This list provides links to the websites of a number of Winnipeg-based organizations specifically serving First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. It is divided up into sections to make finding what you need easier. However, many of the organizations offer several different services and may serve more than one target group. For example, a cultural centre may offer programs for women or a resource centre may offer an employment counseling service.
Other lists of helpful organizations
For a complete list of organizations in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba see this document: Aboriginal Organizations in Manitoba: A Directory of Groups Organized by or for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People
Are you looking for a good place on the Internet to start researching different topics about First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples? Visit the Library's Aboriginal Recommended Websites page to find information about languages, residential schools, treaties and more.
- Aboriginal Single Window - Service Canada
A "one-stop-shop" to find out how to access government-funded Aboriginal programs. The service is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg.
- Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Inc.
Located at 181 Higgins Ave., the Aboriginal Centre is home to many organizations ranging from education, employment and health services to an Aboriginal Head Start Program, a restaurant and more.
- Circle of Life Thunderbird House
- E.A.G.L.E. Urban Transition Centre, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
- Indian Family Centre
- Indian Métis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg
- Louis Riel Institute
- Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.
- Manitoba Urban Inuit Association
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
- Métis Culture and Heritage Resource Centre Inc.
The Metis Culture & Heritage Resource Centre is a non- profit organization working towards the preservation and restoration of Metis history, culture, and Metis genealogy in Manitoba and beyond. They provide educational resources such as geneaology and maps as well as Michif language lessions.
- Aboriginal Community Campus, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development
- Indigenous Leadership Institute Inc.
- Louis Riel Institute Adult Learning Centre
- Neeginan Institute of Applied Technology, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development
- Red River College - Aboriginal Education
- Robertson College currently offers 52 career courses at Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary, Edmonton and Online campuses
- University of Manitoba - Indigenous Connect
- University of Winnipeg - Indigenous portal site
- Urban Circle Training Centre
- Yellowquill College Inc.
- Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development
CAHRD is a large organization that offers education, training and employment services. They provide literacy upgrading and employment counseling as well as training programs for specific jobs.
A job search site.
- Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre Inc.
This centre serves both individuals and families. It offers a wide range of services and programs including a primary care clinic, an Aboriginal Head Start Program and access to Traditional Healers.
- National Aboriginal Diabetes Association
- Native Addictions Council of Manitoba
- Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Aboriginal Health Programs
Winnipeg has 4 Aboriginal Head Start Programs:
- Little Red Spirit Head Start Program
Located in the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street
- Aboriginal Head Start Program, Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre Inc.
Located in the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Inc., 181 Higgins Avenue
- Oshki Majahitowiin Aboriginal Head Start Program
Located in the Andrew Street Family Centre, 220 Andrews Street
- Four Feathers Inc. Head Start Program
Located at 45B Gilbert Avenue, Phone: 204-982-4425
- Niji Mahkwa School (Kindergarten - grade 8)
- Abinotici Mino-Ayawin (Children's Healing),
Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre Inc.
A program that promotes holistic health and wellness for Aboriginal children ages 0 - 6, offering parent and family supports such as parenting groups and anger management classes.
- Neah Kee Papa: Every Child Deserves a Father, Manitoba Métis Federation
A parenting program for fathers offered by the Manitoba Métis Federation.
- Children of the Earth School High School (grades 9 - 12)
- Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad
A resource centre for youth.
- Eagle's Nest
Youth program of the E.A.G.L.E. Urban Transition Centre
- Southeast Collegiate (High School)
First Nations high school educating students from across Manitoba.
- Winnipeg School Division - Alternative program sites, Aboriginal-focus
A listing of satellite alternative education programs supporting Aboriginal students, including both high school-aged and elementary school programming.
- Ikwe Widdjiitiwin Inc. An organization focused on women facing family violence: crisis line, shelter and interim housing program. Programming includes counseling and cultural ceremonies.
- Ka Ni Kanichihk
A resource centre for women, offering a wide range of education, cultural and family programs.
- Missing Persons and Persons at Risk Tool Kit, Ka Ni Kanichihk
This page provides a tool kit of documents, templates, useful contacts and advice for families/friends that have had a loved one go missing. There are poster templates to download, information about spreading the word on social media sites and contact information for agencies that can assist. The toolkit was produced through the support of Ka Ni Kanichihk in Winnipeg.
- Native Women's Transition Centre Inc.
A resource centre for women offering services focused on family violence and addictions.
- Aboriginal Seniors Resource Centre of Winnipeg, Inc.
Located at Unit 4 - 100 Robinson Street, Phone: 204-586-4595
- KeKiNan Centre Inc.
Offers independent and assisted-living housing. Located at 100/102 Robinson Street, Phone: 204-942-0991
- Southeast Personal Care Home
A First Nation-owned personal care home offering culturally based activities and supports.
- Aboriginal Music Week
An annual festival that showcases "Native, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous artists who perform hip hop, dubstep, world, folk, rock, country, and blues music."
- Aboriginal Music Program, Manitoba Music
Begun in 2004 the Aboriginal Music program works to help First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples develop in Manitoba's music industry.
- Manito Ahbee Festival
An annual celebration of music, arts and culture held in Winnipeg. The festival attracts and features individuals from across North America and beyond.
- Just TV
Based out of Winnipeg's Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Just TV offers youth ages 16-24 free professional instruction towards the creation of music videos and other shorter productions. Many participants are Aboriginal youth. Examples of work are found on their YouTube channel.
- Aboriginal Arts Training and Mentorship Program, Manitoba Theatre for Young People
MTYP provides free theatre and film training to Aboriginal youth, including film camps. Productions and training are based out of Winnipeg.
- Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival
- Aboriginal Business Links, Government of Manitoba
This site provides a good list of local and also national organizations that provide support for Aboriginal businesses.
- Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
- Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council
- Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association
- Onashowewin Inc.
Onashowewin Inc is a non-profit community organization which provides restorative justice services. They use the Seven Teachings as their guiding principles.
Last update: Tuesday, October 21, 2014