A & O: Support Services For Older Adults Inc. is a not-for-profit social service agency that offers life-enhancing programs and services to older adults 55+ living in the province of Manitoba. A & O's programs and services support and enhance the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual lives of older persons and actively promote participation in all aspects of community life.
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. strives to be a recognized community partner in the development and delivery of innovative services that empower older adults to lead healthy, vibrant lives.
A & O: Support Services For Older Adults Inc. (formerly called Age & Opportunity Inc.) has been providing specialized programs and services to older Manitobans since May 1957.
Safety and Security
Programs to promote safety and security include Elder Abuse Prevention Services, Safe Suite, Senior's Abuse Support Line, Older Victim Services, SafetyAid: Crime and Falls Prevention for Older Manitobans and This Full House (to assist older adults whose "stuff" limits their lives).
Programs to encourage social inclusion include Senior Centre Without Walls, Friendly Visiting, Paws With A Cause, and the Entry Program for Older Adult Immigrants. A & O also operates 3 centres throughout the City of Winnipeg.
Counselling services provided by A & O are available through agency intake and include information and referral, housing consultations, and counselling to address a number of issues such as loneliness, death of a family member, loss of health, and family relationships.
In cooperation with Legal Aid Manitoba, professional lawyers provide services to older adults 55+ on such matters as wills, powers-of-attorney and other concerns requiring legal consultation.
To provide adoption services to both birth and adoptive families so they can make an informed decision regarding their option.
Incorporated in September 1989, Adoption Options is a not-for-profit, registered charity that became Manitoba's first licensed adoption agency in 1999. As a licensed agency, we have helped to create 350 "forever families" through private domestic and international adoption. We are dedicated to providing information, education, counselling, and related services on all aspects of adoption; and we envision a community in which everyone views adoption as a wonderful, natural, and joyous way to create a family.
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy?
Adoption Options provides free counselling for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Our counsellors have helped over 800 women explore their options.
Are you considering adopting?
Adoption Options can provide you with information on adoption as an option. Through education comes knowledge and the ability to make an informed decision.
Agape Table is committed to providing a community-based program, nourishing the body, mind, and spirit of our guests in a cost effective and financially responsible manner.
Guests of Agape Table are single parents, the working poor, expectant mothers, unemployed, children, seniors, people with disabilities, and other people without food.
Founded in 1980 by a volunteer Board of Directors, Agape Table was established to serve free hot meals to people in the inner city. The need for this service has risen and today, 30 years later, Agape Table still serves a hot meal in the morning.
Our egg breakfast is a low-cost complete meal prepared from fresh, purchased ingredients and prepared restaurant-style. The plate includes a serving of egg, one of protein, a carbohydrate, one vegetable and a serving of fruit. The food is cooked using low-fat and low-sodium processes.
When you find yourself with no food to eat and nowhere to go, our emergency meal is there for you. Each and every weekday morning (even statutory holidays), we serve a hot meal made from ingredients supplied by Winnipeg Harvest and other donated food items. We work hard to make it as nutritious as possible.
$2 Bagged Lunch
The newest program offered by Agape Table, operates along the lines of our $1 breakfast. The bagged lunch is a complete meal prepared from fresh, purchased ingredients and prepared daily. Lunch includes servings of protein, dairy, fruit and vegetables. The food is sourced locally when available.
Low Cost Grocery
Consider joining our low cost grocery. Use our purchasing power to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy and more. We have budgeting tools to assist you with monthly planning.
Emergency Food Bank
Our Food Bank runs every Tuesday. Food is provided by Winnipeg Harvest and is designed to assist you and your family through a food crisis by providing enough food for 1-3 days of meals. To register, contact Winnipeg Harvest at 982-3663
Agape Table for Kids
Agape Table for Kids is a program for preschoolers and their families. We gather together, play games, learn about nutrition and share a healthy snack. Each family receives enough food to provide complete weekly nutrition for each preschooler enrolled in the program. Inquire to email@example.com.
The mission of the Air Cadet League of Canada is to partner with the Department of National Defence to ensure a dynamic, community-based program that develops and prepares youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society.
The Air Cadet League of Canada is a volunteer not-for-profit, civilian organization composed of leading business and professional people from all parts of Canada. The League partners with the Department of National Defence and provides financial support and oversight to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
The Air Cadet League (Manitoba) Inc’s role is to provide civilian input into the program in Winnipeg and 16 other communities where its 24 squadrons operate.
“Air Cadets” is a national program that has a 70 year history of developing in youth (girls and boys ages 12 to 18) the attributes of leadership, involved and active citizenship and physical fitness, all within a safe environment that stimulates an interest in aeronautics. Cadets are not part of the military although the program is a partnership between the Canadian Forces and the Air Cadet League of Canada, We have trained over one million air cadets since 1941.
The Air Cadet Program grew from the need to encourage an interest in aviation amongst the youth of Canada during World War II. The Air Cadet League (Manitoba) Inc’s role is to provide civilian input into the program in Winnipeg and 16 other communities where its 24 squadrons operate.
The Air Cadet Gliding Program operates from two Gliding Centres in Manitoba under the operational control of the Canadian Armed Forces using equipment owned by the Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba). All cadets are offered a gliding familiarization flight each year.
Sponsor Relations and Member Training
At the community level each squadron has a sponsor, usually a service club or group of people interested in the program. Each sponsor organizes a Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) to manage the ongoing responsibilities of the sponsor. The SSC members are integral members of the Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Inc. Provincial Directors and SSC members require developmental training to ensure optimal operation of those organizations.
Communications and Public Relations
Provide, along with DND, a voice in Canada for the Air Cadet Movement, as a whole, so that the Canadian public is kept aware of the accomplishments and capabilities of the movement and of its ability to fulfill its aims.
Unexpected and growing costs highlight the need to increase funding for ongoing operations. Squadron assessments, introduced in 1999, have ensured a level of security for Provincial program funding but in order to lighten the burden on our SSC’s and provide additional benefits for cadets, new sources of funding must be found.
Alpha House Project Inc.
P.O. Box 37015
RPO St. Vital Centre
Winnipeg, MB R2M 5R3
Alpha House Project Inc. is committed to providing protective, affordable, long-term housing and comprehensive, emotional and practical support to women and their children who have left abusive relationships.
AlphaHouse provides second stage residential housing and programming for women and children who have left domestic violence situations. Seven fully furnished two bedroom suites are available for families to live in for up to one year. The facility is secure and its physical location is kept strictly confidential. Counselling and support services are provided both for the women and the children to help them work through the trauma they have endured, and to help them assimilate to a more peaceful existence. Life skills programming is made available to prepare the women for achieving self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.
Alpha House Project Inc. was founded in 1989 by a group of Winnipeg women concerned about the lack of longer term support facilities for women and children who were victims of abuse. This founding group knew that existing shelters provided good short term support, but in many cases were not effective in breaking the cycle of violence. After a spirited fundraising effort, Alpha House became a reality in 1994. Since that time, hundreds of abuse victims have had the chance to heal the wounds of violence in the safe and secure environment Alpha House provides and to break the cycle of abuse and develop a solid foundation for moving forward in their lives
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
10 - 120 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2
ph: 204-943-6622 or 1-800-378-6699
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba exists so that all Manitobans affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia receive the help they need today and have hope for the future. As a province-wide organization, the Society seeks to achieve its mission through community awareness; individual, family and professional education; support programs; and research funding.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba provides valuable programs and services to enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their families. Currently, there are more than 20,000 Manitobans living with the disease.
The Society offers supportive counselling; caregiver and professional education; support groups for people with dementia and for their caregivers; public awareness; the Safely Home™ program; the First Link® program and more. The Society is a prominent voice in advocating for change within all levels of government, and is a leading funder of Alzheimer research.
The Alzheimer Society has a variety of community programs for caregivers designed to share the latest in research, community resources and care techniques. The goal is to create an informed and supportive public, thereby enhancing the quality of life for people affected by dementia.
The Alzheimer Society partners with community care providers offering in-service education to professional staff groups at their work sites. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s annual Dementia Care conference offers care providers valuable information about emerging topics in dementia care.
The Alzheimer Society offers support groups for people with dementia and support groups for their caregivers, family and friends. These groups are available for people who want inform themselves with current information that will help improve the quality of life for those living with dementia.
Safely Home® is a nationwide program designed to help find the person dementia who is lost and assist in a safe return home. Developed by the Alzheimer Society of Canada in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a registry stores vital information confidentially on a police database.
The Alzheimer Society plays an important role in advocating for change within our local, provincial and federal governments. By working to influence the programs and services which directly impact people affected, the Society helps improve the quality of life for people living with a diagnosis.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is committed to research funding to help in the search for a cure. Research funding not only drives current research, it also helps to train the next generation of researchers who will continue investigating treatments and cures in the future.
Through phone calls, emails or in-person appointments with Alzheimer Society staff, concerned individuals receive information about dementia, caregiving strategies and community services that can help them throughout the continuum of the disease.
Speakers are available upon request to discuss brain health, the warning signs of dementia or how to support people living with dementia in the community.
Our mission is to provide community living supports for individuals with a developmental disability. Personal dreams and needs are identified by working together with the individuals and their support network. Our belief is that this enables individuals to fully enjoy life in an interdependent world, by focusing on personal development through relationships that foster growth and self-expression.
Arcane Horizon Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports adults labelled with a developmental disability to live in their own homes within the community. Our focus is on personal development through relationships and interdependence. It is our belief that people require meaningful relationships to foster growth and self respect.
Arcane Horizon Inc. was started in July 1995 to support adults with developmental disabilities starting with two men living in their own home in the community. We have since expanded to support over 50 individuals in a variety of different living situations. A dedicated support team of close to 200 people work in conjunction with a volunteer Board of Directors to achieve the agencies mission. Arcane Horizon strives to instil a sense of ownership and create a true home environment for the individuals we support.
Artbeat Studio Inc.
4th Floor, 62 Albert Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9
Mission To provide studio space, community and opportunity for creative initiative to facilitate mental, spiritual and economic health.
Vision To enable consumers of mental health services to engage in artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and community.
Artbeat Studio Inc. is a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, free working art studio/gallery space and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.
Established in 2005, Artbeat Studio is the first of its kind in Manitoba and stems from one family’s personal experience with mental illness. Nigel Bart, founder and Studio Facilitator of Artbeat Studio, was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19 and has since been using various forms of art to help with recovery from the illness and the stigma that surrounds it.
Artbeat Studio Inc. Artist's Residency Core Program
The studio facilities accommodate a group of nine artists who are given space to develop a body of work over a six-month period. The artists are guided through the process of preparing a professional portfolio. The program culminates with a public art opening and one week exhibition.
The Satellite Studio at 444 Kennedy
Artbeat Studio facilitates and coordinates community services provided by the alumni of its core program through the Kennedy St. Studio. This program promotes community life by providing a sustainable ‘centre for art activities’ that facilitates healthy living and wellness.
The Assiniboine Park Conservancy exists to enhance the Assiniboine Park experience for present and future generations.
Assiniboine Park Conservancy is a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who employ visionary leadership and best practices that protect, nurture and enhance Assiniboine Park to provide an extraordinary visitor experience. Assiniboine Park will be a place of pride for all members of our community and a magnet for visitors; an exciting year-round destination for enjoyment, adventure, discoveries and unique experiences in an environment of exceptional natural beauty.
Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park has entered a new era. Established in 2008 as a private/public, not-for-profit, charitable organization, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) has a mandate to develop, govern and manage the overall Park and its amenities. APC has a 50-year lease with the City of Winnipeg, which owns the property and assets. Having contributed to our lives for over a century, Assiniboine Park belongs to the community.
Assiniboine Park is like none other - in Winnipeg, or for that matter Canada. Along with being one of the largest urban parks in size, it has a wide arrange of diverse activities, programs and attractions.
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Gifts will support the general operation of the Zoo including animal care, habitat maintenance, veterinary services and new exhibits such as the spectacular Journey to Churchill, which opens in 2014.
The Lyric Theatre
Gifts will support the programming and maintenance of the theatre. Music and performing arts have a long history in the Park, with the original bandshell being the focal point in the 1920's and 30's. Since the opening of the Lyric Theatre in 1999, we have offered performances for every taste and age.
The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
Gifts will support the care and maintenance of the sculpture garden. The garden was created as a result of Dr. Mol’s generous gift of many of his wonderful bronze pieces and works of art to the community in which he lived. The garden currently holds over 300 pieces of Dr. Mol's work.
List of Agency Funds
Assiniboine Park Conservancy have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Balmoral Hall, a university preparatory school, inspires girls to excel, to reach, to lead.
Balmoral Hall School is an independent day and boarding school for girls ages 2 – Grade 12. At Balmoral Hall, we believe in a comprehensive all girls’ education, the importance of critical and creative thinking, and in developing internationally minded students who take action with courage and conviction. We believe that the BH family is compassionate, principled and engaged.
Balmoral Hall School was established in 1901 as Havergal College. In 1950, the amalgamation of Rupert's Land Girls School (est. 1917), Riverbend School for Girls (est. 1929) and Havergal College formed the present-day Balmoral Hall School.
List of Agency Funds
Balmoral Hall School have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Booth University College brings together Christian faith, rigorous scholarship and a passion for service. We educate students to understand the complexities of our world, to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be active contributors to society, and to know how Christian faith compels them to bring hope, social justice and mercy into our world.
Booth UC is the educational expression of the mission of The Salvation Army. Its commitment to rigorous scholarship and enlightened service to humanity is reflected in our slogan: Education for a better world. We offer a Bachelor of Social Work program, a Bachelor of Business Administration program and four Bachelor of Arts programs (in General Studies, English and Film, Behavioural Sciences, and Religion). We also offer certificate programs in Christian Studies and Liberal Arts. All classes have fewer than 50 students, and many have less than 20 students. This allows faculty to provide meaningful one-on-one attention to every student.
Booth University College began as a Bible college in 1982, and has since grown into a university college with a diverse curriculum. The conviction that all Booth students should be inspired and empowered to become agents of social change led to the development of our unique urban service learning program. Every first year student – except social work students who engage in practicums – participate in an introductory course that explores Booth’s principles of hope, justice and mercy within the context of an urban service learning experience - focusing on such social concerns as homelessness, illiteracy and poverty.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
The BBA program is a four-year offering designed as a rigorous general business program. Students will also develop a keen awareness of the ethics of good business and benefit from practical experience with real business cases, simulations and on-site visits and business projects.
