Supports for Students

Community

It is important to have a connection to community.  Whether this is the community you came from or the community you are in, this is where you will find resources to support community relationships.

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Community Activism

Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg

Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg Organization

The ACW’s vision is to support a self-sufficient, healthy, vibrant urban Indigenous community, where families and children are ensured a good quality of life, through equal opportunity and choice so that Winnipeg’s Indigenous people are a part of all things – a distinct presence throughout Winnipeg.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Mother Earth Recycling (MER)

About Mother Earth Recycling

MER began in 2012 as a partnership between Neeginan Centre, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, and the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, as a place for community members to find training and job opportunities, while providing a much-needed service to the City. The act of recycling has cultural significance for Indigenous communities. Embedded within traditional Indigenous worldviews is the concept of collective responsibility to respect and maintain the natural environment, and use only what is needed for sustenance. While we work with modern technologies, our commitment to environmental sustainability will allow our Indigenous employees to reconnect with an integral part of their culture.

Academic Education & Training Career Pathways Work Placement Community Community Activism

Cando

Cando – Youth & Post Secondary Initiatives

Cando has information sessions for students and student advisors on the following topics:Netmaker Coaching,Economic Development Youth Summit, Youth Connect, NIEEF + CIBC / NIEEF Scholarships, Cando Conference National Youth Panel, and TAED application process & Cando Accredited Institutions.

Academic Academic Workshops Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Community Community Activism Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships Lending

Clear Sky Connections

Clear Sky Connections (CSC)

P: (833) 883-5376
E: Online Contact Form

https://clearskyconnections.ca/about-us

We are on a mission to demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, empower our Indigenous people and build positive relationships to further the vision of building a stable network in our communities a reality.

Community Community Activism Connection to Home Community

The Winnipeg Police Service has a long and storied tradition. Some of our customs have evolved; others have carried over from the British system upon which we are founded. It is time to recognize and pay tribute to the Indigenous community in our province, city and within our ranks by incorporating Indigenous ceremony into our police customs as members of Treaty One Territory which includes the traditions of community protectors. On May 19, 2019 the Winnipeg Police Service was presented with a new eagle staff at the Manito Ahbee Festival’s 2019 pow wow. An eagle staff is a flag to an Indigenous nation – a symbol of the nation’s identity and principles. Each eagle staff is one-of-a-kind to the people who created it, to the people to whom it is given, and to the time and place where it was made. The eagle staff is a sacred symbol that is held in high esteem and used for ceremonial purposes. Our Service Eagle Staff honours and protects Winnipeg Police Service members, members who have been killed or injured in the line of duty and those who have passed on. It honours the Indigenous community we are sworn to protect and is a reflection of the respect the Indigenous community has for the hard work and care that the Winnipeg Police Service provides.

Academic Education & Training Community Community Activism

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Circle of Empowerment

P: 204-230-2504
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience/indigenous-circle-empowerment-ice

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and community engagement.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Winnipeg Police Services

Indigenous Partnerships

The Indigenous Partnerships Section works with Winnipeg’s Indigenous citizens, to provide information on public safety issues and help create partnerships which encourage social development. It also assists the City of Winnipeg with recruitment and initiatives for hiring and promoting a more diverse workforce.

Academic Education & Training Community Community Activism

The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Manitoba. Keep up to date with news, events, and stories across Manitoba.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Mama Bear Clan is a community safety initiative that was created by NPDWC’s Women’s Warrior Circle. In 2016 a group of mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts decided that safety is something that is fostered through relationship: within ourselves, our home, and in the community. Sometimes all people need to feel safe is knowing someone cares about them. We patrol North Point Douglas and Main Street three days a week – rain or shine, summer or winter. We are committed to promoting safety and reducing violence by being a positive, loving, and compassionate presence in the community. We make sure everyone in the community is safe – whether that means walking people home or to the bus stop, picking up sharps, calling emergency services if needed, or even just praying with someone or giving them a hug. Whenever possible, Mama Bear Clan provides basic first aid as well as donations of food, water, clothing, and hygiene items to people in need.

Community Community Activism Urgent Services Basic Needs Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne Bio

Michael’s work on-stage, on-screen, on the page and in the community continue to build towards a revolution rooted in love, equity and justice. His message is one of honouring relationships, appreciating gifts and taking action. Michael’s work educates and inspires leaving people ready to move the necessary mountains to help themselves and their communities. He is regularly sought after by the news media, social media content creators and podcasts for his inspiring, action-oriented take on the topics affecting youth and families. Featured on multiple TEDx Talks, APTN’s Michif Country & First Contact, Michael is also developing a number of storytelling projects to expand his hosting experience. His first children’s book, We Need Everyone, premieres with High Water Press in September 2022.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

North Point Douglas Women's Centre

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Services & Programs

Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and courageous hearts, staff and financial resources have grown alongside the needs of the community, but it is always a struggle to keep up. The Women’s Centre remains committed to supporting community members where they are at, in a process that is community led, compassionate, and culturally safe. The centre houses many services and programs. Our Drop-In Centre is a safe space that welcomes all women identified people. During the pandemic the drop in has been a door service program so check with the centre on it’s current status. The Drop – In / Door Service offers basic needs like Snacks and beverages, Emergency food, baby items, and hygiene products, Access to computers, phone, and washroom, Laundry (by appointment only; $1/wash $1/dry, soap and dryer sheets provided), Seasonally appropriate shoes and clothing when available, Smudging and traditional medicines, Crisis support, Printing, photocopying, and faxing, and Resources, referrals, & advocacy. The other programs include Red Road to Healing, free counselling, a parenting program for all caregivers, the Women’s Warrior Circle , Men’s Night, Ceremonies, and the Community Oven.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

L’Université de Saint-Boniface reconnait le leadeurship dont les établissements postsecondaires doivent faire preuve pour répondre aux appels de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation. C’est d’ailleurs dans cet esprit qu’elle a entre autres choisi d’être signataire du Plan d’action provincial pour l’éducation autochtone et qu’elle souhaite maintenant élaborer une vision globale pour l’Université et un plan opérationnel global adaptés à la réalité de l’établissement, c’est-à-dire une réalité linguistique minoritaire enracinée dans un contexte territorial et historique précis.

Université de Saint-Boniface recognizes that post-secondary institutions must take the lead in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action. We have taken steps in this direction, including the decision to be a signatory to the province’s Aboriginal Education Action Plan. Presently, we seek to develop an institutional vision and create a global operational plan adapted to our reality as a minority institution rooted in a unique territorial and historical context.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Red Rising Magazine

Red Rising Education


E: Online Contact form

https://www.redrising.ca/education

As educators ourselves, the Red Rising Education team knows how important and also how daunting it can be to integrate Indigenous pedagogy and ways of knowing into traditional learning spaces. The inspiration for this project came from consultation with local educators in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who said they wanted to teach Indigenous topics but didn’t know how to begin and were afraid of getting it ‘wrong’. After hearing these concerns, the Red Rising Education team focused on developing resources to help educators incorporate Indigenous perspectives into their classrooms in an Indigenous way.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Community Activism Community Community Activism

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Sex Trafficking in Canada

Many Canadians are not aware that sex trafficking of women and girls happens in Canada and is targeted to Canadian women and girls. The major risk factor for sex trafficking in Canada is being a girl. True equality for women and girls will not be achieved until we eradicate all forms of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Organizations like the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre are taking a leadership role in addressing the sexual exploitation/trafficking of girls under the age of 18. As an Indigenous community, we continue to work together so our families can valued, respected and engaged. Together, we can give a voice to survivors, end this extreme form of violence against women and girls and stop this violation of human rights.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Community Activism

Centennial Community Improvement Association

Centennial Community Improvement Association Partners and Opportunities

Fearless R2W

Fearless R2W Advocacy

We work cooperatively with parents, community resources, and the child welfare system to keep families together.

Advocacy Community Activism Community Community Activism Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services

Meet Me at The Bell Tower - Building Community

Meet Me at The Bell Tower – Building Community Facebook Page

Check the Facebook page for meeting times and location. Some meetings were virtual during Covid with posted links to join.

Community Community Activism Urgent Services Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Community Groups / Community on Campus

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

Aazhogan Indigenous Student Centre

Aazhogan (A-sho-gun) is the Anishinabe word meaning “bridge” and is used to describe the connections MITT is creating between students, employers and the worlds of education and work. The Aazhogan Indigenous Student Centre is an example of MITT’s committment to advancing Indigenous education and reconciliation.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Winnipeg

Aboriginal Student Services Centre

P: 204-786-9865
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation. With 12% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services listed on their website.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Manitoba

AISES University of Manitoba Chapter

AISES stands for American Indian Science and Engineering Society. There are Canadian Chapters. AISES has 40 years of Indigenous STEM learning and community-building experience, and provides networking, peer support and mentorship to Indigenous peoples in STEM at all levels of their educational and professional experience. Students are given opportunities to explore undergraduate and graduate opportunities, engage with Indigenous STEM professionals, as well as network with scholarship granting organizations and corporations looking to hire. STEM professionals and corporations have the opportunity to meet bright, accomplished young Indigenous STEM students looking to establish a career in STEM. AISES gives Canadian Indigenous STEM students and professionals an opportunity to gather, connect, and create long-lasting relationships within Canada through national gatherings, and across the continent at AISES regional and national gatherings.

