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Urban Circle Training Centre: The wellness of one is the wellness of all.

Urban Circle Training Centre: The wellness of one is the wellness of all.

In 1990, a small group of women from Winnipeg’s North End were volunteering at a secondhand clothing outlet and wanted to get training that would lead to full-time employment. Together with the help of the volunteer coordinator, they put together a proposal for funding and the first 6-month training program for 12 women was launched. […]

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It’s not about a high school education. It’s about the future of people.

Southeast Collegiate: It’s not about a high school education. It’s about the future of people.

On the surface, Southeast Collegiate (SEC) is a place of learning that provides an excellent high school education for Indigenous students from all over Manitoba who choose SEC for its programming. But upon closer inspection, you quickly discover it is so much more.   “Students increase their self-esteem and develop the courage to do what […]

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Manitoba Green Retrofit - Stability leads to change for the better.

Manitoba Green Retrofit: Stability leads to change for the better.

In 2011, Lucas Stewart started a movement in Winnipeg’s North End; a movement that is not only still alive, but is now stronger than ever. That year, he started Manitoba Green Retrofit, a not for profit social enterprise that, on the surface, renovates and repairs where people live, but actually helps repair and build people’s […]

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The Spirit Awards highlight enterprises in our city that are making remarkable achievements, and it was no surprise that several members of Assiniboine Credit Union were recognized for their impact in our city.

Winnipeg Has Got Spirit!

Congratulations to the all the winners and nominees of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Annual Spirit Awards! The Spirit Awards highlight enterprises in our city that are making remarkable achievements, and it was no surprise that several members of Assiniboine Credit Union were recognized for their impact in our city. On Friday, March 13, 2015, […]

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is the Social Enterprise Capital of Canada.

Winnipeg: Social Enterprise Capital of Canada?

During recent municipal elections, Winnipeg’s Chamber of Commerce boldly called for the city to become the Social Enterprise Capital of Canada. And why not? Manitoba is already home to hundreds of social enterprises spread throughout the province, but with a deliberate development strategy, this could grow significantly. What is a Social Enterprise? Social enterprises are non-profits that use a […]

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Spark Program Surpasses $1 million in Pro Bono Matches

Spark Program Surpasses $1 million in Pro Bono Matches

Founded by a coalition of community organizations in 2005, Spark (now a program of the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba) creates opportunities for professionals in Winnipeg to make an important skill-based contribution to groups solving some of the most urgent and complex challenges in our communities. Since 2009 the total value of the pro bono […]

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Assiniboine’s Kim Champion Taylor saw the effectiveness of the program when she was recruited for a volunteer match.

Striking the Right Match with Spark

What is a community group with a tight budget in need of professional services to do? For the last nine years Spark, a service of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), has been providing an answer to that question. The idea is simple. Community groups and organizations identify a need within their organization and […]

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Congratulations to Shaun Loney on being named an EY (formerly Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year for their Prairie Region! Creating Training and Job Opportunities

Shaun Loney Wins National Award

Congratulations to Shaun Loney on being named an EY (formerly Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year for their Prairie Region!   Creating Training and Job Opportunities Shaun, a long-time member of Assiniboine, has used his passion for social and economic justice and creative entrepreneurship skills to help start eight different social enterprises over the […]

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