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
In our BSW program, learning takes place within an intentionally Christian academic environment that fosters awareness of and respect for diversity and other traditions. This program is available in a four-year degree or a two-year after-degree program.
Bachelor of Arts: Behavioural Sciences
This course of study combines both Psychology and Sociology. Students of the Behavioural Sciences program gain a unique perspective of the human condition, incorporating an understanding of the person as an individual and social agent in society.
Bachelor of Arts: English and Film
Our program places particular emphasis on understanding literature, film and related media within a larger context of liberal arts - philosophy, psychology, political science, history. Students explore British, American, Canadian, and other literatures from the past and present.
Bachelor of Arts: General Studies
This is a three-year generalist degree which is designed to give students a basic university-level qualification without a particular disciplinary major. It provides a sound foundation in the arts and sciences, giving students the freedom to explore courses beyond the core curriculum.
Bachelor of Arts: Religion
Life is shaped by what people believe. Studying religion exposes us to deep questions about life and its meaning. At Booth UC the study of religion involves the careful examination of religious beliefs, texts, languages, practices and institutions.
To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg has grown to become one of the city’s leading youth-serving agencies, operating in areas across the city that need our services the most for over 30 years. We operate 10 community-based clubs and numerous youth development programs to our members, and offer a safe alternative to the streets during the evening and after-school hours. All activities are free of charge, and are guided by professional staff and dedicated volunteers who in 2010, served over 4,500 children and youth ages 6-18.
Growing out of two teen drop-in centres in the late 1960’s, The Youth Action Centre of North Winnipeg and the Youth Action Project merged to form an organization known as Winnipeg Youth Action Inc., and applied for membership to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in 1976. A year later, Winnipeg Youth Action Inc. became an official member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and was known as the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs. To keep with the newly revised membership requirements, the agency changed names to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg in 2005.
CSI Summer Learning Enrichment Program An academic enrichment program designed to combat summer learning loss and narrow the opportunity gap by providing five weeks of FREE, high-quality programming. Kids participate in a wide variety of skill-building activities, and given two nutritious meals each day.
Box 4 - 850 Green Oak Lane
Headingley, MB R4H 1C5
Camp Manitou's mission is to provide children and youth with educational, recreational, social and cultural learning experiences that will promote the development of self confidence, a sense of belonging and a sense of personal identity.
Camp Manitou's vision is to further develop our facilities and programming into a year-round operation with educational winter workshops/retreats and meaningful summer camps for children and youth with the goal of providing them with new life changing opportunities.
Since its inception in 1930, Camp Manitou has specifically focused on providing a "camp experience" to children and youth who might otherwise not be able to enjoy and grow from an outdoor adventure due to a lack of financial resources. Owned and operated by six service clubs of Winnipeg, Camp Manitou offers a full summer camping program as well as activities in the autumn, spring and winter.
Through our activities we promote full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of society – locally, nationally and globally. Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is committed to partnering with other interested parties on initiatives of mutual concern and benefit. Our model is to seek partnerships with the disability community.
CCDS is a consumer-directed, university affiliated centre dedicated to research, education and information dissemination on disability issues. CCDS is guided by the philosophies independent living, community living, human rights, self-determination and equality.
In October 1993 a steering committee comprised of leaders in the disability community and academia was established in Winnipeg to develop the concept of a disability studies centre. The Steering Committee worked for over a year to develop a mission statement and set of principles. In 1994, a consultation with the disability community took place to solicit ideas about the concept of the Centre. A formal proposal was developed and work began on a set of by-laws, and incorporation of CCDS took place in April 1995.
CCDS conducts research on disability issues that promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities locally, nationally and internationally. This research is premised on the participation of people with disabilities in identifying issues and being meaningfully involved in the process.
CCDS promotes the incorporation of Disability Studies in schools and post-secondary institutions. Disability Studies encourages perspectives that place disability in social, cultural, and political contexts, rather than as a problem within the individual.
CCDS plays a major role in disseminating knowledge about issues facing people with disabilities, and concentrates its efforts on educating the general public about Disability Studies. CCDS also disseminates research results to help influence inclusive policy development.
Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.
The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is supported in its efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical applications - we are delivering on our mission.
The Canadian Diabetes Association (Manitoba/Nunavut) reaches out to individuals and communities with programs and services to help educate, inform and guide the people about diabetes and diabetes management. Our advocacy efforts continue to influence business, key stakeholders and government officials. For those with type 1 diabetes, we offer a camp for children aged 9-16 and a Family Camp for entire family. An important part of our community for more than a half a century, the Association continues to work for all people in the region.
Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba (CPAM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP) through programs, education, advocacy and support.
CPAM is an independent provincial non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. CPAM provides information, referral, education, support & advocacy to those with CP and those affected by CP.
CPAM was established in 1974 by a group of individuals with CP and their families. Volunteers operated the Association until November 1986 when staff were hired to meet increasing demand. Currently there is one full-time staff and CPAM contracts with an Accountant and a Bike Race Coordinator. The Stationary Bike Race is the Associations main fund raising event.
A Grant Committee & the Board of Directors review applications for Grants from families & adults affected by CP for funding for specialized mobility & communication equipment & devices. Non-equipment Grants are also considered.
CPAM accepts applicatiions from individuals in Manitoba with CP who are pursuing their education &/or vocation.
Personal Support Worker Program (PSW)
CPAM provides limited financial assistance for the use of the services of another individual, PSW, to support an adult member in ways which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well being.
CPAM distributes the newsletter INFORM to members & others interested in information and resources that may have an impact on those affected by CP.
CPAM hosts a member's Retreat Weekend in May at Camp Arnes as well as an annual Picnic/BBQ in September. A Happy Holiday Party is held in December for adults with CP.
Community Respite Service Inc. provides quality respite in Manitoba for caregivers of and to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Community Respite Service Inc. (CRS) provides short term breaks for parents and caregivers and to children and adults with disabilities to provide support and to foster independence and participation in the community. CRS is a provincial organization but provides respite predominantly in the Winnipeg and Westman regions. CRS operates an apartment in Winnipeg that all people with disabilities and their families can use for short term stays.
In 1979, parent groups got together to initiate respite for children with physical disabilities as only respite for children with intellectual disabilities was being provided by the Manitoba government. Summer programs ran for several years with a variety of different funding sources, administrated by the CPAM. In 1983, several parent associations got together to lobby for a permanent program to provide respite to children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and the service was named Community Respite Service. CRS was incorporated in 1985 and received permanent, ongoing funding from the Manitoba government.
Community Unemployed Help Centre (CUHC) will play its part in achieving a vision of a society in which workers experience a continuity of social and financial well-being.
CUHC is a non-profit organization primarily dedicated to providing information, advice and representation to unemployed workers in Manitoba experiencing Employment Insurance and Employment and Income Assistance problems. We also engage in broader social policy issues related to unemployment.
Community Unemployed Help Centre was established in 1980 during a period of high unemployment when community members came together over shared concerns about the impact of unemployment on individuals, families and communities, and the difficulty unemployed worker experienced when attempting to obtain their Unemployment Insurance benefits. For over thirty years the Centre has advocated on behalf of individuals, engaged in social policy activities, public interest advocacy and test case litigation in regard to Unemployment Insurance and poverty-related issues.
Employment Insurance Advocacy
We are dedicated to providing information, advice, and representation to unemployed workers in Manitoba experiencing Employment Insurance (EI) problems.
Employment & Income Assistance Advocacy
In addition to EI advocacy, we also provide Employment & Income Assistance advocacy.
We offer public Employment Insurance presentations and workshops that include useful information for those who may experience EI in the future or for those who are experiencing problems with EI.
* Programs and services provided by CUHC are free of charge.
To support adults with intellectual disabilities to work and participate in the community.
CONNECT is a non-profit employment agency offering support to adults with intellectual disabilities. We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to work and participate in the community, where they are respected and rewarded for their efforts, skills and accomplishments. We develop partnerships with employers, people with intellectual disabilities and support networks that respect the interests and needs of everyone involved.
CONNECT was established in 1990 by a small group of visionary parents in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The agency was founded on four guiding principles: to provide services based on a person's needs and interests; to support people to be connected to the community through work; to provide supports to people regardless of their level of ability; and to support people for the duration of their work life.
Competive Employment Program
For individuals who are job-ready to find and maintain paid work of at least 15 hours per week within one year.
Competitive Employment Transition Program
For individuals who require further skill development to become job-ready. Participants are expected to find and maintain paid work of at least 15 hours per week within two years.
Community Placement Program
For individuals who demonstrate an interest and ability to work independently in the community, but are not able to meet the demands of paid employment. The focus is on placements that offer opportunities to volunteer or gain work experience.
For individuals who demonstrate an interest in working in the community, and who will require intensive support to facilitate their participation and safety in the community. Participants are provided with a staff who assists them in work and life-skills activities.
Summer Work Exposure Program
For high school students who demonstrate an interest in developing job skills and gaining exposure to community-based employment. Students participate in 7-8 weeks of work experience over the summer.
Follow-up and Bridgeback
Long-term supports provided to individuals to assist in job maintenance and ongoing career development.
Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers creates, produces, teaches, presents and promotes professional modern dance to further the art form for professional dance artists and audience members alike.
Established in 1964, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers is Canada’s oldest, and one of its most respected modern dance companies. WCD is dedicated to creation and promotion of the art of modern dance. Led by Artistic Director Brent Lott and operating out of The Rachel Browne Theatre, WCD’s performance season is a varied mix of new creations, touring artists and up-and-comers.
Founded by Rachel Browne, CM, WCD grew to include the School of Contemporary Dancers, an apprentice program, a subscription series and national and international touring. From '84 to '90, Tedd Robinson established the 1st Canadian Festival of Modern Dance. A disastrous season followed, leaving the company with a crippling debt and ending the Festival. Tom Stroud's 14 year tenure introduced co-productions & presentations to the mix. Since 2005, Brent Lott has reinvigorated the company with inspiring works and innovative programming.
Subscription Series of Performances
Each season, WCD stages performances of a mix of dance created by Artistic Director Brent Lott, existing repertoire, works created on our company dancers by outside choreographers and presentations of some of Canada's best touring modern dance artists.
VERGE Emerging Artist Company
For 5 weeks a year, Artistic Director Brent Lott works with graduate and near-graduating students from the School of Contemporary Dancers, providing them with mentorship and professional work experience in preparation for their careers as professional performers.
Via the VERGE process, WCD identifies and hires apprentices to work with full company members when possible.
Supporting families in Manitoba to plan for an enriched quality of life for their family member with an intellectual disability.
Continuity Care works effectively in partnership with families, community, government and service providers to ensure that families develop a future plan. We provide support, resources and tools to plan for each family and their unique set of circumstances. We do not rely on government funding. This was important to the founding Board, as they wanted to remain autonomous to provide advocacy to families when needed. Our main source of funding is our Endowment Fund that was established to sustain our core operations in perpetuity.
Continuity Care was formed in 1995 by a group of dedicated parents, siblings and citizens who wanted to assist families in planning for the future of their family member with an intellectual disability. They were asking the question "What will happen to my child after I'm gone?" Adults with disabilities are outliving their parents. Siblings may reside out of town or have busy families of their own. This translates into fewer opportunities for extended family to provide support. We can help with planning for the long-term security of your family member.
For our members, we offer individualized support and assistance with planning, problem solving, navigating the social service system, advocacy and connecting with community resources.
We offer workshops on topics related to planning for the future of a family member with a disability. Topic include: Wills and Estate Planning, Trusts and Trustees, Sharing Circles of Support, RDSP, VPA and Substitute Decision Making and Employment and Income Assistance.
We offer support groups, such as Senior Parent to Parent, Transitions Parent that meet on a monthly basis to discuss and explore common themes related to having a family member with a disability. We also offer a support group for siblings.
Sharing Circle of Support Program
We offer 2 options to assist individuals and their families or supporting agencies in creating a Sharing Circle. A resource tool kit is available for those who would like to get started on their own or we provide a service to families who wish to work with a Facilitator to develop one.
We send our a quarterly newsletter that contains articles and information on topics related to planning for the future, bulletins with information on our workshops, support groups and upcoming events.
Continuity Care can come out to speak at organizations, conferences, schools, and rural community forums about our organization or on a specific topic related to planning.
The Costume Museum of Canada collects, preserves, and presents objects to document and demonstrate how apparel reflects societal and cultural changes.
Housed at the Millennium Centre, the Costume Museum of Canada displays its collection through traveling exhibits and local popup events.
In 1953, a group of women from Dugald, MB staged a fashion show composed of their mothers' and grandmothers' dresses for a fundraiser. the surrounding communities demanded encore performances and from this the Costume Museum of Canada was born.
The museum offers a variety of traveling exhibitions for loan to qualified organisations. Exhibits available include: The Little Black Dress; The Wedding Dress; Paco Rabanne; and, Scaasi.
The museum offers local displays in various exhibit spaces around Winnipeg. A calendar of upcoming events can be found on our website, www.costumemuseumcanada.com
Historical Fashion Review
Dressed in replica clothing and some original items with accessories and hats, the volunteer models provide a clear picture of each decade.
CMC Hat Show
Many factors influence the choice of head cover including climate, occupation, social rank, religion, social custom, and fashion. The Costume Museum hat shows are well suited for fund raisers or an afternoon activity for seniors.
The Museum in a Box program was designed for the classroom and features hands on interaction with samples of historical garments and reference materials.
Registered Charitable Number: 889386868RR0001(Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations Inc.)
Recreation (Main Focus Area)
Health (Secondary Focus Area)
To promote, develop and grow the sport of curling in Manitoba, Canada and the world by providing leadership, services and programs for the curling community from grassroots to elite.
Provincial governing body for the sport of curling in Manitoba, CurlManitoba provides programs and services to clubs and curlers. These include athlete skill development, volunteer development and recognition, coaching courses, funding, scholarships and promotion of the sport.
CurlManitoba is one of the longest established amateur sport organizations in Canada. It was originally established in 1888 as the Manitoba branch of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in order to provide coordination among Manitoba's growing number of curling clubs. It became the Manitoba Curling Association in 1908 and in 1925 an Independent Manitoba Ladies Curling Association was established. The two were amalgamated into one sport governing body, now known as CurlManitoba, in 2000. The organization, and the forerunner Associations, have been recognized nationally and internationally for over a century as a leader and innovator among all sport governing agencies.
This league is designed for beginners to the sport and combines instruction and league play in a fun, relaxing environment.