Academic Academic Workshops Work-integrated Learning Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Work Placement Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Winnipeg

AISES University of Winnipeg Chapter

AISES stands for American Indian Science and Engineering Society. There are Canadian Chapters. AISES has 40 years of Indigenous STEM learning and community-building experience, and provides networking, peer support and mentorship to Indigenous peoples in STEM at all levels of their educational and professional experience. Students are given opportunities to explore undergraduate and graduate opportunities, engage with Indigenous STEM professionals, as well as network with scholarship granting organizations and corporations looking to hire. STEM professionals and corporations have the opportunity to meet bright, accomplished young Indigenous STEM students looking to establish a career in STEM. AISES gives Canadian Indigenous STEM students and professionals an opportunity to gather, connect, and create long-lasting relationships within Canada through national gatherings, and across the continent at AISES regional and national gatherings.

Academic Academic Workshops Work-integrated Learning Career Pathways Mentorship / Networking Work Placement Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Brandon University

Brandon University Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC)

The IPC is here to serve the heart and mind by providing culturally sensitive services to First Nation, Metis and Inuit students, and by promoting cross–cultural understanding on campus. Our centre becomes a home away from home for students. Here you will find a lounging area of couches to relax on between classes and to engage in supportive conversation with fellow students. We offer free soup for everyone to meet and have a meal together. Most importantly, we offer you a family and friendships that will last you a lifetime. We learn through gathering that even though we may lead different lives, we are the same. The IPC offers the following supports: Transition Supports, Academic Supports, Cultural/ Spiritual Supports and Personal and Social Supports.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Accessing Supports / Services

University of Winnipeg

Elders in Residence

P: 204-786-9818
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Lockhart Hall
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/elders-in-residence.html

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) is proud to have the wisdom and knowledge of our council of Elders. In addition to the traditional teachings and cultural activities held within the ASSC, our Elders provide guest lectures, counselling services and guidance for all students, faculty and support staff on campus. The Aboriginal Student Council (ASC) and the ASSC host a number of social and cultural events for registered Indigenous students and their immediate families.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

First Nations and Inuit Policing Program

The RCMP provides professional and dedicated service to First Nations and Inuit communities under the terms of the First Nations Policing Program. Established in 1991, the program, administered by Public Safety Canada, is cost-shared between the federal and provincial/territorial governments. The First Nations Policing Program: enhances community policing services, supports culturally responsive policing in First Nation and Inuit communities, recognizes input from Indigenous communities of policing services received.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Emergency Services Physical Health Family Youth Activities

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Circle of Empowerment

P: 204-230-2504
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience/indigenous-circle-empowerment-ice

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and community engagement.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Red River College Polytechnic

Indigenous Student Support

P: 204-632-3773
E: Online contact form


2055 Notre Dame
Notre Dame Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3H 0J9

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/aspiring-student/

Indigenous Liaison Advisors also build relationships by working cooperatively with Indigenous communities and band councils, consulting with faculty, liaising with Indigenous organizations, and connecting with employers. These relationships are developed to assist students in their career connections, funding sponsorship, urban adjustment, and familiarity with Red River College Polytechnic. The R-Crew is made up of student volunteers that take on various roles aimed at easing new students into college life. They are a great resource and super role models who want to make you feel welcome while creating a support system to ensure your success. Students helping students. The Indigenous Student Supports team provides the tools and resources to help Indigenous students succeed, from community to classroom to career. We believe that to reach your personal potential, the mind, body, spirit and heart must work together. From academic to cultural, we provide holistic and interconnected wrap-around supports that take the best of western and Indigenous ways of teaching and learning. Let us know how we can help you achieve your goals. Indigenous Education is stronger at Red River College Polytechnic with the support of our Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Elders have always held positions of high esteem and importance; they are the living libraries that hold the wisdom, history and cultural knowledge of our Nations. Our Elder Services are here to support education through Indigenous ways of teaching, learning and leading. They play an important role in student and staff health, wellness, and cultural and spiritual development. The Indigenous Liaison Advisor is a first point of contact for new and returning students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry. We can help you with your questions and find your way around so you can start your education with confidence. We provide support and guidance for the application process, admission requirements, registration and selecting the best fitting program. We know that in addition to your studies, your day-to-day life, your health and wellness, and your support network play an important role in your success. If you have any questions, whether it’s about how to access tutoring, learn about new information technology, or where to find child care, we can help you figure out those next steps. Please let us know how we can make the most of your time here at RRC Polytech. We are here to help students work through personal struggles, develop skills to manage better, and enjoy their college experience.

Academic Scholastic Orientation Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Assiniboine Community College

Indigenous Supports – Cultural Centres

P: 204-573-3690
E: [email protected]


1430 Victoria Ave East
Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/indigenous-supports/cultural-centres

Cultural Centres provide comfortable, welcoming environments for students to relax and mingle. Individuals from all cultural backgrounds are welcome. It is an ideal place to visit with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, the Indigenous Affairs team and fellow students, study, or relax between or after classes. Check the bulletin boards in the centres or Indigenous Affairs Facebook page for upcoming community and college events.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University College of the North (UCN)

Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre

P: 204-677-6450


Thompson Campus
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1L7

https://ucn.ca/ininiwi-kiskinwamakewin-centre/

The Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre nurtures a cultural environment that builds bridges and promotes balance to meet the needs of the UCN community. It can be found at UCN Thompson Campus, 55 UCN Drive in room 134A. “The people’s place of learning” is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin. “The people’s place of learning” is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]


The Pas Campus
The Pas, Manitoba Canada
R9A 1M7

https://ucn.ca/mamawechetotan-centre/

The name translated to English, Mamawechetotan means “let’s all work together and help one another,” a fitting description of the Centre’s purpose and objectives. The Mamawechetotan Centre is a beautiful space that provides a warm, welcoming environment for students to relax and socialize. It is an ideal place to interact with our resident and visiting Elders, fellow students, study, cook, utilize the computer lab, or just relax between classes. After hour’s accessibility are available please contact Centre Coordinator to make arrangements.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Mamawechetotan Centre

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]


436-7th Street East
The Pas Campus
The Pas, Manitoba Canada
R9A 1M7

https://www.ucn.ca/sites/elders/mama/Pages/Mamawechetotan-Centre.aspx

The Mamawechetotan Centre is a beautiful newly renovated spaces that provides a warm welcoming environment for students to relax and socialize. It is an ideal place to interact with our resident and visiting Elders, fellow student, study, cook, utilize the computer lab, or just relax between classes. After hour’s accessibility are available please contact Centre Coordinator to make arrangements. The Mamawechetotan Centre located at The Pas Campus can be found next to the Enrolment Services Office inside the main entrance. The Mamawechetotan Centre hosts events such as: Monthly Pipe Ceremonies, Monthly Feast , Monthly Full Moon Ceremony and Lodge, Craft Sessions, Baking in Cree Sessions , Acoustic Nights , Drumming/ Singing , Movie Nights , Lunch Guests – Sharing Knowledge Sessions and more. We also have the food pantry and Milk & Bread Coupons that can be utilized if needed.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

MITT Student Group – Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC)

MITT’s Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC) is open to all students who wish to participate in Indigenous cultural events and share similar experiences while attending MITT.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Student Affairs- Indigenous Student Centre (ISC)

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/student/isc/

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC), a unit within Indigenous Engagement, is responsible for welcoming and supporting Indigenous students, as well as providing opportunities for students to learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture. The University of Manitoba has over 2,400 self-identified Indigenous students that are represented in almost all faculties at the undergraduate level.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba Metis Students’ Association (MUSA)


E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/admin/indigenous_connect/5709.html

The Metis University Students’ Association (MUSA) is an official UMSU student group that represents and supports Metis students at the University of Manitoba. MUSA encourages Metis and non-Metis students attending the University of Manitoba to come together by promoting, preserving and exploring Metis culture and provides an open forum for discussion on Metis-related issues on a municipal, provincial or national level. MUSA provides information on Metis issues through planning and organizing political, recreational, and cultural events throughout the year.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

Blankstein Momentum Program

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/blankstein-momentum

The Indigenous Student Centre is pleased to offer the Blankstein Momentum Program (Momentum) for returning Indigenous students. The program is designed to provide you with access to supports that contribute to your post-secondary persistence, overall well-being and personal success. Momentum uses a holistic approach that includes advisor meetings, access to tutors, learning workshops, group activities and cultural/spiritual care. The program runs late August to March, with a celebration wind-up in April. There is no cost to participate. *Maximum intake is 20 students per academic year and priority will be given to those who have not been a part of the program before.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Providence University College

Campus Life and Activities

Our campus community is diverse. We have students, staff and faculty from all over the world, representing different cultures and faith backgrounds, but we all learn, grow, and worship together! It’s a vibrant community in which to participate and we have numerous ways for you to do that. Our students organize frequent events, such as games nights and bonfires. All students are invited to start the year together at the Welcome Week events in September. The Missio Dei mission’s conference in the winter semester underlines the global nature of Christianity here on campus. The Campus Activities listed on this page include Athletics and recreation, Performing Arts, spiritual Life Activities and Student Leadership.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

L’Université de Saint-Boniface / Université de Saint-Boniface (USB)

Centre étudiant Étienne-Gaboury / Étienne Gaboury Student Centre

Lumineux, moderne et d’agréable dimension, le centre étudiant Étienne-Gaboury est l’endroit idéal pour grignoter, se divertir et rencontrer des amis. On y trouve de tout : une cafétéria, des tables de jeu, la radio étudiante et même une scène de spectacle.

