We all work together to help one another.
Established in 1984, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata is a Grandmother in the Winnipeg family of community service-providers with more than 30 years of experience working with Indigenous families. We are community people helping other community people reclaim our inherent roles and responsibilities as Indigenous 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 organization 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. 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.
COVID Support & Resources
Our News, Events and Resources
We recognize this is a challenging time and encourage anyone who is struggling to please reach out to someone you trust for support. The National Association of Friendship Centres has created a great list of [...]
As an essential service, part of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata’s COVID-19 response was the repurposing of our King Street location into a Rapid Testing Site (RTS) that provides the necessary community support services that [...]
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata has been leading the Urban Indigenous COVID vaccination centre at 363 McGregor since the end of April 2021. The site administers over 360 doses daily and provides additional supports including [...]