Rocks and Rings
This is a grade 5-8 program offered to schools throughout Manitoba.
This is a one-day introduction instructed by high level athletes, to the sport of curling through the school, junior programs, leagues and interested individuals.
1. Edna Moffatt Spirit of Youth Curling Scholarship - One $1000, open to any active female junior curler entering or in post-secondary education.
2. CurlManitoba Scholarships - Four $1500 scholarships, open to any active junior curler entering or in post-secondary education.
Junior League in a Box
This is a program designed for clubs to be able to offer new leagues at any level. The kit contains lesson plans and equipment.
High Performance Program
CurlManitoba's High Performance Program offers a range of professional services and programs through Sport Centre Manitoba and/or the Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba in partnership with the Canadian Curling Association, National Coaching Certification Program, Sport Manitoba and Coaching Manitoba.
List of Agency Funds
CurlManitoba have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Creative Retirement Manitoba contributes to the well being of older persons and their communities by developing and offering innovative and interactive learning opportunities.
Creative Retirement is a not-for-profit organization devoted to life-long learning. We are firm believers in mental stimulation as a major factor in good health and longevity. We provide interesting and informative programs for people of varied interests. We offer programs at affordable prices. Our goals are to enrich retirement years with educational programs, and to make it possible for retired individuals to continue to be productive members of society by sharing their talents and skills.
Creative Retirement Manitoba has offered education opportunities to older adults since 1981. We operate year round with Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. The organization has run as a private non-profit since being born out of Age and Opportunity in 1980.
CRM has offered lectures as one of our mainstay learning classes. Lecturers present on a broad variety of topics from: history, current issues, politics, the environment, health, culture and special interests.
Computers and Technology
CRM has offerred computer courses since the mid-1980's and has the best computer program in the province for older adults. From beginners classes, to seven computer/technology clubs and keeping up with new emerging technolgies, CRM keeps older adults current with technology.
CRM runs French and Spanish courses in beginner through advanced levels with an emphasize on conversational language.
Health and Well-being
CRM holds courses and workshops in traditional as well as modern Health Awareness topics and disciplines.
CRM has held sessions on many topics such as: photography, Bridge card game, dancing, discussion groups, stamp collecting and scrapbooking.
CRM hosts many clubs that meet monthly or weekly such as: Computer clubs, Book Clubs, Lunch Clubs, Digital Photagraphy, Photoshop, Genealogy, Digital Video, Financial Management Share Club, Walking Clubs, and a Philatelic Club.
Promoting the development of dance and dance education within Manitoba. Dance Manitoba seeks to improve the development of all dance disciplines and dance education by working co-operatively with arts organizations, groups and individuals.
Through delivery of programs and services, Dance Manitoba produces the Annual Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival, organizes workshops and provides dance-related information to the dance community and the general public.
In spring 1982, through an initiative of the then Department of Cultural Affairs and Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals, public meetings were held in which Manitoba dance teachers, choreographers were brought together to identify and discuss topics of common concern. The discussion led to the formation of an organization to promote dance and dance development in Manitoba. First called the Manitoba Association of Dance, the name was changed to Dance Manitoba in February 1983.
The Membership Showcase provides Dance Manitoba members to perform in a professional venue at no cost to the member. The annual event offers complimentary workshop class to the performers taught by the evening's guest artist.
Provincial Dance Festival
The Provincial Dance Festival provides amateur dancers within Manitoba the opportunities to gain performance experiences and growth as dancers through the annual adjudicated festival.
Workshops are provided to the dance community in a myriad of disciplines throughout the year, as well as in conjunction with the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival.
Manitoba Dance Day
Co-presented by Dance Manitoba and Rainbow Stage, This is a free event open to the public to learn fun choreography in Kildonan Park.
Our mission is to promote the Award Programme in Canada, in particular to the Manitoba Division where we intend to provide the programme to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25, and to preserve the qualities of the programme by assuring appropriate standards of management, and ensuring that every participant will receive recognition for their personal achievement.
The concept of the Award is one of individual challenge. It offers young (ages 14-25) people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery, growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility. There are three Awards/levels to achieve: Bronze, Silver and Gold. At each level youth set goals to meet the minimum requirements in the 4 programme areas which include Physical Recreation, Community Service, a Skill or Hobby, and an Adventurous Journey. The nature of the Award offers youth a wide range of choices making it a Programme that is truly available to anyone!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. The Award came to Canada in 1963 and currently runs in 130 countries around the world. To date almost 7 million young people around the world have challenged themselves by participating in The Award. In Canada, 36,000 youths are currently engaged in the programme.
Mission: Esther House is a residence supporting women in recovery from addictions.
Vision: Esther House challenges and empowers women to live a sober, stable and productive life in the community.
Founded in 1997, Esther House is a non-profit, community-based home where up to six adult women may reside after completing a recognized addiction treatment program. The women participate in the community life of Esther House and may stay for a period of up to one year. Esther House challenges and empowers these women to live a sober, stable and productive life in the community.
Since Esther House first opened its doors back in 1997, over 240 women have gained support and guidance in their journey towards an addiction free life. A number of residents have found employment, enrolled in training or become reunited with their families. While some of the women have struggled with their addictions, a large number of these past residents have remained sober or addictions-free to this day.
Exchange District Business Improvement Zone (BIZ)
2nd Floor - 133 Albert Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G6
Mission Statement: The Exchange District BIZ will champion the unique character of the district and create a clean, safe and thriving neighbourhood.
Vision Statement: The Exchange District BIZ will realize its full potential as a cultural and heritage mecca known widely for its one of a kind shops, services and attractions.
The role of the BIZ is to bring local businesses together to promote the area, to improve the District’s physical appearance, to support events that attract people to the community, and to play an advocacy role for local business on issues of common concern.
The Exchange District BIZ was created in 1989 under a City of Winnipeg By-Law. One of 16 BIZ Zones in the City of Winnipeg, the Exchange District BIZ is currently the third largest BIZ Zone. Today we service over 450 businesses within a 30-square block radius.
Maintenance / Graffiti Removal
The Exchange District BIZ Maintenance Crew works hard year-round to ensure the Exchange District is a beautiful and welcoming neighbourhood. Throughout the year, the maintenace crew removes snow, tidies the streets and sidewalks, provides litter control and graffiti removal.
The Exchange Patrol Program was created to provide a safe and friendly environment for everyone in the district. The patrols address issues such as panhandling, litter and nuisance behaviour.
Marketing / Communications
The Exchange District Marketing and Communications team communicates the services and programs of the BIZ to their members and the public to encourage new and repeat visitors to the area.
Historic Guided Walking Tours
Steeped in history, the Exchange District holds Winnipeg deepest, darkest secrets. On our guided walking tours, knowledgeable and dynamic tour guides examine legends of power, corruption and heroism all while you enjoy an exceptional collection of architecture.
Actionmarguerite improves residents’ quality of life by providing them with care and services that promote autonomy and the ability to remain as independent as possible.
Ours is a welcoming environment; a culture of respect and dignity. We are sensitive to the needs of the people we serve, and the people who work and volunteer here. While our mandate is to serve Manitoba’s Francophone community, we also embrace cultural diversity.
Actionmarguerite is committed to the well-being, dignity, and rights of those in our care. Consistent with our values and beliefs, residents have the right to:
• obtain information; • express themselves freely; • maintain privacy; • be treated with respect and dignity; • participate in decisions related to their care; • have continuity of care and service; and • enjoy a safe and secure environment.
PCH providing 24-hour nursing care to people who can no longer manage in their own homes with family and/or community supports.
PProvide 3 specialized care units designed to provide a secure and safe and caring home-like environment. Specialized unit at Saint-Boniface (43 bed) and Saint-Vital (39 bed).
Complex Care for Young Adults
A specialized 34 bed unit located at Saint-Boniface. Offers a safe and unique environment for persons less than 60 years of age with complex health needs and requiring the personal care home services.
For people requiring 24-hour supervision and some assistance managing with physical limitations or with ongoing health conditions such as early dementia. Two Supportive Housing - 187, ave. de la Cathérale and Windsor Park Place - 875, Elizabeth Rd.
Adult Day Program
Provide clients living in the community with the opportunity to socialize and to participate in activities that improve their physical, social, spiritual and psychological well-being. The Adult Day Program also provides respite for caregivers.
The Forum Art Institute (Centre) endeavours to develop and encourage art appreciation and artistic enlightenment. As a registered charity we provide this service to the community through various approaches of art instruction and awareness. Our instructors excel in developing the full artistic potential of each student who wants to participate in exploring their own artist within.
We are dedicated to enhancing art comprehension by exposure to history, global cultures and styles of the visual arts. Students can participate from seven years old and onwards, from all backgrounds and all cultures to create new forms & ideas that portray the personality of each individual and stimulate the imagination. Students' innovative and experimental work is encouraged, nurtured, and promoted with enthusiasm by the instructors and other students for creating art for its own sake.
Our founders, Nikola Bjelajac and Steve Repa started the Forum Art Institute in September 1964. We have been in 8 locations throughout the city of Winnipeg and we currently lease our facility (since 1999) from the City of Winnipeg in a former city library building built in 1961. We are fortunate in creating a family atmosphere for art instruction and have students who have been with us for over 40 years and many generations even including great-grandchildren. Many artist alumni credit our organization for their start in the art world and art enhancing their life.
Sessional Art Classes
We offer 3 ten-week sessions of art classes during the year; fall, winter and spring. Free studio time is included with all adult classes. Programming starts at 7 years old and our most senior student to date was 90 years young.
Summer Art Classes & Art Camps, Art Workshops
We offer several five-week classes of art instruction during the summer months. Programming during the summer also includes art camps for children, teens & adults. We may offer unique art workshops throughout the year on days or weekends in art instruction or art enrichment.
We offer various time slots for untutored studio time in our facility during our regular sessions. These vary according to the space availability during scheduled classes. We also offer 3 days of studio time throughout the summer.
Teen Bursary Awards
In January 2000, we established a bursary program for 12 to 16 year old students. With contributions from donors to this special fund we have awarded anywhere from 3 to 6 bursaries for each of our 10 week sessions of classes.
Nik Bjelajac Scholarship
Nik mentored many art students over the years as he wanted anyone to have the opportunity to experience the art process. After his passing in 2006, we continue to award one class per session to a financially challenged adult who is passionate in learning.
Forum Art Library & Instructional Resources
Supporting our instructors and students with art resources is an important part of the learning experience. We have one of the best art reference libraries in the city due to the contributions of many of our former students, artists and their families.
Enhancing Manitoba Communities through the support and promotion of private and public gardening and horticultural education.
Our objectives are to encourage interest in the science of botany and the art of horticulture. To focus awareness on our natural environment and its necessary conservation. To encourage environmental education and practices. To provide a public forum for horticultural and botanical interest groups and individuals. To organize and sponsor horticultural events to benefit our community. To support the enhancement of the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, public parks and gardens. To promote the role that a butterfly conservatory would play in our community.
The Friends is a volunteer charitable organization founded in 1988, to promote horticultural education and provide enhancements to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Changes at Assiniboine Park have resulted in the evolution of our mandate to the wider community. Our organization now fundraises in the community and partners with individuals and organizations to promote horticultural interests and activities.
The Friends of ELA supports research and students working at the Experimental Lakes Area, an internationally recognized facility where government and university scientists seek improved understanding of global and national threats to the environment using whole-ecosystem experimentation.
The Friends of ELA supports research and students at ELA by funding long-term research projects that might not be funded otherwise by governments or other sources. We assist in the education and training of future scientists by providing resources for these young people while on site at the ELA research facility. Here they are exposed to international expertise and state-of-the art research programs.
Since 1968, government and university scientists at the Experimental Lakes Area, or ELA, have studied natural lakes and streams, and apply controlled stresses to some. By observing the responses of these real ecosystems, much has been learned about important environmental problems including eutrophication (excessive algal growth), acidification, reservoirs, contaminants, climate change, etc. Research at the ELA has received international recognition and has affected environmental policy in Canada and around the world.
Friends of the Inner City Science Centre
c/o Centre for Aboriginal Health Education (CAHE)
A101 Chown Building, 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
To preserve the historical heritage of the City of Winnipeg by preserving historical buildings or sites in the City of Winnipeg and outlying areas.
To promote and encourage the conservation of historic/heritage structures and sites and attend to those matters which enhance and complement this purpose. Emphasis will be on restoration, revitalization, preservation, education and advocacy, in order to augment the cultural inheritance of the community, with consideration for pertinent logistics and feasibility.
Heritage Winnipeg was created in 1978 by the City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, and the Heritage Canada Foundation. Our organization for over thirty three years has acted as a catalyst to all levels of government, the private sector, and non-government organizations to collaborate and partner on many projects and issues related to the advocacy, education, and public service of our built environment.
Doors Open Winnipeg
Since 2004, Heritage Winnipeg has been presenting our annual Doors Open Winnipeg. A free annual weekend community event that celebrates Winnipeg’s unique spaces and architecture.
Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony
Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg’s Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding conservation of heritage projects. The recognition of those individuals, institutions, and organizations who have made significant efforts to preserve our city’s history.
Manitoba Day Celebrations
Heritage Winnipeg in cooperation with other like organizations spends the day (May 12) making heritage presentations and conducting exciting activities that will help students understand their own history and heritage.
Educational Outreach Program
Ongoing education of our built environment and the social and economic backgrounds will assist in the beter understanding of our City’s history, including the Province and Canada. Presentations and walking tours are provided to secondary, post-secondary students and community organizations.
Rehabilitation of Streetcar 356
Heritage Winnipeg feels that the development of the street railway system greatly influenced the development of Winnipeg’s urban landscape. The preservation of this last remaining wooden cars, built in 1909, reminds us of a major factor in the shaping of our city.
The Hubbell Awards Inc. is a small charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to cadets currently enrolled in a Manitoba unit who will continue their education at a civilian technical institute, college or university.
The Hubbell Awards Inc. provide six scholarships: three to air cadets; two to sea cadets and one to an army cadet. Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.
The Hubbell Awards are named after Major Ted Hubbell, a World War II veteran, who devoted much of his life encouraging the development of youth.
Icelandic Festival of Manitoba - Islendingadagurinn
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining interest in Icelandic culture and heritage primarily through the presentation of an annual family oriented celebration.
