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Author Profile | Jason Halstead

Candace House opens: Offering hope for victims of violent crime

Candace House opens: Offering hope for victims of violent crime

For those facing the challenges of emotional court cases, this sanctuary provides a calm atmosphere and essential resources. Candace House is a new space designed to feel like a ‘home away from home’ for victims and survivors of violent crime as they cope with the stress and trauma of the legal process. Situated purposefully near […]

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Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

Determination, hard work and partnerships have contributed to the revival of a neighbourhood that is steeped in history and pride. Assiniboine Credit Union’s North End branch at 360 McGregor Street opened nearly seven years ago in January 2012. At that time, mainstream banks had all but abandoned the neighbourhood — leaving fringe financial services like […]

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Tec Voc thinks globally & locally with fair trade program

Tec Voc thinks globally & locally with fair trade program

Tec Voc High School celebrated its connections to global fair trade and Manitoba producers with its Farm & Fair event on November 28, 2018. With a student population of over 1,300, this Winnipeg high school was officially declared a Fair Trade School by Fairtrade Canada at a recent event hosted by the school’s Fair Trade […]

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The Children's Museum: Raising funds for accessibility at this iconic Manitoba kids destination

Raising funds for accessibility at this iconic Manitoba kids destination

Part 2: Discover what the Children’s Museum offers beyond their famous fun-filled exhibits. Ask kids or adults of a certain age, what comes to mind when they think of the Children’s Museum, and you’ll likely get an enthusiastic “fun” as the response. What they might not initially realize is the significant depth of learning that […]

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The Children’s Museum: Breaking down barriers to learning

The Children’s Museum: Breaking down barriers to learning

Part 1: This community institution offers accessible, fun learning experiences for kids in the province. Play, learn, grow — that’s the mission of the Children’s Museum. For almost 30 years, they’ve lived up to that motto by giving all kids the chance to learn creatively in a fun environment, regardless of physical or financial barriers. […]

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The Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation: Building a stronger community

The Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation: Building a stronger community

Part 1: This local group is strengthening their neighbourhood by offering homeownership assistance. A Winnipeg neighbourhood organization is helping families overcome financial obstacles to homeownership, all while adding value to their community. The Chalmers Home Buyer Assistance Program, offered by the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (CNRC), assists families with the initial purchasing costs of homes […]

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Newcomer family finds their dream home with help from Winnipeg community organization

Newcomer family finds their dream home with help from Winnipeg community organization

Part 2: Learn more about the Winnipeg organization that is helping make a newcomer family’s home ownership dreams come true.   A family of five newcomers to Canada is calling the Chalmers neighbourhood in Winnipeg home, thanks to a program that helps overcome financial barriers to homeownership. Originally from Eritrea, Tsehaynesh Gulwet and Abraham Mengesteab, […]

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Breaking barriers to future education — Access Canada Learning Bond

Breaking barriers to future education — Access Canada Learning Bond

Building on the success of the inaugural Canada Learning Bond Open House event earlier this year, a North End Winnipeg school played host once again to help local families gain access to post-secondary education funding for their children. On October 11, the Winnipeg School Division ID Clinic and Canada Learning Bond Sign-up Event was held […]

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