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 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.


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Our News, Events and Resources


Mar 3, 2022 @ 9:05|

Printable form: F.I.Y Registration 2021 - 2022[26]Download Fillable digital form (no printer required): fillable-F.I.Y-Registration-2021-20222660Download


Respite Helpers

Feb 10, 2022 @ 2:54|

Deadline: Ongoing acceptance of resumes Position Title: Respite Helpers  Classification: Casual  Location: TBD  Salary: To be negotiated  Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is currently seeking Casual Respite Helpers within the Yellow Shawl Housing Program. [...]

Youth Mentor

Feb 7, 2022 @ 9:46|

Deadline: Ongoing Classification: Part-Time, Wednesday (4 p.m.-12 a.m.) & Sat/Sun (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)  Location: Hands of Mother Earth Site (Rural Community, Outside of Winnipeg)  Starting Salary: Subject to Qualifications  The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata [...]

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