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Aboriginal Services

Celebrating and Serving First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Winnipeg

Organizations serving First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Winnipeg

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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.

General Information

  • 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.
Resource, Cultural and Friendship Centres

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Adult Education and Training

Employment Health and Healing

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Children and Parenting
Winnipeg has 4 Aboriginal Head Start Programs: Youth Women
  • 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.

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  • 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.
Theatre & Film Busines & Commerce Sport & Recreation Justice
  • Onashowewin Inc.
    Onashowewin Inc is a non-profit community organization which provides restorative justice services. They use the Seven Teachings as their guiding principles.

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Last update: Monday, June 15, 2015

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