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba,"Islendingadagurinn" is the second oldest continuous ethnic festival in North America. The August long weekend is festival weekend and is filled with family-oriented cultural events, sporting activities and races, historical re-enactments, a parade, a number of activities within our traditional program including a heritage pavilion (Icelandic traditional foods) and so many activities celebrating our Icelandic roots. There are contests that include parade float making, Fris-nok tournament, sand-castle building, poetry and short story writing, road races, a fine art show, and the Wilhelm Kristjanson Memorial Scholarship.
The Icelandic festival was held in Winnipeg from 1890 until 1931, and since 1932 has been held in Gimli, Manitoba. August 2nd was chosen for the festival date because on that day, in 1874, the first Icelandic Celebration in North America had taken place, and in Iceland, a new constitution had been accepted. The first Fjallkona was selected in 1924. The Fjallkona or Maid of the Mountain (is always a woman) represents Iceland, while the Icelanders are her children. Mrs. SigrunLindal became the first Fjallkona of Islendingadagurinn. Although the traditional program remains similar, new activities are added each year.
500 Madison Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L4
To help people with intellectual disabilities to gain contributive and valued roles in society through meaningful employment and other supported activities.
ImagineAbility Inc. develops and delivers day programming to those people with intellectual disabilities who have, by mutual agreement with Manitoba Family Services and Housing, been identified as able to benefit from the support, training, work and other activities opportunities offered by the company.
Founded by the families of people with intellectual disabilities in 1962, incorporated in 1978 as ARC Industries, changed to Versatech Industries Inc. in 1986, and ImagineAbility in 2011. Currently operates at 436 William Ave., 115 Plymouth St. and 500 Madison St.; employs a staff of nearly 60; provides employment and support services to about 260 intellectually disabled adults under program elements:
Supported work outside company facilities
Community Networks and Leisure (lower staff/client ratio in production activities)
Community Transition Program (School District #1)
Packaging/Assembly, Recycling, and Document Destruction facilities
List of Agency Funds
ImagineAbility (formerly Versatech Industries) have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
IISD champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-partisan charitable organization specializing in policy research and analysis, and information exchange. Through our head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and our branches in Ottawa, New York and Geneva, we apply human ingenuity to improve the well-being of the world’s environment, economy and society.
Winnipeg Sustainability Leaders Program
An innovative course designed to develop leadership for the Green Economy in Manitoba. The program will focus on the business case for sustainability, highlight sustainable leadership and innovation in Manitoba, and examine how individuals can make change happen.
Jazz Winnipeg Inc.
007-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
Jazz Winnipeg is a non-profit organization promoting the art of jazz through concert presentations and community outreach. As producers of the annual Jazz Winnipeg festival, as well as concerts and workshops throughout the year, Jazz Winnipeg is a vibrant and essential organization, dedicated to the enrichment of Winnipeg's cultural community.
Td Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
The organization's largest, most prominent event is the 10-day festival featuring today's best jazz, blues and urban music. Each June, more than 40,000 music fans converge on Winnipeg’s downtown for 10 days of exceptional live music.
Nu Sounds Series
The Nu Sounds Series features the best local jazz musicians in exciting contexts presenting new material and/or collaborations. Concerts take place at The Park Theatre on Osborne Street and draw between 750 and 1,000 people annually.
Jazz on Wheels
Jazz on Wheels features professional musicians performing for free from the back of a traveling "rolling stage." Bringing music to inner city neighbourhoods, the program provides today’s urban youth with positive artistic experiences, helping them to discover new creative outlets.
The Jazz Labs are a series of workshops led by experienced and talented professional musicians. Covering a wide range of topics from repertoire to music technique to the business of being a touring artist, the sessions are free to all participants.
Throughout the year, Jazz Winnipeg produces concerts from some of today's most prominent and talented touring artists such as Jesse Cook, Jill Barber, Sophie Milman and Michael Kaeshammer.
Jazz Winnipeg publishes 6 issues per year in cooperation with Editors Steve and Anna-Lisa Kirby and Charlene Diehl. Dig is an independent magazine devoted to promoting an awareness of the jazz culture in Winnipeg.
To carry on the dream of Jocelyn Hutton - adding life to final days for the terminally ill, and their loved ones, by providing care and comfort in a home-like setting.
Jocelyn House Hospice (JHH) combines comfort and care for people who are living the end of their lives and can't stay in their own home, but choose not to be in a hospital. JHH is a comfortable, inviting home for four residents where people come and go as they would in their own homes. Together, staff, volunteers, families and residents create and foster an environment of trust, respect, support and acceptance. High quality, progressive palliative care is a cornerstone of our program and we rely on the support of the community to continue to provide that care.
Jocelyn Hutton developed cancer at the age of 17 and soon after her initial diagnosis, she learned that she would die. Jocelyn’s desire was to live each day fully and to die supported by family, friends and her community. Surrounded by the love that gave her courage, she was the inspiration for the establishment of Jocelyn House Hospice, western Canada’s first freestanding hospice. After her death, Jocelyn’s parents, Bill and Miriam Hutton, founded Jocelyn House Hospice in 1985 with the desire that their family home be used as a hospice.
High quality, progressive palliative care is a cornerstone of Jocelyn House Hospice. Residents and their families have the information, knowledge, control and power to make decisions about care. In the spirit of providing the best quality of care, families are encouraged to participate.
Kidney health, and improved lives for all people affected by kidney disease.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch is a local branch of the national health charity committed to kidney health and to improved lives for all people living with kidney disease. The Foundation provides programs and services to those affected by kidney disease, raises awareness of the major causes and ways to prevent kidney disease and and raises funds for research to improve treatment. The Foundation is determined to break through the barriers around Kidney Disease.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch was founded in 1971 by Dr. Ash Thompson. In accordance with our mission statement, we endeavor to provide services that improve the lives of those affected by kidney disease. These services include public education, screening clinics and the provision of funds to defray the costs associated with living organ donation and travelling expenses for Manitobans in rural areas.
In January 2013 at the age of 92, "Dr. T" passed away but his memory and commitment to those affected by kidney disease lives on in our Branch.
Our mission is to... Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. Foster an environment in the community that responds to the changing need of our members. Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.
L'Arche Winnipeg Inc. provides homes for adults living with intellectual disabilities. Based on a “shared life” model rather than simply a care giving model, the L’Arche community in Winnipeg has grown to its present size, now supporting six group homes and two semi-independent individuals with the help of twenty-two assistants, most of whom live in the homes.
L'Arche Winnipeg is part of an international federation of communities and was established in 1973 to provide homes with a family-like setting for individuals with developmental disabilities. It was part of the societal movement to de-institutionalize people with a developmental disability and to integrate them into mainstream living.
Being a support to Manitoba’s francophone visual artists, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones inc. seeks to provide support to their artistic careers. It sees to their professional development and focuses its efforts on defending their individual and collective rights. The Corporation’s activities meet the representation, promotion, and distribution needs of visual arts. It is also committed to training its members and raising public awareness to visual arts.
Incorporated in June of 2000, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones inc. (MDA) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the development and advancement of visual arts in Manitoba. It offers artists presentation, professionalization, and exchange activities. For the general public, it is a meeting place, a place to discover and appreciate contemporary visual art.
LEAF Manitoba (Women's Legal Education and Action Fund)
To achieve substantive equality for women and girls in all aspects of their lives.
LEAF Manitoba is the provincial branch of The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, a National organization which advances equality for women and girls in Canada through legal action and public education. LEAF challenges discrimination against women, using the equality guarantees in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. LEAF Manitoba emphasizes youth and adult education and community involvement with the development and delivery of programs and action related to education, legal work, and fund development.
LEAF was founded in 1985, the same day that the equality provisions of "the Charter" came into effect. LEAF was formed to work for laws that are fair and just and to change patterns of legal interpretation and application unfavourable to women. LEAF works to ensure that law has a positive impact on the lives of women and girls and that citizens are aware of their legal rights and responsibilities.
NO Means NO
This is a legal education program that teaches youth about their legal rights and responsibilities related to sexual assault and consent through creative and interactive activities that address power imbalances, gender stereotypes, and their connection to violence in relationships.
Youth in the Workplace
This is a legal education program that teaches students about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace through critical discussion, role-playing and scenarios. Youth learn how power, gender stereotypes and discrimination play out in the workplace.
Transforming Our Future
This course empowers community groups by providing tools for identifying systemic discrimination, assessing legal avenues for change, and developing strategies that are meaningful to their communities. They will learn to shape the future of equality in Manitoba and Canada.
Annual Youth Conference
This is an opportunity for students to interact with women role models, lawyers, law students, professors and LEAF volunteers and participate in a day of ideas, questions and discussions about human rights, making the law work for women and promoting equality through the law.
Consultation on law reform issues, case development and referrals to the National legal department, and liaison with women's groups regarding current and emerging legal issues.
Persons Day Breakfast
Join other community leaders at our Annual Persons Day Breakfast for an educational and fund-raising event to celebrate the use of law for positive social change and to support LEAF Manitoba’s work to advance equality and justice for women and girls.
Literacy Partners of Manitoba is committed to supporting learners and practitioners in their efforts to improve Literacy and Essential Skills in Manitoba, and to raise awareness of the importance of Literacy and Essential Skills with Stakeholders and partners.
Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM) is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by a community-based membership, individual and corporate donors, the Government of Canada Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, and the Province of Manitoba Adult Learning and Literacy Branch. Additional grants have been received by The Winnipeg Foundation.
LPM was founded in 1987 as the "Literacy Workers' Alliance of Manitoba', then incorporated as "Literacy Partners of Manitoba" in 1996. The organization was created in response to a growing concern of the problem of low literacy skills in the province. Since it's inception, LPM has significantly raised public awareness of the consequences of low literacy and has made an important contribution in the improvement of the status of literacy for all Manitobans. LPM is Manitoba's literacy link and a strong voice for literacy in the province.
Networks, partnerships and advocacy
Provide a unified voice for literacy and essential skills issues in Manitoba and liaise with our Canadian counterparts at the Canadian Learning and Literacy Network and ABC Life Literacy.
Adult learning referral services
Help adults access literacy and learning programs through our LEARN Line, a referral service for those looking for help and the online search tool, go to LEARN.
Synergetic networks, trainings, and partnerships
Empower & engage adults in continuous learning through practitioner networks, training, and strategic partnerships.
Resources, trainings & support to adult and adult learners and practitioners
Offer bursaries, scholarships and grants including the Winnipeg Free Press "Raise-a-Reader" family literacy grant, training, tools & resources to support learners and practitioners.
Plain Language training and resources
Provide Plain Language services and training to the public, and produce Plain Language documents such as “Going to the Doctor”, “Being SAFE at Work”, & “Going Back to School”
Literacy and Essential Skills events and fund raisers
Host events and fundraisers to celebrate and support literacy such as “I LOVE to Read Month”, Take 5 and READ Day”, “Family Literacy Day”, “International Adult Learner Week”, as well as workshops, trainings, and conferences such as the 2011 Aboriginal Literacy Symposium.
List of Agency Funds
Literacy Partners of Manitoba have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Under God's grace, Luther Village exists to provide Christian ministry in a harmonious outdoor setting to give all individuals the opportunity for growth and renewal of mind, body and soul.
Our camp, in a resort-like setting in the scenic & rugged wilderness, is located on Dogtooth Lake, near Kenora, ON. A natural waterfront paradise complete with a swimming & boating beach, allow for many ways to live for and love your leisure. We set high standards for staff, programs, safety & facilities. Cabins and campgrounds available for rental to the general public. Book your Outdoor Education/conferences & retreats with us or join in our programs for families or youth. We are an accredited camp of the Manitoba/Canadian Camping Associations.
Luther Village is a ministry of the Manitoba North-western Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada. In existence and incorporated since 1964.
Family & Youth Camps
Week long programs offered for families & youth. Water and land activity options throughout the day, alone time as families if wanted. 100% supervised youth camps.
Plan your wedding with us! Fall is a beautiful time at the lake to be married at your custom-made wedding! Ceremony on the beach or in the chapel; overnight accommodations for wedding party &/or guests; wedding banquet or buffet...you pick!
Annual retreat for women to relax and be served. Take some time for you away from family and other responsibilities with inspiring sessions, friendship connections, massage, reflexology, yoga.
Macdonald Youth Services fosters hope and opportunities to empower children, youth and families throughout Manitoba to grow and heal through safe, caring, respectful and collaborative relationships.
Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) serves nearly 7,000 youth annually through six key services programs, ranging from a work and life skills program, adolescent resources in community homes, northern services, mobile crisis teams, and the MYS Youth Resource Centre & Emergency Shelter. Our programs and services offer care, professionalism, creativity, and respect for the individuality and aspirations of youth and families. Build confidence. Build character and ability. Build brighter tomorrows. Our dedicated staff and case management approach support the transition of at-risk youth into adulthood.
In 1929, a group of concerned citizens founded the Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Hostel (now known as Macdonald Youth Services) to provide shelter for disadvantaged youth. The Hostel was opened in honor of Sir Hugh John Macdonald when he passed away. Hugh John preached courtesy, compassion, firmness and impartiality as an advocate for youth. He offered guidance and opened the doors to his own home with a safe place to sleep and a hot meal. His own family struggles fueled his dedication to supporting and "opening doors" for disadvantaged youth.
MYS Youth Resource Centre & Emergency Shelter (YRC)
The YRC offers short term shelter, basic needs and individualized case management through emotional support, crisis intervention, counseling, community resources and empowerment to limit the duration of homelessness for youth. It is a 24/7 "place to call home when nowhere else exists".
In partnership with Winnipeg School Division #1, Coach is designed to address the needs of children ages 6 to 11 years of age who are not able to be successful in the existing educational system. Coach consists of an off-campus classroom program with after school/evening and summer supports.
Adolescent Resources in Community Homes (ARCH)
ARCH consists of seven community based homes. Programming has been developed to work effectively with male and female adolescents with extreme and problematic behaviors which would have precluded them from successful placements in other treatment settings.
Workforce Venture (WFV)
WFV offers supplemental day programming that incorporates respect, caring and structure, while maintaining the ability to meet the individual needs of each youth. WFV participants perform yard maintenance tasks for homeowners in the community.
Kisewatisiwin Services provide individualized services in therapeutic settings to youth between the ages of 0 and 21 in northern Manitoba. Staff, foster parents and managers work very hard at ensuring that the children and youth have full access to educational and development opportunities.
Specialized Individual Placement Services (SIP)
SIP Services operates six homes offering care for male and female youth with high behavioral and/or emotional needs. These young people are among the highest risk youth in the Province and have experienced a great deal of trauma and require individual treatment plans.