Bright, modern and spacious, the Étienne Gaboury Student Centre is the ideal place to grab a bite to eat, have fun and meet up with friends. You can find everything there: a cafeteria, gaming tables, the student radio and even a stage for performances.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

Community Events

Whether you’re a student, alumnus, faculty or staff member, donor, retiree, neighbour, Bisons fan, music lover or one-time visitor, you’re part of our community. Let’s stay connected.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

Engineering Access Program (ENGAP)

P: 204-474-9872
E: [email protected]


75 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 5V6

https://umanitoba.ca/engineering/engineering-access-program

There is a strong demand throughout Canada for engineers with an Indigenous background. The Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) provides opportunities for Indigenous students to get into, prepare for and succeed in the Price Faculty of Engineering. ENGAP students receive the same degree as other engineering students, but the program involves a number of custom resources. Through its warm and supportive community and staff, ENGAP offers its students a home away from home. Through ENGAP, students are offered services in the following areas; Academic: We can help you select and register for courses, provide free tutoring for all courses and offer upgrading courses to help you be better prepared for engineering, Personal: Our counsellor provides assistance with personal and family counselling, resume and job search advice and help locating daycares and accommodations as required, Financial: We’ll help you obtain financial support through numerous bursaries and scholarships, including the ENGAP Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, and Social: Social activities help you find a sense of community within the Price Faculty of Engineering, while group study spaces let you work alongside your peers.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Family Accessing Supports / Services Financial Bursaries / Grants / Scholarships Health Mental Health

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Student Centre

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/

Located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation in the heart of Turtle Island, the University of Manitoba campuses include a vibrant Indigenous community of thousands of students, staff, faculty and alumni. The Indigenous campus community works together to build and expand our presence and visibility at UM while creating a safe environment for students and staff to work and learn.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Student Recruitment Team

P: 204 474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith Street
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/admissions/indigenous-student-admissions

The student recruitment team that aids Indigenous students with becoming a UM student whether applying from high school, an adult learning center or a mature learner. The team will work with all students who self-identify as First Nations, Metis and Inuit. The student recruitment team can help you find financial aid and awards and with the campus Indigenous community.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Financial Advisors

L’Université de Saint-Boniface / Université de Saint-Boniface (USB)

L’Association étudiante / Student Association

P: 204-233-0210 ext 303
E: [email protected]

https://aeusb.ca

L’Association Étudiante de l’Université de Saint-Boniface (AEUSB) a pour mission de se donner des moyens humains de rassemblement, de représentation, de revendication et d’offre de services par et pour les étudiantes et étudiants de l’Université de Saint-Boniface.

The mission of USB’s student association (AEUSB) is to provide human resources to represent and bring students together, advocate on their behalf and offer a variety of services for students by students at Université de Saint-Boniface.

Advocacy Student Rights Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

University of Manitoba

Office of Fair Practice and Legal Affairs – Legal Counsel

P: 204-474-7843
E: [email protected]


E3-250 Engineering Building
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/Legal_counsel/

The Office of Legal Counsel provides or coordinates all legal services required by the University. It has conduct over the legal affairs of 23 different Faculties and Schools, dozens of administrative units, and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff. The work of the sub-unit involves risk-management and protecting the University’s corporate and legal interests in regard to its operations, agreements, disputes and liabilities.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Mentorship Advocacy Legal Advocacy Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Financial Financial Advisors Health Mental Health

University of Manitoba

Qualico Bridge to Success

P: 204-474-8550
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/community/indigenous-community/qualico-bridge-to-success

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is pleased to offer the Qualico Bridge to Success Program (QBTS). The goal of this program is to facilitate the transition of new Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) students into post-secondary education at the University of Manitoba by offering pre-orientation activities, academic learning support, advising, peer mentoring and special events that will enhance the first year experience. There is no cost to participate in this program.

Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Mentorship / Networking Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Booth University College

Spiritual Life

P: 204-924-4875


447 Webb Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2P2

https://boothuc.ca/student-life/spiritual-life/

At Booth University College, we’re dedicated to the ideals of Christian higher education. We offer faith-focused activities and opportunities throughout the year which celebrate God and promote worship. Visit our Student Services Coordinator for friendship, dialogue, and to explore your own values and beliefs.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Canadian Mennonite University

Student Life – Health and Wellness

CMU strives to support the holistic well being of all members of the community by promoting health and wellness through a variety of on-campus and off-campus resources and opportunities. There are spiritual supports such as a chapel, small fellowship groups and spiritual counselling and direction. There is also a fitness room, recreation classes and many recreation options on the grounds and surrounding natural Assiniboine Forest, as well as Assiniboine Park. CMU has student counselling services with confidential mental health support options for students and the link is on the health and wellness page.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Mental Health

P: 204-725-8723
E: [email protected]


Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/student-services/student-supports

Assiniboine helps students achieve success by providing guidance, support, encouragement, advice, information and assistance wherever needed. We strive to provide a warm and friendly environment where students feel comfortable raising questions or concerns. While many students make a smooth transition to college on their own, some may benefit from additional supports. Assiniboine’s goal is to help students plan for a successful college experience.

Academic Academic Advisors Study Space / Computer Usage Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Local Health Care

Assiniboine Community College

Students’ Association

P: 204-725-8710
E: [email protected]


1430 Victoria Avenue East
Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/resources-students/students-association

The Students’ Association exists to serve you. Our council works hard to ensure we voice relevant student perspectives, provide for college committees and engage with student projects. We strive to deliver quality services that speak to the specific needs of students and to host events that create a social atmosphere and offer stress relief. We’re the voice of students at Assiniboine; we work hard to encourage student success and help enhance the college experience. The Students’ Association offers the following services: Student council, Student health and dental insurance, U-Pass, student discount program, Advocacy and appeal support, Student clubs, Representation on college committees and student initiatives, Events and activities including: recreational activities, multicultural events, orientation, mental health and wellness initiatives, and professional development activities.

Advocacy Student Rights Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Health Insurance / Health Coverage Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba Student Union – UMSU

P: 204-474-8678
E: [email protected]


University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umsu.ca/

UMSU will provide the undergraduate student community with advocacy, support, and services to positively impact their academic experience and their lives as part of holistic student development.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus

Connection to Home Community

Clear Sky Connections

Clear Sky Connections (CSC)

P: (833) 883-5376
E: Online Contact Form

https://clearskyconnections.ca/about-us

We are on a mission to demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, empower our Indigenous people and build positive relationships to further the vision of building a stable network in our communities a reality.

Community Community Activism Connection to Home Community

Manitoba Inuit Association

Cultural and Community Connections

We want to help build our vibrant Manitoba Inuit community by connecting Inuit through activities and initiatives that sustain and build our culture, values and language. These activities are extremely important to Inuit success in Manitoba as we work to support each other in the complex transitions we are facing — together.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition

Government of Canada

Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Inuit students pursuing postsecondary education.Eligible expenses that can be applied for include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees,initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental Tutoring, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, child care as needed. Funding is also allocated for activities based on local needs assessments to promote students’ pursuit of post-secondary education and the attainment of a credential. These include:information technology and remote location access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Cost of Living Funding Health Mental Health Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, the cultural/ancestral categories on the Student Registration Form were updated. This form allows the division to collect data on student identity through self-declaration. Explore enrolment and diversity data based on school, gender, student’s first language and more.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Connection to Home Community

Mahihkan Bus Lines

Mahihkan Bus Lines Tickets and Routes

Marymound

Marymound Cultural Program – Indigenous Youth Mentors

This program is part of the Residential Services. Many of the young people at Marymound are of First Nations or Métis descent. At Marymound we believe that cultural awareness and pride are key components to healing. A strong, positive cultural identity can instill feelings of pride; give a young person a sense of place in the world as well as a sense of community affiliation. It is crucial that youth be in touch with their spirit and self to reconnect with their roots. The Indigenous Cultural Program is delivered by the Indigenous Cultural Coordinator in conjunction with elders and traditional healers from the local First Nations and Métis community. Through sharing and talking circles, sweat lodges, teachings, ceremonies and other activities, youth will develop a sense of self-worth, self-understanding, patience and ways to respect and honour life.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation

Government of Canada

Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education. Funding is allocated annually for direct financial support for Métis Nation post-secondary students. Eligible expenses include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees, initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental tutorial, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, and child care as needed. Programs and services available include: academic readiness and support, wraparound services to students and their families such as; student-peer mentorship, career counselling, clinical and mental health services, Elder guidance, Knowledge-keeper, student cultural support, outreach and navigation services, cultural education and life-skills development, including fostering awareness and cultural belongings as a citizen of the historic Métis Nation, and information technology and remote locations access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Cost of Living Funding Health Mental Health Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

Shawenim Abinoojii

SAI Communities

The main office is in Winnipeg but Shawenim Abinoojii works with and in the following communities: Poplar River First Nation, Pauingassi First Nation, Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Black River First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation, Brokenhead First Nation, Bloodvein First Nation, and Berens River First Nation.

