Manitoba Inuit Association

Health and Wellbeing

The MIA board has long been concerned with the health and wellbeing of long-term Inuit residents, as well as new arrivals. While no specific funding has been secured by MIA to help tackle the serious and complex health and wellbeing issues facing Inuit in Manitoba, we have prioritized a number of objectives related to health and wellbeing for action.

Health Insurance / Health Coverage Nutrition Housing Family Housing Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Life's Journey Inc. - Miikana Pimatiziwin

Life’s Journey Inc. Programs & Services

At Life’s Journey, we strive to build on mentoring relationships to meet each person where they are at. We provide services that are clinically informed, culturally relevant, wellness oriented, and relationship and strengths-based, with environmental adaptations and case management to support each program participant to practice their gifts.

Advocacy Health Advocacy Housing Advocacy Career Pathways Job Banks / Resource Centre / Resume Writing Community Elder Services / Cultural Events / Circle Meetings Peer Support Health Disability Services Elder Services / Traditional Healing / Language Interpretation Mental Health Housing Family Housing Housing Resources Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

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 Transit Programs Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Mamawechetotan Centre

P: 204-627-8698
E: [email protected]

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

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

1JustCity - Community Outreach

West Broadway Community Services

1JustCity at West Broadway Community Services provides a safe, accepting environment with services and programs that support peoples’ physical and emotional needs. We provide a supper program, emergency food pantry, and programming focused on building healthy families — especially for those expecting babies or raising pre-schoolers. 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.

Family Accessing Supports / Services Parenting Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

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

Agape Table

Agape Table Services

We believe there is hope in nutrition, dignity in choice, and power for change in the community. Free Bagged Breakfast – Monday – Friday: 7am – 11am. Available to all each weekday morning is a bagged breakfast that contains a nutritious bowl of soup, sandwich, drink, and often more. Emergency Food Bank. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 2pm. Agape Table hosts hamper programs for families. Every week 220 people come through a registered food bank depot. If you need to register call Winnipeg Harvest at 204-982-3663.

Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

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

Banque alimentaire Chez Norma / Chez Norma Food Bank

L’Association étudiante de l’Université de Saint-Boniface gère une banque alimentaire. Il s’agit d’un service gratuit qui collecte et distribue des denrées alimentaires aux étudiantes et étudiants dans le besoin.

USB’s student association (AEUSB) manages a food bank. This is a free service that collects and distributes food to students in need.

Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

Elmwood Resource Centre ECRC

ECRC Community Programs

P: 204-982-1720
E: [email protected]

The community programs include some research projects for the betterment of the community and the environment as well as the Green Team and two programs for giving local residents better access to essential food. The Elmwood Community Gardens are made possible by partnerships with our sister organizations the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, the WRHA, Community Ventures, and other stakeholders in the community. BETTER ACCESS TO GROCERIES (BAG) is a non-profit program under the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (CNRC) sponsored Essential Foods in Elmwood and in partnership with Together In Elmwood (TIE) Parent Child Coalition, Chalmers Community Centre, Elmwood Community Resource Centre, and other community partners. Our mission is to provide the Chalmers neighbourhood and surrounding Elmwood community better access to fresh and low-cost fruits and vegetables, as well as promote community engagement activities and healthy eating.

Health Nutrition Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Manitoba

U of M Food Bank

E: [email protected]

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

The Food Bank provides quality, accessible food for students needing assistance.To be eligible, students must be enrolled (full or part-time) in the current academic term. You are welcome to use the services, at no cost to you, to help offset the costs of your groceries during times of financial distress. Please note that you can request a food hamper, once a month. Our top priority is doing our part to help contain the transmission of COVID-19, therefore the Food Bank is closed for in-person visits until further notice. However, we are happy to offer contactless delivery from our partner, Food Fare Winnipeg.

Urgent Services Basic Needs Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services

University of Winnipeg

UWSA Foodbank

The UWSA Foodbank is offering students in need to receive a Grocery Hamper while supplies last. UPDATE: Foodbank is suspended until further notice. Students and other registered clients can call Winnipeg Harvest at (204) 982 3660 to rebook their appointment at a different location. Students and community members can sign up for UWSA Foodbank by calling Harvest Manitoba at 204-982-3660. Please keep your Student ID handy before you make the call. Students who are Canadian residents or permanent residents will also need their Health Card.

Urgent Services Food Banks / Subsidized Grocery Services
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