To promote the growth and development of concert and jazz band in Manitoba through regional and provincial programs and services.
The Manitoba Band Association was created in 1977 and today is Canada's largest provincial band association. The primarily volunteer based association offers 28 annual programs and services to 25,000 school and community band members. Programs include summer band camps, Manitoba Music Conference, regional and provincial honour bands, Christmas Tuba Festival, Solo & Ensembel Festival, Optimist Band Festival, Level One Band Festival, Community Band Festivals, Mentorship Program, Internship Program, and scholarships and awards.
The objectives of the Chapter are to engage in educational, charitable and/or scientific activities to promote the awareness in a variety of aviation disciplines and to provide support and fellowship in like interested members, which includes raising funds for and awarding an annual scholarship for advanced flight training to a woman pilot.
Our main activities are fund raising by organizing an annual flying poker derby or holding a silent auction in the event of adverse weather. and awarding an annual scholarship to a woman pilot for advances flight training. Applicants do not need to be a Chapter member, but must have at least a private pilots license.
The Chapter was established in 1971. The first chapter chairperson was Rosella Bjornson who in 1973 became the first woman pilot to be hired for commercial jet service in North America. The Chapter Scholarship is named after Rosella as she is an exemplary role model for women who want to pursue a career in aviation.
Providing resources and a meeting place connecting people to craft.
Vision: To inspire engagement with the art of craft Mandate: To collect, preserve and present historical and contemporary crafts within the cultural mosaic of Manitoba. Core Values: Respecting the Hand-Made, Fostering Excellence, Sharing Knowledge, Encouraging Participation, Ensuring Transparency.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library collections were established in the early 1930s by the Crafts Guild of Manitoba. The Guild folded in 1997, and the museum and library is now operated independently.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library showcases three exhibitions yearly. Each features craft from the museum collections and/or work from the Manitoba craft community.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. Call or check our website for details.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library holds a Spring Artisans Market in April, and a Festive Artisans Market in November, both juried sales of local crafters.
Made By You
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library holds a yearly fundraiser, usually in October, which features mini-craft workshops, a silent auction, refreshments and other craft related activities.
Any researcher may view the museum collections in storage. Contact us by phone 204-487-6117or email to book an appointment.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library maintains a collection of 3,500+ books, patterns, journals, and other printed material. It is available to the general public on-site and our members may borrow most items.
To support the independence, self-reliance and full participation of Manitobans with spinal cord injuries or diseases and to support projects for the cure or prevention of spinal cord injuries.
Through designated trust funds, MPF dollars go to work in four main areas: special projects, product testing, research and direct aid to persons with spinal cord injuries.
The Manitoba Paraplegia Foundation Inc. was incorporated in 1980. As a registered charity, MPF relies on donor support. Each year the continuing and generous support of donors works to directly benefit persons with spinal cord injuries.
To raise funds for charitable organizations that support shelter-related causes that improve the quality of life of Manitobans.
Every day Manitoba REALTORS® quietly give their time and financial support to people and communities to promote and fund many worthwhile causes. Manitoba REALTORS® recognize that shelter is a vital component of our communities and understand that structured fundraising and philanthropy are beneficial to community development; therefore The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation was created to support Manitoba charities that are devoted to shelter-related causes.
Granted registered charitable status in 2007, the Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation has improved daily life for many of our fellow citizens. In its short existence over $440,000 has been raised and over $200,000 has been granted; the deserving recipients of funding over the last six years are: A & O Support Services for Older Adults, Alpha House, Esther House, House of Hesed (Manitoba), Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, L’Arche Winnipeg, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, Marymound, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad, New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families, North End Women’s Centre, Nova House, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army Booth Centre, Siloam Mission, St. Matthews Non Profit Housing, Visions of Independence and Habitat for Humanity® Manitoba.
Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) is a professional theatre company solely devoted to young people. Our mission is to: Produce professional theatre that entertains, educates and advocates for children and youth. Provide training in theatre and related arts by professional artists and instructors. Portray the experiences of Canadian children through the development of new plays for performance at home and internationally.
MTYP serves as a theatre resource for the children and youth of Manitoba by offering a vehicle for experiencing and developing an appreciation of theatre and an opportunity to receive training in the practice of theatre by professional artists and educators through our performance company, theatre school and theatre-in-education services.
Manitoba Theatre for Young People was originally founded in 1965 as Actors' Showcase and incorporated in January of 1977. In 1982, it was reconstituted by incoming Artistic Director, Leslee Silverman, as a professional company devoted to theatre for young people. In August 1999, MTYP realized a 14-year dream; its own home. The company moved into the CanWest Global Performing Arts Centre located at The Forks in the heart of Winnipeg. MTYP has grown to become one of the most respected professional theatre companies in Canada.
MTYP is the only professional theatre in Manitoba devoted solely to young audiences. MTYP's Mainstage season consisting of ten shows serves 125, 000+ children, teens, and parents. Located at The Forks, our 28,000 square foot, 325 flexible theatre is a one of a kind facility.
MTYP operates the largest theatre school in Canada, where over 1,600 children and teens learn fundamental theatre performance techniques, as well as such related disciplines as movie making, animation, puppetry, musical theatre, and acting for the camera.
Aboriginal Arts Training and Mentorship Program
The Arts Training & Mentorship Program is designed specifically for urban Aboriginal youth in Winnipeg. Currently, in its 8th year 600 Aboriginal children, teens and young adults now participate year round in film, theatre, and self-esteem and empowerment programs.
MTYP workshops offer a playful and intuitive approach to learning that is based on a young person’s natural curiosity and desire to participate. Whether you are in pre-school, school-aged or an adult, MTYP specializes in bringing excellent drama education experiences to you.
MTYP runs a successful touring program in collaboration with the Manitoba schools system, and now tours the province more frequently and to more locations than any other professional performing arts organization.
The Manitoba Writers' Guild's mission is to encourage, develop, promote and celebrate writers and writing, to support the freedom to read and to write, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.
The Manitoba Writers' Guild is a provincial arts service organization representing professional and emerging writers in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Writers' Guild was founded in August 1981 in Aubigny, Manitoba by a group of writers who were interested in forming an organization that could provide programs and services to Manitoba writers. That small group eventually made the decision to create a formal, not-for-profit, charitable organization with an office, staff and programming for writers at all stages of their writing career. Our founding members include: Alexandre Aprimoz, David Arnason, Sandra Birdsell, Kate Bitney, Elizabeth Carriere, Dennis Cooley, Victor Enns, Patrick Friesen, Smaro Kamboureli, Shirley Kitchen, Robert Kroetsch, Mhari Mackintosh, Valerie Reed, Al Reimer, Michael Rennie, Jacqui Smyth, Andris Taskans, and Dave Williamson.
Our vision: Nutritious meals are accessible to those in need.
Our mission: Nutritious meals are delivered by volunteers to the people in the city of Winnipeg who are unable to prepare or otherwise obtain them.
Our values: The personal contact and caring provided by our volunteers. Every client’s right to the best service the agency can offer. Honesty, integrity, mutual respect and confidentiality. The responsible management of human and physical resources. High quality in our product.
Our volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors, and people of all ages who are living with disabilities, recovering from an injury, or fighting an illness. By delivering to clients in their residences, we help people stay independent in a place that is comfortable to them; their own home. Our volunteers also help clients who are struggling with isolation, through their friendly smiles and brief, daily chats.
Originally started as a project of the Home Welfare Association, we began delivering meals under the name “Meals on Wheels” in 1965. In our first year, we delivered just over 10,000 meals. Today, our volunteers deliver over 185,000 meals annually.
Hot Meal Program
Hot meals are delivered to clients in their own homes up to 7 days per week.
Kosher Meal Program
Certified kosher meals are are prepared at Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre. Kosher meals are available in the following areas: the North End, West Kildonan, the Maples, River Heights.
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art Inc. (MAWA)
611 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
To encourage and support the intellectual and creative development of women in the visual arts by providing an ongoing forum for education and critical dialogue.
From MAWA's inception, mentorship has been key to the organization's philosophy and activities, so that intergeneraltional knowledge is shared and each artists does not need to "reinvent the wheel". As well as pairings established and emerging artists, MAWA hosts special projects, lectures, workshops, reading groups, screenings and field trips. Although some of our programs are for women artists, the majority are open to people of all genders, and are offered at low or no cost. Diverse programming by diverse leaders attracts diverse community participation.
MAWA was formed under the umbrella of Plug In Gallery in 1984 and incorporated as a separate organization in September 1990. Over the years, MAWA has sponsored special projects including Passing Pictures with Prisoners (1998), the "Art Building Community" symposium (2008), publications such as "Technologies of Intuition" (2006), an 18-month curatorial mentorship program (2009-2011), and targeted programming for rural, Aboriginal and new Canadian artists (on-going).
Foundation Mentorship Program
A senior artist/mentor works one-on-one with an emerging artist 5 hours each month for the period of one year. Monthly group meetings enhance professional skills through workshops led by the mentors. Mentees plan a final project together to mark the end of the program.
First Friday Lecture Series
A monthly lecture held on the first Friday of each month at noon series explores topics of practical and theoretical natures. Past lectures have focused on taxation for artists, the history of Canadian Aboriginal curation, feminist approaches to art education, etc.
Local and Visiting Artists and Curators Lecture Series
Talks by artists and curators offer a window onto their creative processes and concerns. MAWA often works with other art centres to program national and international guests.
Master Classes provide the opportunity for senior and mid-career artists to work with visiting artists of international statue in an intense, week-long mentorship.
Skills workshops offer technical skill in a specific area of artistic expression. Some take place over three evenings and have focused on topics as varied as "animation for beginners" and "how to make a book". Crafternoons are single afternoon sessions, taught by new Canadian artisans.
Each year MAWA offers a workshop focusing on the principles, structure and key elements required for success of a mentorship program. Leaders from many sectors have attended, and as a result MAWA has inspired other mentorship programs throughout the country.
To provide responsive and individualized serves that foster the hopes and dreams of people and their communities.
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families is a large non-profit organization providing a unique combination of human services that are responsive to the changing social, psychological, cultural, educational and vocational needs of people in their communities.
Over the past 125 years New Directions has been evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the Winnipeg community. Previously known as (Children’s Home of Winnipeg) we have redefined ourselves and services to work better with children, youth, adults and families as they chart their own course within the community. We currently serve over 1,800 individuals through our 20 different programs.
List of Agency Funds
New Directions have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Osborne House Inc empowers women and their children, who are experiencing domestic abuse, by providing them with a safe and supportive environment through residential and non-residential programs and services.
A Winnipeg non-profit shelter for women and children escaping domestic abuse. A safe place to stay and rebuild independence.
Osborne House Inc was founded in 1972, providing program and services to young women, 18 – 29 years of age, seeking to move from a dependent to an independent living situation. Since that time, Osborne House Inc has grown and can now house up to 45 women and children while providing them with counselling services while in residence and after leaving the shelter.
List of Agency Funds
24-hour Crisis Line
Counsellors are on-hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take calls from people living with domestic violence to offer help and guidance.
Women and children in shelter receive counselling sessions both one-on-one and in group sessions. Women can continue to attend personal and group counselling sessions once out of shelter.
Art psychotherapy is available to women and children in shelter. This allows them to explore ways to express themselves in ways beyond words.
Counsellors assist clients once they leave shelter by providing guidance, continued support, assistance in finding housing, assistance with court cases, etc.
Mandate: (As stated in original Letters Patent 1972) A. To facilitate communications in the arts on a non-profit basis in the Province of Manitoba. B. To engage in any activity pursuant to achieving the aims as set out in clause A.
Vision: Plug In ICA is a laboratory for research and a centre for the presentation of art that confronts ideas and issues affecting contemporary society.
Mission: Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is dedicated to the research of contemporary art.
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is primarily dedicated to the research of contemporary art. From its research, Plug In derives it programs—in the form of exhibitions, publications, public programs, screenings, performances, symposia and other activities. Our activities encompass visual culture in the broadest sense including: film and video, architecture and spatial culture, new media, popular and material culture, design and literature.
Plug In Editions is the publishing arm of Plug In ICA, and continues to be active in the production of numerous titles each year. Over the coming years, Plug In intends to maximize its publishing potential in order to reach broader audiences, document the history of our community, and explore new and challenging ideas.
Established in 1972, Plug In was created as a not-for-profit exhibition space, directed by a board of practising artists. It began as one of the first organisations on the prairies to focus exclusively on contemporary art. Plug In speaks to communities that share an interest in contemporary art and the evolution of contemporary culture. Since its inception, Plug In has played a central role in the creation and growth of a living culture in Manitoba, facilitating a mutually beneficial dialogue between art and life. In addition, Plug In has nurtured numerous local artists, curators, critics, and arts administrators. By addressing community needs through training projects, Plug In has been an incubator for new arts groups such as Video Pool and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.
In the late 1990’s, after 25 years of operation as an artist-run centre, Plug In began to re-envision its role locally and internationally, having arrived at a position of notable critical acclaim for its exhibitions and publications program. Plug In transitioned to an institute of contemporary art shortly after organising the Canadian representation at the Venice Biennale in 2001, marking the first time the Canadian pavilion was awarded to an institution outside central Canada. In presenting the Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s The Paradise Institute, Plug In became known as “the little gallery that could”, far outstripping larger organisations with its huge success. Cardiff and Miller were awarded the Biennale’s “Golden Lion,” a first for Canada. As well, in 2008, Plug In was short-listed for the Imperial Tobacco Foundation Arts Achievement Award. In 2009, Plug In Director, Anthony Kiendl, was the third recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.
PTE's mission is: To operate a professional theatre of high calibre for the entertainment & edification of a broad spectrum of people. To operate a school to encourage appreciation of theatre and to provide accessible, high quality, innovative drama education. To support the development of new plays. To foster theatre arts-related endeavours of others through use of our facilities and expertise.
PTE offers five adult plays in it season as well as a play that is geared to children and youth over the holiday period that goes out on tour and is seen by more than 18,000 people outside of Winnipeg. The mainstage theatre seats 323 people in a crescent shape around the stage. A second stage (100 seating) is used by outside groups as a rental facility and by the PTE School. PTE's school offers classes for all ages and levels of experience. PTE maintains a 42,000 sq ft facility and estimates 100,000 people pass through the front doors.