Community Connection to Home Community

Shawenim Abinoojii

SAI Community Specialized Homes

Community based foster placements program was initiated by Southeast Child and Family Services in response to reducing the number of children from south east affiliated communities whom were in care and were being placed in Winnipeg due to the lack of placements in their own communities. This program aims to have children remain in their home communities while in care.

Community Connection to Home Community Family Accessing Supports / Services

Shawenim Abinoojii

SAI Therapeutic Foster Care Program

The Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Program provides structured and caring homes for youth from the Southeast First Nations, who are currently in the care of Southeast Child and Family Services. Youth in this program are gifted and resilient, and the TFC program aims to support wellness, positive inter/intrapersonal growth and life-skill development.

Community Connection to Home Community Family Accessing Supports / Services

Southeast Collegiate

Southeast Collegiate History

Southeast College was established as a private high school (Grades 10 to 12) in 1995-96 by The Southeast Tribal Council, incorporated as Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC). The SERDC includes the communities of Bloodvein First Nation, Little Grand Rapids, Brokenhead, Pauingassi First Nation, Buffalo Point First Nation, Black River First Nation, Hollow Water, Berens River and Poplar River. Many of these SERDC communities lacked high schools and from this need arose the vision for a centrally located education facility. Situated within the city of Winnipeg and nestled on approximately 40 acres, the purchase of the former Nazarene College seemed like the ideal opportunity and location. SEC is unlike any other school in Canada. It is a unique facility that not only educates its students, but also houses the student body on site while nourishing the culture of First Nations in many of its day to day operations.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Housing Student Residence

P: 204-474-8600


144 Dysart Rd.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://sci.umanitoba.ca/wawatay/

The Wawatay Lifestyle. Even though your focus and goal is graduating with a degree from the Faculty of Science, University life encompasses so much more than the academics. The program allows you to stay connected to your community and Indigenous roots, yet we also want you to uncover other interests and find new communities. Although we hope life goes smoothly, we also have you covered if it doesn’t.

Community Connection to Home Community

Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

1JustCity - Cultural Awareness & Competency

1JustCity – Indigenous Cultural Programming

1JustCity’s Indigenous Cultural Program was born from the North End Stella Community Ministry’s (NESCM) initiative in Winnipeg’s North End. Since 1980, NESCM has supported strong Indigenous identity and culture and repented the colonial effects on Indigenous nations in Canada. Indigenous Cultural Programming is an essential piece when working towards reconciliation. The Indigenous Cultural Program is interwoven in the programming and events at all three of 1JustCity’s spaces: West End Drop-in, West Broadway Community, and Oak Table.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

A Place to Call Home uses a Intensive Case Management (ICM) Approach that provides a range of program services for Chronic and Episodic homeless urban Aboriginal person empowering the individual (s) to achieve their self –identified goal. All Program services provided are holistic and based on AHWC’s Medicine Wheel approach and represent our philosophy of intervention, prevention, treatment, aftercare and promotion.

Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

University of Winnipeg

Aboriginal Student Services Centre

P: 204-786-9865
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation. With 12% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services listed on their website.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Indigenous Affairs

P: 204-725-8700 or Toll Free 1-800-862-6307
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/indigenous-supports/indigenous-affairs

Our Indigenous Affairs team offers a wide range of support and services to assist students along their post-secondary journey. We liaise with academic advisors, connect students with important community resources and provide guidance to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from a holistic perspective to support their academic goals. We act as a resource for all students and faculty in their efforts to acquire a true understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

Anish Corporation

Anish Cultural Teachings & Ceremonies and Video Library

P: 204-334-9395 / 1-866-640-5441
E: [email protected]

https://www.anishcorp.ca/cultural

Here you can access the Anish Corporation Video Library where you will find recorded teachings and information. Cultural Teachings & Ceremonies are scheduled throughout the year as public events. Personal requests will be considered on a case by case basis and will depend on Elder/Spiritual Caregiver/Knowledge Keeper/Facilitator availability.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health

Anish Corporation

Anish Services & Workshops

Resolution Health Support Services: Resolution Health Support Workers, also known as R.H.S.W.’s, provide a variety of flexible “front-line” mental health safety & support, coordination services, and cultural programs & workshops to former Indian Residential School (I.R.S.) survivors and their families and/or supports. R.H.S.W. services and programming can be accessed by contacting the Regional Coordinator Office at 1-866-818-3505, or by contacting Anish Corporation directly. Workshops: Indian Residential Schools Effects & Impacts Presentation, Internalized Oppression – Lateral Violence & Lateral Kindness Workshop, Understanding Trauma Workshop, Domestic Violence & Healthy Relationships Workshop, Traditional Family Parenting Workshop, Cultural Awareness Workshop, Financial Wellness Workshop, Reigniting Our Identity Workshop, Loss & Grief Workshop, and the Smart Work Ethics Training Course.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Community Activism Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health

The Aboriginal School of Dance offers a multitude of cultural workshops and has created many different styles of cultural programs for schools and organizations across Canada and the US. Our team has been heavily involved with program development in schools and organizations for over ten years and constantly strives to exceed clients’ expectations with our high quality standards for programming and instructing. Our instructors have been hand-selected, trained in working with large numbers of students and people of all ages, from daycare level to teachers and staff.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Aboriginal School of Dance ASOD

ASOD Entertainment

The Aboriginal School of Dance is known for energetic and innovative choreography that provokes an intense emotional experience for audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds. We provide high quality Aboriginal artistic entertainment and educational programming and presentations. By fusing traditional styles with contemporary fields and educational value, our presentations foster empathy and understanding while teaching about Aboriginal culture. Our distinct and engaging performances feature song, dance, and storytelling, with a unique way of expressing multiculturalism through art and history.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Bear Paw Tipi

Bear Paw Teaching & Healing

Kunsi Pahan Pte San Win is an expert storyteller who intertwines lived experience with training in Social Work and Indigenous Ceremony to form a powerful, authentic and loving voice. Unkan Wanbdi Wakita is a captivating storyteller who utilizes song and lecture-style presentations to share his knowledge. Keynotes, workshops & presentations, Reconciliation & Indigenous knowledge, and other work.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Human Rights Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Brandon Friendship Centre (BFC) Inc

Brandon Friendship Centre Programs

We serve as a meeting place for anyone wanting a place to relax and have coffee during the day, Programs include: Adult Upgrading, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness, Gakina Abinoojiiyag – Youth Reconnect, Brandon Aboriginal Youth Activity Centre (BAYAC), Brandon Access/Exchange Service (B.A.E.S), Brandon Friendship Housing Authority, Brandon Bear Clan Patrol, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Community Liaison Program, Cultural Programs, In a Good Way, Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program (KEEP), Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program 2 (KEEP 2), Little Teaching Lodge Head Start Program, Portage Aboriginal Head Start Program, Project Hope Transitional Housing, Stepping Out on Saturdays, BFC & MB Housing, Healing the Family Within , and BFC Tutor Program.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Friendship Centres Family Accessing Supports / Services Daycare Youth Activities

Brandon University

Brandon University Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC)

The IPC is here to serve the heart and mind by providing culturally sensitive services to First Nation, Metis and Inuit students, and by promoting cross–cultural understanding on campus. Our centre becomes a home away from home for students. Here you will find a lounging area of couches to relax on between classes and to engage in supportive conversation with fellow students. We offer free soup for everyone to meet and have a meal together. Most importantly, we offer you a family and friendships that will last you a lifetime. We learn through gathering that even though we may lead different lives, we are the same. The IPC offers the following supports: Transition Supports, Academic Supports, Cultural/ Spiritual Supports and Personal and Social Supports.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Accessing Supports / Services

Anish Corporation

Cedar Lake Ranch

P: 204-334-9395 / 1-866-640-5441
E: [email protected]

https://www.cedarlakeranch.ca/

Cedar Lake Ranch only 40 minutes east of Winnipeg, nestled on 98 acres of treed land, with an abundance of mother nature surrounding the property. This could be the perfect meeting place your organization is looking for to hold workshops, staff meetings, emergency preparedness drills, outdoor survival training, team building exercises, or a group camping trip. Receive traditional teachings in one of our 22′ teepees or Traditional Teachings Lodge! Cedar Lake Ranch is a great place to bring youth, families and staff away from the busy life of urban life, to be with Mother Earth, to hear the wind run through the trees leaving you in a state of tranquility, calmness and peacefulness. Cultural Teachings & Ceremonies are scheduled throughout the year as public events. Personal requests will be considered on a case by case basis and will depend on Elder/Spiritual Caregiver/Knowledge Keeper/Facilitator availability.

