrey Betker

Heather Ranville

Marilyn Paul

Jade Harper

Tracie Leost

Cristy Hatch – Sacred 7 Youth Council