PTE has been in existence since 1972. It began as a theatre school and over the years has grown into one of Winnipeg's most vibrant theatres. Each season PTE produces a playbill of five contemporary plays -- most with a Canadian focus. It is nationally recognized for its commitment to the quality of the work on its stage and the support of local theatre artists. PTE supports new plays within its regular theatre season, with its Playwright's Unit and with its annual festival called the Carol Shields Festival of New Works.
Adult Theatre Season
Each year a 5-play season is chosen by PTE's Artistic Director and includes a range of comedies and drama with a focus on contemporary and Canadian playwrights.
Family Holiday Show
PTE reaches out to children with its adaptation geared to children and families. PTE was the first company to see the potential of Robert Munsch stories and has been adapting them to live theatre for many years. The 5-story/50 minute play is seen by 6-7,000 people at PTE's theatre.
Theatre for Young Audiences
The PTE Family Holiday Show is one of the first pieces of professional theatre seen by Manitoba's youth. Beside the in-theatre shows, a Winnipeg and Provincial tour takes the play to schools from Gillam in the North to the US border and is seen by more than 18,000.
PTE continues to foster the growth of new plays. A new initiative brings writers at different levels together to mentor each other under the guidance of PTE's Artistic Director. Working as a unit they motivate each other and offer important and useful criticism.
PTE Theatre School
PTE began as a theatre school and continues that tradition with a wide variety of classes of children, youth and adults at all levels of experience and skill. For the more dedicated there are "companies" that work towards year end performances.
The Prince of Peace Senior Social Centre Volunteers is a non-profit/non-partisan organization whose membership is composed of individuals willing to participate in giving service to the residents of the communities designated. The mission is to give caregivers in these communities free time by providing caring supervision to the frail/elderly enrolled in The High Steppers Club.
To be accepted into the program, the individual must be living at home and must be able to walk independently, with or without walking aids, or in a wheelchair, but must be able to complete transfers independently. They must be able to feed and toilet themselves and administer their own medications. Our Club provides morning and afternoon refreshments, soup and biscuits for lunch. Our activities include Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard, Card games, Dominioes, Backgammon, Sing-alongs, Bean Bag Toss and special events, such as Halloween and New Year's parties.
The High Steppers Club has been housed at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church since 1992 where it had its beginning with about 5 people meeting once a week. Today it has grown to a two day a week program with 12 participants and 6 volunteers enjoying each others company each week. Members of our club become like an extended family and care about each other. We also have members of Trailblazers Life Choices and Windsor Park Collegiate Special Needs Program volunteering with us during the year.
Providence is a Christian academic community in the evangelical tradition that teaches people to grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service.
Providence is made up of two schools, a university college and a theological seminary. We offer majors in arts and professional studies at the undergraduate level. The seminary offers degree programs to prepare people for ministry in a variety of Christian settings. Providence also operates an English Language Institute.
Providence began in Winnipeg in 1925. In 1971 it moved to its present 100-acre campus in Otterburne, 25 minutes south of Winnipeg. The Seminary began in 1972. Throughout the years, people from a variety of denominations have served at Providence. We have attracted students from around the world.
Pulford Community Living Services Inc. is committed to ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities served by Pulford Community Living Services Inc. have all the rights, responsibilities and opportunities afforded by independent community living. Pulford Community Living Services Inc. will proceed in this endeavor by providing appropriate support to each individual who receives support services.
Our agency provides a number of individualized supports to people based on their values, beliefs, and goals. We offer Residential Supports, Supported Independent Living Services, Respite/Supports to families and community based Day Services.We operate in Winnipeg, the Interlake and Eastman regions of the province.
Being individualized means providing unique support to each and every person. Being community based means more than having a house on a typical street, it means community participation. It means knowing your neighbours and using the same shops and services as everyone else. We strive to ensure all individuals are seen as valued neighbours and friends.
Our story began in 1986 when a support staff approached community members for their help. He provided support for 2 people residing in a guest home who were at risk of being sent back to an institution due to the main caregivers ailing health.
That day the foundation for Pulford Community Living Services Inc. was laid and the first volunteer board was created from a small room in the basement of Augustine United Church, located on the corner of River Avenue and Pulford Street. Through successful lobbying of community and government, 3 people were supported to move into their own home on December 1st, 1986.
Residential Supports are provided in a person's home. A home may be a single person home or could have up to four people depending on personal preferences.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is provided to people and families who live in their own home to assist in certain areas of their life such as finances, emotional, and health. The amount of support hours are determined by the amount of assistance needed.
Respite/Supports to Families
Respite/Supports to Families are geared towards people who are still living at home with their family. This support model provides time for a person's family to focus their attention on other areas of their life.
All of the day supports provided by our agency have a strong community base. This may include employment, educational, volunteering, and/or recreational activities to name a few. In the town of Ste. Anne this also includes running a second hand store includinga book store and a recycling depot located in Richer, MB.
Our mission is to be a visible, respected member of the Manitoba arts community. We wish to provide social and cultural enrichment for our members and audience. We strive to foster spirit and pride within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans gender, two-spirit (GLBTT) community and to present a positive image to the greater community through musical performance excellence.
We are a voluntary, not-for-profit community chorus incorporated under the laws of Manitoba to provide and opportunity for people who are GLBTT and their friends to sing together.
200-180 Market Avenue (office)
2015 Main Street (theatre)
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0P7
Annual Fundraising Dinner celebrating 60 years of Musical Theatre in Winnipeg.
Date: October 15, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: RBC Convention Centre
Rainbow Stage will produce musical theatre, develop talented Manitoba artists and be supported by enthusiastic audiences.
Rainbow Stage is a outdoor summer theatre company which produces Broadway Musicals working with professionals and emerging professionals. Rainbow Stage employes in excess of 300 people during the summer season. In 2013 Artist in residence, apprenticeships and a training conservatory have been introduced.
Since 1954 Rainbow Stage has been performing in beautiful Kildonan Park in West Kildonan Winnipeg. Rainbow Stage has been dedicated in providing arts and culture to all Manitobans through Community Support Night; rush seating nights; family pack specials and season ticket pricing. Since 1954 with over 120 productions, Rainbow Stage has become a summer event.
Outdoor Musical Theatre productions
Outdoor Musical Theatre productions
Rainbow Stage will annually present up to three high school performance awards up to a maximum of $1000 and two middle school awards up to $750 in the greater Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Rainbow Stage offers annual monetary awards in the form of Individual Scholarships to students who are graduating high school and pursuing further education in the field of the performing arts in the fields of performance, technical/production and musicians.
Artists in Residence/Apprentices/Conservatory members
Rainbow Stage and the Rainbow Stage Music Theatre Conservatory are continually looking for passionate theatre professionals who are interested in working on existing or new projects with us. Information is available at http://www.rainbowstage.ca/about/submissions.php
The Riverview Health Centre Foundation’s mission is to support all of the Centre’s initiatives through various fundraising endeavours. It strives to continue the legacy of caring into the 21st century and beyond by enhancing the Centre’s ability to meet patient and resident needs in all areas, from medical to social to spiritual.
Riverview is a 388 bed facility that provides care for those individuals needing any of the following types of care: long-term, Alzheimer's, geriatric, palliative, stroke or acquired brain injury rehabilitative services.
In a working-class neighbourhood in Boston, single mother Margaret finds herself jobless and facing eviction. Desperate for employment, she tracks down an old flame who escaped their Southie past and decides to corner him – with unexpected results.
Date: April 17 – May 10 Time: varies Location: John Hirsch Mainstage Tickets: start at $25 plus GST
How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierrepont Finch from window washer to high-powered executive.
For nearly 25 years, it’s been tradition for local lawyers and judges to take part in the Lawyers Play, a gala fundraiser that benefits MTC and its programs.
Date: April 22– May 3 Time: varies Location: Tom Hendry Warehouse Tickets: start at $50 plus GST
For showtimes and ticket information, call the MTC Box Office at 204-942-6537, toll-free at 1-877-446-4500 or visit www.mtc.mb.ca
Manitoba Theatre Centre exists to celebrate the widest spectrum of theatre art. Deeply rooted in the province of Manitoba, which gave it life and provides for its growth, MTC aspires to both reflect and inform the community it serves.
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is a community-based, not-for-profit arts organization in Winnipeg, Manitoba. MTC was Canada’s first English-language regional theatre and presents six plays at the John Hirsch Mainstage, four plays at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, a regional tour, a Master Playwright Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, North America’s second-largest Fringe Festival.
When John Hirsch and Tom Hendry founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1958, their goal was to create great professional theatre with mass appeal. Canada's first regional theatre spent its first decade in the Dominion Theatre before opening at its present location on November 2, 1970. Since its founding, MTC has produced more than 500 plays, and hundreds of well-known actors have appeared on its stages, including Len Cariou, Martha Henry, William Hurt, Robert Lepage, Seana McKenna, Keanu Reeves, and Kathleen Turner. In 2010, MTC was given Royal Designation by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Backstage Pass: Theatre Perspectives for Students
Backstage Pass is a free high school subscription program that is open to all students in grades 11 and 12 with a keen interest in the performing arts, giving them an opportunity to take an in-depth look at theatre.
Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship
MTC established the Jean Murray–Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship almost 50 years ago. Since its creation, the fund has financially assisted more than 400 Manitobans aspiring to a career in professional theatre with over 700 scholarships and apprenticeships.
Naomi Levin Theatre Scholarship
Naomi Levin Theatre Scholarships are available to persons studying production/technical aspects of theatre. To qualify, applicants must be attending an accredited theatre production program, or be apprenticed to a professional theatre.
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. We carry out our Mission through the RWB Company of 26 dancers, founded in 1939, and the RWB Recreational and Professional Divisions, founded in 1962 and 1970.
The RWB performs four productions of the highest artistic calibre for its home audience in Winnipeg each year, comprising 22-25 shows at the Centennial Concert Hall, plus three performances of Ballet in the Park, free-of-charge on the Lyric Stage. Our eclectic and accessible repertoire offers a balanced mix of classical, full-length story ballets and shorter works, contemporary pieces, and new creations commissioned by and for the RWB. The versatility, technical excellence, and captivating style that are trademarks of the RWB have earned us critical and popular acclaim at home and abroad.
Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the RWB is one of the oldest ballet companies in North America and one of the premier ballet companies in Canada. In 1953, we received our "Royal" designation, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and became the first Royal ballet company in the Commonwealth. Since the beginning, we have taken our Company "on the road" to expand our market and serve as cultural ambassadors. The RWB is one of the most toured ballet companies in the world, and has visited nearly 600 cities in 44 countries.
Main Stage Performances / Subscription Services
In 2012/2013, the RWB celebrates the ageless power and romance of storytelling, with four, full-length ballets performed at The Centennial Concert Hall. Season subscribers get the best seats in the house, save up to 20% over single ticket prices, and receive a package of services.
RWB School - Professional Division
The accredited Professional Program accommodates 100 students annually. Graduates of the program are highly sought after, and are employed in several countries as dancers, instructors, and choreographers. The majority of the dancers in our Company and teachers in our Faculty are former students.
RWB School - Recreational Division
Over the course of the year, more than 1,000 students, ranging from age three to older adults, participate in 200 hours of classes per week, in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Pilates, musical theatre, modern dance and general movement and fitness.
Each year, the RWB donates nearly 1,000 free tickets to clients of local community service organizations who would not otherwise be able to attend our performances at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Concert Hour Ballet
This series of performances and lectures held on-site in the RWB Building, in public schools, and at other Winnipeg venues, introduces thousands of students to the art of dance.
This Open House event, held in conjunction with national Culture Days celebrations each fall, features free performances, demonstrations, and costume displays, and attracts hundreds of young families and dance enthusiasts to our facilities on Graham Avenue.
List of Agency Funds
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Sarasvati Productions strives to educate on significant social issues through theatre; provide training to emerging artists; and experiment with new forms of theatrical presentation.
Sarasvàti is the Hindu Goddess of the Creative Arts. Sarasvàti Productions embodies the spirit of the Goddess with a desire to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre. Our transformative performances promote and reflect diversity while challenging artists, audiences and society. We envision a world where the arts are used to increase human understanding and encourage positive change.
Founded in Toronto in 1998, Sarasvati Productions moved to Winnipeg in 2000 where it was incorporated as a not for profit. In 2003 the organization received charitable status. In its history the company has produced dozens of theatrical works, supported hundreds of artists and worked with dozens of community groups to increase awareness on important social issues.
227 - 530 Century St.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Y4
To support people labelled with intellectual disabilities to work and participate in the community.
SCE LifeWorks supports people with their personal goals in inclusive, community-based settings. Our person-centred services are offered within the city of Winnipeg.
SCE LifeWorks initiated services in 1987. This organization, originally known as Sturgeon Creek Enterprises, was started by a group of founding parents that had a vision of their sons, daughters, and others labelled with an intellectual disability being given the opportunity to live and work in the community where they are respected and rewarded for their efforts, skills and accomplishments.
Supported Employment Services
Supporting individuals to successfully acquire paid employment in the community. Services include interest and skill exploration, resume development, interview skill development and support, job seeking support, training/coaching on the job, and follow up support.
Work Experience Services
For individuals seeking to explore work options, to further develop skills, and to have a more informed understanding of what his/her interests are.
Individualized Support Services
For individuals who require one-to-one support to pursue their community based goals. These goals may include employment, volunteerism, exercise, and/or social development.
This exciting initiative "embeds" high school students, together with a teacher and job coaches, within a valued business/employer for their full last year of school. The students rotate through various work experiences, while having a chance to review work related curriculum.
SCE LifeWorks has initiated retirement services for individuals who are retiring (or in the process of retiring) from their life of work. Person centred, community based retirement goals are pursued within the city of Winnipeg.
Seven Oaks Education Foundation Inc.
c/o Seven Oaks School Division
830 Powers Street
Winnipeg, MB R2V 4E7
Shakespeare in the Ruins exists to promote and celebrate the unique experience of performing and attending live theatre specializing in accessible, entertaining productions of Shakespeare.
For nearly twenty years SIR has been Manitoba’s only professional Shakespeare theatre company. Our ongoing commitment to making the works of Shakespeare accessible and enjoyable for everyone (through clarity of text and unusual environmental staging), and our dedication to an “ensemble” approach (in every aspect of our organization), in addition to our initiatives in youth and community education, developing new work, and professional development, all contribute toward making SIR a unique and valuable arts organization.