Academic Education & Training Advocacy Community Activism Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Mental Health

Manitoba Inuit Association

Cultural and Community Connections

We want to help build our vibrant Manitoba Inuit community by connecting Inuit through activities and initiatives that sustain and build our culture, values and language. These activities are extremely important to Inuit success in Manitoba as we work to support each other in the complex transitions we are facing — together.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition

DASCH Inc

DASCH Indigenous Cultural and Spiritual Enhancement Program (ICSEP)

ICSEP aims to provide clients and employees with a chance to connect to the Indigenous culture through experiencing and participating in cultural activities such as crafting, fishing, nature walks, performing in and attending pow wows and maintaining a healing garden. Clients also participate in traditional ceremonies and activities including, but not limited to: Sweat Lodge Ceremonies, Drumming circle, Medicine picking, Language exposure, Sun Dance Ceremonies and Regalia making. ICSEP provides clients with opportunities to connect one-on-one with Elders and receive guidance using the Seven Sacred Teachings. This program offers an environment where clients can connect with each other, a safe place to be themselves and an atmosphere of enjoyment.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Disability Services

Elmwood Resource Centre ECRC

ECRC Cultural Programs

P: 204-982-1720
E: [email protected]

This page includes Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Program (NISW) provides support and information to immigrant newcomers to Canada that live in our Elmwood community and OMBIGIAAWSIWIN – Parenting Program is a traditional childcare practice program that helps parents learn about Indigenous teachings that can be later used within their own family.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting Health Nutrition

University of Manitoba

Elder Profiles

P: 204-474-8500
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/culture-and-protocol/elder-profiles

Elders-in-Residence provide cultural and spiritual guidance to students and employees of the University of Manitoba. They lead cultural teaching sessions, ceremonies and events on our campuses, and are also available for individual and group consultations by appointment.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Fireside Chats: Talks on Indigenous Knowledges

Hosted by the Indigenous Student Centre. Join us every second Tuesday for Fireside Chats from 11:30-12:30. Catch Fireside Chats on the following Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on 101.5 UMFM

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Full Circle for Indigenous Education

Full Circle for Indigenous Education Awards

Full Circle has a rich history of acknowledging groundbreaking work in Indigenous Education. Our last Awards Gala was on March 6th, 2020, just 2 weeks before COVID-19 hit Winnipeg. This two-year break has given us time to reimagine what these awards could look like and we are offering a reclaimed and traditional way of celebrating each other’s achievements. It is our intention to make every part of this meaningful, educational, traditional, and of course fun!

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Full Moon Ceremonies

Full Moon Ceremonies led by Wanda Joy Murdock, Elder-in-Residence. Full Moon Ceremony to honour ourselves, other women, and our relationship with the Grandmother Moon. A time to come together and celebrate life for any and all girls and women and those who identify as women and girls, including women on their Moon Time. As we are currently working remotely, we will gather virtually. Meeting info is sent out monthly. Please email [email protected] for meeting information.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Government of Canada

Funding for Indigenous Peoples

Find funding programs that support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities. This is a whole page with services and information covering a wide range of resources. There are services, initiatives for Indigenous and northern communities and organizations, a range of funding programs and grants available to support Aboriginal languages and cultures, Canada Council for the Arts grants for Indigenous artists and art administrators,and specific funding you can apply for as an Indigenous woman to engage your community and address issues affecting your advancement. Those are just a few of the options available.

Advocacy Community Activism Legal Advocacy Career Pathways Entrepreneurial Supports Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Funding

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg

Indian Residential School Health Support

The program ensures that Former Indian Residential School (IRS) Students can readily gain access to emotional and crisis-counseling supports so that Former IRS Students can remain safe before, during and after their IAP claim is validated. The Resolution Health Support Worker (RHSW) service is set up to provide a variety of flexible “front-line” safety supports and to coordinate services directly to the IAP process.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health

Anish Corporation

Indian Residential Schools Thrivers Group – IRS Thrivers

The I.R.S. Thrivers Group began in 2014 with a group of Indian Residential School (IRS) survivors who didn’t know each other but they were all interested in learning how to cope with and heal from the effects of the traumas they experienced at I.R.S.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Circle of Empowerment

P: 204-230-2504
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/student-experience/indigenous-circle-empowerment-ice

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and community engagement.

Community Community Activism Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Assiniboine Community College

Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers

Visiting Elders and Knowledge Keepers are available at all Brandon campuses for customary and historical knowledge and teachings. They represent Dakota, Anishinaabe, Cree, St’at’imc and Métis Nations, who provide guidance, teachings, historical information, customary knowledge and support to all students. Although our Elders are not always present on campus, they will meet with students when there is a request to do so. Meeting with an Elder may be as informal as a casual visit or can include cultural or spiritual teachings and guidance. They are a support and resource for both students and staff. Elders and Knowledge Keepers attend the college on rotation and are at the Brandon Cultural Centre every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or virtually on Zoom, email [email protected] for the link. Elders and Knowledge Keepers are also available outside of these hours upon request.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Red River College Polytechnic

Indigenous Student Support

P: 204-632-3773
E: Online contact form


2055 Notre Dame
Notre Dame Campus
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3H 0J9

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/aspiring-student/

Indigenous Liaison Advisors also build relationships by working cooperatively with Indigenous communities and band councils, consulting with faculty, liaising with Indigenous organizations, and connecting with employers. These relationships are developed to assist students in their career connections, funding sponsorship, urban adjustment, and familiarity with Red River College Polytechnic. The R-Crew is made up of student volunteers that take on various roles aimed at easing new students into college life. They are a great resource and super role models who want to make you feel welcome while creating a support system to ensure your success. Students helping students. The Indigenous Student Supports team provides the tools and resources to help Indigenous students succeed, from community to classroom to career. We believe that to reach your personal potential, the mind, body, spirit and heart must work together. From academic to cultural, we provide holistic and interconnected wrap-around supports that take the best of western and Indigenous ways of teaching and learning. Let us know how we can help you achieve your goals. Indigenous Education is stronger at Red River College Polytechnic with the support of our Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Elders have always held positions of high esteem and importance; they are the living libraries that hold the wisdom, history and cultural knowledge of our Nations. Our Elder Services are here to support education through Indigenous ways of teaching, learning and leading. They play an important role in student and staff health, wellness, and cultural and spiritual development. The Indigenous Liaison Advisor is a first point of contact for new and returning students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry. We can help you with your questions and find your way around so you can start your education with confidence. We provide support and guidance for the application process, admission requirements, registration and selecting the best fitting program. We know that in addition to your studies, your day-to-day life, your health and wellness, and your support network play an important role in your success. If you have any questions, whether it’s about how to access tutoring, learn about new information technology, or where to find child care, we can help you figure out those next steps. Please let us know how we can make the most of your time here at RRC Polytech. We are here to help students work through personal struggles, develop skills to manage better, and enjoy their college experience.

Academic Scholastic Orientation Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Winnipeg

Indigenous UWinnipeg

P: 204-789-4281
E: [email protected]

University

The Office of Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg provides a number of different events, programs, and supports for faculty, staff, students, and community members. We are a senior administrative unit that provides programming through the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, offers direct support to faculty through the Academic Lead, and works with a variety of stakeholders and Senior Administration to ensure Indigenous presence across the campus through the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University College of the North (UCN)

Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre

P: 204-677-6450


Thompson Campus
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1L7

https://ucn.ca/ininiwi-kiskinwamakewin-centre/

The Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre nurtures a cultural environment that builds bridges and promotes balance to meet the needs of the UCN community. It can be found at UCN Thompson Campus, 55 UCN Drive in room 134A. “The people’s place of learning” is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin. “The people’s place of learning” is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Ininiwi Kiskinwamekewin Centre

P: 204-677-6450


55 UCN Drive
Thompson Campus
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1L7

https://www.ucn.ca/sites/elders/ininiwi/Pages/Ininiwi-kiskinwamakewin-Centre.aspx

The Ininiwi Kiskinwamakewin Centre continues to deliver activities and programs to support healthy lifestyle choices and student retention. Activities and programs have included but have not been limited to: traditional drumming, traditional counselling, solstice potlucks, annual powwows, annual Elders gatherings, sharing circles and Traditional Persons Week presentations to support the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge into the classroom.The primary function of the University’s Elders Program is to provide services throughout the university college such as counselling, traditional teachings, and information on Aboriginal issues to the university college community. Local Elders also regularly visit the university college to meet with interested individuals and groups. We have the food pantry and Milk & Bread Coupons that can be utilized if needed. There is also a Role Model Program: To promote and encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Role models can be identified and are often people within the community.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Government of Canada

Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Inuit students pursuing postsecondary education.Eligible expenses that can be applied for include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees,initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental Tutoring, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, child care as needed. Funding is also allocated for activities based on local needs assessments to promote students’ pursuit of post-secondary education and the attainment of a credential. These include:information technology and remote location access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Cost of Living Funding Health Mental Health Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

University of Manitoba

Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE)

P: 204-474-7493
E: [email protected]


89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/nursing/programs-of-study/mahkwa-omushki-kiim-pathway-indigenous-nursing-education-pine

Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE), offers a combination of academic, personal and cultural supports to prepare First Nations, Métis and Inuit students for entrance into our Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree program and to assist them throughout the program.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Tutoring / Peer Support Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]


The Pas Campus
The Pas, Manitoba Canada
R9A 1M7

https://ucn.ca/mamawechetotan-centre/

The name translated to English, Mamawechetotan means “let’s all work together and help one another,” a fitting description of the Centre’s purpose and objectives. The Mamawechetotan Centre is a beautiful space that provides a warm, welcoming environment for students to relax and socialize. It is an ideal place to interact with our resident and visiting Elders, fellow students, study, cook, utilize the computer lab, or just relax between classes. After hour’s accessibility are available please contact Centre Coordinator to make arrangements.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Mamawechetotan Centre

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]


436-7th Street East
The Pas Campus
The Pas, Manitoba Canada
R9A 1M7

https://www.ucn.ca/sites/elders/mama/Pages/Mamawechetotan-Centre.aspx

The Mamawechetotan Centre is a beautiful newly renovated spaces that provides a warm welcoming environment for students to relax and socialize. It is an ideal place to interact with our resident and visiting Elders, fellow student, study, cook, utilize the computer lab, or just relax between classes. After hour’s accessibility are available please contact Centre Coordinator to make arrangements. The Mamawechetotan Centre located at The Pas Campus can be found next to the Enrolment Services Office inside the main entrance. The Mamawechetotan Centre hosts events such as: Monthly Pipe Ceremonies, Monthly Feast , Monthly Full Moon Ceremony and Lodge, Craft Sessions, Baking in Cree Sessions , Acoustic Nights , Drumming/ Singing , Movie Nights , Lunch Guests – Sharing Knowledge Sessions and more. We also have the food pantry and Milk & Bread Coupons that can be utilized if needed.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Manitoba

Mamawipawin – Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research Space


E: [email protected]


183 Dafoe Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2M9

https://umanitoba.ca/centres/mamawipawin/1160.html

Although created as a research lab, there is nothing lab-like about Mamawipawin. Located on the fourth floor of the Isbister Building, the space consists of three elements: a circular, multi-functional community research space; a connected research and training room and a portable lab (including mobile equipment for use in the community).

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Manito Ahbee

Manito Ahbee Festival Events

P: (204) 956-1849 / Toll Free: 1-866-449-0251
E: [email protected]


Red River Exhibition Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3J 1J1

https://www.manitoahbee.com/events

Manito Ahbee is recognized as a leader in transforming relationships to share Indigenous culture and heritage with the world.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Marymound

Marymound Cultural Program – Indigenous Youth Mentors

This program is part of the Residential Services. Many of the young people at Marymound are of First Nations or Métis descent. At Marymound we believe that cultural awareness and pride are key components to healing. A strong, positive cultural identity can instill feelings of pride; give a young person a sense of place in the world as well as a sense of community affiliation. It is crucial that youth be in touch with their spirit and self to reconnect with their roots. The Indigenous Cultural Program is delivered by the Indigenous Cultural Coordinator in conjunction with elders and traditional healers from the local First Nations and Métis community. Through sharing and talking circles, sweat lodges, teachings, ceremonies and other activities, youth will develop a sense of self-worth, self-understanding, patience and ways to respect and honour life.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation

University of Manitoba

Medicine Garden of Indigenous Learning

The Medicine Garden of Indigenous Learning is a welcoming place for people to meet, share and learn about the importance and value of traditional knowledge and medicines. Throughout the year, Elders host teaching circles in this space.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Government of Canada

Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education. Funding is allocated annually for direct financial support for Métis Nation post-secondary students. Eligible expenses include: transcript and application fees, tuition and other students fees, initial professional certification and examination fees, books and supplies, supplemental tutorial, guidance and counseling services, living expenses including for dependents, if applicable, transportation supports when needed, expenses associated with travel home including for dependents, as applicable, and child care as needed. Programs and services available include: academic readiness and support, wraparound services to students and their families such as; student-peer mentorship, career counselling, clinical and mental health services, Elder guidance, Knowledge-keeper, student cultural support, outreach and navigation services, cultural education and life-skills development, including fostering awareness and cultural belongings as a citizen of the historic Métis Nation, and information technology and remote locations access to allow students the opportunity to complete distance education or online courses from their home communities.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Daycare Financial Cost of Living Funding Health Mental Health Transportation Transportation Resources / Assistance

University of Manitoba

Migizii Agamik

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

https://umanitoba.ca/admin/indigenous_connect/5558.html

Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge welcomes all nations to learn and share. It is a home-away-from-home for students, who make use of the computer lab, student lounge, gathering space, and kitchen. The building was designed by Prairie Architects (including Indigenous graduates of the University of Manitoba) and incorporates many of the Traditional Teachings of Indigenous Peoples of the area, including the use of seven tamarack trees to represent the Seven Sacred Laws. Its Circle Room is used for ceremonies, meetings, and classes that require a sacred, collaborative space. Migizii Agamik is a smudge-friendly building.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg

Mino-Pimatiziiwin Program (Men’s Healthy Living)

This program is focused on providing services to Aboriginal men who are attempting to make positive lifestyle changes in their lives as role models within the family unit and as agents of change within the community. The program is responsive to individual crisis situations so participants are able to drop in when necessary.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Parenting Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

MITT Student Group – Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC)

MITT’s Indigenous Student’s Circle (ISC) is open to all students who wish to participate in Indigenous cultural events and share similar experiences while attending MITT.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

New Directions

New Directions – Opikihiwawin

Opikihiwawin responds to the needs of Indigenous adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives by providing cultural education, supports and advocacy. We believe that it is every Indigenous adoptee and foster person’s inherent right to know and experience their culture. Our cultural programs create a positive sense of identity and belonging and help adoptees and foster people build relationships in the Indigenous community.

Academic Education & Training Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Disability Services Mental Health

Ni-Apin is a Cree word which means “ I’m sitting” with the intended meaning of “ I’m sitting at home”. The Ni-Apin Program will provide a range of program services for the homeless urban Aboriginal person who suffers from multiple barriers.

Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Local Health Care Mental Health Housing Housing Resources

North Point Douglas Women's Centre

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Services & Programs

Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and courageous hearts, staff and financial resources have grown alongside the needs of the community, but it is always a struggle to keep up. The Women’s Centre remains committed to supporting community members where they are at, in a process that is community led, compassionate, and culturally safe. The centre houses many services and programs. Our Drop-In Centre is a safe space that welcomes all women identified people. During the pandemic the drop in has been a door service program so check with the centre on it’s current status. The Drop – In / Door Service offers basic needs like Snacks and beverages, Emergency food, baby items, and hygiene products, Access to computers, phone, and washroom, Laundry (by appointment only; $1/wash $1/dry, soap and dryer sheets provided), Seasonally appropriate shoes and clothing when available, Smudging and traditional medicines, Crisis support, Printing, photocopying, and faxing, and Resources, referrals, & advocacy. The other programs include Red Road to Healing, free counselling, a parenting program for all caregivers, the Women’s Warrior Circle , Men’s Night, Ceremonies, and the Community Oven.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

Red River College Polytechnic

RRC Elders-in-Residence

P: 204-632-3773 / 204-949-8506
E: Online contact form: https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/contact/


Princess Building - Room P407
Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/supports/elders-in-residence/

Our Elders-in-Residence are here to support education through Indigenous ways of teaching, learning and leading. They play an important role in student and staff health, wellness, and cultural and spiritual development. They are here to support all students and staff at Red River College Polytechnic.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation

Southeast Collegiate

Southeast Collegiate History

Southeast College was established as a private high school (Grades 10 to 12) in 1995-96 by The Southeast Tribal Council, incorporated as Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC). The SERDC includes the communities of Bloodvein First Nation, Little Grand Rapids, Brokenhead, Pauingassi First Nation, Buffalo Point First Nation, Black River First Nation, Hollow Water, Berens River and Poplar River. Many of these SERDC communities lacked high schools and from this need arose the vision for a centrally located education facility. Situated within the city of Winnipeg and nestled on approximately 40 acres, the purchase of the former Nazarene College seemed like the ideal opportunity and location. SEC is unlike any other school in Canada. It is a unique facility that not only educates its students, but also houses the student body on site while nourishing the culture of First Nations in many of its day to day operations.

Academic Post-Secondary Preparation Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Housing Student Residence

Government of Canada

Supporting Inuit Children

The Inuit Child First Initiative ensures Inuit children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Each child’s situation is unique. Please contact your regional focal point to discuss what coverage is available based on the child’s needs. Examples of what could be funded include: wheelchair ramps, addiction services, cultural services from Elders, mental health counseling, assessments and screenings, medical supplies and equipment, therapeutic services, land-based activities, specialized summer camps, respite care programs based on cultural beliefs and practices, tutoring services, transportation, and specialized school transportation.