Shakespeare in the Ruins originated in 1993 as an Equity Co-op, and was incorporated in 1995. Since our first production in the St. Norbert Trappist Monastery Ruins in 1994, we have presented an annual spring Main Stage Production of Shakespeare in a variety of locations. In 2005 we began our annual "Stripped-Down Shakespeare"fall tour to high schools throughout Manitoba. Our "Shakespeare in the City" community program has been serving clients of Winnipeg Harvest since 2006.
Since 1994, SIR has presented a play by William Shakespeare: our Main Stage Productions. These productions include matinee performances for students (and seniors) in addition to our regular public schedule.
Stripped-Down Shakespeare (Touring Productions)
SIR has developed and produced three one-hour, four-actor touring productions: Stripped-Down Macbeth; Stripped-Down Romeo & Juliet; and Stripped-Down Hamlet (plays which are part of the English curriculum).
Shakespeare in the City
This innovative theatre program for economically disadvantaged and/or disenfranchised citizens (clients of Winnipeg Harvest) embraces a spirit of community, while demonstrating the potent force of artistic and personal discovery through an active study of Shakespeare.
New Work Development
SIR has a proud history of developing and presenting new works by Manitoba artists. We have been responsible for world premieres by Rick Chafe (The Odyssey, 2000) and Debbie Patterson (Head, 2006), and are currently developing Kevin Klassen’s adaptation of Cue For Treason.
A connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg’s less fortunate, Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian agency offering programs and services at no charge to those experiencing homelessness. Siloam Mission alleviates the hardships of the poor and homeless, assists in transitioning them into self-sufficient and generous lifestyles, and advocates nationwide on their behalf.
Siloam Mission alleviates the hardships of those experiencing hopelessness and poverty in Winnipeg through supportive housing, meal program, overnight shelter, health care, clothing program, art programing, employment-training, goal-setting and accountability, and transition services.
Siloam Mission was founded at 695 Main Street in 1987 by Suk Won Lee -- a former penitentiary inmate. In the ensuing years, board members and volunteers worked tirelessly to establish an inner-city ministry and establish trust with the poor and homeless. After occupying a few different buildings on Main Street in the 1990's, Siloam Mission purchased its current building on 300 Princess St. in 2005. Today, Siloam helps over 1,500 individuals each year. In 2011, Siloam purchased the Madison Lodge on 210 Evanson St. to turn into supportive housing.
Meal & Clothing Program
Hot meals and fresh clothing bring warmth, nourishment and dignity to those experiencing hopelessness in Winnipeg. We serve up to 1,200 meals free of charge every day, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our Hannah's Place Emergency Overnight Shelter provides a warm, safe place to sleep for men and women who have no bed of their own. Guests have access to hygiene items, bathrooms, showers, fresh linens and a bed. The shelter offers 110 beds and a 5-person family room.
Saul Sair Health Centre
The health centre provides holistic health care to the chronically addicted, the mentally ill, street workers and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services include optometry, dental care, primary care, physiotherapy, foot care and health education.
Our Building Futures employment-training program provides employment and life-skills training to help our guests make a successful transition from living on the street to enjoying a productive and self-sufficient lifestyle.
Our art program provides a safe and supportive environment through which guests of Siloam Mission can express themselves using various forms of art.
Currently being renovated, our newly purchased building on 210 Evanson Street will provide 87 safe, dry and affordable homes for people who want to move forward but need some supports in place.
Skills Unlimited - Sair Training and Employment Placement Services (STEPS)
1-201 Scott Street
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L4
STEPS assists people with disabilities, primarily those living with mental health issues to secure and maintain employment by providing a range of employment related services.
STEPS specializes in assisting people with mental, emotional or learning issues to identify, obtain, and maintain employment. Employment Training Specialists assist participants by providing vocational evaluations, assessments, community-based work experiences, supported job searches and support during the transition to successful employment.
Skills Unlimited was started by the late Mr. Sam Sair, a Winnipeg business man, in 1962 to provide a workplace for people leaving the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. In 1965 the operation moved to Winnipeg, with a component still operating in Selkirk until 1977. The current location at 201 Scott Street was opened in July, 1964 to provide Vocational Assessment and Work Training Services for participants experiencing mental illness or intellectual handicap.
List of Agency Funds
A vocational evaluation uses both real work experience plus assessment test to provide information useful in identifying potentially suitable employment/training options including: transferable skills, vocational interests, work aptitudes and abilities.
STEPS provides a wide range of employment focussed services designed to assist participants in developing skills and aptitudes identified during the assessment process, and addressing any identified barriers to successful employment. These may include individual and/or small group activities, as well as community-based work experiences, job shadows and mock interviews.
Assistance is offered to prepare or update resumes, preparing for job interviews. Participants have access to computers, telephones, newspapers and fax machines for job search activities.
When participants obtain paid employment, counselling support is provided to assist in further developing skills and attributes needed to maintain employment and to address any issues arising as they continue to adjust to the workplace. Follow up services are provided for the first 12 weeks of employment. During Employment Supports participants benefit from supportive counselling, dealing with stress, developing new employment skills, problem solving for on the job issues or dealing with personal matters that may be impacting on their ability to maintain employment.
Enriching the lives of Manitobans with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport.
Special Olympics Manitoba is dedicated to enriching the lives of Manitobans with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. With more than 2,000 athletes and 1,300 volunteers and coaches, Special Olympics Manitoba develops and delivers 132 athletic programs in 18 sports. These programs are designed to accommodate all ages and ability levels. The guiding principles are focused on improving physical fitness through sport, providing a wide variety of competitions and supporting the integration of athletes into generic sport.
Incorporated in 1980, Special Olympics Manitoba is the sport organization of choice that offers lifelong sport opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability. We provide a quality sport experience for our athletes while engaging the broader community.
Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) / WRHA
SSCY is an alliance of families, community agencies and government providing specialized services for children and youth with disabilities and special needs. Services are delivered in an integrated, family-centered manner by bringing stakeholders together to provide expertise in service delivery, research, education, and technology, serving children in Manitoba and surrounding areas.
SSCY is an initiative focused on the integration and co-location of services for Manitoba children and youth with disabilities and special needs. The initiative addresses the many recommendations made over the past decade to improve the coordination and integration of services for children and families. It is also in keeping with the direction that the provincial government and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) have been taking in integrating services and ensuring improved client centred service.
SSCY arose out of the need to help families navigate the service delivery system for children with disabilities/special needs. Over the last ten years, the SSCY Intersectoral Working Group have worked on improving service access and navigation through Centralized Intake, Lead Service co-ordination and integration of services. The new SSCY Centre being constructed at 1155 Notre Dame in Winnipeg, will bring a number of the SSCY partners under one roof.
Community Respite Service Inc.
Provides parents and caregivers of people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities the opportunity for respite. CRS also provides support, companionship and assistance to people with disabilities whether they are living independently or with caregivers.
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities
The Outreach Therapy for Children and Case Coordination programs are moving into the SSCY Centre. Outreach Therapy for Children includes Speech-Language Pathology offered provincially, and Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy offered locally.
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
These programs are moving into the new SSCY Centre: Child Development Clinic/New Born Follow up Program, MB FASD Centre, some of the Outpatient Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy department, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Children's Home Care.
Family Services and Labour
The following programs are moving into the new SSCY Centre: Integrated Children’s Services Team, the FASD Outreach Team, Behavioral Support Services/First Connections and a new integrated child care centre.
Rehabilitation Centre for Children
All programs are moving: speciality clinics, Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Mechanical Design & Services, Specialized Communication, Research, Electronics, LIFE Program, Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, Family Resource Centre.
Other SSCY Partners
Equally important are the community partners who are not moving into the SSCY Centre but are essential to the initiative: Manitoba Heath, Manitoba Education & Literacy, Central Speech & Hearing, CNIB, the Movement Centre of Manitoba and St.Amant..
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Buy a “Smile Tile” Help turn the SSCY Centre into a place where kids can be kids. Your gift will be recognized on the “Smile Tile Wall” in the Centre at the threshold to Ability Acres. For more information, download our Buy a Smile Brochure.
The mission of SBHAC is to improve the quality of life of people living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families through awareness, education, advocacy and research, and to reduce neural tube defects.
Our mission is to enhance patient care at the Victoria General Hospital. Through the generosity of an inspired and engaged community, the Foundation raises funds for innovative medical equipment, research, education and capital projects.
The Foundation was formed in 1971 when the Victoria General Hospital moved from its downtown location to South Pembina Highway. Since our inception, generations of donors have helped to ensure the highest quality of care at the Victoria General Hospital. Our supporters have invested millions of dollars in our hospital, allowing us to continue to be an asset to our community. We are here because of you. In 2011, the Foundation celebrated 40 years of enhancing patient care at Victoria General Hospital.
Legacy Society donors are those individuals who, through their planned gifts, are providing a lasting legacy of caring at the Victoria General Hospital. By joining the Legacy Society, you are providing a very special gift that will ensure the highest quality patient care for generations to come.
Join the 2011 Society and you can feel what it’s like to be part of history in the making. Membership in the 2011 Society requires a minimum annual gift of $1,000.
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Victoria General Hospital Foundation have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Villa Rosa provides support to mothers, babies and their families during and after pregnancy.
Villa Rosa provides accommodation, education, life skills, pre natal classes, programming and counselling to pregnant women in need. There is no cost to women to live at Villa Rosa.
Villa Rosa was founded in Winnipeg in 1898 by the Sisters of Misericordia. Although the Sisters are not involved any longer in the management and ownership of Villa Rosa, we continue to celebrate their legacy. We now celebrate the culture of each and every resident and incorporate a spiritual component into our celebrations here. All moms and their babies are treated in a respectful, non judgemental manner and we strive to make every mom the best she can be. Healthy moms = Healthy babies = Healthy families.
Winnipeg School Division grade 7-12 instruction
Pre Natal Classes
Parenting the Newborn
Being a Parent
Vintage Locomotive Society Inc. (The)
PO Box 33021 RPO Polo Park
Winnipeg, MB R3G 3N4
The West End Cultural Centre is a dynamic not-for-profit arts organization enriching the lives of artists, audiences and the community through the sharing of music and culture.
The West End Cultural Centre (WECC) is an iconic Winnipeg institution and music venue. We present an average of 70 concerts per year and support an additional 100 productions presented by artists and community organizations. In addition to our concert programming, we offer over 50 free arts education and engagement programs to youth living in Winnipeg's inner-city. Total attendance at the WECC facility and WECC events is over 35,000 per year.
In 1987, a team of volunteers turned an 80-year-old church in an inner-city neighbourhood into a community arts centre. The WECC opened to serve artists working outside the musical mainstream and fill a void in the Winnipeg presentation community. Founders believed that “the development of people-oriented, community-based institutions which touch the earth, will go a long way towards the successful emergence of a real Canadian culture.”
WECC Concert Series
Our concert series is the reason we've been named 'Venue of the Year' 5 times in the past decade at the Western Canadian Music Awards. We proudly present a diverse array of out-of-the mainstream artists each season, in a variety of genres and at all stages in their careers.
WECC Community Concert Series
Held in partnership with local schools and other community based organizations the WECC presents 6-10 free performances each year. They engage children and youth as active participants and expose them to a range of musical cultures and traditions.
WECC Community Workshop Series
Half-day workshops are offered to schools, after-school programs and youth serving agencies. Instructed by professional artists, these workshops offer youth to develop their own artistic abilities in the performing arts.
TUNE IN Program
This music mentorship drop-in offers free instruction on drums, guitars and keyboards to youth between the ages of 12 and 19. Led by professional musicians twice a week throughout the school year, all instruments are provided and a healthy snack is served.
Community Arts Partnership Program
The CAP program offers rent-free facility use and presentation mentorship to organizations whose programming increases access to the arts and/or supports emerging artists. There are 12 CAP programs available per year, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
The WECC presents two annual community celebrations. The Holiday Concert and Dinner invites 150 residents for a free concert and full turkey dinner with all the fixings. The two-day Ellice Street Festival is held in June, taking over Ellice Avenue with fun for the whole family.
To establish and sustain a world-class aerospace centre that showcases Canada’s unique bush flying heritage through preservation, exhibition and entertainment.
We have built a world-class reputation for having one of the most significant bush plane collections in the world as well as one of Canada’s most extensive collections of aircraft and aviation artifacts. We have retrieved aircraft from across Canada – from the sides of mountains to the bottoms of lake in the Far North – and authentically restored and curated them to showcase the story of Canada’s rich aviation heritage.
From the dedication of the five founding members, the Western Canada Aviation Museum has grown into an award-winning heritage institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canada's aviation history. Our collection is truly national in scope, showcasing the ‘adventure and innovation’ that characterizes the early period of Canada’s aviation history. Other examples include transport, military, private and commercial aircraft that encompass Canadian innovations across the board.
Take Flight Education Program
Over 100 K-6 schools participate in our program annually. These curriculum-based programs are led by professional interpreters. We offer 10 variations which cover science, history, social studies, art and drama – all use our aircraft and artifacts as teaching tools.
We publish four issues of our signature magazine each year called Altitude – a 28-page quarterly featuring pictures from our library and archives and telling stories that have never been published. We are one of only a handful of Museums in Canada to publish a magazine.
Windsock Gift Shop
We offer a gift shop with aviation-themed merchandise – rare books , videos and models as well as toys. The Windsock Shop has the largest stock of aviation-related books in western Canada. We have also put our store online via eBay and now sell books around the world.
Skyways Interactive Gallery
In Skyways children learn about flight through a series of interactive demonstrations, cockpits, wind tunnels, instrumentation and a live audio feed of Ground Control.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate is a Christian school grounded in the Anabaptist tradition. It is the mission of the school to provide a well-rounded education, which will inspire and empower students to live as people of God.
As a Christian educational community within the Anabaptist Mennonite tradition, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate integrates sound academic learning with growth in character and faith, together with peacemaking and service to God and all creation. Westgate seeks to provide a quality academic education in the context of a faith community, upheld and undergirded by our Christian values. We are convinced that learning, at its best, occurs when academics are bound together with faith and positive relationships. This is the vision that has nurtured Westgate for more than 50 years.
The Westland Foundation's goal is to provide scholarships to all Inner-Winnipeg high school graduates going onto post secondary studies at Red River College, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg.
For further information on the Westland Education Fund scholarship requirements please visit our website at www.westlandfoundation.ca.
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
Located in Ile des Chenes
Mailing address: Box 147
Winnipeg, MB R3V 1L5
The Wildlife Haven is a registered charity committed to the rehabilitation and return to the wild of rescued, injured, and orphaned wildlife. Inherent in our mission is the promotion of public awareness through education to ensure a peaceful co-existence with and appreciation for our wildlife neighbours.