Academic Tutoring / Peer Support Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Health Disability Services Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health Transportation Disability Transportation

The Link Youth and Family Supports

The Link – Indigenous Initiatives

Like healthy plants, strong roots create strong, resilient children and youth who can thrive and grow to their full potential. The Indigenous Initiatives team plays such an important role at The Link – connecting youth to the skills, knowledge, traditional languages experiences and land-based practices that are central to the healing journey for Indigenous families and critical to shaping a child’s identity and sense of belonging.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Turtle Lodge

Turtle Lodge – Wahbanung Calls to Action

Summary of Wahbanung – The Resurgence of Our People: Clearing the Path for Our Survival was written by Knowledge Keepers Dr. David Courchene, Jr., Chief Dr. Harry Bone, Florence Paynter, Chief Katherine Whitecloud, Chief Robert Maytwayashing, Mary Maytwayashing, and Gordon Walker at the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge. With Contributions from the late Orianna Courchene.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

UM Community Engaged Learning – Land and Water: Land-based Education

All students are welcome to apply; Indigenous students will be prioritized. Indigenous youth (18-35) who are not enrolled at the UM are also encouraged to apply. The Land and Water program runs from November to June. During November, December and January, we’ll participate in immersive urban land-based experiences, as well as engaging online workshops and activities with Indigenous elders, knowledge holders and artists. From February to June, we’ll share what we’ve learned with high school youth in classrooms and on the land, as COVID-19 policies allow! This program is a great opportunity for urban Indigenous youth and students, 2S/LGBTQ+ youth and students, UM students and others to learn about Indigenous peoples enduring relationships with urban land and place.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Virtual Sharing Circle with ISC Elders

Join ISC Elders-in-Residence, Wanda Murdock, Carl Stone and Norman Meade for virtual sharing circles every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Monday sharing circles, hosted by Elder Wanda Murdock, are reserved for women and start at 1:00. Wednesday sharing circles, hosted by Elder Carl Stone, are reserved for UM staff, faculty, students and community and start at 12:30. Thursday sharing circles, hosted by Elder Norman Meade, are reserved for students and start at 11:30. Please email [email protected] for Zoom log in info. All information shared within the sharing circles remains confidential.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

1JustCity’s West End Drop-in offers health and wellness programs to meet basic needs and help individuals and families thrive in Winnipeg’s West End community. Programs include a daily Drop-in, Indigenous Cultural Programming, Community Capacity Building Programming, food supports, and more.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Winnipeg

Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

P: 204-258-2951
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/wiichii/

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre’s primary focus is to offer educational and cultural programming rooted in Indigenous knowledge, in order to develop and strengthen pathways for Indigenous students to University. The endeavors of the centre are in alignment with the University’s strategic direction of Indigenization, that includes and values Indigenous knowledge, culture and perspectives throughout the UWinnipeg.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

The Millennium Library has two specially-designed spaces that house Indigenous Resources Collections for children and adults. Both spaces were designed by Anishinaabe interior designer Destiny Seymour; Ah kha koo gheesh (Groundhog Place ~ children emerge from learning) and Wii ghoss (Birch Bark Centre). Ah kha koo gheesh welcomes children and families to explore books, movies and music about the histories, traditions, stories and languages of Indigenous peoples throughout Manitoba and Turtle Island (North America). The space also hosts storytellers and other Knowledge Keepers. Wii ghoss welcomes adults and students to learn about the histories, traditions, stories and languages of Indigenous peoples through its collections and programs.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Zongiigabowin Indigenous Men’s Group

P: (204) 318-2928 / (204) 474-8618
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Fort Garry
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous/media/ZONGIIGABOWIN_poster_2018_2019.pdf

“A weekly gathering of Indigenous men coming together to explore their strengths and examine their identity. The goal of the group is to empower men to achieve their academic and other personal goals. This will be done in a confidential respectful space. Traditional teachings will be called upon as guidelines. This group is open to those who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) men (including those who are two-spirited) and those who are connected to the U of m as: current students, alumni, prospective students, intimate partners, children (16 years or older), or family members of current students. Every Thurday from 5-6:30 pm in the Circle Room at Migizii Agamik. For more info, please contact Carl Stone: [email protected], (204) 318-2928 or Dr. Natasha Ali: [email protected], (204) 474-8618.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

University of Manitoba

Blankstein Momentum Program

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/blankstein-momentum

The Indigenous Student Centre is pleased to offer the Blankstein Momentum Program (Momentum) for returning Indigenous students. The program is designed to provide you with access to supports that contribute to your post-secondary persistence, overall well-being and personal success. Momentum uses a holistic approach that includes advisor meetings, access to tutors, learning workshops, group activities and cultural/spiritual care. The program runs late August to March, with a celebration wind-up in April. There is no cost to participate. *Maximum intake is 20 students per academic year and priority will be given to those who have not been a part of the program before.

Academic Academic Advisors Academic Workshops Tutoring / Peer Support Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Graduate Student Support

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous/SAGE.html

First Nations, Métis, Inuit or Native American. SAGE offers holistic programming that supports your cultural, academic, personal and professional development throughout your master’s-level and doctoral studies.

Academic Academic Advisors Career Pathways Graduate Studies Support Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Financial Workshops / Skill Development

University of Manitoba

Indigenous Student Centre

P: 204-474-8850
E: [email protected]


114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/

Located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation in the heart of Turtle Island, the University of Manitoba campuses include a vibrant Indigenous community of thousands of students, staff, faculty and alumni. The Indigenous campus community works together to build and expand our presence and visibility at UM while creating a safe environment for students and staff to work and learn.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY)

RAY Inc. – Get Help Now

We support all youth under the age of 30. That includes: Youth of all genders, including non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, Youth of all races and ethnicities, Youth who are First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, from the city or rural communities, Youth from all over Canada, Manitoba, and Winnipeg, Youth exiting justice, CFS, hospital, and other systems, Youth living with addiction and mental health, and Youth of all abilities. So if you’re 29 or younger, RaY is for you.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Housing Housing Resources Urgent Services Basic Needs Personal Safety / Violence Prevention

Brandon University

Student Accessibility Coordinator

P: 204-727-9759
E: [email protected]


270-18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 6A9

https://www.brandonu.ca/student-services/student-accessibility-services/

Do you have a disability or chronic medical condition and require academic accommodations or assistive technology? Contact Student Accessibility Services before the start of the school year to discuss the services and supports that you may access during the upcoming school year.

Academic Disability Accomodations Tutoring / Peer Support Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Financial Financial Advisors

University of Manitoba

William Norrie Centre – Inner City Bachelor of Social Work Program

The Willian Norrie Centre on Selkirk Avenue is the campus for social work education for inner city residents. The Centre is the focal point for social work education, teaching students to serve the community with the same compassion Dr. Norrie showed throughout his life. The Inner City Social Work BSW Access Program at the William Norrie Centre is for mature students (21 and older) who have inner city or similar social service experience who have traditionally faced systemic barriers common to inner city life experience such as poverty, racism, school failure and marginalization.

Academic Flexible Learning Work-integrated Learning Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings

Friendship Centres

Indian and Métis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg

About the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg

Brandon Friendship Centre (BFC) Inc

Brandon Friendship Centre Programs

We serve as a meeting place for anyone wanting a place to relax and have coffee during the day, Programs include: Adult Upgrading, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness, Gakina Abinoojiiyag – Youth Reconnect, Brandon Aboriginal Youth Activity Centre (BAYAC), Brandon Access/Exchange Service (B.A.E.S), Brandon Friendship Housing Authority, Brandon Bear Clan Patrol, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Community Liaison Program, Cultural Programs, In a Good Way, Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program (KEEP), Kokum’s Early Enrichment Program 2 (KEEP 2), Little Teaching Lodge Head Start Program, Portage Aboriginal Head Start Program, Project Hope Transitional Housing, Stepping Out on Saturdays, BFC & MB Housing, Healing the Family Within , and BFC Tutor Program.

Academic Education & Training Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Friendship Centres Family Accessing Supports / Services Daycare Youth Activities

Lynn Lake Friendship Centre Inc.

Lynn Lake Friendship Centre Facebook Page

Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm closed for lunch. Please feel free to stop by, have some coffee and find out what we have to offer !

Community Friendship Centres Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Programs

Community Care – Natural gathering places for Winnipeg’s urban Indigenous community that are community driven, culturally relevant prevention and support based programs that include drop-in, emergency services, workshops, training and volunteer opportunities. Caring for Our Relatives – Protect children and honour the sacred bond of families with their children by ensuring Indigenous children remain connected to their family and community. Youth Development – Honours youth as the current and future generation of leaders through culture, education, recreation, empowerment, training, employment and leadership development opportunities. Indigenous Knowledge – Returning to our Indigenous values and practices of caring for one another. Specialized programs to lead truth and reconciliation initiatives and our leadership role to support a strong sister organization network.

Academic Study Space / Computer Usage Advocacy Legal Advocacy Community Friendship Centres Family Senior Services Youth Activities Financial Financial Workshops / Skill Development Health Mental Health Workshops Transportation Winnipeg Transit Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Riverton & District Friendship Centre

Riverton & District Friendship Centre Programs

Peer Support

University of Winnipeg

Aboriginal Student Services Centre

P: 204-786-9865
E: [email protected]


515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/assc/

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation. With 12% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services listed on their website.

Community Community Groups / Community on Campus Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Employment, Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Employment – Join our Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre family and share in our vision of safe, healthy, happy and interdependent community and our mission of strengthening children, families and community…investing in our future. Volunteer – In keeping with the philosophy of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, which is “We All Work Together To Help One Another,” we work alongside volunteers to empower their gifts and strengths in order to gain a sense of belonging and involvement in their own community. Training – Everyone has inherent strengths and it is our role to create opportunities to realize these strengths within our community. Our mission is grounded within this understanding and our belief in the roles we play in the care and nurturing of future generations. Become a Care Provider – Care Providers (otherwise known as Foster Parents) who are part of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Caring for Our Relatives Program provide culturally appropriate, safe and nurturing homes for individual and sibling groups based on a community care model.

Academic Education & Training Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting

The Head Start Program is a Federal Initiative designed to promote the healthy development of children of Aboriginal ancestry who are living in urban and large rural settings across Canada. The overall goal is to demonstrate through locally controlled “early intervention strategies” developed in partnership with parental involvement, Aboriginal children can grow with a positive sense of themselves, have a desire for lifelong learning and reach balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual harmony. This balance will enable our children to develop fully and successfully as young people.

Community Peer Support Family Daycare Parenting Youth Activities

Indigenous Parents Community IPC

Indigenous Parents Community IPC – Facebook Page

Private Facebook group for IPC. This space was created to be a safe space to share dreams, goals, celebrate wins and encourage each other on when one is feeling down.

Community Peer Support Family Parenting

University of Winnipeg

Indigenous UWinnipeg

P: 204-789-4281
E: [email protected]

University

The Office of Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg provides a number of different events, programs, and supports for faculty, staff, students, and community members. We are a senior administrative unit that provides programming through the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, offers direct support to faculty through the Academic Lead, and works with a variety of stakeholders and Senior Administration to ensure Indigenous presence across the campus through the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

North Point Douglas Women's Centre

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Services & Programs

Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and courageous hearts, staff and financial resources have grown alongside the needs of the community, but it is always a struggle to keep up. The Women’s Centre remains committed to supporting community members where they are at, in a process that is community led, compassionate, and culturally safe. The centre houses many services and programs. Our Drop-In Centre is a safe space that welcomes all women identified people. During the pandemic the drop in has been a door service program so check with the centre on it’s current status. The Drop – In / Door Service offers basic needs like Snacks and beverages, Emergency food, baby items, and hygiene products, Access to computers, phone, and washroom, Laundry (by appointment only; $1/wash $1/dry, soap and dryer sheets provided), Seasonally appropriate shoes and clothing when available, Smudging and traditional medicines, Crisis support, Printing, photocopying, and faxing, and Resources, referrals, & advocacy. The other programs include Red Road to Healing, free counselling, a parenting program for all caregivers, the Women’s Warrior Circle , Men’s Night, Ceremonies, and the Community Oven.

Community Community Activism Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Health Mental Health Urgent Services Basic Needs

University of Manitoba

Virtual Sharing Circle with ISC Elders

Join ISC Elders-in-Residence, Wanda Murdock, Carl Stone and Norman Meade for virtual sharing circles every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Monday sharing circles, hosted by Elder Wanda Murdock, are reserved for women and start at 1:00. Wednesday sharing circles, hosted by Elder Carl Stone, are reserved for UM staff, faculty, students and community and start at 12:30. Thursday sharing circles, hosted by Elder Norman Meade, are reserved for students and start at 11:30. Please email [email protected] for Zoom log in info. All information shared within the sharing circles remains confidential.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

1JustCity’s West End Drop-in offers health and wellness programs to meet basic needs and help individuals and families thrive in Winnipeg’s West End community. Programs include a daily Drop-in, Indigenous Cultural Programming, Community Capacity Building Programming, food supports, and more.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Manitoba

Zongiigabowin Indigenous Men’s Group

P: (204) 318-2928 / (204) 474-8618
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Fort Garry
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous/media/ZONGIIGABOWIN_poster_2018_2019.pdf

“A weekly gathering of Indigenous men coming together to explore their strengths and examine their identity. The goal of the group is to empower men to achieve their academic and other personal goals. This will be done in a confidential respectful space. Traditional teachings will be called upon as guidelines. This group is open to those who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) men (including those who are two-spirited) and those who are connected to the U of m as: current students, alumni, prospective students, intimate partners, children (16 years or older), or family members of current students. Every Thurday from 5-6:30 pm in the Circle Room at Migizii Agamik. For more info, please contact Carl Stone: [email protected], (204) 318-2928 or Dr. Natasha Ali: [email protected], (204) 474-8618.

Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support

Fearless R2W

Fearless R2W Advocacy

We work cooperatively with parents, community resources, and the child welfare system to keep families together.

Advocacy Community Activism Community Community Activism Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services

Marymound

Marymound North

Marymound North in Thompson, Manitoba offers the following services: Wellness Programs, Parenting Programs, Community Programs and Foster Care. Children and families in Thompson, Manitoba and surrounding communities are well served by the wide range of programs and services provided by Marymound North. Always keeping the best welfare of our young people in mind, Marymound programs work together, joining forces to provide the best possible combination of services and support to benefit young people and their families. Treatment Foster Care, Futures and other community-based programming provide a continuum of caring that offers a rich resource for local families.

Community Peer Support Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting Health Mental Health

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Mental Health Services

P: 204-989-5890 or 204-989-4194
E: Online Contact Form: http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/about-us/contact-us/

http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/programs/health-management/mental-health-services/

The Mental Health: Learning and Leisure Centre is a community initiative of the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg that provides skills teaching and leisure programming for adults who live with mental illness, are now in recovery and require supports to participate fully in the community and work toward personal mental health goals.

Academic Education & Training Community Peer Support Health Mental Health

University of Winnipeg

Peer Educators

Health & Wellness Peer Educators actively participate in the promotion of health and wellness education on campus through planning, preparing delivering and being actively involved in outreach opportunities. They strive to encourage The University of Winnipeg community to engage in positive, strengths based behaviours when being faced with adversity, difficulties and individual challenges. They are also dedicated to the continuous development of a diverse and inclusive campus community that is committed to the values associated with Positive Space.

Community Peer Support

University of Manitoba

The Psychological Service Centre – Learning Disabilities Services Clinic

P: 204-474-9222
E: [email protected]


161 Dafoe Building
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2

https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/psych_services/PSC%20News.html

The Learning Disability Services Clinic (LDSC) is a program that provides assessments and related services to University of Manitoba students. The LDSC is located at the PSC and is run jointly by the PSC and the Student Counselling Centre. All work is done by graduate student clinicians who are supervised by registered psychologists. This supervisor is ultimately responsible for the work that is done. No fees are charged for the services and the cost of operating the clinic is funded by the University of Manitoba. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, we had to suspend all assessment services through the Learning Disability Services Clinic. Assessment services will be resumed as long as provincial and university related guidelines allow. All students currently on the waitlist will be contacted in due course. No new referrals are being accepted at this time due to the length of the current waitlist. Their website will be updated when the waitlist reopens for new referrals. As an interim measure, we are offering a consultation service for currently registered University of Manitoba students who suspect they have a learning disability (related to reading, writing, and/or math) and who are currently residing in Manitoba. The Learning Disability Consultation Service (LDCS) will provide these students an opportunity to talk to a Psychologist about their academic and learning difficulties in order to identify possible resources and services that could help them (e.g., referral for exam writing accommodations).

Academic Disability Accomodations Community Peer Support Health Disability Services

Urban Transition

Assiniboine Community College

ACC Indigenous Affairs

P: 204-725-8700 or Toll Free 1-800-862-6307
E: [email protected] / [email protected]


Victoria Avenue East Campus
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 2A9

https://assiniboine.net/student-life/indigenous-supports/indigenous-affairs

Our Indigenous Affairs team offers a wide range of support and services to assist students along their post-secondary journey. We liaise with academic advisors, connect students with important community resources and provide guidance to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from a holistic perspective to support their academic goals. We act as a resource for all students and faculty in their efforts to acquire a true understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.

Academic Academic Advisors Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition Family Accessing Supports / Services

Manitoba Inuit Association

Cultural and Community Connections

We want to help build our vibrant Manitoba Inuit community by connecting Inuit through activities and initiatives that sustain and build our culture, values and language. These activities are extremely important to Inuit success in Manitoba as we work to support each other in the complex transitions we are facing — together.

Community Connection to Home Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Urban Transition
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