The Wildlife Haven receives more than 1,600 animals each year and approximately 10,000 public inquiries. The Centre is equipped to handle all avian species, including large birds of prey and Herons. We also handle native Manitoba reptiles and most mammal species. Wildlife Haven has 7 non-releasable Education Ambassadors that are part of an Education Program which go to schools and other public forums to give presentations about human and wildlife interaction.
The Wildlife Haven (formerly Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization) was founded in 1984 when a group of environmentally concerned citizens banded together to form Manitoba's first wildlife rehabilitation organization. Volunteers operated out of their backyards, but they soon realized the necessity of a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Our current centre consists of an administration office, wildlife hospital, numerous pre-release cages and enclosures, and an Education Ambassador enclosure.
Get nose to beak with one of our live, non-releasable Wildlife Ambassadors. Discover the marvelous adaptations and natural history of these top airborne predators.
Owl Pellet Dissection
$2.00 per pellet for a 30 minute hands-on dissection. Available with any Education Program Presentation.
Keeping 'Em Wild
How you can help wild Spring babies. How to avoid the common mistake of "kidnapping" young animals and birds. Special appearance from one of our live non-releasable Wildlife Ambassadors.
Fine Feathered Art Studio
Our Ambassadors, along with their handlers, are available for 1 hour sittings designed to inspire photographers, artists, or any other media for an up-close and personal modeling experience
The Winnipeg Arts Council funds, supports, and fosters development of the arts on behalf of the people of Winnipeg.
Winnipeg is a creative city, where art is integrated into all people’s lives. The Winnipeg Arts Council is a not-for-profit corporation at arm’s length from the City of Winnipeg that helps ensure that all people have access to the arts, are able to participate in the arts, value the arts, and are enriched by the arts. Through grant administration, Public Art Management, arts development and special projects, the Winnipeg Arts Council serves the people of Winnipeg by supporting the arts in our city.
The Winnipeg Arts Advisory Council (WAAC) was established in 1984 by Winnipeg City Council to assist the City in determining funding to arts and cultural organizations, and to provide advice on cultural policy development. At the direction of City Council, in April 2002 its successor, the Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC), was incorporated as an independent arm’s length agency.
Grants are made available to not-for-profit arts organizations and individuals working in all artistic disciplines. Applications are peer assessed, and the existence of high professional standards, community and audience support, and financial viability.
In 2001 WAC was directed by City Council to develop a Public Art Policy for the City. The Mayor’s Task Force on Public Art worked with WAC’s Committee on Public Art, to develop a policy and program for public art in Winnipeg. The Policy was adopted by City Council in 2003.
artsVest is a national sponsorship training and matching incentive program created and administered by Business for the Arts (BftA). In Winnipeg, it is delivered in partnership with WAC with funding from Canadian Heritage and The Winnipeg Foundation.
Creating experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people and music.
With one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals as its signature event, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a year-round, not-for-profit arts organization that presents live music, arts events, and education and outreach programs designed to benefit the community. The Festival also operates a performance space and music store in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District.
The inaugural Winnipeg Folk Festival was held in 1974 in Birds Hill Provincial Park as a one-time celebration to mark Winnipeg’s 100th anniversary. The Festival has recently been recognized as one of the top ten music festivals in the world with an annual audience of 80,000 from Manitoba and around the world. The Festival is one of Manitoba’s signature cultural attractions.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival has evolved to become a year-round arts organization with folk music at its heart. The Festival presents year-round concerts and events, supports the community with education and outreach programs, and operates a folk music store and performance space.
Musical Mentors Program
At-risk high school students benefit from this inspiring music training experience led by professional folk musicians. The program focuses on inner-city schools with limited resources.
Guest for a Day
Non-profit community groups are given a special Festival experience that includes tickets, transportation, meals, and guided tours to make the Festival more accessible and inclusive to a broader community.
Young Performers Program
Young emerging musicians (aged 14-24) from across Canada and the US work under the guidance of professional musicians and are given the opportunity to perform on stage at the Festival in this great career building opportunity.
Concerts at the Millennium Library
Both adults and kids are invited to a series of free Festival-style workshop performances in the heart of Winnipeg that take place on Saturday afternoons throughout the year.
Newcomers Volunteer Crew
Recent immigrants to Manitoba are welcomed to the Festival volunteer family with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and a network of new friends and contacts.
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Winnipeg Folk Festival have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
To protect all animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity.
The Winnipeg Humane Society is one of the oldest community service organizations in Winnipeg and the oldest and largest animal shelter and welfare organization in Manitoba. The WHS is at the forefront of animal welfare in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. We are the largest animal welfare organization in the province and provide many services to the community from adoptions to animal advocacy campaigns. The WHS strives to be a leader in animal welfare.
The Winnipeg Humane Society is one of the oldest community service organizations in Winnipeg and the oldest and largest animal shelter and welfare organization in Manitoba. Founded over 115 years ago, the organization has come a long way from the days of housing animals on the main floor of a house while the shelter secretary lived upstairs. In 2007, a new, state-of-the-art facility was built to accommodate the almost 10,000 animals that cross through the shelter doors annually.
Thousands of cats, dogs and critters are adopted out of our shelter annually.
Spay & Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
A subsidized spay/neuter service available to those who may not be able to afford the surgery. Low income families can apply for the SNAP program to get their cat spayed or neutered for around $25. There are many ways to qualify, so call 888-SNAP to see if you do!
Travelling Spay and Neuter Clinic
In an effort to help as many animals and communities as possible, The Winnipeg Humane Society regularly visits remote, Northern communities that don't have easy access to veterinary care.
We give all animals a voice, whether they are pets, livestock or wildlife. We have several advocacy groups, including: - Animal Advocacy - Cats Alive! - Farm Animal Welfare - Quit Stalling
Our education department provides an array of programs for animal lovers of all ages: - Birthday Parties - Mini Kids Club - Paws for Adventure Spring and Summer Day Camps - Pet Partners - Classroom or school presentations - Shelter Tours
We provide assistance to injured, abused or distressed animals seven days a week. We also aid the following organizations with animal-related situations: - The Winnipeg Police Service - Social Services - The Health Department - Child and Family Services
Winnipeg Inner City Missions of the Presbyterian Church in Canada
P.O. Box 2444 Station Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7
Vision Statement: “An Inner city community where people live in harmony and balance within themselves and with each other.”
Mission Statement: “To support individuals and families with the fundamentals of life: Promoting Spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical wellness through the services and programs that are offered at Winnipeg Inner City Missions.”
WICM’s mandate is to help provide a safe, nurturing and peaceful atmosphere in which people can begin to achieve their potential and find their way to having adequate food, clothing and a safe place to live being listened to and understood, achieving employment developing physical, emotional, spiritual and and social well-being
(WICM) was formed in 2003 following an organizational merger between Anishinabe Fellowship Centre (AFC) established in 1966 and Flora House (FH) established in 1964. WICM is committed to serving primarily Aboriginal individuals and families in the inner city. Any person is welcome to access the services we offer.
Learning & and Play program (ages 1-5)
• Teaches literacy and learning through play. • Provides socialization for both children and caregivers. • Provides opportunity for caregivers to seek advice on social concerns and/or parenting issues.
After & School Program (ages 6-10)
• Skills based learning approach taken to all program delivery. • Each day takes a different learning focus such as literacy, sports, fine & arts, music, computers, nutrition, etc.
Teen & Program (ages 11-14)
The program makes use of a computer lab with 6 computers with the latest software releases and internet access which provides a sound foundation of computer knowledge and skills for the youth who attend.
First Steps to Employment Project (single adults ages 30-50)
For single adults, who are unemployed or underemployed and have demonstrated that they have a commitment to change. Successful candidates are housed in third stage transitional housing for up to three years. Employment goals are developed and reviewed regularly with each individual.
Free counselling, support, advocacy provided to members of the community. Housing and job registries maintained. Small thrift store operated Monday to Thursday 9am-Noon and 1-3pm.
Spiritual Care services
Aboriginal Spiritual Elder services provided to program participants. Anishinabe Presbyterian Church services and Sunday school Sunday at 3:30pm.
"The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, an amateur concert-sized choir, strives for excellence in the performance of a broad repertoire of choral music for the enrichment of Manitoba audiences and choristers."
The artistic vision of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir is to present choral events of the highest possible artistic standard. It produces a concert series of three events during the season. In addition, it appears at other events in the community and is a frequent guest of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The Choir plays a unique role in Winnipeg's music community. It is the only adult mixed concert-sized choir that offers a subscription series and is active throughout the concert season.
The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, the oldest adult choral group in western Canada, is a musical tradition that has delighted both members and audiences since 1922."The Phil" continues to provide a creative outlet for adult amateur singers from every walk of life brought together by a mutual love of fine music. During its rich history, The Phil has been a major contributor to the performing arts in Winnipeg: The Phil offers three core performances each year featuring everything from new Manitoba composers to the great works of the masters to Holiday favorites.
To enrich the lives of underserved and at-risk families and children by embracing the philosophy of crime prevention through social development.
The Winnipeg Police Endowment Fund has been designed for the advancement and enrichment of underserved and at-risk families and children. The Goal of the fund is to subsidize recognized projects within the City of Winnipeg and support the Winnipeg Police Service vision of creating a culture of safety. The Fund will give grant recipients the tools to provide at-risk members of our community the chance to seize opportunities, and enjoy a healthy and meaningful life.
In November of 2012, Devon Clunis was formally introduced as the City of Winnipeg's 17th Chief of Police. As part of the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Clunis shared his vision and hope for a renewed culture of safety for the citizens of Winnipeg. In his address he identified at-risk and underserved children, youths and their families as a significant concern within our City. A key initiative in addressing these concerns and bring about positive change is the creation of the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund.
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Grace Hospital
To provide exceptional musical experiences for Manitobans.
The legacy of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is integral to Winnipeg’s rich cultural life. Entering its 64th year for the 2011-2012 season, the symphony performs more than 80 concerts for approximately 100,000 people each year and offers a wide range of musical experiences ranging from great art of the master composers to Pops, family concerts, educational performances, and other special concerts.
The orchestra has performed hundreds of world and Canadian premieres and has embraced playing music by living composers while they host the internationally recognized New Music Festival held each February.
Mission Winnserv supports people with an intellectual disability to live and actively participate as members of their community, through all stages of their adult life.
We provide residential services that are person centered, while reflecting the diversity of those we support.
Vision Our vision is for all people, who are a part of the disability community, to have a voice, inherent value and a life rich with relationships.
Values Respect - Everyone is seen as important, every perspective is heard. Autonomy is honoured and differences celebrated. Choice - People's choices are respected. They receive the information they need to make decisions and the supports required to carry them out. Inclusion - Everyone receives support to break down barriers to physical and social accessibility. Growth - People have opportunities and support to fulfill their potential and to believe they can achieve their dreams. Relationships - Winnserv's mission, vision and values come to life in the presences of enduring relationships, where people feel valued and experience mutual respect.
Winnserv offers a variety of residential supports and services to adults with an intellectual disability. In partnership with the people we support, we promote community membership and the development of lives people find meaningful. We offer group living arrangements as well as supported independent living.
Winnesv was incorporated in 1979. Some of the people we currently support have been a part of our organization since its inception. Over the years we have grown from operating a couple of households to a current total of 17.
WHC is a feminist community health clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1981, WHC has offered a range of client-centred health and wellness services to women of all ages. Today, we also provide services to males through our Teen Clinics and the Provincial Eating Disorder Prevention & Recovery Program. We emphasize prevention, education and choice. We design our services to encourage and empower people to take charge of their health.
Our team of doctors and nurse practitioners are available for consultation on a wide range of women's health issues. Please call 204-947-1517 for more information. We also offer free confidential pregnancy testing without an appointment.
Free counselling for teens between 13 & 19. Free counselling for adult women over 20. Low-cost counselling for adult women over 20 ($35 per session). All counsellors are female and work from a feminist counselling model.
Our team of health educators, counsellors, birth centre assistants and midwives offer Winnipeg women & their families support for pregnancy, birth, and caring for a new baby. Services are free. Some services are available in French.
Provincial Eating Disorder Prevention & Recovery Program
Offers services for women & men ages 16 and older experiencing disordered eating and eating disorders, including compulsive or binge eating. We offer individual assessment and nutrition counselling as well as group support programs and workshops.
Young women and men between 13 & 19 can drop in for confidential medical and counselling services on Thursdays from 3-8 pm. No appointment needed. All Teen Clinic service providers are female.
Birth Control & Unplanned Pregnancy Program
Trained volunteer counsellors provide pro-choice, non-judgmental, compassionate support, information and referrals on birth control & unplanned pregnancy options.
The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is a charitable organization whose mission is to foster the growth and development of people and communities in spirit, mind and body.
The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is best known for our work in promoting health, but we also provide opportunities for people to develop leadership skills, philanthropic attitudes and a global perspective. We focus on inclusiveness and accessibility, serving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life.
Since its founding in 1879, the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg has been a leader in nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility. We are building stronger kids, families and communities.
Health and Fitness
Helping people get and stay healthy in spirit, mind and body
Providing a strong foundation for learning in a safe environment
Camps (Day and Overnight)
Helping build self-esteem and confidence
Engaging and inspiring young people to contribute meaningfully to their communities
Developing swimming abilities to improve physical health and water safety skills
Strengthening and enhancing the places we live
List of Agency Funds
YM - YWCA of Winnipeg have established the following endowment funds at The Winnipeg Foundation. To make a secure, online gift to any fund, click on 'Make a Gift'.
Foster amongst the youth of Manitoba an understanding of, an interest in, and an engagement with the Canadian democratic parliamentary process and, in so doing, to encourage the growth of the individual and their abilities.
Manitoba youth who at least once per year spend 5 days engaging in intense, stimulating & enlightening debate. We are non-profit, non-partisan, non-denominational and have been run by youth, for youth since 1922.
In 1922, George Stewart, Lieutenant Governor of the Older Boys’ TUXIS Parliament of Manitoba, opened the first of a long line of annual sessions devoted to the development of leadership and awareness of the parliamentary system among the young men (and later, women) of Manitoba. It has since become one of the oldest Youth Parliaments (YPs) in a network of similar organizations stretching across the country and the world.
Winter Session is our premiere event. Every year since 1922, we have held a parliamentary session at the Manitoba Legislature in Downtown Winnipeg, a proud tradition that continues to this day.